The Trevor Project, Lifeline and TrevorChat: Youth who are feeling alone, confused or in crisis can call 1-866-488-7386 or chat online with a trained advocate. The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
Connect with us on Facebook
We want to here from our youth about Family Voices. You can keep up to date by visiting our Facebook page - Family voice of Washington For Youth by Youth. By reading and making comments and suggestions we can all work together to make our organization stronger and more effective.
The Center for Children with Special Needs - Teens Page
As a teenager, you will be dealing with many exciting and sometimes difficult new tasks. Being a teenager with ongoing health conditions means you may have even more things to think about and plan for. You may be beginning to take an active role in managing your own health care, looking for your first job, or planning to have time away from home for your first time.
The Center for Children with Special Needs - Moving to Adult Healthcare for Teens
Transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare providers can feel like completely new territory. Hospitals and doctors' offices may look and feel different. It may take some time for your new healthcare providers to get to know you.
National Gateway to Self-Determination
Welcome to the National Gateway to Self-Determination Web Portal, a clearinghouse for resources, training, and information on promoting self-determination. This site provides a single access for self-advocates, professionals, policy-makers, families, and the general public on the current best practices and evidence-based activities in enhancing self-determination in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
National Gateway to Self-Determination - Self-Determination Page
What is Self-Determination and Why is it Important" is part of a multi-media product consisting of a print-based, 16-page full-color publication and an accompanying web-presence that elaborates on stories and themes introduced in the print publication.
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network - Youth Resources
This page has many links to resources and guides to begin conversations with parents and health care providers regarding medical decisions; healthcare; career opportunities; education; college; transportation; housing; and MUCH MORE!
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network - Transition from School to Adult Life
SPAN’s Transition from School to Adult Life project will provide information, training and technical assistance for youth, their families and professionals in order to support informed and effective transition from school to adult life for youth with disabilities.
Hello! Hey, we're glad you made it. This site is a place for you, your friends, and other teens. It's a welcoming community for all youth and a place where all youth belong. We want you to be here. This is your place, your space.
Got Transition? National Health Care Transition Center
Today's young people who are leaving their pediatric care and moving toward the adult health system are doing things they have never done before. This "transition" is a critical time for young adults as they are often accessing the health system independently for the very first time.
Your Health Priorities Tool
If you don’t share details about your life and what is important to you, you may not get the treatment that is best for you. Think about it this way: If you are a student who lives near a bus stop, you might be able to take a medicine that makes you a little sleepy because you do not need to drive. But if you are a truck driver, that medicine might make you too sleepy to do your job. Sharing details about your daily life and what’s important to you can help your doctor recommend a treatment that helps you get better and improves your quality of life.
HealthyTransitionsNY.org teaches skills and provides tools for care coordination, keeping a health summary, and setting priorities during the transition process. It features video vignettes that demonstrate health transition skills and interactive tools that foster self determination and collaboration.
Parent to Parent of New York State
Parent to Parent of NYS is a place where families of individuals with special needs and the professionals who serve them can meet and share information. This website is maintained as a resource for families.
Talking With Your Doctor
Many young people have found the GLADD approach to talking with health care professionals to be very helpful.
G(ive): Give information about how you are feeling and what you have done to stay healthy.
L(isten): Listen carefully to your health care providers and learn.
A(sk): Ask your doctors the questions you have about your health.
D(ecide): At every visit with a health care professional, decisions need to be made about what to do next.
D(o): Do your part in following the plan!
College Guide for Students with Visual Impairments
Individuals who are blind or visually impaired face unique challenges in the classroom. Instructors can ease these struggles by offering different accommodations for students with visual disabilities and structuring courses around these learners. Our guide for students with visual impairments explores the different accommodations and teaching strategies that allow these learners to receive a proper education and enter the job market as qualified professionals.