American College - Center for Special Needs

EMPLOYMENT & TRANSITION

Transitioning Young Adults with an Intellectual or other Developmental Disability to Adult HealthCare

Transitioning Young Adults with an Intellectual or other Developmental Disability to Adult HealthCare

Some teenagers and young adults who have an intellectual or other developmental disability (IDD) require exten... Read More

Erik’s Ranch: Operated by Young Adults with Autism

Erik’s Ranch: Operated by Young Adults with Autism

Erik’s Ranch & Retreats, a non-profit providing living, working, social and recreational environment... Read More

Assessing the Needs of Students with Disabilities During Transition

Assessing the Needs of Students with Disabilities During Transition

What happens to students with disabilities as they transition from high school and how can the process be impr... Read More

One Singular - But Collaborative - Sensation: Positive Exposure’s 2021 Change How You See Celebration

One Singular - But Collaborative - Sensation: Positive Exposure’s 2021 Change How You See Celebration

It was a night of all nights – the Positive Exposure 2021 Change How You See Celebration, which aired vi... Read More

Work Incentives Help People with Disabilities to Choose Work

Work Incentives Help People with Disabilities to Choose Work

If you are a person with a disability, Social Security wants you to work. However, they also know that you may... Read More

Danger Spots to Remember When Your Son or Daughter Starts Working

Danger Spots to Remember When Your Son or Daughter Starts Working

My daughter with Down syndrome has her career pretty well mapped out. She gets asked, a lot, about what she wa... Read More

What Is Your Plan?

What Is Your Plan?

I want to tell you a story. Imagine for a moment you just had a new baby and you’re told that your new b... Read More

Filling in the Gaps

Filling in the Gaps

There is no doubt that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are lacking in the abilit... Read More

The Road to Independence is Paved with Work

The Road to Independence is Paved with Work

Support, in and of itself, is not unnecessary. However, it should lead to a destination beyond itself. It shou... Read More

My teenager has a disability - will he/she find employment after high school or college?

My teenager has a disability - will he/she find employment after high school or college?

The U.S. Census Bureau reported for the year 2017, that overall, workers with a disability earn less than work... Read More

How IRWE (Ur-wee) ABLE to earn more and still PASS the eligibility criteria for disability benefits?

How IRWE (Ur-wee) ABLE to earn more and still PASS the eligibility criteria for disability benefits?

In this article, we are going to show you how to use Impairment Related Work Expenses (IRWE), Plans to Achieve... Read More

Achieving Your Best: On the Field and Off

Achieving Your Best: On the Field and Off

People with intellectual disabilities (ID) are accomplishing more than anyone ever thought possible, as Specia... Read More

Which Way Do We Go? Transitioning from High School to Employment

Which Way Do We Go? Transitioning from High School to Employment

When trying to determine the best path for your son or daughter to take on their road to independence, the att... Read More

Let’s Adjust Our Sails and Continue the Voyage Together: An Invitation from One Special Educator to Families, Friends and Colleagues

Let’s Adjust Our Sails and Continue the Voyage Together: An Invitation from One Special Educator to Families, Friends and Colleagues

Let us roll up our sleeves, adjust our sails and TEACH our kids together. It is called collaboration (co, as i... Read More

Why the Retail Dive Could Spark a New Transition Model

Why the Retail Dive Could Spark a New Transition Model

Transition planning for secondary students is critical for successful post-school outcomes.... Read More

RAISE-ing Expectations and Outcomes for Young Adults with Disabilities

RAISE-ing Expectations and Outcomes for Young Adults with Disabilities

Even though the disability community makes up the largest minority group in the world, it also ranks as the mi... Read More