The AUCD PROMISE Technical Assistance (TA) Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide assistance to the six MDPs, provide information about interventions and supports for SSI eligible youth and their families, and link the MDPs in order to create the best possible outcomes for youth and their families.
This 2017 publication describes present and upcoming OSERS transition activities,
such as projects supporting students and youth with disabilities served by State
agencies, written products offering technical assistance (TA), and presentations at
conferences facilitating the exchange of information among transition partners. It is
intended to be used as a reference tool to broaden awareness of OSERS transition
The goal of this practice guide is to offer educators specific, evidence-based recommendations that address the challenges of preventing dropout in secondary schools. This guide synthesizes the best publicly available research and shares practices that are supported by evidence. It is intended to be practical and easy for teachers and school leaders to use.
This monograph examines the problem of high school dropout rates among males with disabilities through the lens of three ethnicities--American Indian, African American, and Latino. Three chapters explore the nature of the problem, review the existing--and paucity of--research, examine root causes and risk factors, consider conditions that protect against dropout, suggest existing programs and strategies that help these young men to stay in school, offer direction for much-needed research, and articulate important changes that need to be made in both policy and practice to better serve young males of color.
Cody is excelling as a student at Burlington High School and employee at McDonalds. He plays video games, rides bike, and is learning to drive and weld. His goal is to be a welder after college. Cody was born with a brain tumor and has just one hand, but that's not stopping him.
He's a youth with Promise, on a journey to achieve his personal, educational, and career goals.
April 11, 2017
ASPIRE - Utah
This month, one of the ASPIRE parents completed a series of financial education classes and has begun saving through an Individual Development Account. As a refugee, the parent is very motivated to improve his family's long-term economic and social opportunities by expanding his own business. For example, Noor has completed certifications in food handling, food management, and a "Masters of Business on the Street" program, where he has learned about business plans, financial statements and understanding customer markets.
Noor has used his knowledge from the business program to help start a non-profit organization, jasmineutah.org, in collaboration with other refugees. This program assists refugees with self-sufficiency, independence, education, and social events. In addition, they are using donations to deliver hygiene products to refugee families, assist with costs associated with dental care, and assist refugees in obtaining driver's licenses.
The Case Manager is very impressed and inspired by this parent's activities, motivations, and altruistic efforts to help lift himself and other refugees in the community.