PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment

Description:

The road to adulthood for youth with disabilities is filled with opportunity, and parents play a key role. PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment is ready with the information families want, presented in a way families can use.

Founded in 2014, PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment builds on PACER’s decades of experience providing high quality assistance and support to parents, youth, and professionals on transition topics. This innovative new project will keep the needs of families at the forefront and help youth with disabilities find success in postsecondary education, employment, and life in the community.

PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment provides relevant information and resources to parents, youth, and professionals through a variety of services:

  • A new, cutting-edge website that inspires, educates, and engages families around transition.
  • Technical assistance and training to professionals on best practices for engaging families, including those who are underserved.
  • In-person and online workshops for parents of youth on topics such as assistive technology, postsecondary supports, and finding work in the community.

This site includes: Videos, Learning Center (Middle & High Transition Planning, Postsecondary Education, Employment, Benefit Programs & Supports, Independent & Community Living, Laws & Rights, Health & Transition), Stories, and Resource Library.

Tag(s): ADD/ADHD After High School Autism Spectrum Disorder Collaboration Deaf-Blind Emotional Disabilities Employment Hearing Impairment High School Independent Living Intellectual Disabilities Learning Disability Middle School Mild/Moderate Disabilities Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairment Other Health Impairment Parent/Family Postsecondary Education Speech/Language Impairment Transition Traumatic Brain Injury Vision Impairment