- What is the difference between entitlement and eligibility?
- How will college work for me?
- What can I do if I don't go to college?
- On the job training
- Internships and apprenticeships
- Adult education / vocational courses
- Trade and technical schools
- Competitive Employment: a worker with a disability performs her job in an integrated work environment and is paid at a rate equal to workers without a disability.
- Supported Employment: assistance and/or accommodations are provided in the workplace so that a worker with a disability can perform his job in an integrated environment. Among other things, support might include job coaching or training, individual supervision, transportation, or adaptive technology.
- Sheltered Employment: workers with disabilities are not integrated with other workers, but perform their tasks in a separate work space.
- Temporary work
- Part-time work
- Job-sharing: two workers split one position and their pay is divided accordingly
Provides information, discussion board, listserve, resources, student stories, and links to colleges and programs that support youth with intellectual disabilities.
Job Accomodation Network
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation
A point of access for a number of state-related services for people with disabilities. Provides assistive technology services, alternative computer access, augmentive communication, and information/referrals.
Youth Leadership Toolkit
Guide book and DVD videos for youth/young adults, parents, medical providers, and other professionals with tips from young adults to assist in transitioning to adulthood. Includes transportation, finding adult health care, healthy relationships, employment/volunteering, self-advocacy and independent living. Developed by Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) in collaboration with the Center for Persons with Disabilities and the Becoming Leaders for Tomorrow Project.
Utah's Transition Action Guide: for Students with Disabilities and Agencies ( 151 KB)
Provides color-coded lists of what to expect from and responsibilities of different groups (students, teachers, agencies) involved in high-school transition; developed by the Utah Employment Partnership and adapted from the Wisconsin Transition Action Guide for Post-School Planning.