Transition planning is a process for youth with disabilities that focuses on working toward results-oriented goals after high school, such as post-secondary education, vocational rehabilitation, integrated employment or independent living. It also helps youth develop life skills through hands-on experiences, so they can become successful, contributing members of society. Visit the Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation website for more information Or, contact the service office in your area.
Tapping into the Power of Families: How Families of Youth with Disabilities Can Assist in Job Search and Retention
Submitted by NCWD-Youth, supported by DOL/ODEP
Families play a vital, yet unrecognized role in helping young people with disabilities explore careers, build work skills, and be successful in employment. Reasons why families are unrecognized in the career development process vary.
The purpose of this brief is to give families information on how their involvement can make a positive impact on a youth's work readiness, career exploration, and workplace success. Educators and other youth service professionals can also use this information to consider how to involve family members in a young person's work readiness and career development. Click here to download the complete InfoBrief
Connecting the Right People with the Right Job. That’s the mission of a program in Omaha designed to assist individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in getting and keeping a job. ACN Connections, operated by the Autism Center of Nebraska, Inc. in partnership with Vocational Rehabilitation, provides employment supports for high school graduates and older. Click here for more information from ACN Connections.
Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation's Project SEARCH helps students with disabilities learn vocational and competitive skills to help them enter the workplace and to become more independent in the work environment.
NCWD/Youth provides information about employment and youth with disabilities.
This website contains information about living college life with a disability. It is designed for high school students. The site provides video clips, activities, and resources that can help them get a head start in planning for college. Video interviews with college students with disabilities offer a way to hear firsthand from students with disabilities who have been successful. Modules include activities that will help students explore more about themselves, learn what to expect from college, and equip them with important considerations and tasks to complete when planning for college. Visit this new website http://www.going-to-college.org/.
The Arc of Nebraska and the Nebraska APSE are proud to announce the "Transition to Community Employment Project". This project is focused on furthering the employment goals of Nebraskans with Developmental Disabilities and is partly funded by the Walmart Foundation. The project centers around transition-age students in several school districts located in Omaha, Norfolk, Grand Island, McCook, and North Platte. The scope of the project also expands to people currently receiving services in sheltered workshop settings.