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Youth Resources

 

starTransition Planning

Transition Planning and the IEP - A guide to everything you need to know to participate inTransition Planning.

Keeping It Real: How to Get the Supports You Need for the Life You Want

 

starCollege Preparation

www.gacollege411.org - A great site for students, parents and educators to get all the information you need to plan for college. This site also has an online self-assessment tool for students.

www.collegeboard.com - Practice and register for the SAT test and search for colleges online.

www.careeronestop.org - Explore different careers and get tips on finding a job.

www.thinkcollege.net - Learn about college options for people with intellectual disabilities.

www.tcsg.edu - Find out if a technical college is for you.

 

starPerson Centered Planning

http://www.communityinclusion.org/article.php?article_id=54 - Institute on Community Inclusion Brief, Starting with Me: A Guide to Person-Centered Planning for Job Seekers

http://rebeccahulst.com/path.htm - This website journals the story of one family as they navigate the disability world. This link is to a breakdown of someone’s path with ideas of what they put at each step.

http://www.imagineenterprises.com/images/pdfS/Circles%20of%20Support.pdf - This is a quick little article on how Circles of Friends is really at the heart of all Person Centered Planning!

http://www.tsbvi.edu/Outreach/seehear/winter06/jacob.htm - This website shares the story of one family and their experiences with developing a Circle of Friends.

 

starSelf-Advocacy Skills

 Be Your Own Best Advocate – an information sheet on advocating skills.

 10 Steps to Self-Determination – Promoting Self-Determination in the Home

 National Gateway to Self-Determination – A clearinghouse for resources, training, and information on promoting self-determination.

 

starYouth Empowerment

Youth Service of America - YSA supports a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. With half the world’s population under age 25, our mission is to help all young people find their voice, take action, and make an impact on vital community issues.

The Bridge for Youth - Emergency Services for youth, Transitions Program, Counseling, Teen Health Program, Group Connections ( Ages 10-17 yrs old) The Bridge for Youth’s mission is to provide runaway and homeless youth safe shelter, assist in the prevention and resolution of family conflicts and reunify families whenever possible.

The Trevor Project - Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Family Equality Council - Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are LGBTQ in this country and their six million children.

 

 starJob Preparation

www.careeronestop.org  - Explore different careers and get tips on finding a job.

www.thinkcollege.net - Learn about college options for people with intellectual disabilities.

www.tcsg.edu

   - Find out if a technical college is for you

http://www.careeronestop.org/StudentsandCareerAdvisors/GetWorkExperience.aspx - Career One Stop – Pathways to Career Success

http://www.whitehouse.gov/economy/jobs/youthjobs/ - The White House – Youth Jobs

http://www.college-path.com/internships-high-school-students/ - Internships for high school students.

How can students with disabilities gain work experience while in high school or college?

https://www.ffa.org/Pages/default.aspx - prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems

http://www.fcclainc.org/ - National Career and Technical Student Organization for young men and women in family and consumer sciences education

http://educationnorthwest.org/nmc - provided training, technical assistance, research, and consultation to youth mentoring initiatives and programs throughout the United States

https://www.usajobs.gov/studentsandgrads - Pathways for students and recent graduates to Federal careers

Georgia Teenwork Apprenticeship Program - The Georgia TeenWork Internship Program (GTIP) is a resource to youth throughout the state of Georgia. Youth will have hands on experience with companies to develop the skills needed for today's workplace. Youth are trained and matched to assigned employers based on the needs of the employer and future career interest of the participating youth. The employers are recruited and matched with youth in their community. GTIP arranges interviews between the youth and the employers to determine if the worksite is a suitable match for both parties.

http://www.atlantaregional.com - Young people, 14-24 years of age, interested in full-year youth programs funded by the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) must be low income and possess significant and defined barriers to education and employment.

For program information, see the list of organizations that offer year-round youth programs (PDF) in Cherokee, Clayton, Douglas, Fayette, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties, which are in the Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board service area.

For youth programs in the City of Atlanta, Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton counties, please contact the workforce board in your county of residence for youth program information. If you have questions about the Youth program, please contact us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.If you are only interested in a job, the list of Youth Job Search Tips (PDF) offers helpful information for finding employment.