By Joanna Dumas, Partners for Youth with Disabilities PYD has been offering mentoring programs to young people with disabilities for over 35 years; mentoring is the core of what we do. Over the years, additional programs have been added, including Access to Theater, Career Readiness, Youth Leadership Forum, and Young Leaders Rising, and while the […]
Heppe, E. C. M., Kupersmidt, J. B., Kef, S., & Schuengel, C. (2019). Does having a similar disability matter for match outcomes?: A randomized study of matching mentors and mentees by visual impairment. Journal of Community Psychology, 47(2), 210–226. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22116 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Developing meaningful relationships and other forms of social participation can be […]
Madeline Delp, at an event in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina in 2017, is mentoring a 15-year-old interested in competing in pageants as Delp has. By Lisa A. Goldstein, Youth Today Hannah Weitzman is almost 10 and the only kid with hearing loss in her neighborhood in Chappaqua, New York. When her family still lived in New […]
By Kristin Humphrey (Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD)), National Mentoring Resource Center The coronavirus has created an unprecedented crisis which has impacted the way we live, work, and interact. Mentors are needed now more than ever to support youth during this time of COVID-19, providing comfort, connection, and suggestions to navigate this uncharted environment. […]
By Deandra Mouzon, Youth Today The first case of COVID-19 in the United States was reported in January, and since about April scientists and other health experts have been predicting a second wave of the virus in the fall and winter. Now, with cases spiking all over the country, many think it is here. So […]
Lindsay, S., Cagliostro, E., Leck, J., & Stinson, J. (2019). A 12-week electronic mentoring employment preparation intervention for youth with physical disabilities: Pilot feasibility randomized controlled trial. JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting. doi:10.2196/12088 Summarized by Karina DeAndrade Notes of Interest: This qualitative study describes the experience of 13 youth with physical disabilities who participated in a […]
Karoff, M., Tucker, A. R., Alvarez, T., & Kovacs, P. (2017). Infusing a peer-to-peer support program with Adventure Therapy for adolescent students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Experiential Education, 40, 394-408. doi:10.1177/1053825917727551 Summarized by Renée Klein Schaarsberg Notes of Interest: This article provides preliminary support for a way to increase social competence and decreasing […]
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 […]
Review by National Mentoring Resource Center This review examined research on mentoring for youth (ages 25 and younger) who have a disability, including physical, cognitive, learning, and developmental disabilities, and excluding psychiatric disabilities which have been discussed elsewhere. It addressed four questions: What is the documented effectiveness of mentoring for youth with disabilities? What factors condition […]
Written by Justin Preston A new piece in the New York Times highlights the importance of caring adults providing support for youths living with disability. The author, Alaina Leary, describes her mother’s role not just as a caregiver, but also as a model for being an adult with a disability. Once Leary began exhibiting symptoms […]
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