[Nfbc-info] Youth Stories Needed for transition guide

Darian Smith dsmithnfb at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 23:05:18 UTC 2011

Fellow Federationests,
 Please  send to anyone    who you think may be interested.
 - Darian
Youth Stories Needed for a New Transition Guide

The Office of Disability Employment Policy is Looking for Youth
Transition Stories for a New Resource Guide

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy
is  working on a publication. It will be a complete transition guide
for youth and
young adults (ages 14-25) with

disabilities moving from high school to post-secondary settings. These
settings could include
 full-time jobs, vocational training (being an apprentice), service,
internships; and junior college and university settings.

Since experiences are a great way to learn, they are collecting
stories from youth and young adults with disabilities about their
transition experiences.
They are reaching out to youth across the country and asking you to share:

1 your aspirations and dreams;
2. your learned strategies to navigate different systems;
3. what supports helped you make your transitions.

This project is open to youth with different types of disabilities,
from all backgrounds, and from all across the country!

For more information or to share your experiences, contact Hamza Jaka, at:
Jaka.Hamza.A at dol.gov
 or Laura Ibañez, at:
Ibanez.Laura at dol.gov

Darian Smith

“My secret?  See it, and stay focused on it.”

— Shaquille O'Neal

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