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Connecting Activities

Young people need to be connected to programs, services, activities, and supports that help them gain access to chosen post-school options. All youth may also need one or more of the following:

  • Mental and physical health services
  • Transportation
  • Tutoring
  • Financial planning and management
  • Post-program supports thorough structured arrangements in postsecondary institutions and adult service agencies
  • Connection to other services and opportunities (e.g., recreation).

Youth with disabilities may need:

  • Appropriate assistive technologies
  • Community orientation and mobility training (e.g. accessible transportation, bus routes, housing, health clinics)
  • Exposure to post-program supports such as independent living centers and other consumer-driven community-based support service agencies
  • Personal assistance services, including attendants, readers, interpreters, or other such services, and
  • Benefits-planning counseling, including information that will help them in transitioning from public assistance to self-sufficiency.

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