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Self-Determination for Youth who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

This page provides information and resources about self-determination and self-advocacy for youth and young adults who are deaf or hard of hearing. Clink on the links for more information

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)

I’m Determined
Sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education’s Self-Determination Project, the I’m Determined website features resources to support youth in taking control of their life. Videos are open captioned.

Explore Your Future: Deaf and Hard of Hearing high school students- Explore Your Future (EYF) is a six-day career exploration program at Rochester Institute of Technology for college-bound deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students who will be in their junior or senior year. This program focuses on personal growth and career awareness for students as they begin to think about college (See Also: Post 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.