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In this issue, we focus on transition services, self-determination, safe return to work, and the 30 years celebration of the ADA.

How to Work on Transition Skills from Home? 

Due to the COVID outbreak, this Fall's return to school looks a lot different for Texas students. Many middle and high schools delayed their start for in-person classes and a lot of students opted to attend classes remotely. Some colleges started classes online-only, while others will offer a hybrid alternative. In any case, the question remains: how can you continue to work towards your transition goals while being at home and in your community with COVID-19 restrictions in place? 

Watch the recording of our recent statewide webinar on transition called Let's Talk Transition!  This webinar highlights key elements to support the transition process and activities, and what meaningful opportunities must be included in the transition plan. 

UIL Modified Guidelines for 2020-2021 School Year

What Can Self-Determination Help You Achieve? 

Self-determination is about acting or causing things to happen in your life. Self-determination is about knowing your strengths and growth opportunities, and sometimes being self-determined might be asking others for ideas and supports.  You can build abilities associated with self-determination (like setting goals and solving problems) anywhere, including at school, home, and work as well as in the community.

Watch this short video What is Self-Determination? from Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities and use the inventory assessments to learn more about yourself and obtain more resources to reach self- determination.

Connecting Youth to Careers

This video follows Jessica from 9th grade through her senior year as she explores her strengths and interests, gains work experience and finds her career pathway. It covers self-awareness, career research and career planning activities. It also answers questions about what parents can do to help launch their teen on a successful career path.
Dude, Where's My Transition Plan?
Housing and Services: Terminology You Would Like to Learn

What You Need to Know About Equal Employment, COVID-19, ADA, and Other Laws

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces workplace anti-discrimination laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act (which include reasonable accommodation and non-discrimination), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. 

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