INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES

Resources

There are a number of helpful sources of information for neurodiverse students and adults as well as their families. This resource page highlights some of the resources that we have found most helpful to share with families regarding post-secondary transition planning, the move from school to work, career development, and life planning.

 

Self-Advocacy Association of New York State

The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, Inc. (SANYS) is an organization founded and led by people with developmental disabilities for people with developmental disabilities. We promote the awareness and recognition of civil rights and responsibilities, including equal citizenship opportunities and choices. SANYS hosts an annual conference that connects self-advocates from across New York State.

Support-Decision Making

Supported decision-making is a process by which individuals with disabilities can receive assistance in making important decisions. In New York State, several organizations provide support and guidance for individuals engaged in supported decision-making. These organizations can provide resources and assistance in navigating the legal requirements and processes involved in supported decision-making. By utilizing these resources, individuals with disabilities can receive the support they need to make informed decisions and lead fulfilling lives.

ThinkCollege

ThinkCollege is an excellent resource for neurodiverse students and their families interested in post-secondary education options. The website provides a wealth of information on college programs, financial aid, and transition planning for students with intellectual disabilities. It also features a directory of colleges and universities that offer inclusive programs for students with disabilities, making it easier for families to find the right fit for their loved ones.

Insights from Deloitte

This report, “A rising tide lifts all boats
Creating a better work environment for all by embracing neurodiversity,”
prepared by Deloitte emphasizes the need for diverse skills and problem-solving approaches in today’s labor market, where innovation and a diverse workforce are crucial. The article suggests that hiring neurodivergent individuals is not only a solution to the current labor shortage but also a way to foster a more inclusive work environment that benefits all employees.

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