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There are resources on anything from your love life to the history of the disability movement. If you don’t see it here, please let us know what you are looking for by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Chances are, if you’re looking for it, so are other youth.
Some Helpful Downloads
“10 Things Social Orgs Can Do…”
“My Health Pocket Guide”
“Strategies for Developing Extracurricular Activities”
“Strategies for Involving Students in Service Learning”
“The Dating Life”
“The Workbook for Youth Health”
Dan Drinker is in LOVE (Run time 5:25)
SIECUS is dedicated to letting everyone know that sexuality is a natural and healthy part of life. SIECUS develops, collects, and gives out information, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices. This part of their website is for teens.
Panel of young adults from Utah talking about their health care experience. (Run time 8:16)
My Life, My Health Checklists
This 3 part series (Ready?, Get Set, Go!) will help you think about the stages of healthcare transition including understanding your disability/condition and medical history, finding and interviewing an adult healthcare provider, etc.
A list of questions that you should know about each of your medications – easy to use!
Facebook Safety – Information and Tips
Net Smartz – Internet Safety for Teens
Most teens know more about the Internet than their parents. Being so savvy comes with responsibility of understanding of the dangers that exist online and how to deal with them. Watch teens share their own “Real-Life Stories” about issues affecting them on the Internet such as cyberbullying, online enticement, and giving out too much personal information.
Web Wise Kids
If you are like most teens, you feel right at home in cyberspace. You already know how to have fun online, but do you know how to play it safe and protect yourself from online dangers? Take the “Know it All? Challenge”, read through the safety tips or share them with a friend who may not know as much about online safety as you do. Impress your parents and fill out the Internet Safety Plan.
Think-Plan-Do Encourages Self-Determination
A guide to help you Think-Plan-Do – it presents a simple plan for working on your future and leadership goals. It includes tips on everything from decision making to managing money.
The Riot E-newsletter
A FREE e-newsletter for people with disabilities who speak up for themselves and others. It will make you want to laugh and feel good about life. Every issue focuses on a timely theme, or a particular idea. We also cover life topics, such as dating, health and everyday fun.
“Taking Charge” (Run Time: ~16:34 minutes)
In this video, hear testimonials from successful youth and adults with disabilities regarding living successful, self-determined lives.
Self-Determination Video Clips
Provided here are excerpts from three San Diego Regional Center Self-Determination videotapes:
“Successful Communities,” “Kids & Community,” and “My Life…My Way.” Each video is cut into 2 minute clips for easy viewing over the web.
Living On Your Own
Wisconsin Independent Living Centers
Have a question about disabilities? This is your one stop resource.
Casey Life Skills Assessments
Free on-line Life Skills assessments for ages 11 to 25.
A Life 4 Me
An interactive site to help you plan for the future.
WI Assistive Technology Resource Center
All your AT resource related needs in one place!
Faculty and staff work on problems related to rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology like wheelchair alterations and prosthetic device alterations.
WisTech can demonstrate and loan devices, reuse devices and assist with financing for assistive technology devices.
This program offers low-interest loans for assistive technology. The loans help people buy equipment such as hearing aids, modified vehicles, wheelchairs and ramps.
Wheelchair Recycling Program
Provides wheelchairs and other mobility and durable medical equipment devices for a nominal fee. The WRP is open to anyone seeking recycled equipment and operates offices in Milwaukee and Madison.
Independent Living Centers
There are 8 independent living centers that cover the state. Each center has assistive technology devices they can loan to people to try out before having to buy it. They can help you figure out where to buy devices and how to pay for it.
Disability History & Culture
National Museum of American History
Disability Rights Movement online exhibit.
Disability Social History Project
An opportunity for people with disabilities to reclaim our history and determine how we want to define ourselves and our struggles. People with disabilities have an exciting and rich history that should be shared with the world. Learn more about it here with timelines and exhibits.