Ready, Set, Go!

 
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Ready, Set, Go! Brochure     (En Español)

There are many decisions young adults must make when planning for life after high school. These materials and resources help young adults with developmental disabilities make decisions about supports as they move from high school to adult life. 

Ready, Set, Go! is for:

  • Transition students and young adults who are eligible for services through DHHS-DD.
  • Family members and friends of eligible persons.
  • IEP team members and others working with transition students and young adults.

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Resources to help students begin making decisions

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Ready!  Answers questions about services available through DHHS-DD.
  • It's All About the Plan - A free, online course for students and families. Helps students understand how to participate in their Individual Education Program (IEP) meetings.

  • Nebraska Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) - A group of young leaders who want to make a difference in the lives of other students with disabilities. NYLC believes that young people should have a voice in the things that affect them. They hope to improve services provided to young people. NYLC is co-sponsored by the Nebraska Departments of Vocational Rehabilitation and Special Education. Visit the NYLC Facebook page.   
  • Self-Advocacy Brochure – Materials designed by Nebraska professionals to assist teachers with transition-age students. There is a focus on learning self-advocacy skills.  
  • Transition Website – This Nebraska Department of Education website provides information and resources for those who assist students with the transition from school to adult living.     
  • Transition Topics Guide – Assists people working with students for the transition from high school to adult services. Includes Technical Assistance documents developed by the Nebraska Department of Education.
  • “I'm Determined" (Virginia Department of Education) - Information for youth with disabilities. Focuses on promoting self-advocacy skills. Features videos, informational materials, and workbooks. 
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Helps those who want to self-direct their plans and set up services.

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Helps participants with the ongoing task of self-directing services.

  • Together We Can! – A free, online course for people with developmental disabilities and their independent providers.

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Choose your supports.     Create your life.     Realize your dreams.

The Ready, Set, Go! Transition Series was developed through grant project DD-11-2006, funded by the Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities. Grant project coordinators were Lloya Fritz and Mary O'Hare. The Division of Developmental Disabilities was given ownership of the information fall 2016.