Youth Transition: The Growing Role of Centers for Independent Living

Training Source: 
ILRU
Location: 
Denver, CO
Beginning Date: 
04/18/2017
End Date: 
04/20/2017
Registration Fee: 
$150
Type of Training: 
On-location

About the Training

Youth transition is one of the new core services that centers for independent living are looking to identify new strategies and resources. This CIL-NET training is being offered to assist centers in expanding their existing services to include youth. This training included what the law says, what falls under the new core service, some steps for identifying your centers' strengths, resources, and services to expand youth engagement, and more.

Target Audience

Directors, Independent Living Specialists, and Youth Transition Coordinators at centers for independent living, as well as members of SILCs and centers who are interested in youth transition.

ACL letter announcing FAQs on IL Services for Children and Youth with Disabilities (pdf)

ACL FAQs on IL Services for Children and Youth with Disabilities (Youth Services FAQ) (pdf)

Learning Objectives

  • What the law and final regulations say.
  • What falls under the new core service and what does not.
  • Strategies for tracking this service for reporting purposes.
  • Steps for identifying a CIL's strengths, resources, and existing services that can be expanded to include youth.
  • Tools and strategies for implementation.
  • Potential new partners, service possibilities, and funding sources.
  • Using core services as springboard to expansion.
  • Strategies for working with VR, local agencies, schools, state agencies.
  • Key collaborations. How do you get to the right tables?
  • Youth are a target population, not a service.
  • What are the elements of a CIL culture that will attract and engage youth?
  • How to approach young adults? How to be an adult ally?
  • How to engage parents?
  • Issues of intersectionality.

Agenda

April 18, 2017

8:30 a.m.             Registration Opens

9:00 a.m.             Welcome & Introductions

10:00 a.m.           Overview of the Training

10:15 a.m.           Break

10:30 a.m.           Youth Transition as a CIL Core Service – What’s Required?           

12:00 p.m.           Lunch with Presentation

1:30 p.m.             Examples of Effective Youth Transition at CILs

3:15 p.m.             Break

3:30 p.m.             Planning for Youth Work at Your CIL       

4:30 p.m.             Evening Recess          

April 19, 2017

9:00 a.m.             Review of Day One

9:15 a.m.             Incorporating Young People with Disabilities Into Your CIL

10:30 a.m.           Break

10:45 a.m.           Designing and Funding Effective Youth Programs

12:00 p.m.           Lunch with Presentation

1:30 p.m.             Partnerships and Collaborations to Support Youth Work

2:45 p.m.             Break

3:00 p.m.             How to Engage Parents

3:30 p.m.             Action Plan for Your CIL: Strategic Planning and First Steps

4:30 p.m.             Evening Recess               

April 20, 2017

9:00 a.m.             Review of Day Two

9:15 a.m.             Expanding Your Youth Work

10:30 a.m.           Break

10:45 a.m.           Centering Youth in Your Programs

12:00 p.m.           Training Ends