The state of transition in Utah
Transition from high school to work or higher education for young adults with disabilities is a complicated subject, but the state of Utah is taking on the challenge on several different fronts. From youth leadership conferences, to an action team that meets quarterly, to programs a several institutions of higher education—here’s an overview of what’s happening in Utah.
The NINJA Conference started three years ago as an attempt to engage young people with disabilities in advocacy work. The lighthearted name comes from a game that was played at the first conference, but the acronym’s meaning has a serious message: New Ideas to Network Junior Advocates.
“It was fantastic,” said Jeff Sheen of the third annual conference that wrapped up in mid-June.