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Access Nebraska (Dept. of Health/Human Services) DHHS programs – job training, education, employment, financial assistance programs; behavioral health, waivers, & long term care. AQuESTT for NE Six Tenants of AQuESTT for student success and access. Arc of Nebraska Services, information, resources and advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Autism Center of Nebraska Vocational services, employment connections, respite & residential services for persons with autism and other developmental disabilities. Career One Stop Career exploration, training, and jobs. Career Readiness Toolkit ENGAGE; Reality Check; Habitudes,etc. Center for Independent Living Resources for independent living, home and community-based services, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Disability Rights Nebraska Direct assistance or information on disability-related issues. Disability.gov U.S. Federal government information on disability programs and services nationwide. Easter Seals of Nebraska Programs & services for employment & training, assistive technology & job accommodations, medical rehabilitation, camping and recreation. Education Planner One-stop career and college planning website. Education Quest One stop shop for professionals, and students grades 8-12 on preparing for college; career options, reality check of skills & interests, self-advocacy, tips, FAFSA, ACT, etc. Going to College Video clips and activities resources for teens to get a head start in planning for college. Goodwill Industries, Inc. Career planning, service learning opportunities, training, finding a job. Guidance Counselors Toolkit Toolkit of answers to counselors questions about advising high school students with disabilities. High Wage, High Demand, High Skill, High Demand Occupations Nebraska information on the today’s in demand jobs. FAQ’s, clusters, resources, reports. Independence Rising Services for people with disabilities to help them meet their goals for independence. The center serves 30 counties in south central and southwest Nebraska. I’m Determined Instruction, models, videos to build skills on self-determined behavior, IEP participation, etc. League of Human Dignity Independent Living Centers, housing, transportation, assistive technology resources. ME Book and TAGG Self-determination oriented evaluation, research, development, transition education instruction, and dissemination of best educational and support practices. My Next Move Search careers by keywords, by industry, or by what you like to do. MYFUTURE.COM “Figure out what’s next” Career, College, Military, Entrance Exam, Tools & Checklists. National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability For Youth Fact sheets, guides, strategies, resources for youth to plan for life after high school. National Technical Assistance Center on Transition Resources, post secondary planning and evidence-based practices for youth transitioning from school to post school education/training and careers. NE Job Corps Free education and all around skills training to succeed in a career and in life. Nebraska Association of Service Providers (NASP) Guide provides resources for choosing a developmental disabilities service provider, questions to ask, and tips from families. Nebraska Career Connections Career exploration, training/education, career planning resources and tools for students, parents, educators, adults for creating a job search portfolio. Nebraska Career Education Nebraska Department of Education’s career education website for college and career readiness, career education standards, and programs of study. Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired Help blind and visually impaired youth develop independent living skills and find employment in Nebraska and across the country. Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NCDHH) Promotes and advocates for individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing to achieve equality and opportunity in social, educational, vocational, and legal aspects impacting their daily lives. Enhance and monitor access to effective communication & telecommunication technology. Nebraska Department of Education, Special Education Transition Planning resources for students with disabilities. Nebraska Department of Labor Find a job, research careers, Labor Market information, Info Link, workforce trends. Nebraska Developmental Disabilities Community-based disability services. Nebraska Guardianship Guardianship Information guide. Nebraska Ticket to Work Information for people with disabilities who wish to explore competitive employment opportunities. Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Skill and job exploration, adult life planning, training/education to find, and/or keep a job, project search. Nebraska Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) The Nebraska Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) provides opportunities for students and youth, ages 14-24 with a disability, to develop self-advocacy skills and access a peer network of support. Co-sponsored by Nebraska VR and Special Education, the council was created by youth for youth. Members are leaders and advocates who experience a disability. Traveling the state to promote disability awareness, they educate their peers on transitioning to college or work. East NYLC member Forrest Burroughs and State Advisory NYLC member Samantha Jacobson share information about the value of developing leadership skills with East NYLC member Bruce Peoples II, NYLC Program Facilitator Elizabeth Paesl, and ESU 7 Transition Specialist Amy Slama. O*NET Online The nation’s primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. Opening Doors: A Transition Guide A protocol that explains how Nebraska Department of Education – Special Education Office, Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired (NCECBVI), and Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (NCBVI) can closely coordinate services with local school districts to assist students who are blind, deaf-blind or visually impaired in a smooth transition from school to adult living. The intent of this document is to easily access when to refer students/clients, the responsibility of each agency for each age level and the purpose of NDE, NCECBVI, and NCBVI. PACER Middle School to HS Transition Planning, Employment, Ticket to Work, Benefit programs. Pathway to Employment Video Series Watch videos to see how Nebraska VR services work for clients and business partners. Person-Centered Planning- PACER Learning Center Team-based process used to help your youth plan for the future. Promoting Self-Advocacy Skills for Students with Disabilities - Brochure Brochure to assist teachers as they work with transition-age students in acquiring self-advocacy skills. Promoting Self-Advocacy Skills for Students with Disabilities - Folder Folder to assist teachers as they work with transition-age students in acquiring self-advocacy skills. Ready, Set, Go! Materials and resources to assist students in making decision as they move from high school to adult life. The Journey to Life After High School A Road Map for Parents of Children with Special Needs Think College College options for people with intellectual disabilities. VODEC Private nonprofit corporation providing employment, residential and day habilitation services for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Western Iowa & Nebraska Association on Higher Education & Disability (WINAHEAD) Guidebook for HS educators; answers to student questions as they consider and transition to college. Youthhood Free site for students to explore life after high school.