Throughout the year the experts at NCWD/Youth take an in-depth look at a different topic concerning employment and youth with disabilities. We will provide an introduction to each topic with research, references, & resources. Our experts will then delve into answers to key questions for each of our five audiences.
All effective youth programs have youth development at their core. Effective youth leadership programs build on solid youth development principles, with an emphasis on those areas of development and program components that support youth leadership.Read More
Today’s youth are not faring well in the labor market. The employment rates of young people continuously declined between 2000 and 2003, and the rate for youth ages 16 to 19 has reached its lowest point since World War II. Less educated youth and youth with disabilities experience particularly poor education and employment outcomes.Read More
The best decisions and choices made by transitioning youth are based on sound information including appropriate assessments that focus on the talents, knowledge, skills, interests, values, and aptitudes of each individual. Adults who work with youth need to have a solid understanding of the purpose, benefits, and limitations of assessment if they are to provide effective guidance.Read More