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Post-Secondary Education Resources for Youth and Young Adults who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

This page provides information and resources regarding post-secondary training programs for youth and young adults who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Transition Skills Guidelines for Youth and Young Adults who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing- This 2006 document developed at the Clerc Center outlines transition standards and benchmarks for student transition from secondary education to post-secondary education or to the workplace. It is also available in Spanish. (See Also: EmploymentPost Secondary EducationSelf Determination)
Vocational School Tip Sheet for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing- This PEPnet tip sheet provides information regarding the factors that a student who is deaf or hard of hearing should consider when choosing a professional trade or vocational school. . (See Also: Post Secondary Education)
School and Family Transition Assessment Tool for Youth and Young Adults with a Diagnosis of Deaf/Blindness- This resource is a reflective school and family transition assessment tool for youth and young adults with a diagnosis of deaf-blindness. (See Also: Self Determination)
Minnesota Compensatory Skills Checklist for Students with Hearing Loss- This resource from Minnesota provides a compensatory skills checklist for youth and young adults who are deaf or have a hearing loss (See Also: Self DeterminationSchoolCommunity Living)
Transitioning to College Tip Sheet for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing- Transitioning from high school to a post-secondary educational environment is exciting but challenging for all students. Students who are deaf or hard of hearing often face different (See Also: Post Secondary EducationSelf Determination)
Alexander Graham Bell Association: College Transitions- Three college graduates who are deaf or hard of hearing share their perspectives on researching, choosing and transitioning into a college or university. (See Also: AgenciesPost Secondary Education)
Pepnet2: Deaf and Hard of Hearing- Pepnet2 is an organization and website dedicated to improving postsecondary outcomes for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, including those with co-occurring disabilities. The website contains classes, training modules resources and professional communities related to postsecondary education. It includes information for high school students who are college bound. (See Also: Post Secondary Education)
Map It! What Comes Next (for students who are deaf or hard of hearing)- This is a free, online, interactive training designed for transition-aged students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The training utilizes three questions: 1. Who Am I?, 2. What Do I Want?, 3. How Do I Get There? Video vignettes signed in ASL with spoken English and written transcription, self assessments, and a series of interactive questions guide students as they identify their goals and develop strategies to achieve them. (See Also: EmploymentPost Secondary EducationSelf Determination)
Discover Your Future- A summer program designed for 10th - 12th grade college-bound deaf and hard of hearing students who want to learn more about themselves, their skills, and potential careers. (See Also: Post Secondary EducationSelf Determination)