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NCWD/Youth Releases Youth in Action! Tip Sheets for Young People

April 12, 2013
Source: U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

As part of their individual development, today's youth need to learn and understand how to take action for themselves as they transition into adulthood. In conjunction with the Office of Disability Employment Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor, NCWD/Youth has developed a series of "Youth in Action!" tip sheets aimed at helping youth learn and think about important transition issues. Tip sheets include: Becoming a Stronger Self-Advocate; Leading Your Transition Planning; Learning Disability History; Getting Involved in Volunteering; Serving on Decision-Making Boards; and Participating in Internships and Work-Based Experiences. While these tip sheets are designed for youth to read and use, they are also helpful tools for family members, educators, and youth service professionals to use in discussions with youth. See a list of all the Youth in Action Tip Sheets at http://www.ncwd-youth.info/youth-development on the Youth Development web page under "Publications."

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