This page provides students with web links that may be helpful to them as they plan for life after school.
Whether you are interested in college, vocational training, going straight to work, or a combination of these, careful and ongoing planning is essential and will enable you to make the most successful transition possible to your preferred post-school activities.
You might find the following web links helpful as you plan for life after school.
Going to College: A Resource for Teens with DisabilitiesLearn how to use your strengths, learning style and interests to set goals for college. Learn what to expect in college and what professors will expect from you. Learn tips for good grades, accommodations and using technology. Learn what you can do now to prepare for and apply to college.
HDI Resource Manual
This manual was designed primarily for use by individuals with developmental disabilities and related conditions. The main focus of this manual is to provide easy-to-read information concerning available resources, and to provide immediate contact information for the purpose of applying for resources and/or locating additional information.
Journey to Adulthood is a comprehensive transition guide that maps out potential destinations, routes, points of interest and types of services and resources. This guide was developed by the Shriners Hospital for Children, Lexington In Collaboration with the Kentucky Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs and the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky.
The new web-enabled Individual Learning Plan (ILP) helps secondary students (grades 6-12) better focus their coursework on individual goals as they prepare for postsecondary studies and careers.
Kids as Self Advocates (KASA) is a national, grassroots project created by youth with disabilities for youth. KASA believes young people with disabilities will have control over their own lives and futures. We help this happen by teaching youth about their rights, giving peer support and training, and changing the systems that affect our lives to include us.
KnowHow2GOKy is a multiyear, multimedia effort designed to encourage more Kentuckians to plan, enroll and succeed in college. This site primarily targets middle and high school students, and their parents, with motivational content to encourage them to get ready for college.
Mapping Your Future is your free resource for career, college, financial aid, and money management information. Our goal is to help individuals achieve life-long success by empowering students, families, and schools with free, web-based information and services.
MyMajors interviews students who do not know what they wish to major in. After a 10 minute interview it recommends five majors for the student to consider and it offers extensive information about the majors commonly offered at most universities and colleges.
PEPNet, a national collaboration of four regional centers, is supported by cooperative agreements with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. PEPNet provides resources, information, in-service training, and expertise to enhance educational opportunities for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.
From the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, Taking Control of Your Finances is a series of streaming video sessions designed to enhance your money management skills. Each streaming video session runs between 15 and 20 minutes. The sessions are easy to understand and feature audio, video, slides and worksheets. You can even complete quizzes at the end of each video to see how well you know the information.
Published by the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD/Youth), this workbook is designed for youth and adults working with them to learn about disability disclosure. This workbook helps young people make informed decisions about whether or not to disclose their disability and understand how that decision may impact their education, employment, and social lives. Based on the premise that disclosure is a very personal decision, the Workbook helps young people make informed decisions about disclosing their disability, decisions that will affect their educational, employment, and social lives.
Transition of Students with Disabilities to Postsecondary Education
For students with disabilities, a big factor in their successful transition from high school to postsecondary education is accurate knowledge about their civil rights. The purpose of this guide is to provide answers to questions students with disabilities may have as they get ready to move to the postsecondary education environment.
A dynamic, curriculum-based tool that can help young adults plan for life after high school; whether it be college, technical school, community living, etc.