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AUCD: Poster Symposium: Improving the Hand-off: A Collaborative Approach to Transitions Throughout the Lifespan: Creating a "Picture of a Life": Empowering and Supporting Foster Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities toward Positive Futures

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Presenter

Jacy Farkas, MA, Training Director
Sonoran UCEDD

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 and independent living centers, the Sonoran UCEDD is implementing a statewide program for foster youth with I/DD, offering person-centered plans (PCP) and self-advocacy workshops. This initiative evaluates the efficacy of PCP, facilitator behaviors, and cross-systems collaboration to improve outcomes of transition to adulthood.

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