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Description: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes): It is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or now income; and It provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter. Other questions answered include: Am I eligible for SSI benefits? How may I apply for SSI benefits? Help for Beneficiaries Who Return to Work Income Reporting
Description: Tyler is a typical high school student who happens to have cerebral palsy and some other challenges. He has taken on a mission to educate the world about Ability Awareness. He believes that what a person, any person, CAN do is much more important than what he/she can't. The people in Tyler's life who have seen this and practiced Ability Awareness have made all the difference in the world to him. His mission started as an Eagle Scout Project and has grown to a dream.
Description: This Rethinking High School report profiles five reform programs funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that demonstrate success preparing ethnically and socioeconomically diverse students to be college-ready.
Description: Since 2000, the HEATH Resource Center has served as a national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities, managed by The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Now, The HSC Foundation has partnered with the George Washington University to expand the content of this resource and to designate it as the official resource website of The HSC Foundation’s National Youth Transitions Center. The HEATH Resource Center is a...
Description: Starting a job can be difficult for any young person. If the person happens to have a hidden disability, such as a mental health impairment, a new workplace can be overwhelming. This fact sheet provides guidance to assist with a successful transition into the workforce by answering questions regarding disclosure, accommodations and resources.
Description: DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) serves to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. This manual was developed to help you create summer study, work-based learning, and e-mentoring programs for youth. Chapter One: Foundations for DO-IT Practices Chapter Two: How to DO-IT: An Overview Chapter Three: Computer and Internet Access Chapter Four: Peer and Mentor Support Chapter Five: Summer Study...
Description: This book and the complementary video series, Taking Charge: Stories of Success and Self-Determination, explore positive internal characteristics and external factors that contribute to success—personally, socially, spiritually, academically, and professionally. These factors can be used to provoke thought and promote interaction between teens and caring adults. The book also tells how you can set up a mentoring community on the Internet where young people and their mentors share ideas...
Description: This webcast is designed specifically for school personnel who will be conducting telephone interviews for Indicator #14. Participants will obtain information on the process for conducting interviews; the use of a web-based survey designed to collect interview information; and suggested telephone interviewing technique. There is no charge for the web cast.
Description: This video presentation delivers tips to students with disabilities for making a successful transition from two- to four-year postsecondary institutions. It can be used with community college offices of disabled student services to help students prepare for a transition to a 4-year school. The presentation is open-captioned and audio-described to assure access to the content for viewers who are deaf or blind, respectively (Run Time: ~11:08 minutes).
Description: The Job Accommodation Network consultants have developed this employment guide for job seekers as well as job candidates entering the workforce. This guide provides a four-step process with easy-to-use information, tools, and resources on subjects encountered when job seeking. These include disclosing a disability, requesting an accommodation, and career exploration designed to help people with disabilities find the job which is a good fit for them. (This is available in Spanish.)