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Options for Action

As a citizen of the State of Maryland, you are entitled to certain rights. Some of these rights are Various state agencies can help you as you prepare to work. At times, you may feel that you have not received the services or assistance you are eligible to receive. There are steps you can take to have your complaints heard. …

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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 …