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(@ronnieschepis)

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Origination

The Executive function component makes Organizing looking for work getting people to do your resumes and doing recordkeeping for very difficult Nowhere in the support systems that I had while I was in school was I ever given to compensate of tools to either do recordkeeping or to time managing a way that made my life run efficiently at work or in the business sense at home life coaching work transition will make a big... View full idea »

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(@lindall39)

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Navy Sea Cadet

My son was a graduate from the Navy Sea Cadet program from age 13 to 18. He enjoyed being part of a wonderful organization and even considered maybe having it as a career. What was dissappointing is when we contacted a local recruiter and he explained they do not offer accomadations for students with disablities for the entry test into the Navy.

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(@heulitm)

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Legislation

Until the federal and state government mandates hiring a certain percentage (30%) of persons diagnosed with a mental illness or developmental disability there will be no changes made at meaningful level for this disadvantaged population of students. It is nice to dream but in the United States we even had to make laws to protect children and adults because people need laws to govern behavior. Even with the law children... View full idea »

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(@jon.dunbar)

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Coordinating with Education for FASD-Specific Policies

At the federal level, there is coordination within HHS (NIAAA, CDC, HRSA, CMS, SAMHSA, OJJDP, ACF for example). Even though these efforts are informal, they are productive and have yield important outcomes. We would benefit from having Education and Labor more involved. Perhaps a strategic plan across appropriate agencies addressing the transition needs of youth and young adults with disability would facilitate greater... View full idea »

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(@jon.dunbar)

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Coordinating with Labor for FASD-Specific Policies

At the federal level, there is coordination within HHS (NIAAA, CDC, HRSA, CMS, SAMHSA, OJJDP, ACF for example). Even though these efforts are informal, they are productive and have yield important outcomes. We would benefit from having Education and Labor more involved. Perhaps a strategic plan across appropriate agencies addressing the transition needs of youth and young adults with disability would facilitate greater... View full idea »

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(@mkaplowitz)

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Vocational training and job readiness via simulated environments

Flight simulators and similar virtual environments have been used for decades for technical training. Let's develop comparable technologies for CWDs. Children interact with simulated environments all the time in their gaming experiences. These should be applied to fundamental job skills as well as to work-related social/emotional on-the-job experiences. Example: Working in a supermarket, what to do when there is a spill?... View full idea »

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(@elsophie)

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Create Beautiful Living Environments for Young Adults

At present, when severely disabled youth transition out of the school system, there is very little for them to do. I propose a partnership with private foundations to build beautiful communities in the L'Arche style, where those with disabilities and those without live together in community.

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(@katrina)

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Maine is working to reduce and limit wait lists for funding

Working as a Transition Coordinator for a private middle and secondary program in Maine, the barriers that I see for our emerging adults in obtaining their post-graduation goals is centered on the lack of funding. For many of our students that are either seeking employment or plan to attend a day program, it is MaineCare that funds these services. After years of these individuals being wait listed for funding while experiencing... View full idea »

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(@csdlibrary)

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Increase funding for CAP programs

Vocational rehab is a nightmare to deal with and dangerous to boot. There needs to be dedicated legal staff in the Client Assistance Program in our state to target system transition issues in the VR system.

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(@ronnieschepis)

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Job skill vocational choices classes

Picking a Career choice in this country Sean disconected to real job requirements false romantics picture of job ok for kids but things like if a job requires a holding a 75 lb camera in shoulder and move it not something one should find out a need skill to find full employement after your money went in to school Loans and all that Money and time spent on application processes

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(@ronnieschepis)

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Job skill vocational choices classes

Picking a Career choice in this country Sean disconected to real job requirements false romantics picture of job ok for kids but things like if a job requires a holding a 75 lb camera in shoulder and move it not something one should find out a need skill to find full employement after your money went in to school Loans and all that Money and time spent on application processes

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(@ronnieschepis)

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Job skill vocational choices classes

Picking a Career choice in this country Sean disconected to real job requirements false romantics picture of job ok for kids but things like if a job requires a holding a 75 lb camera in shoulder and move it not something one should find out a need skill to find full employement after your money went in to school Loans and all that Money and time spent on application processes

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(@charlyne1121)

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SWEP-Transition outcomes

Many school work experience/transition programs operate as a one size fits all program disregarding student's individual needs and interests. Many district run programs pay students menial stipends to avoid certification requirements under FLSA. The priority is SED compliance rather than student outcomes priorities. The students are exited from these programs without necessary skills and dumped into adult services. How... View full idea »

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