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Transition: School to Work

A successful transition for individuals with learning disabilities from school to school, college, or work often requires collaboration. Students play an important role in planning their transition, and should be included throughout the process. Read more about how to engage in successful transition planning.

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Career Search: Start Charting a Path for Youth Now

This article from PACER looks at some ways parents can help their teens explore interests through volunteer work, hobbies, or internships. Exploring these ideas makes transition to adult life easier and help youths decide which career path to take upon graduation.

Job Accommodations for People with Learning Disabilities

Practical suggestions for reasonable accommodations are offered for difficulties people with learning disabilities might encounter in the workplace. Ideas are provided for trouble with reading, writing, memory, hearing, organizing and spelling. If a specific problem is not included, read a method to evaluate the problem and propose a solution to the employer.

Taking the GED Tests: Requesting Accommodations

Do you want to take the GED Test? This article, by the General Educational Development Testing Service (GEDTS), tells you how to get the accommodations you need. Detailed information is provided on how to fill out the forms that document your needs.

Entrepreneurship for Youth with Disabilities

Students: Are you interested in starting your won business? This article will provide resources and ideas to assist you. Educators: read how to include students with disabilities in entrepreneurship programs. When you participate in these programs, their interest in college increases 32 percent.

The Assistive Technology Planner: From Research to Implementation

What happens after assistive technology is considered in an IEP? The National Assistive Technology Research Institute (NATRI) surveyed educators around the nation to find out. Learn from their “top ten” list of findings on the use and support of AT.

Preparing for Employment: On the Home Front

Finding a job can be intimidating for young adults- especially those who struggle with learning disabilities. But, with the right preparation, work can be a new opportunity to pursue your own interests! This article can help you write a resume, capitalize on your strengths, and step into adulthood with confidence.

College or Training Programs: How to Decide

If you are a high school student with an IEP who is trying to figure out whether to go to college or other post-secondary education, this article is for you. It tells you the options available and gives you guidance on how to use your IEP to prepare for them.

Learning Disability: Life after High School

Study what the research says about options after high school for students with learning disabilities. This article covers outcomes of students who go to college, career and technical education, and to work. The issues of disclosure and obtaining accommodation are covered.

Ten Tips That May Help Ease Your Child's Transition To Adulthood

High School Graduation Requirements and Students with Disabilities

High stakes testing has become a controversial issue with a major impact on students with disabilities. This article includes how graduation requirements are set, arguments for and against high stakes testing for students with disabilities, information on modifications for students with disabilities, and options in case the students fail.

Transition to School and Work: A blueprint for your child's success after high school

Case Examples: A College Graduate with Learning Difficulties Faces New Challenges

Criando Estudiantes de Postsecundaria con Discapacidades: Convirtiéndose en el Mentor, Abogado* y Guía que su Hijo Necesita

Building the Bridge Between Community College and Work For Students with Learning Disabilities

High School Programs as Perceived by Youth with Learning Disabilities

Age of Majority: Preparing Your Child for Making Good Choices

At the age of majority (age 18-21 in most states), educational rights are transferred from parent to child. In special education, the child becomes responsible for IEP and graduation decisions. This article teaches parents to help their children make decisions. Young adults can discover how to use their new legal rights.

Put Your Experiences to Work

Parenting Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities: Becoming the Mentor, Advocate, and Guide Your Young Adult Needs

Learn how to launch your child to success through learning to parent your children as they become independent young adults. Although you no longer have the same authority, your guidance and support are critical.

School-University Partnerships in Special Education Field Experiences: A National Descriptive Study

Who Do You Tell About Your Disability?

In telling other people about your disability, you should anticipate misunderstandings and have information ready that will correct these misconceptions. This article gives tips about how to disclose successfully in the workplace and in other settings.

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