Planning for the Future
A Life 4 Me
An interactive website that will help you explore the community, likes/dislikes and jobs.
Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center Publications
Choose from a variety of publications on topics ranging from finding a mentor to managing money.
This interactive website will help you plan where you will work and live, and who will help you.
HEATH Resource Center
Among other resources, you'll find 16 online learning modules (go to the top of the page and click on Modules) focused on various aspects of life after high school.
The I'm Determined project, funded by the Virginia Department of Education, focuses on providing students with disabilities with direct instruction, models, and opportunities to practice skills associated with self-determined behavior beginning at the elementary level and continuing through the student's educational career.
It's Money Baby: How to Make it, Use it and Save it
This website features short videos on a variety of topics about money, including banking, credit cards, credit scores and money plans.
It's My Choice (PDF)
This 84-page workbook will help you think about your life and the options that are available to you. Each of the guides and checklists can be completed electronically, saved and printed.
Listen to Me
This workbook will help you build your Individual Support Plan.
My Choice, My Future - Making Informed Choices (PDF)
This booklet will help you to be self-directed using the 'Think-Plan-Do' strategy.
Stories of Transition to the Adult World
Four young people with very different strengths, gifts, interests and concerns share their transition stories.
Transition Portfolio Resource
This site provides questionnaires, inventories, rating scales, and information on self-advocacy, post-secondary education, employment, careers and technical education, independent living and community linkages.
What are your goals for your life after high school?
This video is part of a post-secondary goals activity, which will help you start thinking about what you want to do after high school.
Learn about job opportunities, health, independent living and your rights. The Youthhood site has more than 120 online activities you can complete, save, and return to at any time. These include online questionnaires to guide learning and development, quizzes to test knowledge, online journaling, and goal-planning tools.
Planning for College
Asperger Syndrome College Resource Guide
You can browse through a directory of two-year colleges, four-year colleges and universities, and non-degree programs.
Look through a chart of schools that have services for students with physical disabilities.
Going to College
Learn about faculty expectations, accommodations, technology and other resources available to students with disabilities.
Learning Style Survey for College
An online assessment will score results to inform you of your learning style for college.
LD Pride Transition Assessments
Find out your learning style and use this information to plan for the future.
MO-AHEAD College Guidebook (PDF)
Learn how to document your disability for college entrance exams such as the ACT and SAT, laws that provide accommodations to college students, and the differences between high school and college and how to prepare. MO-AHEAD also offers a directory of disability support services at colleges and universities in Missouri.
Post-secondary Education For Students With Intellectual Disabilities
The HEATH Resource Center at George Washington University offers a 36-page publication that answers many commonly asked questions about college experiences for students with intellectual disabilities.
Use Careers.org to investigate more than 150,000 pages about online degrees and universities, and occupations.
Career One Stop
This website offers a variety of career and skill videos to explore different careers.
Drive of Your Life
Drive of Your Life is an online exploration game to help you learn more about yourself, higher education and careers.
Take career assessments, build your portfolio and create a career plan. All middle and high schools in Missouri have been provided with a username and password. Check with your guidance counselor office for this information.
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth
You will find a variety of materials to help you be successful in finding and keeping a job.
Check out interest surveys, resume and cover letter templates, tips on preparing for an interview and information about a variety of careers.
Real People Real Jobs
Read about individuals with disabilities and their employment success stories.