FYI Students in Transition

FYI Transition

Learn about life after graduating school. 



Self-advocacy means being able to speak up for yourself and taking steps that you need for yourself or others who might share your goals and obstacles. How do you do self-advocacy? Two be a self-advocate you need to believe in yourself! You need to know what you are capable of. You must know how to Read More »


Disclosure refers to informing a potential or current employer that you have a disability.  According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the decision to disclose your disability  is a protected right. An employer may not ask you questions that might let them know about your disability before making a job offer. This is also Read More »

Overcoming Obstacles

Obstacles are those things that can stop you or slow you down to trying to have the kind of life you want. There are many kinds of obstacles that can come up, depending on what part of you life you are looking at. Obstacles for a Job Work obstacles might include hiring discrimination, transportation, few Read More »

Accommodation Needs

A reasonable accommodation is any change to the setting or the way things are usually done so thata person with disabilities can participate to their fullest. It includes where you work, public spaces, or housing. Examples If you cannot get into a store because of stairs. The store should install a ramp. There is a Read More »

Understanding Your Disability

One thing that can get in the way of being able to control your life is your disability. Not just the fact that a disability might limit something you can do if there is no support, but also, how other people think your disability will limit you. The best way to deal with this is Read More »

Strengths and Preferences

Learning about yourself sounds like a funny idea. Of course you know a lot about yourself! But moving to adult life brings lots of new challenges and changes. Two very important ones are work and home life.  If you are going to live on your own, your need to think a lot about the kind Read More »

What is Self-Determination

Self-determination is simply the idea that you should be in control of your own life. But what does having life control mean? The answer is not simple. To be able to direct your life, you need several things: The first and most important way to start is: Knowing what you want and need. Once you Read More »

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