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Adulthood - Education & Ongoing Learning
Daily Life; Education and Employment
Questions Your Child Will Want You to Ask:   What adaptations or supports are available to help me learn new skills?  Is there assistive technology to help me learn new skills? Do I know how to ask for help to learn new things? What will I do during the day now that I am an adult?  What are the things I really like to do?  Can I find a job or volunteer opportunity based on the things I like or want to do?  Will I have a full time job, part-time job, volunteer or go to some type of program?  Where can I learn or improve my employment skills?  Can I turn my interest into a way to make an income or start a business?  Do I know how to build a long-term career?  Do I know how to find ways to continue learning at my job, through volunteering, in the community, or with my friends? Are there any post-secondary or continuing educational opportunities I may want to explore?

Assistive Technology
CT Tech Act  http://www.cttechact.com
Learning New Skills
Adult Education www.sde.ct.gov
The CT Association for and Continuing Education  www.caace.org
Accommodations and Modifications for Students with Disabilities in Career Education and Adult General Education http://www.fldoe.org/ese/pdf/311201_acmod-voc.pdf
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) Accommodation and Compliance Series:
Employees with Intellectual or Cognitive Disability http://askjan.org/media/intcog.html
Choosing to Manage Your Day Supports  http://www.ct.gov/dds/cwp/view.asp?a=4189&Q=492530
Post-Secondary Education
Center on Postsecondary Education and Directory-List of Colleagues and Disability Service 
College and career Readiness and Success Center http://www.ccrscenter.org
Volunteering