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Beyond Academics
UNC-Greensboro, NC
A program for adults with intellectual disabilities. Students aim to reach their full potential to live independently. Students live one block from UNCG while participating in group classes on campus and receiving independent living skills training for two years.

KASA (Kids As Self Advocates)
KASA empowers youths to learn how to advocate for themselves and others through better knowledge of school, health care, technology and other current issues related to youths. It connects an online community of youths with disabilities making a difference.

Youthhood is a new not-to-be-missed website for youths. This fun and engaging site will remind students with disabilities that they are not alone as they explore community and build a future. It’s chock-full of great resources and information.

The National Arts and Disability Center
The National Arts and Disability Center offers an excellent listing of websites for an arts and disability web tour. Links are provided for visual and performing arts organizations with a disability or accessibility focus along with websites for individual artists with disabilities. The arts can mean an important way to identify an individual’s gifts and can provide a new avenue for learning. This exciting collection of links can inspire anyone with an interest in the arts.

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD)
Navigating the Road to Work.  Making the Connection between Youth and Disabilities and Employment.

National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN)
National Youth Leadership Network is a youth-led and youth-driven national non-profit organization to promote youth leadership and education. It is the national voice for young leaders with disabilities.

The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN)
A non profit organization run by and for autistics. Our leadership is made up entirely of self-advocates on the autism spectrum. We also have members from other neurodiverse groups as well as neurotypical family members, professionals, educators and friends. ASAN was created to improve the representation of the autistic community in public policy discussions as well as to advance the autistic culture movement. We work to provide support and services to individuals on the autism spectrum while educating policymakers and communities about the autism spectrum

Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities

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