NCWD/Youth’s Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT) produced the “Hitting the Open Road” video series for youth. These short videos are based on the publication, written for youth, by youth on exploring options as youth prepare to transition out of high school. Each video features a young person narrating their road to transition, with advice on how others can build their own pathway to success. Video topics include: Options While in High School; Volunteering into the Workforce; and Making Choices about College. Learn more about YouthACT at http://www.ncwd-youth.info/youth-action-council-on-transition-youthact/.
In this video, Jaime shares her story and her experience with a special education transition program that allowed her to remain in high school until she was 21 so that she could gain additional skills before leaving high school. If you are considering a transition program that will allow you to remain in high school until you are 21, check out Jaime’s story and her helpful tips .
In this video, Sasha shares her story and discusses how a volunteer opportunity turned into a job. She provides information and tips to help you land a similar volunteer opportunity.
In this video, Branley shares his story about his college experience. He provides information and tips to help you as you prepare for college and as you make decisions so that you can get what you need while in college.
NCWD/Youth has released a video about the National Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT). In the video, youth and adults representing the three cohorts who have partnered through the YouthACT initiative share their hopes for youth, their accomplishments, and their perspectives on working together. YouthACT is a national initiative to get more youth with disabilities and their allies involved as leaders who partner with adults and organizations to improve opportunities for youth to succeed in life. Learn more about YouthACT at http://www.ncwd-youth.info/YouthACT-Profiles.
Youth with disabilities discuss how the decisions to disclose their disabilities have affected them at school, at work, and in social situations. This video is a companion to the publication, The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities.
Youth describe why they decided to disclose their disability at school and how they obtained accommodations related to their education.
Youth describe why they decided to disclose their disability at work and how they requested accommodations from their employers.
Youth talk about how they feel about disclosing their disability to other people.
Youth with disabilities discuss how they use personal assistance services (PAS) and what’s involved in finding and managing their own services. This video is a companion to the publication, Making the Move to Managing Your Own Personal Assistance Services (PAS): A Toolkit for Youth with Disabilities Transitioning to Adulthood.
Youth talk about the personal assistance services that they use.
Youth talk about moving out on their own and how personal assistance services allow them to live independently.
Youth talk about the process of finding and selecting a personal assistant.