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Save the Date: December 2nd Webinar--Determined to Succeed: Preparing for Postsecondary Education and Employment October 09, 2014

Please mark your calendar! On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm, the Youth Transitions Collaborative, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) will host an educational webinar entitled, Determined to Succeed: Preparing for Postsecondary Education and Employment.

AHEAD Call for Proposals October 03, 2014

The 2015 AHEAD Conference has been designed to develop professional competencies, challenge perspectives on disability, and influence practices. This conference will explore and challenge our profession and perspectives.

Call for Applications: DC Advocacy Partners September 26, 2014

The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is seeking a diverse group of highly-motivated and enthusiastic men and women to participate in the fourth class of DC Advocacy Partners (DC AP). DC AP is a free nine-month leadership training program designed for self-advocates and family members of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Join the WIOA Advisory Committee September 26, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities. The committee is mandated by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

National Youth Transitions Center--Youth Transitions Collaborative and U.S. Department of Labor ODEP Survey September 26, 2014

Through the Collaborative’s alliance with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, we are working on developing a tool to help all youth and young adults (ages 12-30), including those with disabilities and chronic health conditions, receive information on how to take charge of their health care and career goals.

The 2014 LEAP Awards Evening September 25, 2014

The life enrichment awards program or LEAP enriches the lives of youth and young adults with disabilities and chronic illnesses in the expanded Washington, DC metropolitan area by providing goods and services that are directly linked to youth transitions through a network of community partners.

United States Senate Youth Program and Scholarship September 24, 2014

The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 7 - 14, 2015.

2014 Fall HEATH NYTC Newletter September 08, 2014

Please check out our 2014 HEATH NYTC Fall newsletter!! We have a wonderful article entitled, "Shifting the Power: Promoting Higher Levels of Youth Engagment", written by Dr. Joan Kester. 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) September 04, 2014

Beginning in September, supported by a grant from The HSC Foundation, AAPD will coordinate a monthly networking series called the Youth Transitions Collaborative Emerging Leaders Program.

6th Annual Moving Forward Together Secondary Transition Fair & Community Forum August 22, 2014

The 6th Annual Moving Forward Together Secondary Transition Fair & Community Forum will take place on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Forum will be held at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library in Washington, DC.

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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