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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.

Managing Your Student Loans 101 Webinar June 18, 2015

As part of their 2015 Student Loan Repayment Campaign, Federal Student Aid will be hosting a FREE Managing Your Student Loans 101 webinar on June 25, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. ET.  

2015 Youth Transitions Fellowship (YTF) April 28, 2015

The HSC Foundation, in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), is now accepting applications for a paid fellowship position with the organizations’ disability youth transition and collaboration work. This fellowship is ideal for a person with a disability who has an interest in youth career transitions and employment solutions. The fellowship starts in June 2015, and continues for 15 months. Under the supervision of NCIL’s Executive Director, the Youth Transitions Fellow (YTF) will gain exposure to youth programs serving people with disabilities and will have the opportunity to facilitate collaboration among internship, fellowship, and apprenticeship programs based in the Greater Washington, DC area.

Improving Student Outcomes in Postsecondary Education Through Universal Design for Learning April 27, 2015

Free Webinar! Postsecondary education institutions can improve retention and graduation rates by implementing an inclusive learning strategy, known as Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Every student learns differently, so postsecondary education faculty and staff need to appeal to a variety of ways students think, learn, and problem solve independently and effectively. UDL promotes a framework to make course instruction, materials, and content accessible and engaging for students of all learning styles.

Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) April Event April 07, 2015

The YTC Emerging Leaders Program invites you to come and learn more about what our political leaders are doing to ensure equal rights for all. Virginia State Senator Barbara Favola will join and discuss Arlington, Virginia’s best practices for hiring people with disabilities.

2015 HEATH NYTC Spring Newsletter April 03, 2015

Please check out our 2015 HEATH NYTC Spring newsletter!! We have a wonderful article entitled, "Positive Transition Special Education: A Call to Examine Approaches and Outcomes from an Interdisciplinary and Positive Lens", written by Dr. Beth Tuckwiller. 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!!

Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) March Event March 25, 2015

The Youth Transitions Collaborative Emerging Leaders Program invites you to join us at the NYTC (2013 H Street NW. Washington, DC 20006) as we recognize Women's History Month! In celebration, we will highlight the contributions of women with disabilities from across the country.

Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) February Event February 19, 2015

The next Youth Transitions Collaborative Emerging Leaders Program will be held the evening of February 25th at the NYTC. Any young person/young professional with a disability is welcome to attend this event. To learn more or RSVP, please contact Jasmin Bailey at [email protected].

Now Accepting Applications for the Advocates in Disability Award (ADA) Program February 11, 2015

The Advocates in Disability Award (ADA) program awards and encourages a young adult with a disability between the ages of 14 and 26 who is dedicated to positively affecting the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. The program also supports an innovative project developed by the recipient to serve and empower individuals with disabilities.

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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