- Level of care;
- Types of disabilities served at the facility;
- Private or government financing;
- Compliance with regulatory agencies;
- Social, educational, and recreation activities offered;
- Type, level, and licensing of professional staff;
- Ability of the individuals to leave the facility for social or employment opportunities:
- Location in the community or distance from family and relatives; and
- the general feel of the facility (like a hospital or a home).
A free information and referral line for health, human and community services. 2-1-1 provides information and referral on topics such as emergency food pantries, rental assistance, public health clinics, child care resources, support groups, legal aid, and a variety of nonprofit and governmental agencies. Call for quick answers. The online directory provides anytime access to the same information. Confidential and free.
American Bar Association Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law
Provides information on all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and related legislation, including caregiver rights.
Disability Law Center, Utah
A nonprofit organization designated by the Governor to protect the rights of people with disabilities in Utah. Mission: to enforce and strengthen laws that protect the opportunities, choices and legal rights of people with disabilities in Utah.
National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
Provides information and advocacy for independent living with links to locate state councils and local centers.
Utah Statewide Independent Living Council (USILC)
Non-profit organization that promotes full inclusion, independence, and empowerment of people with disabilities through advocacy/systems change, planning/organization, education, networking, resource development and independent living service enhancement.
Utah Assistive Technology Program (UATP)
Nonprofit organization at Utah State University located at the Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD). In coordination with community organizations and others who provide independence-related support to individuals with disabilities, they provide Assistive Technology devices and services, and train university students, parents, children with disabilities and professional service providers about AT.
Utah Center for Assistive Technology (UCAT)
Offering information and technical services to help people identify and obtain the technology that will help them become more independent in their lives. Augmentative communication, bicycle, steering wheel, and wheelchair assistance: assessment and cost estimate. Utah Augmentative Alternative Communication and Technology Teams evaluate children for assistive technology needs for school.
Division of Service for People with Disabilities (DSPD)
Provides programs and services for people with disabilities including community living, day services, supported employment services, and other services.
Center for Parent Information and Resources (DOE)
A large resource library related to children with disabilities. Parent Centers in every state provide training to parents of children with disabilities. Lists local conferences, support groups, advocacy tips, and suggestions for finding schools and other local services; Department of Education, Office of Special Education.
Utah Parent Center
A non-profit organization that provides training, information, referral, and assistance to parents of children and youth with all disabilities including physical, mental, hearing, vision, learning, behavioral, and emotional. Staff consists primarily of parents of children and youth with disabilities.
Utah School for the Deaf and the Blind
Information about programs including programs for infants and toddlers, school-age students, and residential services. Information about the Braille Literacy Advisory Committee, school calendar, newsletters and more.
A web-based locator for state offices, Vocational Rehabilitation assists and empowers eligible individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain meaningful employment.
Comprehensive federal website of disability-related government resources with links to state information: Benefits, Civil Rights, Community Life, Education, Emergency Preparedness, Employment, Health, Housing, Technology, Transportation.
US Department of Transportation
Provides information for travelers. Hosts a Toll Free Hotline for air travelers with disabilities. Hotline Duty Officers provide general information about the rights of air travelers with disabilities. For information about the rights of persons with disabilities in air travel, or for help in resolving disability-related air travel problems, visit the web site at http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/hotline.htm, or call the Hotline at: 1-800-778-4838.
Keeping It Real: How to Get the Supports You Need for the Life You Want
This curriculum supports students as the transition from high school to adulthood and provides information and tools relating to transition; self-assessment; supports; employment and careers; education and training; living arrangements, recreation and leisure; and resources; from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
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.
Transition Handbook: From 'No' Where to 'Know' Where ( 1.1 MB)
This handbook, from the Utah Parent Center, is designed for parents of children with disabilities to help them be active participants in developing transition goals and activities as their children transition to adulthood and includes information about steps to transition, graduation, laws, roles of players, transition planning, employment, training, independent living, timelines, advocacy, SSI, health care, guardianship, estate planning, and a directory of related Utah organizations.
Life Map 14-16 Year Old ( 34 KB)
A self-assessment for the young person that covers staying healthy, managing healthcare, independence, emotional health, and school & work; from Kentucky Cabinet for Health Services.
Youth Transition Plan ( 97 KB)
A self assessment for the young person that covers health, daily living, education & employment, living arrangements, transportation, and social; from Healthy Transition New Mexico.
Youth Transition Survey ( 61 KB)
A self assessment for the young person that covers education & employment, IEPs, health, time management, relationships, communication, independent living, money management, hygiene, transportation and more; from Healthy and Ready to Work.
Competencies for Young People Transitioning ( 24 KB)
A suggested list of competencies that young adults should have as they transition to post-secondary school or work. Topics include health condition; medical providers; insurance, independent living, recreation, and other general skills from the Kentucky TEACH Project.
Systematic Transition Plan ( 76 KB)
A sample transition plan for collecting information about providers, skills, and goals. See the Word version for editing for personal use.
Living Away From Home ( 37 KB)
This handout provides brief tips for young adults as they consider living on their own; from the Kentucky Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs.
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|Contributing Authors:||Robin Pratt - 12/2005
Barbara Ward, RN BS - 12/2005
Gina Pola-Money - 12/2005
Joyce Dolcourt - 12/2005
Kristine Ferguson - 12/2005
Teresa Such-Neibar, DO - 12/2005
Lynn Foxx Pease - 12/2005
Helen Post - 12/2005
Roz Welch - 12/2005
|Reviewing Author:||Alfred Romeo, RN, PhD - 11/2008|
|Content Last Updated:||12/2008|