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.
Events Celebrating LGBT Identity, Expression, and Well-Being
There are many opportunities each year to learn more about and celebrate LGBT diversity. Some of these events are hosted by particular organizations, such as the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), while others are days, weeks and months recognized by the LGBT community at large. The following is a partial list of some of the most well-known events.
|Event||Month or Day||Host Organization
|National LGBT Health Awareness Week||A week during March||National Coalition for LGBT Health|
|Day of Silence||A day during the last half of April||GLSEN|
|International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia||May 17|
|LGBT Pride Month||June|
|LGBT Families Day||June||Family Equality Council|
|LGBT History Month||October|
|National Coming Out Day||October 11|
|Transgender Day of Remembrance||November 20|
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