The longtime children's favorite will be introducing a new character "Julia" to the crew of colorful characters. Along with her bright hair, Julia has Autism. WIth Julia "in the neighborhood" Sesame Street is hoping to raise children's awareness and understanding of how Autism may effect some of their other friends. Read the full story…Continue
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Remember "You are never too old or too wacky to read a book to a child!" Dr. Seuss
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Work Innovations and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federal law that helps youth and adults get employment training and support services. It also helps match employers with the workers they need. The goal of WIOA is for everyone, including those with disabilities, to have competitive and integrated community…Continue
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Planning for Successful Transitions:…
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Check out this step-by-step guide to finding, using and selecting reading materials and supports that use text to speech or audiobook narration.…Continue
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Many parents and teachers are not aware that IDEA requires measurable transition goals in your child's IEP that are based on age appropriate transition assessments.
Transition assessments identify your child's unique interests, strengths, preferences, and priorities for adult living.
After the team decides on measurable transition goals, the school is required to provide the transition services your child needs…Continue
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Disability.gov, a project of USODEP (Office of Disability Employment Policy) publishes a monthly newsletter called Disability*Connection. This month's publication focuses on National Disability Employment Awareness Month, it's purpose, history and annual campaign "My Disability is ONE part of who I am."
Click here to read the newsletter and check out…Continue
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OSEP wants to hear from children and youth disabilities, teachers, parents, and other IDEA stakeholders about the impact IDEA has had. Please share your art, photographs, and writing with us for…Continue
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Cloud-based app Brain in Hand can help children with autism plan their day-to-day activities. A conference in Manchester is highlighting the groundbreaking technologies available, from biometric wristbands to robots that help with interaction
Bethan Jones is a teenager with autism and has been going through her ultimate nightmare: transition from school to college with a complete change of routine, bus route and circle of friends. But she is managing to cope…Continue
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President Obama has released a proclamation naming October 2015 as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), saying "America is at its strongest when we harness the talents and celebrate the distinct gifts of all our people. This October, as we observe the 70th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, let us pay tribute to all who fought for better laws, demanded better treatment, and overcame ignorance and indifference to make our Nation more…Continue
Added by Lori Moore on October 9, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Jennifer Sheehy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy, penned a blog for the US Department of Labor reflecting on the 2015 NDEAM theme "My Disability is One Part of Who I Am." Sheehy notes that disability is only one aspect of her life, remarking that "I'm also a public servant, advocate and federal agency leader. I'm a Cornell and Georgetown alumna. I'm a wife, sister, daughter, aunt, dog lover, and sports and outdoor enthusiast."…Continue
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Did you know September 21-27 is the International Week of the Deaf?
The International Week of the Deaf was launched in 1958 in Rome, Italy,…
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Help us to acknowledge and celebrate those in our workforce who have disabilities! PLEASE post pictures, success stories or resources you have related to people with disabilities and…Continue
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President Barack Obama signed WIOA into law on July 22,2014!
Senator Tom Harkin has once again championed legislation that will benefit individuals with disabilities and their families. The workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) will help job seekers and workers access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in today's job market and match employers with skilled…Continue
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Jalen Pope, just graduated at the top of his class. This May, amid the Pomp and Circumstance...the cheers and tears of joy...in a sea of students...you'll find Jalen Pope, a member of the Class of 2014. As his senior year winds down, Jalen sails through difficult math problems, but his academic success didn't come without struggles.Continue
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The term "soft skills" is used to describe those skills we use everyday to be successful and productive. For example, these include being on time, personal appearance, communicating with others, transportation around the community, etc....
The link below will take you to a page that goes into more detail of these skills and the importance of them when transition planning for youth with disabilities!…Continue
Added by Lori Moore on April 15, 2014 at 12:53pm — No Comments
Kaitlyn's story makes me smile and is far better than any cup of coffee!! It is another example of the importance of work for us ALL :) Please click the link below and enjoy Kaitlyn's story
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The topic of Parent Teacher conferences came up today and I was reminded of an article published by the Harvard Family Research Project. The article includes tips for parents to make the most of conference time with teachers. One part summarizes the tips like this:
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Developing Job Skills Podcast Click here to check out one or all of episodes!
The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) has just released a…Continue
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