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6/24/2019

Tracy Glass, PATHS Program Director is Prepared to Give All to the Program (TX UCEDD)

Tracy Glass, the PATHS Program Director, is devoted to the PATHS Program and has been working to improve the program. The PATHS Program allows students with or without disabilities the opportunity to a human service career tract as well as the skills to live independently. This program has changed the lives of many students with disabilities that did not have a career direction or the ability to live independently.

 
 

6/10/2019

The Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University Announces the 2017 PATHS (TX UCEDD)

The Postsecondary Access and Training in Human Services (PATHS) program at Texas A&M University is honored to announce the 2017 graduates. This year, 36 young men and women successfully graduated from the PATHS certificate program. The PATHS certificate program was developed in 2010 by Dr. Cheryl Grenwelge, Director of Transition Service Programs, Associate Professor, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension while working with the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University.

 
 

5/28/2019

Intelligent Lives Comes to Moscow ID (ID UCEDD)

The Idaho Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD), in collaboration with the University of Idaho Center for Disability Access and Resources (CDAR), hosted a community screening of the documentary Intelligent Lives, created by Dan Habib. Preceding the event was a resource fair with different resources available on campus and within the Moscow community. Following the screening was a panel discussion addressing questions that were brought up within the film. CDHD brought this documentary to the university to broaden the understanding of intelligence testing and how people with intellectual disabilities are disproving assumptions made about them due to their IQ score.

 
 

5/28/2019

Tuesdays with Liz: 'Mondays with Martha' Crossover Special

Liz is joined by Martha of 'Mondays with Martha' (https://youtu.be/Iv-3Jm6y85A) in this crossover episode. They chat about why they each started web series and encourage YOU to share your story.

 
 

5/3/2019

Improving the Trajectories for Youth with Disabilities and Family Living in Poverty: Systems Change in 11 PROMISE States

Last month, the 'Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income or (PROMISE) Project hosted an event at the National Press Club to disseminate project findings and outcomes, and celebrate the close-out of a successful five-year, $211 million-dollar project. The U.S. Department of Education, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Social Security Administration, funded PROMISE's six model demonstration projects to improve the education and career outcomes of low-income children with disabilities receiving SSI and their families. A team of AUCD staff and evaluators from University of Minnesota's UCEDD, the Institute on Community Integration, comprised the PROMISE Technical Assistance (TA) Center.

 
 

4/15/2019

New Impact Issue Examines Inclusive K-8 Education (MN UCEDD)

Historically, students with the most significant cognitive disabilities were often taught only functional skills in our K-12 schools - how to do self-care, tell time, use money, carry out routine daily tasks. But several laws, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) and the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), have affirmed that students with disabilities have the right to access the grade-level curriculum. Today, we know how much more students can learn when provided with the opportunity, and growing numbers of families, educators, and students are advocating for higher expectations and a more inclusive educational experience.

 
 

4/12/2019

Now Archived: Winter Webinar Series from AUCD's Autism Special Interest Group

AUCD's Autism Special Interest Group (SIG) presented its winter webinar series. The goal was to share new and innovative work from AUCD member programs from across the country in brief, accessible presentations tied together across a common topic, and to support conversation around each.

 
 

4/5/2019

PATHS Program Interviews 2019-2020 Applicants (TX UCEDD)

The process for selecting students for the PATHS 2019-2020 year just completed. With over 80 applications, applicants and their parents are then selected to complete an interview process. They met with the PATHS selection panel to learn more about the program expectations and answer any questions they may have regarding the program. Applicants are then interviewed without their parent to allow the panel to talk one-on-one with applicants and confirm the applicants commitment to the PATHS program and career tract they have selected.

 
 

3/26/2019

Statewide Transition Capacity Building and Coordination with Texas Workforce Commission and Local Educational Agencies (TX UCEDD)

Individuals with disabilities face challenges in their transition from school to adult life, especially in the transition from school to employment. Federal legislation requires local and state education agencies to work with the state vocational rehabilitation agency to facilitate a smooth transition from school to employment. Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and Texas Education Agency (TEA) have developed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to help guide the two agencies for collaborations.

 
 
 

Events

AAIDD 143 Annual Meeting

AAIDD 143 Annual Meeting  Copy to Calendar

Monday, June 24, 2019 - Thursday, June 27, 2019
Location: Twin Cities, MN

The 143rd AAIDD Annual Meeting will provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, students and advocates to learn about innovations in our field that are being translated and implemented on a grander scale. Through knowledge translation we can change practices and policies through effectively communicating our research and creating change at all levels. In a political climate that is complex and dynamic, it is important to remain relevant through the thoughtful translation of our knowledge.

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Resources

 

4/20/2016

Got Transition Anticipates ACP Pediatric to Adult Care Transition Tools

In May this year, the American College of Physicians (ACP) will be releasing new transition readiness/self-care assessment and medical summary tools modeled after Got Transition's "Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition."

 
 

12/15/2015

Got Transition Releases New Resources for Young Adults and Health Care Providers

Got Transition has partnered with the Office of Disability Employment (Department of Labor) and the Youth Transitions Collaborative to create a Transition QuickGuide for youth and young adults (ages 12-30), including those with disabilities and chronic health conditions. The QuickGuide includes information and resources about health insurance, self-care management, transition from pediatric to adult health care, decision-making, and career planning to help young people manage their health care needs in order to make their career goals a reality. A related joint letter from ODEP and HRSA�s Maternal and Child Health Bureau emphasizes the importance of expanding access to health care services and work-based experiences for youth with chronic health conditions and disabilities.

 
 

12/10/2013

Healthcare Transition For Youth With I/DD

A Policy Brief from ASAN

This policy brief addresses the health care needs of autistic youth as they transition to adulthood. The brief, produced by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and funded by the Special Hope Foundation, provides recommendations to ensure that young adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) receive consistent access to quality health care, as well as support in taking on adult levels of autonomy with respect to their own health care needs. Please direct any inquiries on this resource to Samantha Crane at scrane@autisticadvocacy.org.

 
 
 

Mentoring Youth with Disabilities

The Need for Mentoring Youth with Disabilities:Youth with physical or mental disabilities represent special populations at risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, educational failure, and poor employment outcomes and often have multiple, overlapping risk factors. Such youth can and do benefit from mentoring relationships.

The Need for Inclusive Mentoring Programs:Youth with disabilities typically to receive mentoring within disability-specific programs rather than in inclusive, community-based programs that have a diversity of resources that promote education, job readiness, development of employment skills, and/or training in and exposure to entrepreneurial activities.

The Benefits:

  • Youth with disabilities can participate with their typically developing peers in mentoring programs,
  • The community capacity to serve people with disabilities would be enhanced with training, technical assistance, and programmatic supports,
  • There is a social value to providing inclusive supports and services, and
  • Through building the capacity of community-based mentoring programs to serve all youth well-including those with special physical or mental challenges-is more cost-effective than supporting multiple specialty services.

 Factsheet:

AUCD has developed a factsheet that provides an overview of mentoring youth with disabilities, and gives examples of promising practices from the AUCD network. Click here: factsheet in PDF