Preparing Youth for the Transition from High School
Are you a person with a disability planning a transition from high school to college, work or other aspirations? We have a Facebook page just for you to connect with VCIL and other youth with the same goals & aspirations!
Youth Advocacy Council
Are you a youth on an IEP/504 plan (between ages 14 to 24) who wants to make a change in your school or in your community? Please register or share the application for the Youth Advocacy Council with other youth, peers, and young adults.
VCIL holds events all year long for youth from seminars on self-advocacy to holiday parties. The following are some examples of VCIL Youth events:
- Virtual Seminar: Cultural Impacts of Language on Identity and Advocacy for People with Disabilities
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Film Viewing and Discussion
- Virtual Seminar: Making a Reasonable Accommodations Request
- Youth Advocacy Panel: Advocating for Accessible and Equitable Education for All
REGISTER FOR: SELF-ADVOCACY IN TRANSITION PLANNING MAY 26 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free Register for Self-Advocacy in Transition Planning here.
Join us as we talk about the importance of youth with disabilities developing self-advocacy skills as they transition into adulthood. What is the parent’s role in helping to foster their young person’s growth in independence and self-determination? How should youth integrate their disability into their identity? How can agencies and organizations help youth make a successful transition into achieving post-secondary goals in the areas of education, employment and independent living?