Transition

 

News

 

9/6/2018

Leader in Disabilities Education Jared Schultz, PhD, Joins UA College of Education and UA Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities (AZ Sonoran UCEDD)

Jared Schultz, PhD, a noted leader in disabilities education and research, has joined the UA College of Education as a professor in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies and the UA Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities as the director of research. The Sonoran Center is housed within the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine, where Dr. Schultz also will have a joint appointment.

 
 

8/28/2018

Tuesdays with Liz - Back to School Special

Join us for this 'Back to School' special as Liz asks disability advocate and incoming Bryn Mawr freshmen, Laura Rodgers, about how she feels about her upcoming first year of college. Laura talks about how her disability factored into her college selection process and provides advice on and an overview of supports for college students with disabilities.

 
 

8/20/2018

Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities' Transition Resources Featured by NTACT (MT UCEDD) Organization: UM Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities

From October 2015 through April 2017, Montana Vocational Rehabilitation and Blind Services contracted with Montana's UCEDD, the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities, to support VRBS and school staff to provide quality pre-employment transition services to students with disabilities. The Pre-ETS Technical Assistance Center services included assistance with schools' Pre-ETS planning; development of Pre-Employment Transition Services resources and products; training created in response to local, regional, and state needs; dissemination of information through a listserv; and training delivered via webinars, online communities of practice, at state conferences, and on-site in local communities.

 
 

8/2/2018

Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities' Transition Resources Featured by NTACT (MT UCEDD)

From October 2015 through April 2017, Montana Vocational Rehabilitation and Blind Services contracted with Montana's UCEDD, the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities, to support VRBS and school staff to provide quality pre-employment transition services to students with disabilities.

 
 

7/26/2018

Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities (MT UCEDD) Announces Recipients of the 2018 Community Investment Fund

To promote community inclusion and provide leadership and advocacy opportunities for Consumer Advisory Council (CAC) members, the University of Montana Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities (RIIC) established a Community Investment Fund (CIF) in 2015 and invited CAC members to administer the fund. Since that inaugural year, small awards (up to $2000) have been made available annually through the CIF for innovative projects or programs to help Montanans with disabilities live, learn, work and play in their communities alongside people without disabilities.

 
 

7/25/2018

"Bottom Dollars," an Award-winning Documentary on Inclusive Employment, is Screened Throughout Iowa:

Tammie Amsbaugh, CDD/UCEDD Program Manager, helped the Rooted in Rights documentary tour the state

CDD and the Iowa Department of Human Rights in partnership with the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council and Disability Rights Iowa hosted the screening in eight cities around Iowa. This 2016 film calls for the phase out of the sub-minimum wages and sheltered workshops, and offers solutions for fair wages and inclusive employment. The documentary features personal stories and expert interviews with advocates that have been working to improve the employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

 
 

7/25/2018

IDS' ToTAL Tech Program to Provide Training Webinars and Internships for Young Adults with Disabilities (MS UCEDD)

Youth and young adults completing high school, including young people with disabilities, have many decisions to make: continuing their education, finding employment, deciding to live more independently. The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) new project, Transition of Teens to Adult Life (ToTAL) Tech Training, should help to ease the employment decision for some young people with disabilities.

 
 
LEND Trainees and Faculty pose with Senator Shenna Bellows (third from left) and Kim Humphrey (far right.

6/25/2018

Grassroots Advocacy Strategies in the State of Maine (ME LEND)

The Maine LEND Program hosted an Advocacy and Strategy Forum on April 27, 2018, in Lewiston, Maine. LEND Trainee, Kim Humphrey, a public health advocate, founder of Community Connect ME, and mother of a child with autism, led the charge with key decision makers who work with and/or have children with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) in the state. State Senator Shenna Bellows and former Maine State Legislator Peter Stuckey led one key aspect of the Strategy Forum. Speakers and presenters also included University of Maine professor and Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies Director, Alan Cobo-Lewis; LEND trainee and occupational therapist, Taylor Cahill;LEND trainee and family member, Sanaa Abduljabbar; Coordinator of Education and Autism for the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, Alan Kurtz. There were approximately 40 leaders and advocates in attendance.

 
 

6/18/2018

Eight Interns Graduate from USM's Project Search Program (MS UCEDD)

In the words of English author A.A. Milne, "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." This inspirational message was featured on the third annual Project SEARCH University of Southern Mississippi Class of 2018 graduation invitation.

 
 
Victor is working on directions and alphabetizing while sorting mail.

6/11/2018

Institute for Disability Studies Assisting Young Adults with Job Training, Internships (MS UCEDD)

The transition from youth to adulthood following the completion of high school can be challenging and confusing for any young adult. Further, this transition may be particularly challenging for young adults with disabilities, particularly those with intellectual or developmental disabilities whose life plans are still unclear.

 
 
 

Events

19th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - Friday, October 26, 2018
Location: Online Broadcast

AUCD is proud to support the online broadcast of the Baylor College of Medicine's: 19th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care. All MCH Training Programs, UCEDDs, and their collaborators (Title V, clinical partner sites, etc.) are invited and encouraged to participate remotely. Host a live stream of this conference for trainees, faculty, staff, families, and others at your center or program. Eligible broadcast sites include MCH training programs, UCEDDs, and Title V programs.

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Resources

 

4/20/2016

Got Transition Anticipates ACP Pediatric to Adult Care Transition Tools

In May this year, the American College of Physicians (ACP) will be releasing new transition readiness/self-care assessment and medical summary tools modeled after Got Transition's "Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition."

 
 

12/15/2015

Got Transition Releases New Resources for Young Adults and Health Care Providers

Got Transition has partnered with the Office of Disability Employment (Department of Labor) and the Youth Transitions Collaborative to create a Transition QuickGuide for youth and young adults (ages 12-30), including those with disabilities and chronic health conditions. The QuickGuide includes information and resources about health insurance, self-care management, transition from pediatric to adult health care, decision-making, and career planning to help young people manage their health care needs in order to make their career goals a reality. A related joint letter from ODEP and HRSA�s Maternal and Child Health Bureau emphasizes the importance of expanding access to health care services and work-based experiences for youth with chronic health conditions and disabilities.

 
 

12/10/2013

Healthcare Transition For Youth With I/DD

A Policy Brief from ASAN

This policy brief addresses the health care needs of autistic youth as they transition to adulthood. The brief, produced by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and funded by the Special Hope Foundation, provides recommendations to ensure that young adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) receive consistent access to quality health care, as well as support in taking on adult levels of autonomy with respect to their own health care needs. Please direct any inquiries on this resource to Samantha Crane at scrane@autisticadvocacy.org.

 
 
 

Mentoring Youth with Disabilities

The Need for Mentoring Youth with Disabilities:Youth with physical or mental disabilities represent special populations at risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, educational failure, and poor employment outcomes and often have multiple, overlapping risk factors. Such youth can and do benefit from mentoring relationships.

The Need for Inclusive Mentoring Programs:Youth with disabilities typically to receive mentoring within disability-specific programs rather than in inclusive, community-based programs that have a diversity of resources that promote education, job readiness, development of employment skills, and/or training in and exposure to entrepreneurial activities.

The Benefits:

  • Youth with disabilities can participate with their typically developing peers in mentoring programs,
  • The community capacity to serve people with disabilities would be enhanced with training, technical assistance, and programmatic supports,
  • There is a social value to providing inclusive supports and services, and
  • Through building the capacity of community-based mentoring programs to serve all youth well-including those with special physical or mental challenges-is more cost-effective than supporting multiple specialty services.

 Factsheet:

AUCD has developed a factsheet that provides an overview of mentoring youth with disabilities, and gives examples of promising practices from the AUCD network. Click here: factsheet in PDF