Think College is a resource dedicated to education options for persons with disabilities.
The University of Oregon’s Secondary Special Education & Transition Program specializes in helping people with disabilities to transition to school and into the workforce. Check out their website to learn more about their program or how you could become a part of SSET.
Person-Centered plans are basically brochures which provide information about a person with a disability to other people who are not familiar with the disabled person. They are easy to make, informative, and make wonderful “ice-breakers” for a child or adult who has difficulty explaining their particular disability, especially to a larger group. One mother of a disabled child had this to say about the brochures:
“I did [a person-centered plan] after attending one of the FACT trainings and before we completed [my son's] IEP evaluation. I cannot even begin to tell you how IMPORTANT the addition of this brochure helped during the IEP process (they even reference it in his IEP and direct the reader to look at it for additional information). Additionally, it has helped his school teachers, aids, caregivers, Sunday school teachers, family members etc… They are able to see at a glance helpful information about his strengths and areas that are challenging for him.” -From the website. CLICK HERE to view sample plans or to get templates to help you make your own!
We Connect Now is a great resource for disabled people to find employment with the government, and other public institutions such as colleges or local/state agencies. Instead of providing individual job listings, this site connect you to dozens of job banks and search engines designed specifically for people with disabilities. Click Here to visit the page or go to www.weconnectnow.wordpress.com/job to begin searching for a rewarding career!
April 13, 2011 KUNC For students living with Asperger’s syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism, the everyday social interactions of college life can be awkward. So as more kids with autism head off to college, there’s a growing demand for college services to help students fit in, graduate and ultimately find jobs.