Youth

 

Youth Coordinator Connects

Youth Coordinators Connect – Disability Identity Process and Barriers 2021 

Youth Coordinators Connect - School Discussion August 2020

Youth Coordinators Connect Covid 19 - May 20, 2020

Youth Coordinators Connect Out of the Box Funding

Youth Coordinators Connect Summer Programs and Adapting to Remote Programming

Youth Coordinators Connect on Curriculums  

 

Youth and SILCs

Youth at the SILC Table 3 0

 

Silly Old Barriers: SILCs Are For Youth Too

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Transcript

Melissa Ann Santora, Anya Carrillo, J.T. Davis, Jim Baker

2016

  • How the Arizona SILC engages youth through a SILC sponsored Youth Leadership Forum.
  • How the Florida SILC started and engages a Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)
  • Other engaging practices both SILCs are using to provide opportunities for youth to get excited about and involved in IL.

 

Annual Conference

Youth Conference: Disability and Intersectionality  
ChrisTiana ObeySumner
2020
Discussion of the intersect between people with disabilities and the multiple identities that individuals live with daily and how they are all important pieces of our community.

Reaching and Serving the Youngest Youth 
Paige Maxwell, Asha Jones
2020
This session seeks to host a discussion on the reasons why serving youth in elementary and early middle school is so important. We plan to facilitate this discussion through three major lenses: our experiences with working in elementary schools, our experiences with peer mentoring younger youth, and most importantly personal experiences from youth!
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Youth Conference: Let’s Talk IL  
Mels Felton
2020
Sharing how important it is to vote and make your voice heard. Also, how do you take the road from being a person to wanting to make change towards independence in your own life to running for office to make change for your community.

 

Youth Conference: Peer Panel
2020
Opal Besaw, Masha Flynn, Noah Russell, Shika Desai
Youth will be sharing some of the ways they have been leaders in their communities and how they have used their advocacy skills as they send off for the closing.

 
Addressing Youth Services: Seeing real Positive Outcomes
Autumn Kubatzke, Alice Nichols, and Julie Bosma
2019


Youth to Youth: Successful Engagement in Strategic Leadership
Melissa Ann Santora, Mica Stewart, Audra Paletta, Michael Lefevor, and Whitney Harris
2019

 

Equipping Youth for Advocacy

Emily Beasley
2018
Equipping Youth Goal Worksheet


Equipping Youth For Advocacy Powerpoint

 

Youth Talks


Disability History and Youthslides
Rosie McDonnell-Horita, Scott Burlingame
2019
Our History Disability History-Education and Employment, Health Care, Housing and Independent Living, Culture and Language, laws, and policies.

 

The Future of IL: How Do We Get There?

Billy, Altom, Tim Harrington, and Jeremy Morris

2019
How are national groups preparing?
Steps organizations should be taking before any leaders leave.
Making room for the next generation now.

CIL ED Succession Plan Example Word

CIL ED Succession Plan PDF

The Future of IL Transcript

Future of IL Powerpoint

 

Strengthening Youth Involvement in Your CIL
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Grant Heffelfinger
2017
Having trouble keeping youth involved in your CIL programming?
Are you struggling to keep the youth’s attention?
This session will equip you with strategies to hosting a youth-friendly environment/event at your CIL.
Attendees will be able to develop the skills needed to naturally include youth with disabilities in programs, services, and issues that are important to the youth.
There will be examples of events that have worked well that included youth with disabilities at other CILs.
This webinar will help CIL staff get the youth passionate about the issues that affect them.

Youth It Up
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Cassie Wick, June Hermanson, Kimberly Tissot
2016
Creative youth funding approaches.
Examples of how to access WIOA/VR
Funding. Youth Programming Ideas.
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Succeeding at Succession Planning
Paula McElwee, Robert Hand
2015
Who can take the reins, short or long term, if the ED cannot?
Implementing a plan; how to assure a smooth transition.
Don’t stop planning when someone assumes the title.
Almost everyone needs some information to handle the job.
What info will you provide and how long?
Looking for that long-term leader.
PowerPoint

Handout: Example Succession Plan

 

Youth Transition: Back to the Future Four Core Services with a Twist
Michael Beers, Mary Olson, Sierra Royster
2012
Review the history of the 4 core services and how youth programs are looking at them with new eyes. Discover new ways to address youth issues and how they can be used to increase community participation and transition issues. Hear how youth from 2 CILs have grown their own programs and some of the tactics for keeping youth engaged. Discuss ways to enhance recruitment and retention practices that can be duplicated at your CIL.
Transcript

 

Bullying- Strategies and Partnerships for Change
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John Johnson
Discuss the prevalence of bullying against youth with disabilities and the types of bullying. Find out who the best community partners are in a successful anti-bullying program. Learn what goes into a successful anti-bullying law and how your state rates.
Explore what CILs can do to promote anti-bullying programs in their communities.
Review a sample school survey on the extent of bullying.
Transcript from: Bullying Strategies and Partnerships for Change Conversation of July 19, 2012
Bullying PDF file for this discussion: Bullying Strategies and Partnerships for Change

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