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State Services for the Blind Partnership Project

State Services for the Blind of Minnesota

Resources: SSB Services for Teens

PACER Center is partnering with State Services for the Blind (SSB) of Minnesota to improve outcomes for students who are blind, visually impaired, or DeafBlind as they transition from high school to postsecondary education or employment. As part of this partnership, PACER is providing parent trainings, professional in-services, and developing new resources for families and youth.

Self-Advocacy Terms and Descriptions

As a young adult who is blind, visually impaired, or DeafBlind, you will hear words or phrases during the transition to postsecondary education and employment that may be new or confusing. Click the links in the story below to read a simple description of each of the terms that will be important to understand as you advocate for yourself in school, on the job and in the community.

Learn More about Self-Advocacy Terms and Descriptions

The Transition to Postsecondary Education

Discover how students and families can prepare now for a successful transition to postsecondary education in this 3-part video series.

Voices of Experience Videos

Meet Rachel Magario, an assistive technology specialist and a person who is blind. In this series of videos, Rachel shares her story, including the impact of assistive technology, parental support, and maintaining a positive outlook for the future.

Archived Trainings

More information about transition for youth with all disabilities can be found on PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment website.