In The Know: "Work Early, Work Often"
The sooner that we can provide young adults with exposure to the working world, the better. This is particularly true for young adults with disabilities.
The video series “Work Early, Work Often,” produced by the Youth Transitions Collaborative, underscores the importance of providing employment, internships and work-based opportunities to emerging adults with disabilities. The three-part video campaign tells the stories of various individuals that are all part of the transition journey: young adults with disabilities, employers and parents/caregivers.
These "Work Early, Work Often" videos send the message that when you place young people with disabilities in the right position to succeed, they will thrive. The videos are short and simple, and they feature open captioning and audio descriptions. View the "Work Early, Work Often" series.
The mission of the Youth Transitions Collaborative is to bring together regional and national organizations to help young individuals with disabilities build their independence. The Collaborative provides direct services, expertise and guidance for the National Youth Transitions Center.
In the Know is a bi-weekly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities. To find even more useful resources, visit the LEAD Center Resource Center.