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Transition Services & Activities for Justice-Involved Youth & Young Adults with Disabilities

REGISTER HERE Youth and young adults with disabilities (Y&YADs) are overrepresented in the justice system. Researchers estimate between 30-60% of youth in correctional facilities have a disability and are at an elevated risk of adverse outcomes, including unemployment and recidivism. This webinar will provide an overview of approaches that states can take to develop effective

Expanding Apprenticeships as a Career Pathway for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities

1776 Avenue of the States, Lexington

REGISTER HERE   An apprenticeship program is an employer driven program providing individuals with a combination of on-the-job training and virtual or in-person related instruction that supports on-the-job learning. Training and instruction are focused on helping the apprentice master skills needed to succeed in a specific occupation. However, apprenticeship programs remain an underutilized career pathway

Addressing the Needs of Youth with Disabilities and Other Intersecting Identities

1776 Avenue of the States, Lexington

Youth and young adults with disabilities (Y&YADs) are complex, multi-faceted, and diverse, in terms of disability type, racial and ethnic background, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and involvement in other systems such as juvenile justice and foster care. “Intersectionality” refers to how these various identities overlap in ways that can be empowering or oppressive.