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items are free to young adults, high school or older, with disabilities and their families.
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PACER provides information, resources, and technical assistance to parents of young adults, 14 through 21, with disabilities and the professionals who work with them on transition related topics, such as; post secondary options, housing, employment, and recreation. Also see Transition Parent Briefs developed by PACER in collaboration with other national technical assistance centers.
Top Secret Job Skills: Declassified
Top Secret Job Skills: Declassified is an animated, interactive CD for transition age teens, with and without disabilities, to learn the interpersonal skills that are needed to be successful in the interview and on the job. The CD features optional audio, with the main characters providing voice over of all the text. This is a great resource for teens and parents, as well as a teaching tool for educational settings. Watch a clip from the CD
$35 | Price per CD | ST-38
Building Program Capacity to Serve Youth with Disabilities
This curriculum is designed to train youth employment program staff with little or no experience working with youth with disabilities. This seven-module curriculum explores disability awareness within a civil rights framework, reviews laws that relate to employment for people with disabilities, helps individuals understand the needs of youth with disabilities and their families, introduces participants to examples of reasonable accommodations and assistive technology, promotes interagency collaboration, and examines the overrepresentation of youth with disabilities in the juvenile justice system. 2004. More detailed information is available online.
$15 | CD-Rom | ST-1
Solving the Employment Puzzle for Youth with Disabilities
This curriculum can be used by Parent Centers and other organizations to introduce parents and youth to practical career development strategies and to promote awareness of a wide range of community and government resources that can help youth with disabilities prepare for work, find a job, and stay employed. 69 slides. 2003. This curriculum is also available in PowerPoint and HTML format.
$15 | CD-Rom | ALL-24
Transition Trek Game
Updated! An innovative and engaging board game that helps youth and young adults plan for life after high school. Players draw cards with questions related to careers, independent living, and self determination. Six game pieces included. 2010.
$25 | ST-23
Natural Supports: The Emerging Role of Business in Employment of People with Moderate and Severe Disabilities
Answers "Yes!" to the question: Are businesses willing to directly hire people with moderate and severe disabilities and be actively involved from the beginning in providing support? 1997. An online version is also available.
$2 | 10+ copies, $1.50 each | PHP-c24
What Is a WorkForce Center?
Do you or does someone you know have a disability and want to work? If so, you can learn how WorkForce Centers can help people develop skills, look for work, keep jobs, or build a career. 2001. An online version is also available.
$3 | 10+ copies, $2 each | VO-2
Go For Your Dream
Features Hmong students and adults with disabilities and their parents, speaking about their transition experiences and their hopes for the future. Rental fee can be applied toward purchase. In Hmong with English subtitles.
$35 | Rental, $10 | VID-26-01
Sexuality and Me: I Am a Beautiful Person
Teens and young adults with disabilities discuss sexuality. 13 minutes. 1996. Closed-captioned.
$35 | Rental, $10 | VID-20
Speak Up for Health
Discusses health care for transition youth. 1992.
$35 | Rental, $10 | VID-12
Housing: Where Will Our Children Live When They Grow Up?
Parents of youth with disabilities will find that this easy-to-use book answers many questions about future housing choices to make with their child. From housing options to funding to supports and services, there is a wealth of information. 2012.
$8 | 10+ copies, $6 each | PHP-a26
Mapping Dreams: The Transition to Adulthood
What parents can do to help plan for their childís transition from high school to adult employment, postsecondary education or training, and independent living. Includes talking points to help plan with your child for his or her future and a resource list. 2012.
$8 | 10+ copies, $6 each | ST-40
Minnesota Secondary Transition Toolkit for Families: A Guide to Preparing Your Child with a Disability for Life Beyond High School
New! This toolkit was created to make transition planning easier and offers easy-to-understand information about the purpose of transition planning, the goal and importance of age-appropriate assessments, and the required rules that are used by schools. It also includes information on the community partners that can provide youth with supports as adults. Topics include healthcare and health maintenance, benefits planning, postsecondary education and accommodations, recreation, social resources, transportation, and housing. 2013. One copy may be printed from downloaded booklet.
$9 | 10+ copies, $7 each | ST-41
Possibilities: A Financial Resource for Parents of Children with Disabilities
a booklet first published in 2004 by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and PACER, has been revamped and expanded in an online format. This guide offers tips and information on organizing financial records, managing money, dealing with debt, preparing income taxes, saving for college, preparing youth for adult employment, and more. Each section includes links to additional resources. 2011
FREE | Online Only | WEB-1
Teens Speak Out
Survey in 1996 of Minnesota teens with disabilities about their needs and experiences during transition. 1997.
$3 | 10+ copies, $2 each | ST-26
The Road to Work: An Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation
Discusses the issues related to the Rehabilitation Act, including elibigility criteria for vocational rehabilitation services, transition planning for high school students, the Individual Written Rehabilitation Program, appeals procedures, legislation and self-advocacy skills. Fourth Edition. 2009.
$8 | 10+ copies, $6.50 each | VO-1
When I Grow Up...I Am Going to Work
Discusses the range of work possibilities for young people with disabilities. 2002.
$8 | 10+ copies, $6 each | ST-22
ADA Related Articles | Free to Download
ADA Related Articles
Articles show how the Americans with Disabilities Act affects child care centers, recreation programs, schools, filing complaints, health care providers, post-secondary education and the Rehabilitation Act, employment discrimination, and transition. 1993-1997.
$5 for set | PHP-c51-01