Disabilities

Inclusive Internship Programs: A How-to Guide for Employers

This guide provides information for public and private businesses interested in facilitating internship programs that attract all young adults, including those with disabilities.

Inclusive Internship Programs: A How-to-Guide for Employers

ODEP released a new guide for public and private employers of all sizes to learn about the benefits and logistics of facilitating internship programs that attract all young adults, including those with disabilities.

Experiences for Youth with Chronic Health Conditions and Disabilities

ODEP and MCHB released a joint letter emphasizing the importance of health care transition and work-based experiences for youth with chronic health conditions and disabilities and highlights opportunities to integrate health care transition and career planning through the ACA and WIOA.

Expanding Access to Health Care Services and Work-Based Experiences for Youth with Chronic Health Conditions and Disabilities

ODEP and MCHB released a joint letter emphasizing the importance of health care transition for youth with chronic health conditions and disabilities and highlights opportunities to integrate health care transition and career planning through the Affordable Care Act and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Webinar: NDTAC Examines the Provision of Free Appropriate Education for Youth With Disabilities in Juvenile Secure Care

This webinar will discuss the Dear Colleague Letter on the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act for Students With Disabilities in Correctional Facilities (PDF, 21 pages), which was released as part of the Correctional Education Guidance Package

How Individualized Education Program (IEP) Transition Planning Makes a Difference for Youth with Disabilities

Youth who receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) and especially young adults of transition age, should be involved in planning for life after high school as early as possible and no later than age 16. Transition services should stem from the individual youth’s needs and strengths, ensuring that planning takes into account his or her interests, preferences, and desires for the future.