National Center Will Help Prepare Youth with Disabilities for Work


Young man with Down's Syndrome at work

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded a $1.1 million grant in September to the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, D.C., for a national center to prepare youths with disabilities for employment. The National Technical Assistance and Demonstration Center on Preparing Youth with Disabilities for Employment will increase the capacity of youth service delivery systems to improve higher education and employment outcomes for youths with disabilities. The center will focus on career exploration, management and planning; youth development and leadership; and professional development.

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