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Youth in Transition Toolkit:


In(ter)dependent living

Advocacy and supports

Assistive technology

Has the youth considered what assistive technology might be helpful in becoming as independent as possible at home and in the community?

Assistive technology devices or services help people with disabilities participate more independently at home, school and in the community. Assistive technology is a significant aspect of transition planning.

  • Awareness: Understand types of assistive technology how it benefits people with disabilities at home, school and in the community.
  • Exploration: Identify personal assistive technology needs at home, school and in the community.
  • Preparation: Receive training and practice using assistive technology devices and supports at home, school and in the community.
  • Implementation: Successfully use assistive technology at home, school and in the community.

Instruction in self-advocacy

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LEARN: Develop your knowledge

Learn how to support youth in exploring assistive technology.

Read about assistive technology for transition success from PACER's National Parent Center on Transition and Employment.

Resources DO

DO: Work with youth

Find resources to help youth explore assistive technology.

The PACER Center has information about assistive technology that you can share with the youth you support, including videos of real teens and how they use assistive technology in their daily lives.

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