Transition Age Youth

Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers

<p class="p1">As the nation continues to expand the horizon of opportunities and possibilities through advances in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the need for a more diverse and well-prepared STEM workforce is also expanding [1]. The challenge of preparing citizens for the expanding workforce and the changing workplace environments calls for new innovations in STEM education [2].

Report: Young Adults and Transitioning Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This report to Congress summarizes federal investments focused on the transition period from childhood to adulthood for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and identifies opportunities for improvement to support youth with ASD.

Resource: NCFY

This website provides articles highlighting resources on research, program strategies, federal news, and funding opportunities.

Youth Formerly in Foster Care Help Create Federal Foster Care Transition Toolkit

Being a youth in foster care can be difficult. Some youth in foster care often experience trauma before entering into the foster care system. Once youth enter foster care, there are often a lack sufficient role models and resources are either scarce or spread out. Gaining access to information about even the simplest things, like opening a bank account, can be a real hurdle. That’s why the recently released Foster Care Transition Toolkit is so important.

Resource: Reunification: Bringing Your Children Home From Foster Care

This factsheet for families provides an overview of the reunification process, including what parents can expect while their children are in foster care, what they can do to help their children return home, and what to expect after children return home.

Resource: Celebrating Connections

This article provides background on the stories shared in the National Foster Care Month website’s real-life video series by children, youth, and families affected by foster care.

Connecting Partners and Resources to Prepare Youth for Careers: A Federal Partners in Transition Webinar

In November 2015, the Federal Partners in Transition, a workgroup with representatives of several federal agencies, including the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor, and the Social Security Administration, hosted their inaugural joint transition webinar.

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.