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Cover Detail: Making the Move to Managing Your Own Personal Assistance Services

Making the Move to Managing Your Own Personal Assistance Services (PAS): A Toolkit for Youth with Disabilities Transitioning to Adulthood

July 2, 2010 Publication
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Cover: Making the Move to Managing Your Own Personal Assistance ServicesTransitioning into adulthood can be awkward for nearly every young person. For transition-age youth with disabilities, issues surrounding managing Personal Assistance Services (PAS) can be intensified by normal developmental concerns such as striking out on your own and navigating the road into adulthood.  Accessing and maintaining long-term supports, such as PAS, has often been a significant barrier to employment for youth and adults with disabilities.

This new guide will assist you in strengthening skills essential for successfully managing your own PAS: effective communication, time-management, working with others, and establishing professional relationships.  Such skills are key to not only enhancing independence, but also thriving in the workplace and growing professionally.

 Download the PDF.

Two particularly helpful resources included in this toolkit are the PAS Independent Checklist and Thinking Outside the Box: Service Dogs, a fact sheet about service dogs.

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