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These materials and resources to assist young adults who have developmental disabilities to make decisions about supports as they move from high school to adult life.
There are many decisions young adults must make when planning for life after high school. There are a variety of services offered for eligible individuals and different ways to use those services.
This series is designed for:
  • Transition students and young adults eligible for services through the Nebraska Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD).
  • Family members and friends of individuals eligible for DD Services.
  • IEP team members and others working with transition students and young adults, including educators and agency professionals.
Provides information about promoting independence in young adults and information about services available through DD. Ready materials help begin the decision-making process.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Ready!  Answers questions about services available through DD.

It’s All About the Plan - A free, online course for students and families. Assists to understand an participate in Individual Education Program (IEP) meetings.

Nebraska Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) - The NYLC is a group of young leaders from all across Nebraska. Members want to make a difference in the lives of other students with disabilities. The group believes that young people should have a voice in the things that affect them. They hope to improve services provided to young people through their outreach efforts.  The Council is co-sponsored by the Nebraska Departments of Vocational Rehabilitation and Special Education.  Visit their Facebook page at:  

Self-Advocacy Brochure and Folder – 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. Those who assist students with disabilities can find information about 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. Focus on promoting self-advocacy skills. Features videos, informational materials, and workbooks. 

ssists those who want to self-direct services in planning and setting up services.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Set!  A document to assist in planning and setting up services, especially when using independent providers.
Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities: “It’s My Choice”  – A workbook to help people with developmental disabilities think about life options, prepare for planning meetings, and participate more fully in discussions and decisions about services and supports.
Assists with the ongoing task of self-directing services.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Go! A document designed to assist young adults in managing DD services, especially with independent providers.        
Together We Can! – A free, online course designed for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their independent providers.
 Find, Choose, & Keep Great DSPs (University of Minnesota) – A toolkit designed to provide easy-to-use tips and strategies to help you find, choose, and keep high quality providers of services. 
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.

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