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All young people starting the
process of building their adult life are empowered by resources
and connections to get them on their way.
Our goal is to provide information to help young
people aged 16-25 living with emotional/social challenges to move-on
and thrive in the life they choose. Individuals and their support
system will find relevant links throughout New York State and
information geared towards the different stages of transition
to independent living.
YOUTH POWER! is a New York State network
of youth with disabilities and social/emotional challenges that
advocates for the involvement of youth at all levels of service.
County Transition Task Force
A group of parents and professionals
came together to form The Nassau County Transition Task Force. They
created the Transition
a resource for families of youth living with emotional disabilities.The
transition information in this guide is relevant to students throughout
the New York State. The resource section of this guide is geared
towards Nassau County. The guide could easily be adapted for any
other county in NYS by replacing the resource section with county
2008 - GAO estimates that at least 2.4 million
young adults aged 18 through 26—or 6.5 percent of
the non-institutionalized young adults in that age range—
had a serious mental illness in 2006, and they had lower
levels of education on average than other young adults.
September 23, 2008
Health Guide for College Students
Explains Treatment Options and Legal Rights.
September 11, 2008 An Autistic Student's Journey
To College. Read
10, 2008 Study: Half of College Kids have Suicidal
September 9, 2008 - Young African-American Males
Face Mental Health Crisis; Experts Call For New Treatment
Strategies and Better Access to Care.
25, 2008 - Bazelon Center
Commends Lawmakers for Work on Transition Issues for Young
Adults with Mental Illnesses. Read