The Institute for Innovative Transition provides an Information and Referral Center for individuals with developmental disabilities ages 14-25, their families, school staff, and adult service providers throughout Monroe County. READ MORE
One of the goals for the Institute for Innovative Transition is to increase inclusive postsecondary education opportunities for young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. READ MORE
Project SEARCHTM, founded in 1994 at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, is a nationally and internationally recognized program for individuals with disabilities who are interested in training and preparation for competitive employment. READ MORE
The Institute collaborates with agencies, service providers and schools to provide assistance with trainings and dissemination of transition information to families, teachers, youth and young adults with developmental disabilities. READ MORE
Our policy initiatives are designed to work in partnership with local and state agencies to review current and future policies that have an effect on transition age youth and young adults and their families in New York State. READ MORE
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Persons with certain disabilities no longer will have to meet one of the current requirements under a special authority for hiring them into federal jobs.
The policy change "will speed the hiring process for agencies by removing an unnecessary burden on applicants with disabilities," according to a notice to be published Friday in the Federal Register by the Office of Personnel Management.
To help millions of people recognize what they can do to make a difference in the lives - and future careers - of young people with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Labor's Campaign for Disability Employment has released a new video public service announcement titled "Because." The PSA features real people with disabilities - not actors - who are pursuing and realizing their goals and passions as a result of the support they received from everyday people in their lives. Because nearly 1 out of 5 Americans has a disability, the PSA is intended to replace myths and misperceptions about disability employment with new views of what people with disabilities can do.