Webinar Series on Transition: Youth Leadership and Transition Wednesday, October 17, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT TO USE YOUR COMPUTER'S AUDIO: When the Webinar begins, you will be connected to audio using your computer's microphone and speakers (VOIP). A headset is recommended. OR
Marilyn Hammond & Clay Christensen
Utah Assistive Technology Program
Utah State University
Transition: Youth Leadership and Assistive Technology
Fee for Service Contracts (assessment, training, etc.)
MassachusettsYouth Leadership Forum, 2012Ann Shor
The 2012 Massachusetts Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is a four day forum designed for young adults with disabilities who want to:
The forum helps students in their final two years of high school prepare for the transition to higher education or work and provides them with resources that will be useful to them as adults.
Post high school
Under age 26
Involved in college, volunteering or employed
High school juniors and seniors (or last two years of school)
An interest in learning to be a leader
Both Peer Leaders and Delegates selected competitively by:
Initial day for Staff Captains and Peer Leaders only
3 days of
Peer leaders receive two sessions of training from Partners for Youth with Disabilities. These trainings teach peer leaders how to help delegates develop their leadership plans throughout the event.
MassMATCH funding for AT-related training to delegates. Sessions included:
These students learned from one another:
Development of independence from family was enhanced by:
Massachusetts Maximizing Assistive Technology in Consumers’ Hands
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Montana Youth Leadership Forum, 2012
The staff of the summer program includes:
Outcomes experienced by the students at previous Forums include:
Upon conclusion of the Forum, MYLF staff provides one year follow-up mentoring to the delegates.
Kathleen LaurinMontana Assistive Technology Program
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SAVE THE DATE! Webinar Three: AT Transition Policy- October 31st 3:00-4:00p.m. Eastern TimePresenters: Linda Jaco (OK) and Kathy Hayfield (VA). Register at: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/933915487.