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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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