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These in-depth how-to documents serve as convenient references. Subjects include: how to design an in-school-after-school-program; how to assess individuals; how to serve a specific populations such as individuals with psychiatric disabilities; how to build and sustain partnerships among an array of state and local agencies; how to finance transition services for youth; and how to design universally accessible facilities and programs.

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The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities

Oct 20, 2005 Publication

This is a guide that helps you make informed decisions about whether to disclose your disability and understand how that decision may impact your education, employment, and social life.

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Career Planning Begins with Assessment: A Guide for Professionals Serving Youth with Educational and Career Development Challenges

Oct 18, 2005 Publication

This is a guide to career assessments for transitioning youth, including effective policies, accommodations, legal issues, interagency collaboration, and ethical considerations.

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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of Youth Service Professionals: The Centerpiece of a Successful Workforce Development System

May 15, 2004 Publication

This is a paper addressing the need for an effective professional development system for youth service practitioners and suggesting steps to ensure skilled staff serve youth and employers.

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