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Transition to Adult Life for Students with Disabilities

This guidebook explains what schools need to do when providing transition services to youth with disabilities. It is written to parents with a primary emphasis on the legal rights of students with disabilities during the transition years. Although developed for residents of Pennsylvania, much of the information can be useful for assisting individuals in other states as well.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52773

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Disability and HR: Guidelines for Human Resources Professionals - Florida

Review a presentation aimed at educating human resource workers on how to properly recruit and work with individuals with disabilities. Information is provided on the Americans with Disabilities Act, hiring individuals with disabilities, reasonable accommodations, etc.. Also attached is a quiz on the information that could be used to test HR professionals’ knowledge.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52769

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Supporting the Supervisor: Helpful Information for Information & Assistance Supervisors - Toolkit

The information and assistance (I&A) service is a cornerstone of the ADRC. This guide provides tools that I&A supervisors can use to cultivate, mentor and maintain a top-notch team of professionals. It incorporates tools developed and used by two ADRC’s in Wisconsin, and includes tools for recruitment and hiring, ongoing communication, training, and performance feedback and appraisal. A number of sample forms are provided.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52750

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Funding & Sustainability – NCOA Website

Explore unique approaches to help your nonprofit achieve "organizational abundance", including ideas, strategies, and the latest information about how to get more resources. Check out this site which offers “12 Sources of Millions & Billions for Aging Services & Programs” including tapping into self-pay, strategic partnerships and alliances, in-kind support, health insurance and third-party pay options and more.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52749

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A Guide to Understanding Adult Guardianship and Guardianship Alternatives in Maine – Online Tutorial

Help preserve an individual's right to make decisions about their life. Find the least restrictive ways to provide them with care, supervision and support they need. This resource is both a course and a reference guide to help people learn about guardianship and its alternatives to help make informed decisions. While geared towards friends and family, care coordinators, support staff, case managers and attorneys may find the information useful as a review and reference for their clients.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52737

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Ticket to Work Ambassadors - California

How is California disseminating information to its disabled college students and newly graduated college students about work incentives and who to connect to in the community to obtain assistance? The California Ambassadors Program hires and trains disabled college students to provide outreach and education for fellow disabled peers. Attached, find a multitude of resources, presentations, and trainings put out by the state of California regarding this important program.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52736

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Medi-Cal 250% Working Disabled Program Presentations and Resources - California

This program was established so workers with disabilities and earned income under 250% of the Federal Poverty Level could keep coverage by paying a monthly premium. It provides choice and opportunity to Californians with disabilities who would otherwise be ineligible for full scope Medi-Cal coverage due to earned income and work activity. Included are presentations and resources intended to educate consumers on this and other MIG programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52735

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Web-based Seminar on Personal Assistance Services at the Workplace - Alabama

The term Personal Assistance Services (PAS) refers to help provided to people with disabilities to assist them with tasks essential for daily living. Review a seminar developed by the State of Alabama Medicaid Infrastructure Grant designed to educate users on the usage of PAS in the workplace: how the Americans with Disability Act protects it as being a reasonable accommodation, how to combine it with assistive technology, how to secure funding, and more.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52699

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Charting The Course: Supporting the Career Development of Youth with Learning Disabilities

Drawing on techniques from both educational and workforce systems, this guide introduces a comprehensive systematic approach for supporting youth with learning disabilities. It reflects a “disability rights” perspective and discusses federal rights to assistive technology, considerations in effective disclosure of a disability, and information on accessing civil rights protections in various settings. Find in-depth information, including numerous charts, tables, and tools.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52698

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