Youth

Computer Technologies Program: The Mentorship Project for Youth with Disabilities (MPYD)

Alana Theriault (Mentee Recruiter) Email 510-849-2911, ext. 303 Joni Breves (Mentor Recruiter) Email 510-849-2911, ext. 302 Website PROJECT NAME: The Mentorship Project for Youth with Disabilities (MPYD) PROJECT LOCATION: San Francisco Bay area ADMINISTERING ORGANIZATION: Computer Technologies Program (CTP) CONTACT: Alana Theriault (Mentee Recruiter) Email 510-849-2911, ext. 303 Joni Breves (Mentor Recruiter) Email 510-849-2911, ext. […]

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Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Inc.: Mentor Match (MM) Program

PROJECT NAME: Mentor Match (MM) Program PROJECT LOCATION: Western Massachusetts and Buffalo, New York ADMINISTERING ORGANIZATION: Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Inc. (PYD), which empowers youth with physical, sensory and learning disabilities to reach their personal, educational and career goals by providing one-to-one and group mentoring programs where adult mentors with disabilities act as positive […]

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Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Inc.: Making Healthy Connections (MHC)

PROJECT NAME: Making Healthy Connections (MHC) PROJECT LOCATION: Boston and Springfield, Massachusetts ADMINISTERING ORGANIZATION: Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Inc. (PYD), which empowers youth with physical, sensory and learning disabilities to reach their personal, educational and career goals by providing one-toone and group mentoring programs where adult mentors with disabilities act as positive role models […]

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Independence Association

PROJECT NAME: Independence Association PROJECT LOCATION: Brunswick, Maine and surrounding communities ADMINISTERING ORGANIZATION: Independence Association CONTACT: Holly Randall Independence Association, Inc. 87 Baribeau Drive Brunswick, ME 04011 Tel: 207-725-4371 Fax: 207-725-1416 Toll Free: 877-653-4760 Website FUNDING SOURCE: Independence Association receives funding from neighboring municipalities, as well as additional funding from the Maine Department of Behavioral and […]

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Do-IT: Do-It Pals

PROJECT NAME:  Do-It Pals PROJECT LOCATION:  Teenage students all over the world ADMINISTERING ORGANIZATION: Do-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology), which is a collaboration of Computing & Communications and the Colleges of Engineering and Education at the University of Washington. Do-IT serves to increase the successful participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs […]

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National Center on Secondary Education and Transition at the University of Minnesota (NCSET): Connecting to Success

PROJECT NAME: Connecting to Success PROJECT LOCATION: Institute on Community Integration, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. ADMINISTERING ORGANIZATION: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition at the University of Minnesota (NCSET) It was joined at the inception by the Presidential Task Force on the Employment of Adults with […]

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Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD): Best Buddies Health

PROJECT LOCATION: Valhalla, NY ADMINISTERING ORGANIZATION: Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) CONTACT: Dr. David O’Hara, 914-493-8316 Website   FUNDING SOURCE: Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) POPULATION SERVED: Young adults with developmental disabilities (mild to moderate mental retardation) who attend the clinic at WIHD. SERVICE TYPE: Transportation and personal escort to two medical appointments […]

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Best Buddies

PROJECT LOCATION: Middle Schools, High Schools, and College Campuses across the U.S. ADMINISTERING ORGANIZATION: Best Buddies CONTACT: Laverne Lewis Email Website POPULATION SERVED: Youth with Intellectual Disabilities SERVICE TYPE: Service to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, including middle, high school and college students through activities and e-mail SERVICES PROVIDED: Best Buddies is […]

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Access to Theatre Program (ATT)

Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Inc. Location: Western Massachusetts Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Inc. (PYD), which empowers youth with physical, sensory and learning disabilities to reach their personal, educational and career goals by providing one-to-one and group mentoring programs where adult mentors with disabilities act as positive role models and provide support, understanding and guidance. FUNDING […]

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Pediatric rehabilitation: 4. Prescribing assistive technology to promote community integration.

OBJECTIVE: This self-directed learning module highlights the equipment and assistive technology needs of children and youth with disabilities. This article specifically focuses on preparing families and patients for equipment transitions that occur over the course of childhood and adolescence including progressing from stroller to wheelchair to powerchair, as well as job training and use of […]

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