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.
Listening Session Summary: Overview
In June 2016, the federal government hosted a listening session with youth from across the country who have or have had an incarcerated parent. The listening session brought together 19 youth, ages 15 to 23, with a diverse range of experiences to discuss the challenges they had during their parent's incarceration and their ideas for how federal programs could better empower them and their families.
This summary is divided into four sections and can be viewed on this website via the links below and downloaded as a PDF (22 pages):
- Preparation and Process
- Session Themes: What Youth with Incarcerated Parents Want You to Know about Them
- Session Themes: Youth Ideas for Change