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Postsecondary Transition Planning Information, Self-Advocacy and
Self-Determination are all subjects of the videos and articles included on this page.

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Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment dates announced!

This is an opportunity for youth with disabilities and their parents to learn about the transition process in a unique way.  YiPPE helps students in decision making, involvement, self-advocacy, self-determination, work/college, and making friends.  Meetings will be held in Eau Claire, Green Bay and Wisconsin Dells this year.  Please visit: for more information or contact Sara Zwiefelhofer at (715) 450-6609. 


Think College Webinars

Think College sponsors webinars on a variety of topics related to postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilityRegistration for these webinars is FREE!  Registrants will be able to attend the session live, and will also receive a link to the webinar recording to listen to later.  To view upcoming and past webinars, go to:


Wisconsin Employment First Initiative Video


PROMISE Grant Information Page

Transitioning to College with a Disability Video  

The National Alliance on Mental Illness reported the following about college students:



These shocking numbers moved the team at to do more research about mental illness among students. We realized those struggling with mental illness contend with a true disability that requires the full support of their learning community. We published our College Guide for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities as a way to start a conversation about this issue. Our goal is to share this with as many students, families, and educators as possible.

In 2011, 11% of all students enrolled in higher education reported having a disability, and that figure is growing, indicating that more students with disabilities are enrolling in higher education. While this is cause for celebration, these students face additional financial challenges in achieving their educational goals. To address these needs, we have created a guide to financial aid for students with disabilities.

Our guide includes valuable resources for students with disabilities, such as:


Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Practice Tests


The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test is a required test administered to anyone interested in enlisting in any of the US Armed Service branches. Minimum scores must be met in order to be able to enlist as well as to qualify for certain jobs within the service.  This site provides free practice tests for all categories of the ASVAB so those interested in joining the military can get a sense of the questions they will expect to see on the ASVAB.  Please go to to access the website.


Wisconsin Summer Camps for Youth with Disabilities

Click HERE to download an updated list of summer camp opportunities.

Accredited Schools OnlineAccredited Schools Online has put together an in-depth guidebook for students with disabilities. This guide goes to great lengths to provide helpful information, useful resources, and learning options for students with disabilities. All this great information and more can be found here:

Newest video from Youth Leadership Conference - Postsecondary Transition Planning interviews

Speak up for yourself!

Simply Said: Introducing Vocational Rehabilitation Services
(From the PACER Center) 

An Interview with a College Student and Athlete - AJ on Being AJ

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