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Career Planning & Early Work ExperiencesCareer Planning and Early Work Experience
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Project Search is based on a national model that helps students
transition from school to the working world through hands-on experience
and job-skills development. It is being implemented in a number of Missouri communities.
www.bjsph.org/projectsearch
Project Rise (Reaching for Independent Successful Employment) creates employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities within Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
 
www.childrensmercy.org/content/view.aspx?id=13730
The Career Planning Guide: A Guide for Career Discovery, a resource developed by the Missouri Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities, is designed to support job seekers to plan for and achieve integrated community-based employment.
www.mpcdd.com/page.php?contentID=7
Add-Us-In Kansas City provides a continuum of career opportunities for urban youth with disabilities through a business led network that creates jobs and markets workforce training and services to prospective employers. This project includes an Urban Career Academy for youth and multiple business-to-business strategies plan and develop work opportunities. www.kcaddusin.org/home
The Missouri Connections on-line career planning tool is available to students, parents, and transition professionals as a resource to assist with career planning. It is a joint project of the Department of Secondary and Elementary Education and the Department of Economic Development. www.missouriconnections.org/
The BASE Project, in Springfield, provides students with opportunities to develop career awareness, exploration, assessment, and positive social skills. www.transitioncoalition.org/transition/section.php?pageId=88
The Believe-to-Achieve program located in Cape Girardeau is a nine-week on-the-job training opportunity for students with disabilities and at-risk students
www.transitioncoalition.org/transition/section.php?pageId=174
 
The Career Training Program (CTP) in the Special School District in St. Louis is a community-based work training program that utilizes a variety of different work sites around St. Louis county and city. www.transitioncoalition.org/transition/section.php?pageId=87
Learning Opportunities/Quality Works, Inc. provides job skills training and employment services in northeast Missouri. They have a program to place transition-age youth in jobs during high school and provide follow-along supports after graduation.
 

www.loqw.com/home.html
 
Employment First Policy Paste in URL and will prompt to open the word document dmh.mo.gov/docs/dd/employmentpolicyfinal.doc
Self-Employment Curriculum: Developed by the Missouri Planning Council a curriculum that helps persons with developmental disabilities start their own business and become self-employed.
 
Word documents. How to upload to web.

 

Youth Development
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Missouri Self-Determination Association (MO-SDA) is an association of like minded individuals with and without disability who are pressing toward the goals of self-determination in life. MO-SDA provides training and initiatives as well as links to other valuable resources. mo-sda.org/homepage
Project STIR (Steps Toward Independence and Responsibility), is a training project to empower people with developmental disabilities, their families, friends, and other supporters. The model supports the development and strengthening of local self-advocacy groups through leadership training. mo-sda.org/project-stir
The National Gateway to Self-Determination is a clearinghouse on resources, training, and information on Self-Determination. The UMKC Institute for Human Development is a leading partner in the National Gateway project. www.aucd.org/ngsd/template/index.cfm
MPACT is a statewide parent training and information center with resources on a variety of topics including transition and self-determination. ptimpact.org/index.aspx
TEL (Transition to Empowerment), is an MPACT initiative designed to enhance the capacity of students with disabilities and their families to be self-determined in planning for and obtaining desired lifestyles in their community upon graduation. ptimpact.org/Transition/TEL/TEL.aspx
Missouri Transition provides online resources and training for professionals regarding all aspects of transition, including self-determination. missouritransition.org/moodle/index.php
ASD Transition, an organization that assists youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families prepare and undertake transition. The website provides a number or resources including a “transition roadmap.” asdtransition.missouri.edu/contact.html

 

Family Involvement
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Add-Us-In Kansas City provides a continuum of career opportunities for urban youth with disabilities through a business led network that creates jobs and markets workforce training and services to prospective employers. This project includes an Urban Career Academy for youth and multiple business-to-business strategies plan and develop work opportunities. www.kcaddusin.org/home
 
The Career Training Program (CTP) in the Special School District in St. Louis is a community-based work training program that utilizes a variety of different work sites around St. Louis county and city. www.transitioncoalition.org/transition/section.php?pageId=87
MPACT is a statewide parent training and information center with resources on a variety of topics including transition and self-determination. ptimpact.org/index.aspx
TEL (Transition to Empowerment), is an MPACT initiative designed to enhance the capacity of students with disabilities and their families to be self-determined in planning for and obtaining desired lifestyles in their community upon graduation. ptimpact.org/Transition/TEL/TEL.aspx
Missouri Transition provides online resources and training for professionals regarding all aspects of transition, including self-determination. missouritransition.org/moodle/index.php
 
ASD Transition, an organization that assists youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families prepare and undertake transition. The website provides a number or resources including a “transition roadmap.” asdtransition.missouri.edu/contact.html
 
Project STELLAR provides Transition Mentors to guide families. www.ptimpact.org/Transition/Stellar/Stellar.aspx
 
Missouri Ahead, an organization focused on students with disabilities at institutions of higher education, offers Transition Training modules for parents, students, and educators. www.moahead.org/
Community Transition Teams, supported by Missouri’s Department of Secondary and Elementary Education and the Transition Coalition, offer an avenue for parents and other stakeholders to elevate community awareness of and commitment to the improvement of post-secondary outcomes of youth with disabilities. dese.mo.gov/se/ep/transition_progs.htm#coal

 

Integration of Systems
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Add-Us-In Kansas City provides a continuum of career opportunities for urban youth with disabilities through a business led network that creates jobs and markets workforce training and services to prospective employers. This project includes an Urban Career Academy for youth and multiple business-to-business strategies plan and develop work opportunities. www.kcaddusin.org/home
Community Transition Teams, supported by Missouri’s Department of Secondary and Elementary Education and the Transition Coalition, offer an avenue for parents and other stakeholders to elevate community awareness of and commitment to the improvement of post-secondary outcomes of youth with disabilities. dese.mo.gov/se/ep/transition_progs.htm#coal
 
Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT) was formed in 2007 to promote interagency collaboration in Missouri at the state-level by establishing a group vision for improving outcomes for young adults with disabilities. The MITT, consisting of diverse state-level membership, meets monthly to share resources, develop goals and promote concrete activities to improved transition education and services. dese.mo.gov/se/ep/transition_progs.htm#ctt
The Transition Coalition provides online information, support, and professional development related to all aspects of transition, including collaboration. This website includes descriptions of successful models and a place for professionals to share resources, experiences, and ideas. www.transitioncoalition.org/transition/index.php
A Toolkit of Resources has been developed by representatives from Centers for Independent Living (CIL), Local Education Agencies (LEA) and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). The goal was to create a resource tool to enhance collaboration in transition planning for young adults with disabilities. www.mosilc.org/transitiontoolkit.pdf
A State Employment Leadership Network has created a strategic plan focused on increasing the number of individuals with developmental disabilities employed in integrated community settings. dmh.mo.gov/dd/progs/SELN.htm
APSE-MO is the Missouri State Chapter of APSE, The Network on Employment, a national organization committed to improving and expanding integrated employment opportunities, services, and outcomes for people experiencing disabilities. www.apsemo.org/
Alliance For Full Participation: formal partnership of leading developmental disabilities organizations with a common vision—to create a better and more fulfilling quality of life for people with developmental disabilities.  Through the diversity of our many voices, we will collectively reach this goal.
AFP also supports a network of state teams, dedicated to promoting full participation for people with developmental disabilities.
www.allianceforfullparticipation.org/state-teams/state-team-new/63-missouri-state-team
Division of DD Regional Employment Coordinators: Is an employment coordinator in each of the 11 DD regions.  Paste in URL and will prompt to open the word document
dmh.mo.gov/docs/dd/coordinators.doc
 
Missouri VR Statewide Transition Teams dese.mo.gov/vr/vocrehab.htm

 

Employer Engagement/ Business Partnerships
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 Project Search is based on a national model that helps students transition from school to the working world through hands-on experience and job-skills development. It is being implemented in a number of Missouri communities. www.bjsph.org/projectsearch
 Project Rise (Reaching for Independent Successful Employment) creates employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities within Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. www.childrensmercy.org/content/view.aspx?id=13730
 Add-Us-In Kansas City provides a continuum of career opportunities for urban youth with disabilities through a business led network that creates jobs and markets workforce training and services to prospective employers. This project includes an Urban Career Academy for youth and multiple business-to-business strategies plan and develop work opportunities. www.kcaddusin.org/home
 The Greater Kansas City Business Leadership Network is a business-to-business coalition that provides networking opportunities and shares best practices for employing people with disabilities as part of a sound diversity strategy. KCBLN provides business-to-business mentoring, job fairs, workshops, and other resources for both employers and job seekers. www.bln-gkc.org/
 Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM) is working with the Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities to offer a series of webinars, focused to the HR specialists at Associated Industries of Missouri members, outlining the benefits of hiring an individual with disabilities in the private sector workforce. netforum.avectra.com/eweb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AIMO
 
 Empower Missouri - People with Disabilities and Untapped Business Resources empowermo.com/

 

Post-Secondary Education and Training
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MPACT is a statewide parent training and information center with resources on a variety of topics including transition and self-determination. ptimpact.org/index.aspx
Community Transition Teams, supported by Missouri’s Department of Secondary and Elementary Education and the Transition Coalition, offer an avenue for parents and other stakeholders to elevate community awareness of and commitment to the improvement of post-secondary outcomes of youth with disabilities. dese.mo.gov/se/ep/transition_progs.htm#coal
A Toolkit of Resources has been developed by representatives from Centers for Independent Living (CIL), Local Education Agencies (LEA) and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). The goal was to create a resource tool to enhance collaboration in transition planning for young adults with disabilities. www.mosilc.org/transitiontoolkit.pdf
The Transition Coalition provides online information, support, and professional development related to all aspects of transition, including post-secondary education. www.transitioncoalition.org/transition/index.php
Project Thrive- THRIVE is designed for this population of students who have finished high school and are working toward full inclusion in the workplace and society The program will provide participants with enhanced job skills and new-found independence. Because the curriculum for the two-year, residential certificate program will be tailored to the individual needs of these students, some may go on to earn a degree with the proper supports ucmo.edu/news/thrive.cfm
Post-Secondary Education Success www.mosilc.org/toolkit/exitingcommunity.pdf
Think College www.thinkcollege.net/index.php
Transition to College www.transitiontocollege.net/resources.html
Missouri Association on Higher Education and Disability www.moahead.org
Going to College www.going-to-college.org/
PepNet College Guide projects.pepnet.org/collegeguide/
Institute for Community Inclusion www.communityinclusion.org/article.php?article_id=178