Welcome to the YouthACT Transition Truths National Online Dialogue
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An online dialogue is a way for people from all over the country to talk online and share ideas about a particular issue. It’s like a discussion board or a chat room where you can post, comment on and vote for new and exciting ideas.
In this online dialogue, youth and young adults with disabilities are discussing a pretty important topic — what they need in order to become successful adults. We hope you will join the conversation and add your ideas, votes and comments.
You can start by considering this one big question:
Answering this question right away might seem difficult, and that’s okay. To get started, you can read ideas from your peers who have already posted in the online dialogue. You can also share supports and strategies you find useful in your own life that you think might benefit others. When thinking about the ideas you want to share, it may be helpful to think of actions that people around you have taken that helped you achieve success and what things they could further do to support you as you become an adult. Sharing what peers, family members, teachers, employers, advocates, counselors and policymakers can do to help you achieve success is a major part of this dialogue.
Ideas that can support success on your path to adulthood are organized in the following six topics that most impact youth with disabilities:
- Learning in High School & Beyond
- Preparing for the Workforce
- Self-Advocacy for Everyday Life
- Health & Healthcare Access
- Voting and Community Engagement
- Taking Care of Daily Life & Supports
ePolicyWorks welcomes all ideas, no matter how big or small you may think they are. When you are ready to share your ideas click the Submit New Idea Button on the right to join the conversation!
For further instructions on how to participate in this online dialogue, visit How to Get Started.
To learn more about this dialogue, including why it’s taking place, why you should participate, and who should participate, visit Learn More about This Dialogue.