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Accessing the Dream! A New Transition Product is Here!
The hallmark of the transition institute is rooted in building the capacity of young adults to become confident in whom they are, addressing the unique challenges they face and building a network of peers and providers who inspire them to know that achieving their dream is possible.
The transition institute hosted in seven states spanning eleven years is proud to boast approximately 260 young adults’ ages 14 – 22 years old that are interested in achieving a successful adult life and would like to learn how to be more prepared for the next step that might be college, career or community living. Many graduates have returned as youth mentors inspiring, educating and enriching the quality of the institute’s experience
The transition network of participating Deaf-Blind projects, young adults, families, and Helen Keller National Center in addition to service providers is proud to share the latest collaborative product believed to be of benefit to the Deaf- Blind network. The video can be used to change awareness and knowledge regarding good transition practices for young adults & their families of all backgrounds, etiologies and experiences. The perspectives of the young adults, families and providers are front and center. Here are a few themes interspersed throughout the entire product:
• What does self-determination mean to you?
• Why is raising expectations of your child important?
• What is good transition planning look like for a deaf-blind young adult?
This product is free and available in both web and DVD versions accessible to anyone with hearing and vision loss as well as Spanish speaking families. Once you have viewed the product, let us know what you think. We would love to know how you plan to use it.