2017-05-04 01:13

What opportunities are available for students with disabilities after they complete secondary school? Teachers, parents, families, and schools should continue to look for available community resources to help students with disabilities become more independent and transition from high school to the community. Many times there are government funded agencies that have programs and services available for individuals with transitional barriers. One of the agencies that found to be helpful is The Job Accommodation Network (JAN). It has an international toll-free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities. JAN also provides information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Another agency is The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD-Y). It offers technical assistance programs to help the workforce development community with issues that affect the employment of youth with disabilities. The NCWD-Y also seeks the help of experts in disability, education, employment and workforce development issues to ensure that youth with disabilities are provided full access to high-quality services.Institutions of higher learning also have different opportunities on their campuses for students with disabilities. Postsecondary academies are one-day conferences-type events for high school juniors and seniors with a wide range of disabilities. Parents, teachers, transition specialists, and other high school staff are also encouraged to attend.