for Students, Families and Professionals
- Transition Map of Delaware: Where are we going?
This new website is a roadmap from school to the future for students ages 13 to 30 with developmental disabilities living in Delaware and/or receiving special education services. The transition from school to adult life is a winding road that is hard to follow. "Where Do We Go From Here" is your map to successful transition planning.
- Individuals with disabilities in obtaining the necessary accommodations and modifications to improve their access and productivity in the workplace. http://www.jan.wvu.edu
1-800-526-7234 or 1-800-ADA-WORK
This is a comprehensive web site for all disability-related federal resources.
- Career Voyages from the Department of Labor
This web site provides information that can help you prepare to find a job.
Here you will find tools and materials to help you promote self-advocacy in your life and work.
- Self Advocacy: Speaking for Yourself
A paper discussing self advocacy from self-advocacy coordinators at the Center on Human Policy
- The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. NICHCY also has Zigawhat! for students at www.nichcy.org/kids/learn.htm
- National Center on Secondary Education and Transition: Parenting Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities
This Parent Brief from The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) discusses the role of parents as mentors and advocates for their children with disabilities.
- NCSET launched its new youth Web site, Youthhood.org, in the Spring of 2005. The Youthhood Web site is a dynamic, curriculum-based tool that can help young adults plan for life after high school. Although the site addresses youth directly, it is intended to be used as a curriculum within a classroom, community program, or in any setting where adults are working with youth to set goals and plan for the future. The Youthhood includes informational content, interactive activities, an online magazine, and a wealth of other opportunities for youth to connect what's important to them to their learning experiences.
- The HEATH Resource Center of The George Washington University, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, is the national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. Go to www.heath.gwu.edu
- National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
As a membership organization, NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-driven advocacy.
- Virginia College Quest: a website designed to assist high school students with disabilities to prepare for college.
- LD OnLine, the leading Web site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals:
- America's Job Bank
This job bank is the biggest and busiest job market in cyberspace. Job seekers can post their resume where thousands of employers search every day, search for job openings automatically, and find their dream job fast. Businesses can post job listings in the nation's largest online labor exchange, create customized job orders, and search resumes automatically to find the right people, right now.
- Eaton Coull Learning Group (ECLG) Learning & Publishing Group provides instructional materials and teacher training support that improve outcomes for students with learning disabilities and/or learning differences.
By focusing on building strong self-advocacy skills and self-efficacy beliefs, ECLG programs transform students into champions of their own learning successes.