Are you a parent of a young person with a disability between the ages of 14 and 26?

From New York State Transition Partners: “NYS Transition Partners needs your help to better understand your experience with the transition process for students with disabilities here in New York. What’s going well? What isn’t going so well? What needs improvement?

The results of this brief survey will be used to create useful resources to help you in the transition process. Your experience, challenges, and suggestions will be shared with state and local policymakers and members of the transition community in order to start a conversation about how best to affect meaningful change.

All of your information is confidential. Thank you in advance for your time!

Please click here to take the survey!


Creating Opportunity for Families : A Two-Generation Approach

From the Annie E. Casey Foundation: “Nearly half of the nation’s families with young children struggle to make ends meet. A new KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for creating opportunity for families by addressing the needs of parents and their children simultaneously. Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach describes a new approach to reducing poverty, which calls for connecting low-income families with early childhood education, job training and other tools to achieve financial stability and break the cycle of poverty — and recommends ways to help equip parents and children with what they need to thrive.”

Download this report here


Webinar — Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach

On Nov. 12, the Casey Foundation will host a webinar to discuss their new policy report, Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach. This session will focus on ways the public, nonprofit and private sectors can work together to help equip the 10 million low-income families with young children in the United States with the tools they need to move out of poverty and thrive.

When: Nov. 12, 2014, at 2 p.m.


  • Roderick L. Bremby, commissioner, Connecticut Department of Social Services
  • Karen Crompton, president and CEO, Voices for Utah Children
  • Patrice Cromwell, director of strategic initiatives, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Ron Haskins, senior fellow in economic studies, The Brookings Institution
  • Laura Speer, associate director for policy reform and advocacy, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Register for this event today! The registration password is “casey.”

If you have any problems registering for this event, contact Arin Gencer ( at the Casey Foundation.

via Nov. 12 Webinar to Highlight New KIDS COUNT Policy Report – The Annie E. Casey Foundation.


Transition to Adulthood | Center for Parent Information and Resources

From the Center for Parent Information and Resources:

“Life is full of transitions, and one of the more remarkable ones occurs when we get ready to leave high school and go out in the world as young adults. When the student has a disability, it’s especially helpful to plan ahead for that transition. In fact, IDEA requires it.”

Click here for links to:

Learn more… Transition to Adulthood | Center for Parent Information and Resources.


Family Connect Conference 2014: The World Is What You Make It – United Cerebral Palsy of New York City

On Thursday, November 20, 2014 United Cerebral Palsy of NYC is hosting a Family Conference with the theme The World is What We Make It. The day will focus on proposed industry-wide changes to services for individuals with disabilities and the resources and knowledge needed for navigating them.

The conference will take place at New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania (401 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor between 32nd and 33rd Streets) from 8:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m. and is free of charge to families, professionals, and other interested members of the community.

There is no fee to attend. Breakfast and lunch are provided. However, registration is required, and we anticipate registration to fill up quickly. You can register on the UCP of NYC website at, call 718-436-7979 Ext. 704.

via Family Connect Conference 2014: The World Is What You Make It – United Cerebral Palsy of New York City.