Post-Secondary Education

2019-10-17T13:53:16-04:00Tags: |

POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION Attending a post-secondary institution – a four-year college or university, a community college or other post-secondary training program – can present new opportunities and challenges. Pursuing post-secondary education allows you to broaden your social horizons while preparing academically for meaningful employment. You have a large array of options when it

Housing – Transition Years

2019-09-26T10:36:41-04:00Tags: |

HOUSING A home of one’s own, either rented or owned, is the cornerstone of independence for any individual. Many people with disabilities face tremendous difficulties in getting and keeping adequate housing. They face obstacles like discrimination, inaccessible construction and unaffordable housing. There are many government supports for home ownership and rental housing

Financial Resources – School Years

2019-09-25T09:52:59-04:00Tags: |

FINANCIAL RESOURCES Having a child with special needs can be very expensive and time-consuming. Fortunately, there are funds available to assist families. It is also important to plan ahead and put certain pieces in place early on to ensure that if something happens to you, your child will be cared for and

Employment/Career

2019-10-17T13:52:19-04:00Tags: |

EMPLOYMENT/CAREER Individuals of varying ability can work! As you consider entering the workforce, you should do some career exploration. This allows you to examine your skills, interests, preferences and abilities and how they might match up with various jobs and careers. One idea is to take a self-assessment, which gives you a

Living Independently

2019-09-27T10:01:45-04:00Tags: |

LIVING INDEPENDENTLY People with disabilities can live independently! You can decide how to live, work and participate in your community. However, living independently does not mean doing everything by yourself or living in isolation; instead, it means having the same choices in your every-day life that your non-disabled peers have. This can

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