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Youth Development and youth leadership are critical to helping youth with disabilities meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood. This section focuses on study skills, learning styles and self-advocacy.

Youth development and youth leadership are critical to helping youth with disabilities meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood. It is important that they learn the leadership skills and self-advocacy skills needed for achieving their postsecondary education and training goals. This section focuses on study skills, learning styles and self-advocacy.

The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) has identified evidence-based practices in secondary transition planning that lead to positive post-school outcomes in the area of education and training which are developing self-advocacy skills and study skills.

Transition Planning: The Basics External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; 54MB)
Youth development and leadership are referenced on pages 22-23 and page 26.

These pages also provide information on how to comply with elements 1-6 of the Indicator 13 requirements of the California Annual Performance Report (APR) External link opens in new window or tab. .

Study Skills, Learning Styles

How to Study Tips for Students External link opens in new window or tab.
Tips for setting goals, study habits, personal management skills, and organization tips.

LDPride.net External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides learning style assessments, study skills hints and other resources for students.

AIR Self-Determination Scale External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment at University of Oklahoma.
An inventory of self-determination skills.

Transition Coalition External link opens in new window or tab.
Registration on this site would allow log in, and review of learning styles resources..

TestTakingTips.com External link opens in new window or tab.
Tips for taking tests, study skills and note taking.

I’m Determined External link opens in new window or tab.
Self-Advocacy resources, tools to prepare students to lead the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), goal setting tools.

National Consortium on Disability and Leadership for Youth External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Am I Learning to Lead is a self-assessment of your leadership skills.

Self-Advocacy in College

California Career Center External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Tips for determining accommodations you may need in school.

Navigating College for Students with Autism External link opens in new window or tab.
Navigating College a Handbook on Navigating College for students with autism written by adults with autism.

Wrightslaw External link opens in new window or tab.
Self-Advocacy tips, Navigating College Handbook, and information and links to a variety of resources for all disabilities.

PEPNET External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
PepNet Tip Sheet: Transitioning to College describes the challenges a young person who is hearing impaired faces as they plan for college, PepNET – transition Curriculum to help youth who are hearing impaired plan their future.

Perkins Scout External link opens in new window or tab.
An information clearinghouse on blindness and visual impairment. Downloadable transition tools and resources for students who are visually impaired or blind.

United Spinal Organization External link opens in new window or tab.
Disability etiquette tips for communicating with people with disabilities.

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Last Reviewed: Monday, October 11, 2021
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