Resources

Former Student Letter – example of letter to send to former students in preparation for the YOYO interview

Copy of Fields to Add Students – use this excel spreadsheet to add students and upload as a secure file here

Codebook for Historical Data – you will need this to interpret any individual level data that you have received

Print Version of 2020 YOYO – printable version of the YOYO interview (not for data input)

Access to Postsecondary Education – excellent resource for parents of students considering going to college

After High School (YouTube video) – a 9-minute video providing advice for young adults with disabilities

Contacting Hard to Find Youth – strategies from the National Post-School Outcomes Center

Journey to Adulthood Dec 2011 – a transition travel guide

Kentucky Disability Resource Manual – a handbook of program descriptions, eligibility criteria, and contact information

KITC Contact List – Kentucky Interagency Transition Council list of members

Legal and Financial – (YouTube video)  – an 11-minute video discussing how to plan for changes as a child with a disability becomes a legal adult

Measuring Transition Success  – a brief prepared by PACER Center in collaboration with the National Post-School Outcomes Center focusing on youth and family participation in data collection efforts

Medical – (YouTube video) – a 6-minute video showing ways in which young adults with disabilities can be more involved in their health care

NTACT Effective Predictors Matrix – the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition shares predictors of post-school success

Transition Consultants in Kentucky – a comprehensive list of transition consultants for each district

Supplemental YoYo Resource Manual – a list of available resources in Kentucky for people with disabilities (employment, medical, housing, etc.)

Where to Live – (YouTube video) – a 9-minute video discussing various adult residential programming available to people with disabilities

Information from TASH – a non-profit corporation and international leader in disability advocacy

Information about KY-SPIN – a statewide non-profit organization linking families and individuals with disabilities to valuable resources that will enable them to live productive, fulfilling lives

HDI Video Series

IEP – Student directed IEP.  This 13 minute video explains why a student should be involved when developing their Individual Education Program (IEP), the benefit for the student involved and how to get them involved.

Independent Life – Out of the Institution – Into the Community – This 14 minute video, developed by the Kentucky Protection and Advocacy and produced by the Human Development Institute, takes you through the lives of four individuals who have successfully transitioned from institutions or hospitals into the community. An Independent Life

Megan’s Story – This 12 minute video introduces you to Megan McCormick, who was born with Down Syndrome, in this video she talks about her life and her goals and how she is working to accomplish those goals, including attending college.  Megan’s Story

Transition Services – The Road to Your Future – Dr. Beth Harrison from the Human Development Institute reviews Transition Services available to people with disabilities in this 14 minute video.  What is IDEA?  What are development disabilities?  What services are available after school?  Dr. Harrison gives an overview and contact information for adult services such as, Kentucky Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Center for Independent Living, SSDI and SSI, PASS (plan to achieve self-sufficiency), Benefits Plus, Home & Community Based Waiver, Supported Living, State General Funds, Personal Care Attendant Program, Special Services and Equipment Fund, Assistive Technology, HDI resources, and the Kentucky Supports for Community Living Waiver.  The Road to Your Future