Education & Training-Youth Development/LeadershipYouth 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
Youth development and leadserhip are referenced on pages 22-23 and page 26. These pages also provide information on how to comply with elements 2 and 7 of the Indicator 13 requirements of the State Performance Plan (SPP): SPP - 2011 (DOC; 2MB; Posted 02-Jan-2013)
Study Skills, Learning Styles
How to Study Tips for Students
Tips for setting goals, study habits, personal management skills, and organization tips.
Provides learning style assessments, study skills hints and other resources for students.
Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment at University of Oklahoma
AIR Self-Determination Scale (PDF)
An inventory of self-determination skills.
Registration on this site would allow log in, and review of learning styles resources..
Tips for taking tests, study skills and notetaking.
Self-Advocacy resources, tools to prepare students to lead the IEP, goal setting tools.
National Consortium on Disability and Leadership for Youth
Am I Learning to Lead is a self-assessment of your leadership skills.
Self-Advocacy in College
California Career Center
Tips for determining accommodations you may need in school.
Navigating College for Students with Autism
Navigating College a Handbook on Navigating College for students with autism written by adults with autism.
Self-Advocacy tips, Navigating College Handbook, and information and links to a variety of resources for all disabilities.
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.
An information clearinghouse on blindness and visual impairment. Downloadable transition tools and resources for students who are visually impaired or blind.
United Spinal Organization
Disability etiquette tips for communicating with people with disabilities.