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AUCD: Welcome Reception and Poster Session: Creating a "Picture of a Life" for Transitioning Youth with DD in Foster Care: Preliminary Data & Next Steps

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Presenter

Jacy Farkas, MA,
Sonoran UCEDD

Other Presenter(s)

Lynne Tomasa, PhD, Tucson, AZ, United States, AZ - Sonoran UCEDD;
Kim Simmons, CPM, Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities, Phoenix, AZ, United States;
Melissa Kushner, MSW, Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities, Phoenix, AZ, United States;


Description

Youth with disabilities in foster care are at a severe disadvantage in moving toward successful adulthood. Through a collaborative initiative with the Arizona DD agency, person-centered plans were completed with 10 youth in preparation for aging out of the child welfare system. This poster presents preliminary data from the perspectives of youth and PCP facilitators, the lessons learned, and a discussion on the future of this statewide initiative.

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