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.
Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® (TAG)
Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® (TAG) is a national call to action to improve adolescent health in the United States. TAG calls upon organizations and individuals to prioritize activities that can support the health and healthy development of all of America's 42 million adolescents.
Learn about the goals of TAG, its roots in positive youth development, its Five Essentials for Healthy Adolescents, and risk and protective factors that can influence adolescent health.
You can make a difference by taking actions to improve adolescent health! Learn more about the recommended actions steps and resources, and then get others to join TAG.
TAG in Action: Successful Strategies
See how communities across the country have used TAG's Five Essentials to make real, positive, change for adolescent health.
Game Plan for Engaging Youth
Find ideas for engaging adolescents and young adults in taking ownership of their health. Help them take the lead!
Check out these resources to empower adults and adolescents. TAG, you're it!
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