Welcome to the HEATH Resource Center News. News items, updates and announcements of special interest relating to postsecondary education, career and technical education, and young adults with disabilities will be found on this page. If you are looking for a specific topic type in the keywords in our search bar located to the right. Frequently used keywords for finding scholarship/financial assistance includes: scholarship, financial aid. You may also want to include your disability in the search, for example: scholarship, autism. Posting of articles to this site does not imply endorsement or support by the HEATH Resource CenterGWU, or The HSC Foundation. If you attempt to access an article and receive a "not found" message, it is likely that the article has been removed from the site. Please submit Web Site questions or comments to askheath@gwu.edu. The page will be updated frequently so be sure to revisit our website to learn what's new in the field of postsecondary education for students with disabilities, or better yet, subscribe to our RSS Feed.

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ENGAGE: A Diverse Event Series October 17, 2015
United Cerebral Palsy is partnering with the Student Veterans of America to host a series of events for youth and young adults with disabilities and young veterans.
"Work Early, Work Often” Awareness Campaign October 04, 2015

The Youth Transitions Collaborative is a powerful community of more than 45 organizations that share a common mission: to empower young people with disabilities as they enter adulthood and the world of work. Bringing together the collective resources of regional and national organizations, the Collaborative focuses on transitions related services, research, best practices and projects to help young people with disabilities build paths to independence.

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 become a necessary investment in future employment and life satisfaction for many people. Most, however, cannot afford to make this investment without some outside monetary assistance. Over the years, public and private sources of money have been developed specifically to meet this need.

2015 HEATH NYTC Summer newsletter August 17, 2015

Please check out our 2015 HEATH NYTC Summer newsletter! We have helpful article perfect for the start of the school year called "Tips to Help College Students Get the Semester Off to a Good Start," written by Elizabeth Hamblet. In addition to our article, we have information on new transition materials, conference and webinar opportunities, new scholarship opportunities, and websites to add to your favorites!! Happy Readings! 

Transition Webcasts August 17, 2015

Transitions RTC and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center on Transition Innovations offer three free webcasts featuring Maryann Davis this fall! You must register to attend the webcasts. To register, please go to: http://www.centerontransition.org/training/upcoming.cfm

o   September 17, 2015 at 3 p.m.: “Overview: What are the challenges for youth with psychiatric disabilities as they transition to adulthood.”

o   October 1, 2015 at 3 p.m.: “Needs and supports for pursuing postsecondary education and training for youth with psychiatric disabilities”

o   October 8, 2015 at 3 p.m.“Research-based employment supports for youth with chronic mental health disabilities.”

NCWD/Youth free webinar: Work-Based Learning Strategies in Postsecondary Education August 04, 2015

On Thursday, August 30, 2015, 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT, NCWD/Youth will host a free webinar that is focused on work-based learning strategies and tools that can be used to design and manage work-based learning opportunities for all postsecondary students, including those with disabilities. For more information and to register, please visit this link

U.S. Department of Education Launches Second Chance Pell Pilot Program for Incarcerated Individuals August 04, 2015

From the U.S. Department of Education: As part of the Obama Administration's commitment to create a fairer, more effective criminal justice system, reduce recidivism, and combat the impact of mass incarceration on communities, the Department of Education announced on July 31, 2015 the Second Chance Pell Pilot program to test new models to allow incarcerated Americans to receive Pell Grants and pursue the postsecondary education with the goal of helping them get jobs, support their families, and turn their lives around. The deadline for postsecondary institutions to apply for this pilot program is Sept. 30, 2015 for the 2016-2017 academic year. More information can be found at this link

Postsecondary Transition in Special Education: A Parent and Student Perspective June 29, 2015

From Education Week: When students with disabilities leave high school, they also leave behind the extensive rules and regulations that come with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. While many young adults can transition seamlessly into college or work, others find the lack of structure challenging.

Postsecondary Transition in Special Education: A Parent and Student Perspective June 29, 2015

From Education Week: When students with disabilities leave high school, they also leave behind the extensive rules and regulations that come with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. While many young adults can transition seamlessly into college or work, others find the lack of structure challenging.

Postsecondary Transition in Special Education: A Parent and Student Perspective June 29, 2015

From Education Week: When students with disabilities leave high school, they also leave behind the extensive rules and regulations that come with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. While many young adults can transition seamlessly into college or work, others find the lack of structure challenging. Parents may not know where to get the additional assistance that their children may still need. Young adults, unused to self-advocacy, may find it difficult to navigate a new set of expectations and requirements.

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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