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National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) Annual Conference May 01, 2016

NCIL is hosting their Annual Conference on Independent Living from July 25-28, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC. Once again, NCIL is offering scholarship funding for young people to attend the Annual Conference! The 2016 NCIL Youth Scholarship Applications are due May 1, 2016. To apply, go to: https://ncilforms.wufoo.com/forms/2016-ncil-youth-scholarship-application/

ChoiceMaker Self-Determination Curriculum is Now Free March 22, 2016

The ChoiceMaker Curriculum consists of three strands: (1) Choosing Goals, (2) Expressing Goals, and (3) Taking Action. Each strand addresses teaching objectives in three transition areas: Education, Employment, and Personal.

Federal Partners in Transition Update March 22, 2016

The Federal Partners in Transition workgroup released two fact sheets: (1) 

Fast Facts—Mental Health Services for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing March 22, 2016

Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing experience the same mental health concerns as their hearing peers and, as such, seek out the same services to address these concerns. However, unlike hearing individuals, those who are deaf or hard of hearing do not always find equitable access to mental health services.

National Post School Outcomes Center (NPSO) Website Has Closed March 22, 2016

National Post School Outcomes Center website is no longer available and has officially closed. NTACT invites you to visit our site at http://www.transitionta.org/ for resources, information, and guidance related to improving postsecondary outcomes for all students with disabilities.


National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) Releases Practice and Predictor Descriptions March 22, 2016

NTACT has identified Evidence-Based, Research-Based, and Promising Practices regarding secondary instruction for academic, employment, and life skills; as well as, school completion, vocational rehabilitation, and predictors of post-school success.

The Transition to Employment—What Parents Can Do Now March 22, 2016

The PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment created a handout that shares four steps parents can take to support their youth’s development of employment skills and to investigate employment options in the home and community.

Webinar-Mobile Technology @Work for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities March 01, 2016

In recognition of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, the Assistive Technology Program for the District of Columbia (ATPDC) in conjunction with the RESNA Catalyst Project, will conduct a webinar entitled Mobile Technology @ Work for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.  This webinar will feature Leonard McPherson, Occupational Therapist and RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional, who will present an overview of mobile devices, smart technology, and

The ABA Commission on Disability Rights-Accepting Applications for the 2016 Legal Internship for a Law Student with a Disability March 01, 2016

The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commission on Disability Rights is pleased to partner with Microsoft to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity for a highly motivated, first-year law student living with a disability.

Think College Webinar-Proactive Strategies that Lead to Employment Success March 01, 2016

Supporting students with ID to get and keep jobs while attending college can be a challenge. To build effective career development and employment services, staff must be prepared to partner with existing services on campus, be proactive in their training and set clear goals about integrated employment. This webinar will share strategies for success and lesson learned about effective employment services in higher education programs serving students with ID.

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2015-2016 Planning Ahead: Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

September 24, 2015

While education beyond high school in the United States is optional, it has b