Students with Disability

Living as an Adult... It is a Whole New World

If you are a young adult transitioning from the school system and/or children’s programs to adult programs, the Aging & Disability Resource Center is here to help you and your family, to make that transition as smooth as possible. Many changes in disability services occur when a student is between the age of 18 and 21. Options Counselors and the Disability Benefit Specialist at the Aging & Disability Resource Center can assist in answering questions you may have such as :

Youth_TransWhere am I going to live after high school?

Will I go on to school or job training for employment?

How will I support myself and manage my finances?

What is publicly funded long term care? 

How is long term care eligibility determined?

How do my legal rights and responsibilities change?

How do youth services and adult services differ?

How will I manage my health care?

The Aging and Disability Resource center (ADRC ) can help you find answers to your questions.  Additional information is available in the Transition Information for Young Adults with Special Needs and/or Disabilities Brochure and the Resource Roadmap for Transition. Click on the links below:

Youth Transition

Transition Road Map  
   
National Center on Secondary Education & Transition               

The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) was established to create opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures. NCSET provides technical assistance and circulates information focused on four major areas of national significance for youth with disabilities and their families —

  • Providing students with disabilities with improved access and success in the secondary education    curriculum.
  • Ensuring that students achieve positive post school results in accessing post secondary education,  meaningful employment, independent living and participation in all aspects of community life.
  • Supporting student and family participation in educational and post school decision making and planning.
  • Improving collaboration and system linkages at all levels through the development of broad-based partnerships   and networks at the national, state, and local levels.

Click HERE for more information about NCSET: 

Transition Websites

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Students with a Disability 

Wisconsin Statewide Transition Initiative (WSTI)

Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training & Support (WI FACETS)

VIDEOS 

Wisconsin Youth First is excited to unveil our "Going to Work" video series. The stories of six Wisconsin youth with disabilities who have transitioned to competitive employment are depicted in five parts.

Video #1:  Meet the Characters (5:34)

Video #2: Understanding Your Disability and Self-Advocacy Skills (6:34)

Video #3: Disclosing Your Disability (5:59)

Video #4: Job Interview Skills (5:32)

Video #5: Asking for Accommodations on the Job (5:54)

These videos can also be found on the WSTI website by searching "Going to Work" in the Services and Resources tab.