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DO-IT Scholars Discuss the Importance of College

DO-IT Scholars, who are part of an innovative transition-to-college program, share their perspectives on why it is important to attend college.

  • Topics: Postsecondary Education, Finding Strengths, College Preparation
  • Duration: 4 min
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April 2017 151 Postsecondary Education, Finding Strengths, College Preparation

Understanding Measurable Postsecondary Goals in the IEP

PACER advocate Barb Ziemke discusses the concept of “measurable postsecondary goals” and how they fit into transition planning for a student with a disability on an IEP. She incorporates her own experiences to highlight why this is an important concept for families to understand.

  • Topics: Special Education, Finding Strengths, Transition Planning, Family Support
  • Duration: 5 min
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August 2016 191 Special Education, Finding Strengths, Transition Planning, Family Support

Sue Pratt on the Importance of a Transition Plan

Sue shares about the power of high expectations and the role a well-constructed transition plan plays in success for transitioning youth.

  • Part of the Voices of Experience Series
  • Topics: Finding Strengths, High Expectations, Perseverance, Transition, Special Education
  • Duration: 2 min
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April 2016 353 Finding Strengths, High Expectations, Perseverance, Transition, Special Education Voices of Experience

Moving Out Into the World

Discover how international study and volunteer abroad can develop confidence, independence, and career skills for people with disabilities.

  • Topics: Career Development, Employment, Finding Strengths, High Expectations, Inclusion, Independent Living
  • Duration: 5 min
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October 2015 340 Career Development, Employment, Finding Strengths, High Expectations, Inclusion, Independent Living

Work Early, Work Often: Parents/Caregivers of Young Adults with Disabilities

Part of a three-part series highlighting the importance of work and work-based experiences in an young person’s transition to adulthood, a mother talks about her son’s career development experiences, finding the right job “fit,” his personal growth on the job, and “letting go.”

  • Part of the Work Early, Work Often Series
  • Topics: Career Development, Employment, Family Support, Finding Strengths, Independent Living
  • Duration: 3 min
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September 2015 1326 Career Development, Employment, Family Support, Finding Strengths, Independent Living Work Early, Work Often

Work Early, Work Often: Young Adults with Disabilities

Part of a three-part series highlighting the importance of work and work-based experiences in an young person’s transition to adulthood, a young professional with disabilities shares how her early work experiences helped lead to long-term success.

  • Part of the Work Early, Work Often Series
  • Topics: Career Development, Employment, Finding Strengths, Preparing for Employment, High Expectations, Perseverance, Self-Awareness
  • Duration: 3 min
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September 2015 1367 Career Development, Employment, Finding Strengths, Preparing for Employment, High Expectations, Perseverance, Self-Awareness Work Early, Work Often

Meet Jesus Villasenor

Meet Jesus Villasenor, a parent advocate at PACER Center and father of a young adult with learning disabilities. Jesus tells his story, and offers advice to other Latino parents on helping their youth with a disability through the transition years.

  • Part of the Voices of Experience Series
  • Topics: Learning Disability, Family Support, Latino Parents, ADD/ADHD, High Expectations, Finding Strengths
  • Duration: 7 min
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April 2015 321 Learning Disability, Family Support, Latino Parents, ADD/ADHD, High Expectations, Finding Strengths Voices of Experience

Meet John

Meet John, an assistive technology specialist at PACER Center and a young adult with a cognitive disability. John discusses understanding his disability, finding his strengths, and the role high expectations played in his academic and career success.

  • Part of the Voices of Experience Series
  • Topics: Self-Awareness, ADD/ADHD, Family Support, Postsecondary Education, Finding Strengths
  • Duration: 5 min
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March 2015 450 Self-Awareness, ADD/ADHD, Family Support, Postsecondary Education, Finding Strengths 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

Customized Employment

This video features Sean and his customized employment experience at Barnes and Noble. It showcases how a customized employment experience can be beneficial to both the business and to the individual with a disability.

  • Topics: Employment, Finding Strengths
  • Duration: 4 min
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December 2014 1404 Employment, Finding Strengths

Self-Advocacy: Find the Captain in You!

Two high school students host a morning talk show with special guest, Captain Self Advocacy.

  • Topics: Self-Determination, Self-Advocacy, Youth Produced, Finding Strengths
  • Duration: 9 min
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December 2010 6215 Self-Determination, Self-Advocacy, Youth Produced, Finding Strengths

I Can — PSA

The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace.

  • Topics: Employment, For Employers, Finding Strengths, PSA
  • Duration: 1 min
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September 2009 73128 Employment, For Employers, Finding Strengths, PSA