October Edition (2015), Volume 18

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Understanding the New Vision for Career Development: The Role of Family


This Info Brief introduces families, including families of youth with disabilities, to a new way of looking at career development for youth. This brief discusses the three phases of career development, highlights Individualized Learning Plans as a tool for facilitating the career development process, and offers strategies on how families can be involved.

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WIOA: What Human Services Agencies & Advocates Need to Know

How You Can Help Your Child Learn to be a Good Self-Advocate

It is never too early to start teaching youth how he or she can advocate for himself or herself. Like many other important life skills, self-advocacy is a critical tool youth need in order to achieve goals, increase self-sufficiency, and become a successful young adult. As youth become older, the ways in which students can participate in their Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting increases.

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High Expectations: A Most Valuable Tool

Every parent has hopes and dreams for their child, even if those dreams aren't always openly expressed. When parents have a child with a disability, goals might need to be modified. This doesn't mean expecting less of your child, but it may mean expecting something different than what you had envisioned. It is important to understand the critical influence of having "high expectations" for your child. You need to instill those expectations in your youth.

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Help Young Adults Learn about Accessing Accommodations after High School

When young adults with disabilities graduate from high school, many aspects of their life will change. Services that had been provided under the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) will end, and youth with disabilities will need to find new ways to receive accommodations in post-secondary education and training, employment, and independent living.

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Annual PROMISE Meeting

November 18-19, 2015 (with the option of attending the AUCD conference -- November 16-18, 2015)


How to sign up for the new PROMISE TA Center Listserv: please sign-up to the PROMISE staff listserv located at the AUCD PROMISE TA Center website.  You can sign-up by using this link:  http://www.promisetacenter.org/promise_ta_grantees_listserv.  If you have any questions, please ask Leon ([email protected]) or Michael ([email protected]).


The AUCD (Association of University Centers on Disabilities) PROMISE TA Center produced this newsletter under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs associated with PR Award #H418P14. The contents of this newsletter do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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