FOR YOUTH ONLY is a resource for youth with disabilities. Here you will find information to help you to develop self-advocacy skills and gain a better understanding of how you can more effectively participate to increase your success in the classroom, at home, and in the community. By understanding your disability and its impact on your everyday life, you have a better chance of improving your life and accessing the systems of care that serve you.
- Learn how to take care of yourself!
- Learn how to share information about what helps you!
- Learn how to be a leader for other youth who, like you, would benefit from support and help.
Video Series: Advocating for Your Needs at School
Video Series: Preparing For Adulthood: Taking Charge of My Own Health Care
PACER’s Youth Advisory Board on mental health discusses topics related to transitioning from pediatric health care to adult heath care. This 4-part series includes tips for teens and young adults on: coordinating your own health care, how medical providers and teachers can help you taking charge of your own health care, preparing for your own medical appointments, and understanding the benefits of guardianship.
PACER Programs for You
EX.I.T.E. Camp is to empower middle school girls in the fields of math, science, and engineering. EX.I.T.E. Camp provides a safe and supported environment for hands-on learning as well as a place to meet new friends and create lasting memories.
Fun Times is a volunteer, social program that connects teens and young adults with and without disabilities
Youth Advisory Board Activities (Mental Health and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Project)