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Youth Development  

Accessing Introduction to Special Education

Introduction to Speical Education is an overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) process in Missouri. This web site may be used by anyone interested in knowing more about Special Education including parents, students, advocates, and other professionals. 



Accessing Introduction to Special Education

Introduction to Speical Education is an overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) process in Missouri. This web site may be used by anyone interested in knowing more about Special Education including parents, students, advocates, and other professionals. 



Add-Us-In

Add-Us-In Kansas City provides career opportunities for urban youth with disabilities through a business led network.



Center on Transition Innovations

The Center on Transition Innovations (CTI) provides evidence-based resources and information along with emerging practices in the transition of youth with disabilities



Community Transition Teams

 Community Transition Teams 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.



Going to College

 A website designed for high school students that provides video clips, activities and additional resources about living college life with a disability. 



Institute for Community Inclusion Post-Secondary Education Options

 ICI highlights information and research around Post-Secondary Education options, outcomes, and recommendations.



Missouri AHEAD

 An organization focused on students with disabilities at institutions of higher education that offers Transition Training modules for parents, students, and educators.



MPACT

 MPACT is a statewide parent training and information center with resources on a variety of topics including transition and self-determination.



National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

 NCSET coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.



National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center

 NSTTAC provides technical assistance and disseminates information to State Education Agencies, Local Education Authorities, schools, and other stakeholders so that students with disabilities are prepared for post-secondary education and the workforce. 



PACER Center

PACER Center is a parent training and information center for families of children and youth with all disabilities  to help make decisions about education, vocational training, employment, and other services.



Post-Secondary Education Success

 This presentation highlights the transition process to post-secondary education and post-secondary supports available. 



Project THRIVE

 Project THRIVE (Transition, Health, Responsibility, Independence, Vocation, Education) is a two-year residential certificate program that provides job skills training and fosters independence. 



Technical Assistance on Transition and The Rehabilitation Act

 PACER's TATRA project focuses on helping families prepare youth with disabilities for employment, post-secondary education, and independent living outcomes. 



Think College

 Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability.



Toolkit of Resources on Agency collaboration

Resources about post-secondary transition for educators, VR Counselors, Independent Living Specialists, and families



Transition Coalition

 This website includes descriptions of successful models for transition and provides a place for professionals to share resources, experiences, and ideas.



Transition to Empowered Lifestyles

 Transition to Empowered Lifestyles for young adults with disabilities, an initiative of MPACT, enhances the capacity of students and their families to be self-determined in planning and obtaining desired lifestyles in their community upon graduation.



VCU Work Support

 The Virginia Commonwealth University RRTC develops and promotes evidence-based practices to increase employment and provides resources for professionals, individuals with disabilities, and their representatives.