New toolkit brings young adults with disabilities into the conversation

July 30, 2009 by JoLynne Lyon

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A new training resource incorporates advice from young self-advocates on DVD. To view a few sample discussionsĀ  from the DVD, click on the image on the left.

Jeff Sheen, training coordinator for the Becoming Leaders for Tomorrow project, hopes the Youth Leadership Toolkit DVD will start conversations between service providers, parents and youth with disabilities who are making the transition to adulthood. The DVD includes 15 videos with young advocates speaking out on topics from leadership to medical care to social security benefits. An accompanying guidebook offers additional resources and tips on how to use the DVD.

To find out more about the toolkit or to obtain a free copy, contact Jeff Sheen.

The toolkit was produced through a partnership between Independent Living Research Utilization, theĀ  Center for Persons with Disabilities under the direction of Judith Holt and Sue Olsen, and six other partners.