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Your Mental Health

Everyone gets stressed sometimes in their lives. But when stress affects home, school, work, or relationships, people turn to their doctors or mental health providers for help. Mental health providers help people manage symptoms such as sadness, mood swings, anxiety and irritability. Sometimes people may see a counselor, therapist or other mental health provider to learn how to manage stress. …

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Understanding Your Health

Good health means taking care of your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. As you grow into being an adult, you can transition into being more involved in planning for your health and health care. Health care transitioning is a time when you and your parents begin planning your health care as an adult. Health care transitioning usually happens between the …

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Living a Healthy Lifestyle

It means you are making choices that are good for your body and mind. You probably have heard about some of these choices: Eating healthy can sometimes be tough. After all, teens are busier and busier with school, part-time jobs and other activities. What a teen eats is not always high on the priority list. For many teens, nutrition consists …

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Networking

When you hear the word, “networking” you probably think of social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Having friends and developing a social network is good, but there is another type of networking that you should consider developing – employment networking. Employment networking can expand the people you know who can provide information about job and career opportunities. …

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Centers for Independent Living

Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are community-based organizations that are designed and operated by people with disabilities. Centers for Independent Living believe in consumer control, where people with disabilities directly govern and staff the organization. Centers for Independent Living serve people with all types of disabilities and provide: Centers for Independent Living provide resources for : Some Centers for Independent …

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Self-Advocacy

Self-advocacy means speaking up for yourself and asking for your needs and wants. Self-advocacy is important because as an adult, you will want to become more independent. You’ll make decisions about your life: It can also mean standing up for what you believe in such as removing barriers to people with disabilities and protecting equal rights. Check out these resources: …

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National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD)

NCWD/Youth is website full of information about employment and youth with disabilities. Their partners are experts in disability, education, employment, and workforce development. Here are just a few things to check out on this site: A Young Person’s Guide to Health Care Transition is about making the transition from pediatric to adult health care. Taking charge of your health care …

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Think College

Think College! Is the go to website for educators, student with intellectual disabilities and their families for information about finding a college, identifying programs in your state and paying for college. The site offers synopses of research findings related to postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities.