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Sue Pratt on Finding a Housing Solution

Sue discusses how perseverance and understanding her son’s wants and needs led to finding a housing situation that was right for him.

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April 2016 165 Community Supports, Connecting Youth, Family Support, Housing Voices of Experience

Jonathan Mooney on Strategies to Thrive

Jonathan Mooney shares strategies to help youth thrive in life.

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March 2015 159 Family Support, Finding Strengths, Connecting Youth Voices of Experience

How TV Can Help Kids Improve Social Skills

Does your child have trouble picking up social cues? Watching TV with him may be a good way to help him learn and practice social skills. In this video, an expert shows a mom how to use TV to help her 10-year-old son better understand emotions, behavior and sarcasm.

  • Topics: Social Skills, Family Support, Connecting Youth, Autism
  • Duration: 9 min
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March 2015 350 Social Skills, Family Support, Connecting Youth, Autism

Making a Smooth Transition from High School to Adult Living: Successful Collaboration

All students and their families benefit from collaboration — teamwork, group effort, and cooperation — between family, school, and others as they make the transition to adult life. Students with disabilities often require extra collaboration and support to achieve their employment, educational, and independent living goals, sometimes for their entire lives. This 2012 webinar for parents of youth with disabilities explores how to use the concept of collaboration to ensure their son or daughter’s transition to adulthood is as smooth as possible. Originally developed for Minnesota families, most content is relevant to families residing in other states as well. Presenters: Carolyn Anderson, PACER Center | Barb Ziemke, PACER Center | Sean Roy, PACER Center.

  • Topics: Webinar, Transition Planning, Collaboration, Adult Services, Connecting Youth, Vocational Rehabilitation, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Transportation, County Services, Independent Living, Employment, Health, Benefit Programs and Supports, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Postsecondary Education, Family Support
  • Duration: 57 min
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March 2014 476 Webinar, Transition Planning, Collaboration, Adult Services, Connecting Youth, Vocational Rehabilitation, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Transportation, County Services, Independent Living, Employment, Health, Benefit Programs and Supports, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Postsecondary Education, Family Support

I Can Soar: Aaron

Aaron faced “intense technology needs” entering public school, but with the help of assistive technology devices like IntelliKeys, a power wheelchair, and even video game controllers he is able to achieve more independence. Now as an 8th grade student, Aaron writes and races with his teachers at school and plays video games with his siblings at home.

  • Topics: Assistive Technology, Special Education, Self-Determination, Connecting Youth
  • Duration: 7 min
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January 2013 1322 Assistive Technology, Special Education, Self-Determination, Connecting Youth

Meet Elle

Meet Elle O’Gorman, a young woman with cerebral palsy who, with the help of AT, is able to communicate with family, friends, and teachers.

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July 2012 13621 Assistive Technology, Accommodations, Special Education, Connecting Youth, Independent Living Assistive Technology in Action

In Their Own Words

Young adults share their unique experiences of dropping out of high school and later reconnecting to career and education supports. They tell about themselves, share their aspirations and dreams, and describe what supports were most useful in getting them back on track.

  • Topics: Connecting Youth, High Expectations, Supportive Adults
  • Duration: 12 min
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June 2012 100 Connecting Youth, High Expectations, Supportive Adults