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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.



ASD Transition

 An organization that assists youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families prepare and undertake transition.



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. 



Missouri Family to Family Resource Center

Missouri Family to Family links you to information, parent to parent support, peer support, and volunteer opportunities.



Missouri Self-Determination Association

 MO-SDA provides training and resources to an association of like minded individuals with and without disabilities who are pressing toward the goals of self-determination in life.



Missouri Transition

 Missouri Transition provides online resources and training for professionals regarding all aspects of transition, including self-determination.



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 Gateway to Self-Determination

  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. 



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.



Project STIR

 Project STIR (Steps Toward Independence and Responsibility), is training for self-advocates, their families, and supporters.  



Toolkit of Resources on Agency collaboration

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



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.