Tag Archive for: disability

Supporting Youth with Learning Disabilities

By Teja McFarlane, Reprinted from YouthREX Learning disabilities are more common than you may think. In Canada, 17.9% of people over the age of 15 and 8.4% of school-aged children and youth (ages 5-17) have a learning disability, defined as a neurological disorder that affects the way an individual processes information. Youth with learning disabilities […]

[Webinar] Supporting and including youth with disabilities

Date: Thursday, December 19th 1-2:15PM Eastern Description: This webinar will focus on strategies and best practices for mentoring youth with disabilities. Attendees will hear from three programs with unique models located across the country that work to support youth and young people with disabilities. Presenters will discuss the importance of inclusive mentoring and ways to ensure that our […]

Research identifies key program features to support success for youth with disabilities

Lindsay, S., Hartman, L. R., & Fellin, M. (2016). A systematic review of mentorship programs to facilitate transition to post-secondary education and employment for youth and young adults with disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation, 38(14), 1329-1340. Summarized by Jessica Cunningham Background: Youth with disabilities encounter barriers when attempting to gain access to higher education and the […]