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What tools are available to help youth with disabilities successfully transition to employment?

Featured Career Preparation, Exploration & Development Resources

HEATH Resource Center: Features a comprehensive list of resources from the Youth Transitions Collaborative.

M>PWR Chicago Summit Strategy Recommendations

M>PWR DC Report

M>PWR Checklist for Employers, Youth and Service Providers

What Can You Do? The Campaign for Disability Employment: Offers a comprehensive list of employment and transition related resources for employers, educators, youth and families.:


Featured Government Resources

U.S. Senate Health Education, Labor & Pensions Committee

Unfinished Business:  Making Employment of People with Disabilities a National Priority: Chair. Tom Harkin


U.S. Department of Education

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

ADA National Network ( Ten regional centers providing publications, technical assistance, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Disability Employment 101

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center Youth to Work Coalition


U.S. Department of Labor

Office of Disability Employment Policy: Offers numerous resources to help people with disabilities and their employers, including:

Employer Assistance Resource Network (  Offers resources to help employers recruit, hire and retain people with disabilities, such as the Workforce Recruitment Program

Job Accommodation Network ( Assists with workplace accommodation questions, including:

The Employers Practical Guide to Reasonable Accommodation

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability/Youth: Helps to promote the success of youth with disabilities entering the workforce by issuing:

Guideposts for Success

National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Information and resources about this October Awareness Month Campaign


Featured M>PWR Projects & Publications

A Better Bottom Line:  Employing People with Disabilities: Governor Markell’s Chairman’s Initiative at the National Governor’s Association offering a Blueprint of Promising Practices for Governors

American Association of People with Disabilities: the national association of people with disabilities.

Autistic Self Advocacy Network: Works to empower Autistic people, featuring the Autism Campus Inclusion Summer Leadership Academy

Bridges from School to Work: An employment program of the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities.

HEATH Resource Center: Featuring a wealth of information on transition.

National Council on Independent Living: A national association featuring resources on independent living for people with disabilities.

National Youth Transitions Center: Created by The HSC Foundation, the Center serves youth and veterans with disabilities in transition, and is home to the Youth Transitions Collaborative – made up of organizations that know that “The Future Needs Everyone.”

Partners for Youth with Disabilities: Offering mentoring resources, such as a:

Best Practices for Mentoring & Mentoring 101

Project SEARCH: A model High School Transition program for students with disabilities.

Special Education District of Lake County Foundation: Supporting special education needs in Lake County, Illinois.

US Business Leadership Network: A national association of businesses dedicated to improving employment outcome for people with disabilities through programs like the Career Link Mentoring Program

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