(@teridoolittle)

Education

Integrate Health Care Transition education in IEP & curriculum

There are some wonderful curricular resources for teaching individuals with disabilities about health care transition. Besides learning to navigate the adult health care system, youth need to know how to talk with their health providers, what to expect, how to make appointments, how to record and remember medical instructions, how to read medication labels and directions, how to self-administer medications, basic anatomy... View full idea »

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(@teridoolittle)

Employment

Require VR Counselors and Providers to Consider TIEP & SOP info

If I were Queen, I would decree that all VR and VR-funded providers must read, understand and consider the recommendations and evaluation results from school-based ESE and transition assessments BEFORE they develop an IPE or implement any new services. They need to be familiar with the TIEP and SOP. At this time, it is common practice - taught in some training programs - that a counselor should first meet an individual,... View full idea »

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(@aprilk)

Education

Supporting students with disabilities to go to college

With the proper supports, students with disabilities can go to college and be trained in a vocation (i.e. carpentry, assisted nursing, cosmotology, child care, welding, auto body repair etc.) if we could figure out funding for student's tuition and fees. There should be equivilent scholarships for students with disabilities to get a good education and training. In the long run it is better for them and better for society... View full idea »

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(@mariale)

Employment

Career Development For College Students with Disabilities

I think that each flagship state university should have an office like the Disability Careers Office (DCO) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. This liason office was formed with state VR funds, then picked up as a permanent fixture of the university when it found success with its students. This office collaborates with Career Services and Disability Services on campus to coach and educate students on disability... View full idea »

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(@steve.noblitt)

Employment

Earlier VR involvement in transition

As North Carolina’s Protection & Advocacy (P&A) program, Disability Rights NC welcomes the opportunity to share our concerns and suggestions relevant to improving transition outcomes for youth with disabilities. We are concerned about the need for earlier vocational rehabilitation (VR) participation in connection with the school to work transition process for young people with disabilities. It is our belief that... View full idea »

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(@jholy0)

Education

Preparing Students for Post-Secondary Education & Employment

In today’s society, there is an increase of interest for post-secondary education and successful employment after graduation for youth and young adults with disabilities. However, many of them don’t know how to prepare for post-secondary education and successful employment after graduation. There are programs that can assist with those individuals. One of those programs is Special Olympics Project UNIFY. Special Olympics... View full idea »

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(@jlm000)

Employment

Have President Obama Host a Disabilities Employment Summit

President Obama could host CEOs of companies, Universities, Non-profits, Media, along HR leaders, Faith leaders, Hollywood execs etc to discuss the issue. Ask people to make specific commitments to hire people with disabilities and to showcase stories of success. Be sure to include teachers/school leaders who can make school-to-work a part of the agenda. There is nothing better than internships (with coaches) as a part... View full idea »

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(@romeoc)

Education

Disability Police

Disability Police implementation because we see so little enforcement of federal laws... Too many time we get excuses as to why there is no money or resources for SWD's and maybe get tossed a used band-aid if I'm lucky. But there always seems to be money for "other things". I get punished more than praise for advocating for my students. Too often "leadership" doesn't get it or choose not to listen... Start enforcement... View full idea »

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(@heathen753)

Employment

An idea about resolving the Autism / DD Services Gap

The (somewhat) concise part: What's one issue to lack of adult autism / DD providers? A lack of research being done related this demographic group concerns. How that may affect local provider availability and Evidence Based Practices being used? Payers of services are reluctant to pay for non-EBP provisions; fewer ways for providers to be paid; fewer providers willing to set up shop w/o solid and varied payment... View full idea »

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(@bryonmacdonald)

Employment

Career Building ACCESS Pilot Projects for SSI Eligible Youth

Adult Coaching, Counseling and Employment Support Services, or ACCESS State Pilot Projects with the goal of overhauling the SSI Program within 12 years Center on Economic Growth WORLD INSTITUTE on DISABILITY In partnership with National Council on Independent Living Let Me Work A Policy Framework of Americans with Disabilities On Employment, Economic Equity, Social Insurance, and Public Benefits... View full idea »

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(@jbutterworth)

Employment

Improve clarity of Indicator 14 to specify employment status

Despite acknowledgement of employment as a priority outcome if our education system, Indicator 14 does not actually provide specific information on employment participation of graduates in typical community jobs. Employment participation is combined with higher education (Indicator 14B) and higher education and other employment statuses (Indicator 14C). The indicator should disaggregate these and clearly focus on... View full idea »

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(@catohare)

Social Security

in summary

There are some wonderful ideas and excellent feedback from this forum. I would love to hear feedback from the agency partners that are behind this event as to how they plan to implement these ideas and put them into practice! What can we as consumers in need of these changes and support do to encourage these much needed policy changes.

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(@catohare)

Health and Human Services

in summary

There are some wonderful ideas and excellent feedback from this forum. I would love to hear feedback from the agency partners that are behind this event as to how they plan to implement these ideas and put them into practice! What can we as consumers in need of these changes and support do to encourage these much needed policy changes.

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(@mtemple)

Education

Discretionary Funding for College Transition Programs

Colleges and Universities that sponsor or would like to sponsor a transition program for incoming or perspective students with disabilities to their campuses could benefit from applying for discretionary grants that promote universal design. Ideally these programs would include other students without disabilities to reflect the microcosim of higher education and marketing material that invited participation of students... View full idea »

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