TRIAD Resources for Educators and those that Work with Youth
The following Web site links are subject to change. Information provided through these Web sites is not necessarily endorsed by IDS or the granting agency.
Going to College
This Web site contains information about living college life with a disability. It is designed for high school students and provides video clips, activities and additional resources that can help you get a head start in planning for college.
NCLB and IDEA: What Parents of Students with Disabilities Need to Know and Do (pdf)
This link connects to a document that describes the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act (IDEA) and gives an overview of information that students with disabilities and their parents should know about the NCLB and IDEA.
Individual Education Program (IEP)
This link connects to the U.S. Department of Education Web site which provides a guide to the IEP.
Mississippi Department of Education
This Web site serves as a gateway to information on all facets of K-12 education from accreditation levels to initiatives for healthy schools to licensure requirements.
This link connects to PEPNet which maintains a national network of regional centers that provides resources, information, in-service training, and expertise to enhance educational opportunities for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. PEPNet offers consultation, training, professional development, cutting edge technical assistance and other resources to educational institutions.
Check & Connect
This link connects to the Check & Connect Web site which explains their model of using mentors to promote student engagement with school, reduce dropout, and increase school completion. The Check & Connect Web site also provides information regarding the current projects and initiatives, related publications, and upcoming presentations and workshop.
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)
This link connects to the NECO Web site which provides links to publications related to educational outcomes and contains a link to the NCEO Data Viewer which lets you view information related to students with disabilities and create individualized reports.
Mississippi Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD)
This link connects to the Mississippi CCD Web site which provides information on the Parent Training and Information Center that provides training and information to parents of school-aged children, young adults with disabilities and professionals.
This Web site provides parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys with accurate, reliable information about special education laws, education laws, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
Promoting Self-Advocacy (pdf)
(This link connects you to information provided by Winnelle Carpenter, M.A (Powerful Learning Concepts) on self-advocacy for children and youth.
National Center for Mentoring Youth with Disabilities
This link connects to The National Center which provides information on training and technical assistance, information on best practices in the field, an opportunity to connect with others who are committed to similar work, an information on upcoming conferences.
Training Modules of the Assistive Technology Division Mississippi
Department of Rehabilitation Services
This Web site provides training modules on the physical computer and computer access for persons with special needs.
Universal Design Project Checklist
This link connects to a checklist designed to make projects more welcoming, accessible and usable for all. Focus is given to academic environments such as classrooms, service offices, libraries, computer labs, electronic resources, events, and specific project activities. The final goal of the checklist is to provide equal access. ably and efficiently.
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
This link connects to the ODEP Web site which provides disability related information pertaining to the workforce, youth, and employers as well as information on employment supports and research.
ETA DisAbility Online
The ETA Disabilities Program develops and implements workforce disability policy and program initiatives to address structural, programmatic, and systemic employment barriers for people with disabilities. This Web site provides links to employment and training resources as well as other employment-related information. http://www.doleta.gov/disability
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth)
This link connects to the NCWD/Youth Web site which provides resources, publications, links to related Web sites, Pro-Bank (an online database of programs and practices in the workforce development system), and more.
The National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP)
This link connects to the NSIP Web site which promotes the active engagement of people with disabilities as service members in national and community service.
This link connects to the Accessible Employment Web site which provides access to job searches, resume postings, information on disability awareness, and more.
National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC)
NYEC is a non-partisan national organization dedicated to promoting policies and initiatives that help youth succeed in becoming lifelong learners, productive workers, and self-sufficient citizens. This site contains information on legislation, best practices, and leadership development, as well as a variety of projects and initiatives.
Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS)
This link connects to the section of social security online that explains PASS which is a Social Security Income provision to help individuals with disabilities return to work.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
This link connects to the JAN Web site which provides information on their services of individualized worksite accommodations solutions; technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation; and education about self-employment options.
Workforce Investment Network Job Centers (WIN)
This link connects you to the WIN in Mississippi Web site which provides information and locations of the WIN Job Centers in Mississippi as well as links to other job-related resources.
Mississippi Partners for Informed Choice (M-PIC)
This link connects to a section of the MS Department of Rehabilitation Web site which explains the M-PIC program which is a program that provides Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) services. The purpose of M-PIC/WIPA is to enable all Social Security Administration beneficiaries with disabilities (including transition-to-work aged youth) to make informed choices about work.
This link connects to DisabilityInfo.gov which is the federal government's one-stop Web site for people with disabilities, their families, employers, veterans and service members, workforce professionals and many others. This site provides access to disability-related information and programs available across the government on numerous subjects, including benefits, civil rights, community life, education, employment, housing, health, technology and transportation.
Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (VCU-RRTC) Webcast Series
This link connects to VCU-RRTC Webcast series onWorkplace Supports and offers a series of Webcasts throughout the year. Most of the Webcasts are free and all cover a range of topics relevant to young adults with disabilities.
HEALTH AND HEALTHY LIVING
American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD)
This link connects to the AAHD Web site which provides health promotion resources, health-related publications, information on health programs and more.
Healthy and Ready To Work (HRTW) National Resource Center
This link connects to the HRTW National Resource Center which provides information and connections to health and transition expertise nationwide. This site focuses on understanding systems, access to quality health care, and increasing the involvement of youth. It also includes provider preparation plus tools and resources needed to make more informed choices.
National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC): Women with Disabilities
This link connects to the NWHIC which provides health related information for women with disabilities, caretakers, health professionals, and researchers.
Curriculum on Abuse Prevention and Empowerment (CAPE)
This link connects to CAPE which explores fundamental issues of abuse, best-practices training approaches, and stories of people with disabilities confronting and resisting abuse. This site provides learning tools that appeal to wide audiences, including stories, movies, comic book scenes, quizzes, and games.
Substance Use Among Young Adults With Disabilities (pdf)
This link connects to a report that was released by the National Center for Special Education Research on May 20, 2008. The report uses data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 to answer questions about the use of alcohol, cigarettes and illegal drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and LSD among young adults with disabilities.
Build Your Own Care Notebook
This link connects to a section of the National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children with Special Needs Web site. This section gives information on how to build a Care Notebook which has multiple uses such as assisting parents/caregivers in maintaining an ongoing record of their child's care, services, providers, and notes.
This Web site provides information, support, and professional development on topics focusing on the transition from school to adult life for youth.
Bridge to the Future
This link connects to a training program that is designed to help people with disabilities and their families in that it covers many aspects of life and many kinds of disabilities with a particular emphasis on cognitive disabilities.
The Forum for Youth Investment
This link connects to a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping communities and the nation make sure all young people are ready by 21-ready for college, work and life. This site provides youth and adult leaders with the information, technical assistance, training, network support, and partnership opportunities needed to increase the quality and quantity of youth investment and involvement.
The Road to Self-Sufficiency: A Guide to Entrepreneurship for Youth with Disabilities (2008)
This link connects to a guide designed to serve as a resource for organizations working with youth and policymakers who support youth programs. This guide gives information on career exploration and employment options for youth, shows how entrepreneurship education can be implemented in programs, and offers suggestions on how to introduce self-employment as an option for all youth, including youth with disabilities.
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
This link connects to the NCSET Web site which provides transition related resources, publications, Web sites, technical assistance, and other relevant information on transitioning for people with disabilities.
Self-Determination: Supporting Successful Transition
This article, from the April 2003 National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NSET) Newsletter, gives an introduction to self-determination and transition and provides tips for families and professionals.
Building the Legacy: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments of 2004
This link connects you to 2004 updates of the IDEA.
Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services (MDRS)
This link connects to the MDRS Web site which provides information on consumer services, field office locations, employer services, links to related Web sties, and more.
The National Arts and Disability Center (NADC)
This link connects to the NADC Web site in which you can take an arts and disability Web tour. Links are provided for visual and performing arts organizations with a disability or accessibility focus along with Web sites for individual artists with disabilities.
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD)
This link connects to the NCPAD Web site which provides information and resources for everyone, including guidelines to consider before starting any kind of exercise program and fact sheets on many popular activities, games, recreational pursuits, and sports that have been adapted for people with disabilities.