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Transition to Adulthood - Community Connections

Transition to Adulthood - Community Connections
Transition to Adulthood - Community Connections
Questions Your Child Will Want You to Ask:
   What opportunities do I have for making new friends at school and in the community? What kind of extracurricular activities might I participate in or try (clubs, sports, etc.)?  Have you asked me if I want to be involved in other activities that are less inclusive, such as Special Olympics? Am I dating or starting to think about dating? Am I involved with a youth or young adult group in my faith?  How are you helping me build relationships? How will I maintain and make new friendships outside of school (especially if most of my friends have gone off to college and I have not)?  Are you helping me use social media to be included and make or keep in touch with friends? Are you teaching me about sex and intimacy?
Community Social Opportunities

Sports:
Disabled Sport USA:  I Can Do Anything  www.disabledsportsusa.org/programs/youth/
Educated Sports Parent http://educatedsportsparent.com/youth-programs-athletes-disabilities
National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability - http://www.ncpad.org/400/organization/Sports~for~Children~and~Youth~with~Disabilities
Unified Activities:
Arts-Special Olympics  http://www.soct.org/programs/unified-art.shtm
Sports- Special Olympics-http://www.soct.org/
Sex, Dating & Disabilities

KASA—Kids as Self Advocates Dating Resources http://fvkasa.org/resources/dating.php
Social Media:  Best Buddies Electronic Buddy System  http://www.ebuddies.org/
Leadership
CT Youth Leadership Project   http://www.ctylp.org/

A Guide for Promoting Leadership skills of Youth with Disabilities http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/naturalsupports/pdfs/YouthLeadershipTipSheet.pdf

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability http://www.ncwd-youth.info/topic/youth-development

Trying New Things:

The Home of Gift Experiences for People With Disabilities http://icanexperiences.co.uk/