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Independent Living

A goal for every student upon completion of a college program is self-sufficiency, often referred to as, independence or independent living. While not academic in nature, this goal is crucial to a student’s transition to adulthood, employment and future success. In this section, the reader will find programs and student resources organized into four (4) categories; Housing, Finances, Health, and Self-Determination/Self-Advocacy.

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The Parent Handbook for the On Campus Transition Residential Program at the District on Kernan

This handbook is a parent’s guide to the On Campus Transition Residential Program option for students with intellectual disabilities attending the University of North Florida. The guide includes a description of the residential program, program rules and regulations, and general expectations for students participating in the residential program

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The UNF Residential Program

The Arc Jacksonville On Campus Transition (OCT) program UNF offers a unique and innovative residential component to the program. Students are given the opportunity to engage in the same experiences of other college students who are learning how to live with their peers, independently from home.

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Practical Money Skills for Life: Financial Literacy for Everyone 

This website provides downloadable curriculum for educators for all grade levels up to college. Content includes PDF lesson plans and corresponding PowerPoint slides addressing aspects of budgeting, including decision making, problem solving, vocabulary, and math. Resources for saving are listed under “Personal Finance”.

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Food and Nutrition at College

The module goal is to provide students with basic knowledge about the importance of eating a healthy diet in college.

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My Health Care: A Health Literacy and Communications Training Program for Persons with ID/DD

A Power Point presentation explaining a program (Instructor’s Guide) designed to empower adults with ID/DD to meet their health care and wellness needs through improved communication.  The Power Point documents the 22-hour curriculum which includes slides, video, web-based resource, and print materials.

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Sexual Health Disparities among Disenfranchised Youth

This research brief on the sexual health of youth involved in corrections is part one of a seven-part series on sexual health disparities of marginalized youth.

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Project 10’s Transition Topic Areas: Health and Safety 

Offers young people tips on maintaining optimal health and the different barriers that may exist making it difficult to maintain healthy living.

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STING RAY Students Directing their IEP Meetings

Newsletter highlighting STING RAY students running IEP meetings

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Financial Literacy 

This module is defined to help the reader learn about personal finances and money management skills

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Florida Independent Living Council Contact List

This comprehensive list provides persons with various contact information regarding referrals, training, and peer support.

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Independent Living

The goals for this module is to make students aware of the skills needed to live independently while attending college.

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Community Transportation Coordinator Contact Information

This Department of Transportation link provides contact information for each county in Florida. 

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General Self-Help Resource Guide: Access to Florida's Transportation Disadvantaged Program for Individuals with Disabilities

This guide is created to provide assistive service information and easy to find resources to help individuals with disabilities access services through Florida’s Transportation Disadvantaged Program and services.

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Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority - Demand Response Transportation (DART)

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) provides demand response transportation services for people who, because of their disability, are unable to independently use the regular, accessible PSTA buses.

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Checklists for College-bound Students with Disabilities

Provides checklists for students with specific disabilities that describe resources and services to investigate, people to contact, information to share, behaviors to practice, and more.

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Differences between High School and College

Compares high school and college by a number of factors such as level of responsibility, class size and format, faculty interaction, grades, resources and supports, attendance, time management, and more.

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To-Do Lists for College-bound Students

Provides lists of activities and student-directed IEP decisions for students in middle school and in each year of high school.

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What's a Plan Got To Do With It, Got To Do With It?

Participants will explore the value of having a PLAN before working with various agencies during transition.

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Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology

The FAAST Mission is to improve the quality of life for all Floridians with disabilities through advocacy and awareness activities that increase access to and acquisition of assistive services and technology.

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Educational e-books Collection

This site is an online source for downloading eBooks for free.

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Social Media - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The purpose of this presentation is to provide a basic overview on the 3 most popular social media tools available in the market, identify some of the do’s and don’ts if joining any of these sites, and providing the audience with case scenarios in order to identify some of the dangers that can come along with the use of social media today.

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Glenda's Assistive Technology Information and more…

The mission of this blog is to serve as a voice of a constant researcher in the field of educational and assistive technologies so that the best products, strategies and services may be located easily, in hopes that they will then be delivered, taught and used to better the lives of people with disabilities.

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National Center on Accessible Educational Materials

The National Center on Accessible Materials is a resource dedicated to implementing National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) and Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) to improve print resources including braille, audio, large print, and electronic text.

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Apple Accessibility

This is section of the Apple website describing Apple’s commitment to accessibility.

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Apple in Education - Special Education

This is a section of the Apple website dedicated to apps related to special education, including categories like literacy and learning, vision, hearing, and physical and motor skills.

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Bookshare

Bookshare is an accessible online library for people with print disabilities.

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Dropbox

Dropbox is a cloud-based storage service that allows a user to save documents, pictures, presentations, videos, etc. without taking up storage space on a computer.

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Educreations Interactive Whiteboard

This free app lets students or teachers create lessons on a virtual whiteboard while narrating the explanation.

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Evernote

Evernote is a productivity app used to organize notes and ideas.

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First Then Visual Schedule

First Then Visual Schedule is a visual scheduling application that helps the user stay on task by organizing tasks and routines using pictures and sound bites.

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Find My iPhone/iPad

Find My iPhone/iPad is a locator application helps a user locate a lost or stolen apple device.

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Idea Sketch

Idea Sketch lets you easily draw a diagram – mind map, concept map, or flow chart – and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa.

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IEAR.org (I Education Apps Review)

This is a website a community effort where educators review the apps available in the education field.

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iStudiez

iStudiez is a student and professional task manager application. It helps the user organize and prioritize tasks with an easy to use interface.

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Learning Ally

Learning Ally’s collection of more than 75,000 digitally recorded textbooks and literature titles – downloadable and accessible on mainstream as well as specialized assistive technology devices

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LibriVox

LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain.

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Mobile App List For Teachers

This link contains a list of apps for the following uses:  File Management; Graphic Organizers or Mind Mapping; Notetaking, Drafting, and Editing; Curriculum Organization; Assessment.

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Mobile Learning 4 Special Needs

Mobile Learning 4 Special Needs is a Wiki site for professionals, families and service providers of students who are using the new Apple iPads, iTouches and iPhones.

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Notability

Notability is a note taking application that allows the user to take notes via handwriting, pdf annotations, typing, and sound recording.

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Prezi

Prezi is a cloud based presentation software and storytelling tool. Used to share and communicate ideas, Prezi can serve as an alternative to Powerpoint.

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Read2go for iPads

Read2Go is the most accessible e-book reader app for readers with print disabilities.

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Skitch

Skitch is a note taking and annotation application.

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Speech Journal

Speech Journal is an iPad application that allows you to take pictures and record audio over them.

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Six Examples of iPad Integration in the 1:1 Classroom

This link provides examples of ways to integrate the iPad into classroom lessons.

 

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Independent Living

The goals for this module is to make students aware of the skills needed to live independently while attending college.

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On Campus Transition (OCT) Residential Program At The District on Kernan Parent Handbook

This handbook provides parents with needed tools to help their students transition to on-campus living.

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Independent Living

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Residential Realities: Learning Independent Living Skills through Real Life Experiences

This presentation highlights the opportunities available to students choosing to participate in The Arc Jacksonville On Campus Transition program on the subject of independent living.

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Initial Impact Evaluation of the Easter Seals Project ACTION Inclusive Transportation Service Learning Program

This pilot program supported four school districts in implementing projects for all students regardless of their abilities in order to build leadership skills and increase student knowledge of disability rights and accessible transportation.

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Building a Continuum of Services around Accessible Transportation to Support Transition

Easter Seals Project ACTION, with a long history in supporting a transportation continuum for students with disabilities in transition from K12 to postsecondary settings, will offer replicable strategies to build transportation education programs across the educational spectrum.

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Students on the Go: A Travel Training Manual

This training manual, developed at the Clerc Center, is intended to train students for safe and independent travel.

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Community Transportation Coordinator Contact Information

This Department of Transportation link provides contact information for each county in Florida. 

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General Self-Help Resource Guide: Access to Florida's Transportation Disadvantaged Program for Individuals with Disabilites

This guide is created to provide assistive service information and easy to find resources to help individuals with disabilities access services through Florida’s Transportation Disadvantaged Program and services.

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Equal Access to Transportation

This page provides resources on transportation for people with disabilities as well as useful links and laws and regulations relating to people with disabilities.

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Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged

This site provides links to Community Transportation Coordinator Contact Information by County as well as other useful links relating to public transportation.

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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council: Let's Go - A Guide to Getting Around Your Community in Florida

This publication provides county-by-county transportation information, including specific services available in each county, as well as contact information for the various agencies that manage transportation services in Florida.

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Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority - Demand Response Transportation (DART)

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) provides demand response transportation services for people who, because of their disability, are unable to independently use the regular, accessible PSTA buses.

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Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority - Transportation Disadvantaged Program

The Pinellas County Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) Program is a state-funded program that provides reduced cost transportation throughout the county to residents who qualify as “Transportation Disadvantaged.”

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Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)

The Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST, is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to improving education through Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

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Checklists for College-bound Students with Disabilities

Provides checklists for students with specific disabilities that describe resources and services to investigate, people to contact, information to share, behaviors to practice, and more. 

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Differences between High School and College

Compares high school and college by a number of factors such as level of responsibility, class size and format, faculty interaction, grades, resources and supports, attendance, time management, and more.

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To-Do Lists for College-bound Students

Provides lists of activities and student-directed IEP decisions for students in middle school and in each year of high school.

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Big Future

This website allows college-bound students to create an account to map out their plan to go to college and explore careers.

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Big Future-For Educators

This website helps educators assist their students in planning for the future, relating to college and career plans.

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Going to College: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities

This website is divided into three sections: My Place, where students learn how to use their strengths, learning style and interests to set goals for college; Campus Life, where students can find out what to expect in college and what professors will expect from them; and Planning for College, where students learn what you can do now to prepare for and apply to college.

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Students with Disabilities in the College Classroom: What College Faculty Need to Know

This module serves to help faculty and staff understand and help students determine and use, supports or accommodations to participate in the course.

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What is your American Dream?

This session will provide participants with tips and tools on how to achieve their dreams! Participants will learn how to put a budget together and tips on how to stick with it as well as the different types of financial institution.

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Introduction to Post Secondary Education

This session gives parents with secondary students an inside look at the vast differences between secondary and post-secondary school experiences.

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The Journey to Adulthood: What Parents Need to Know (Sexuality)

This handbook from PACER’s Family Advocacy and Support Training Project (FAST) provides ten tools and strategies that parents can use to help their children with disabilities safely navigate puberty and adolescence.

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The Parent Handbook for the On Campus Transition Residential Program at the District on Kernan

This handbook is a parent’s guide to the On Campus Transition Residential Program option for students with intellectual disabilities attending the University of North Florida.

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Social Media: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The purpose of this presentation is to provide a basic overview on the 3 most popular social media tools available in the market, identify some of the do’s and don’ts if joining any of these sites, and providing the audience with case scenarios in order to identify some of the dangers that can come along with the use of social media today.

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Strategies for Success in Inclusive Post-Secondary Programs: Book I: A Handbook for Parents

This Kindle book is intended for families with a young person headed for an inclusive college program. Each of the five strategies presented is supported by several Power Plays–baby steps in the right direction as your son or daughter with developmental delays gets ready for one of the new inclusive programs offered on more and more college and university campuses.

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Self-Advocacy

This module provides students with disabilities basic knowledge of self-advocacy skills needed to be successful in a college setting.

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Self-Advocacy Online Helps People with I/DD Take Charge

Self-Advocacy Online is a content rich, accessible online educational and networking tool and includes multi-media lessons on a variety of topics such as living self-determined, healthy, contributing lives in their communities;. a story wall of videos of self-advocates sharing their stories; and a national listing of self-advocacy groups to connected people with I/DD both locally and nationally.

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Self-Determination Resource List from Think College

This list provides several great resources on self-determination

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Self-Determination Toolkit by the Center for Human Development at University of Alaska Anchorage

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Self-Determination in Action

This presentation will provide information on self-determination and one student’s story of putting it into action.

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Community Transportation Coordinator Contact Informatin

This Department of Transportation link provides contact information for each county in Florida.

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