Disabilities

Federal Partners in Transition

FPT, a workgroup with representatives of several federal agencies, supports all youth, including youth with disabilities, in successfully transitioning from school to adulthood.

Federal Schedule A Hiring Authority Fact Sheet: Tips for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities Interested in Starting a Career with the Federal Government

The Schedule A hiring authority (Schedule A) is one of the paths that can greatly benefit youth and young adults with disabilities who have an interest in a career with the Federal government.

Training Young Adults How To Save At Work

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and America Saves are collaborating nationally to promote saving at work for young adults.

Soft Skills to Pay the Bills

Soft skills are everyday interpersonal skills that job seekers need to succeed on the job. They include communicating clearly and appropriately, remembering work directions, working well with others, and knowing how to solve problems.

Affordable Colleges Online's Guide to College Affordability for Students With Disabilities

Affordable Colleges Online, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools and information for current and future college students and their families, has recently published a new resource for students with disabilities, titled “Making College Affordable: A Guide for Students with Disabilities.” Multiple experts in the field with experience in academia, financial aid, and law contributed to the content in this resource guide, including:advice and resources for loans and scholarships available specifically for students with disabilities; a comprehensive list of the best s

MilitaryVALoan.com Disabilities Awareness Scholarship

MilitaryVALoan.com will provide a $1,000 annual scholarship to those who have overcome their disabilities or who have worked with those with disabilities to achieve something great.

What am I going to do after High School? Teacher's Guide and Student's Guide

This guide is designed to prepare students with high-incidence disabilities to enroll in post-secondary education programs. We developed and tested the guide with inner-city youth from Chicago. There is a teacher's guide with lesson plans. Students get to understand the multiple choices and resources available to go to college.

Tween2Teen

This site offers youth with spina bifida important information about being engaged and living a healthy life. Topics include building successful relationships and volunteering. This site also provides youth with information fact sheets and testimonials from other youth with SB.

Tunnels & Cliffs: A Guide for Serving Youth with Mental Health Needs

This guide provides practical information and resources for youth service professionals and policymakers, from the program to the state level, with information to help them address system and policy obstacles in order to improve service delivery systems for youth with mental health needs. The guide provides the Guideposts for Success for Youth with Mental Health Needs which includes all the elements of the original Guideposts as well as additional specific needs relating to youth with mental health needs.

StrengthofUs.org: Live a Better Life Through Community

StrengthofUs.org is an online resource center and social networking website for young adults (ages 18-30) living with mental health conditions. It exists to empower young adults to live out their dreams and goals through peer support and resource sharing.     Developed by young adults, StrengthofUs.org allows users to connect with their peers and share stories, creativity and resources by writing and responding to blog entries, engaging in discussion groups, posting updates and sharing videos, photos and news.