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Thank you for attending one of our Youth Leadership trainings! In this month's issue, we are sharing resources to help you learn more about self-advocacy and transition planning.

Chart Your Own Future!

The IEP is your "individualized" education program at your school. It is based on your strengths, interests, and goals regarding education, employment, and daily living skills.  Taking the leadership role to develop this plan will help you to:
  • Gain skills you need to reach your future goals
  • Begin turning your hopes into reality
  • Discover what really matters to you
  • Have more control over your time and activities at school
Get Power and Take Ownership of Your Goals

"Dare To Be Yourself" 

Take the Leadership on Your Self-Determination

According to the IRIS Center Module Student-Centered Transition, research indicates that students with disabilities who lead their own IEP meetings develop stronger self-determination skills and acquire greater knowledge about post-secondary transition.

Learning about the IEP process will help you become a more effective self-advocate.

Although this Module was written for teachers, we think the scenarios and advice will be helpful when advocating for your own transition. Give it a try! 

Check out Donzaleigh and Jeremy's Challenge
Visit the Student-Centered Transition Planning Module

The Science of Breathing and Relaxing 

Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing.

Download the Belly Breathing App

 Adulthood:"Take It All On" 

Beyond High School: Your Rights at College, Trade School, and More

Check out the Disability Rights Texas handout on Post-Secondary Transition. It includes 22 of the most common FAQ's about what to do after high school if you are interested in attending college, trade school, or other institution of higher education. The list covers what to expect before the admission process, how to document your disability, and how to obtain related services. 
Beyond High School: Your Rights

What is Healthcare Transition?

A healthcare transition occurs when it is time to move from receiving pediatric healthcare to receiving adult healthcare. This transition is experienced by all youth who change healthcare providers and transition from a child-oriented model of care to an adult-oriented model of care.

It is essential to have systems and resources in place to ensure that you experience a successful healthcare transition. 

If you want to learn more visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Are You Ready to Transition to Adult Healthcare? Take This Quiz!



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