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Age Appropriate Transition Assessment Toolkit
The NTACT Age Appropriate Transition Assessment Toolkit contains many tools to assist practitioners in making informed work based learning placement and curriculum decisions.
Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Resource Guide with Core Curriculum
The Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Resource Guide with Core Curriculum is a companion document to the CDOS learning standards. It further develops the core content for each learning standard and career major. The document is also rich with teacher developed classroom activities that help students achieve the CDOS standards.
Families Together in NYS, Inc.
Families Together is a non-profit, family-run organization that strives to establish a unified voice for children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and social challenges. Their mission is to ensure that every family has access to needed information, support, and services. Families Together in NYS, Inc. is the state chapter of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health.
Guideposts for Success: What all youth need to successfully transition into adulthood
Based on an extensive literature review of research, demonstration projects and effective practices covering a wide range of programs and services, including youth development, quality education, and workforce development programs
Job Application Center
A free online resource for helping students and graduates find specific information and advice on how to apply online and offline to every major national company in America. Students coming to our site can search a database of over 1500 articles each tailored to a specific company of your field.
NYS Special Education Quality Assurance
Special Education Quality Assurance oversees preschool and school-age special education services through a quality assurance review process that emphasizes attainment of positive results for student with disabilities. Regional Associates, located in several regional offices across New York State, coordinate the review process and also provide technical assistance to parents, school district personnel, and private providers.
New York State Education Department Transition Website
The resources and materials within this section are designed to assist schools, students and families with the transition from school to post-school. A successful transition process is based on the student's strengths, preferences and interests, and requires collaboration between the school district, student, family and community agencies. Transition planning and services are designed to prepare a student with a disability to achieve his or her post-secondary goals related to living, learning and earring within the community.
New York State Graduation Requirements for Students with Disabilities
This page provides information on both high school diploma and nondiploma exiting credential options available to New York State students with disabilities. Information is provided on the course work, credit and assessment requirements students must successfully complete to earn a Regents or local high school diploma, including the various safety net options available to assist students with disabilities to earn a local diploma. Requirements, model forms, guidance, and questions and answers for the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential and the New York State Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement Credential are also provided. Check this site often for additional resources and updated questions and answers on both of these high school exiting credentials.
New York State Special Education Parent Centers
The parent centers offer a wide range of services including: outreach to parents of children with special needs with particular emphasis on minority and underserved families, immigrant families, foster parents, families living in homeless shelters and others as needed; seminars and training sessions for parents on such topics as due process, communicating with school district personnel, and negotiating the special education system; training programs for parents on becoming confident, effective advocates on behalf of themselves, their children and other parents; support groups for mothers, fathers and siblings of children with disabilities.
New York's Minimum Wage
The Minimum Wage Act (Article 19 of the New York State Labor Law) requires that all employees in New York State receive at least $9.70 an hour beginning December 31, 2016. Minimum wage rates differ based on industry, region and business size. Rates will increase each year until they reach $15.00 per hour.
Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER)
Founded in 1977, PACER Center was created by parents of children and youth with disabilities to help other parents and families facing similar challenges. Today, PACER Center expands opportunities and enhances the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families.
Parent to Parent of New York State
Parent to Parent is a statewide organization for supporting families of individuals with special needs. They believe in the power of parents helping each other learn about their child
The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
The Center hosts capacity building institutes and workshops, national summits, national teleconference calls, and additional training opportunities. In addition, the Center develops research-to-practice tools for everyday use, and provides technical assistance and outreach.