National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) Web Site (www.ncset.org). This Web site from the Institute’s NCSET offers families, educators, youth, and others over 70 free publications that support the success of transition-age youth. Among them is Parent Brief, which informs parents about secondary education and transition services and issues. And visitors can sign up online for NCSET E-News, a twice-monthly e-newsletter with information on publications, Web sites, listservs, grants and scholarships, and more.
Youthhood (www.youthhood.org). This Web site of the Institute’s NCSET is a free, holistic tool that teenagers and their teachers, parents, and mentors can use to plan for life after high school. It has three main purposes: 1) To provide a curriculum for adults to use with youth to help them plan their futures; 2) to be a resource and future-planning tool for youth; and 3) to be a place where youth can learn from one another.
Quality Mall (www.qualitymall.org). This Web site of the Institute’s Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC) offers over 1100 resources from around the nation related to person-centered supports that help people with developmental disabilities live, work, and participate in their communities. It includes a section of family resources on topics ranging from financial and estate planning, to respite, to aging.
Self-Advocacy Online (www.selfadvocacyonline.org). A Web site launching in July 2006 that will include a directory of self-advocacy organizations and groups nationwide, and interactive lessons for persons with disabilities desiring to build their own self-advocacy skills. It’s operated by the Institute’s RTC.
Retrieved from the Web site of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota (http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/192/default.html). Citation: Gaylord, V., Agosta, J., Barclay, J., Melda, K. & Stenhjem, P. (Eds.). (2006). Impact: Feature Issue on Parenting Teens and Young Adults with Disabilities 19(2). [Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration.]