Postsecondary education or training for a specific job is an exciting opportunity for all youth, including those with disabilities. Going off to college or a new job is a great opportunity to learn new things, make new friends, further explore interests and practice living independently. Youth with disabilities may need to make additional preparations to be successful.
This lesson will help the student identify the similarities and differences between the types of postsecondary education and determine which programs can help the student achieve his/her career goals.
These four courses will help prepare the student for continuing his/her education after high school.
Use this Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school
ACCUPLACER Practice Test is a free website that helps students perform well on the ACCUPLACER (Community College Placement Exam) . It features free interactive practice questions that include answers and detailed explanations.
This site provides information, training, research briefs, Campus Disability Resources Database, and quick facts for students with disabilities in college.
This article defines "executive skills" and suggests tools to help improve those skills.
This article outlines the difference between high school and college assistance for students with disabilities.
The Holland Codes is a system to classify jobs into job categories, interest clusters, or work personality environments. In the Holland Model, these categories represent work personalities.
Think College is a national initiative dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving research and practice in inclusive higher education for students with intellectual disability.
This website explains the difference between a diploma, degree, and certificate including advantages and disadvantages, requirements, and career options.
Equity Education Resources
Informational video from BrainPop explaining Black Lives Matter movement.
This film explores ways in which educators can use media to support and amplify students who are on their won anti-racist-learning journey.
A film to explore social and emotional learnings about diversity and inclusion.
The website provides materials to allow teachers to build a learning plan to address diversity, identity, Bullying & Bias.
Use Amanda Gorman’s poem “The Hill We Climb” to talk with students about creative expression as a commentary on democracy.
Resources that help students explore identity and diversity, recognize injustice and learn to take action.
High School Exit
As Oregon students work to be successful in their next steps (e.g. postsecondary education and training, workforce entry, career school, apprenticeship, military) the Department of Education is committed to ensuring a variety of options are available to meet all students’ needs.
NDPC has identified 15 Effective Strategies that have the most positive impact on reducing school dropout.
This website will answer all your questions about the Job Corps including how it works, life at the center, rules at the center, and graduation and beyond.
This handout demonstrates how to properly lift heavy objects in the workplace.
These four courses will help prepare the student for entering the world of work after high school.
Ten suggestions for how to take controversial issues on in constructive, thoughtful and sensitive ways.
Required training to Managers, Owners, and all others who sell or serve alcohol in the State of Oregon
State of Oregon regulations require every commercial food worker who is involved in public food handling and preparation, to acquire a certified food handlers card. This site provides the Food Handler Permits.
The Job Corp program helps eligible young people ages 16 through 24 complete their high school education, trains them for meaningful careers, and assists them with obtaining employment.
An extensive list of questions and answers about automotive technology including, schools, certification, salary, career facts, online programs and more.
Information regarding beauty careers and how to find the right school for you, including what to expect, requirement to enroll, scholarships, costs and licensing requirements.
A listing of Oregon trade and technical schools, including cost, financial aid, credit, and ranking.
Vocational schools, also known as trade or career schools, and correspondence schools can be a great way to train for a variety of jobs.