The Kentucky Checklists for a Bright Future offer a one page checklist of the most important things parents and youth can do to prepare for meaningful employment and financial security at each age. The checklists also include the most important resources you need along the way.
If you are getting ready for a school meeting or a meeting with your transition coordinator, you can use a paper like this to share your ideas about the future. You can talk about your goals and dreams, your strengths, your challenges, what works for you, and what doesn’t work for you. Thanks to Tiffany Stafford for sharing this idea with us for younger students! She gives instructions on how to make your own vision statement here.
KentuckyWorks Brighter Futures Vision Statement Tutorial Video
Educators and parents can also watch a video about how to prepare a vision statement with a student below:
Webinars, talks, and essays from experts about how to make choices as you become an adult.
Video series about making your own choices and becoming more independent.
I’m Determined [link]
Website with resources for parents and youth with disabilities about making their own choices. They offer resources and videos about making choices, sticking up for yourself, and understanding your disability.
Video about how to speak up to get what you want.