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

quotes-729173_1280Lindsay, 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.
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NMRC review on mentoring for youth with disabilities

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 … Read the rest

New research discusses a potential alternative mentoring intervention for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Notes of Interest: This article provides preliminary support for a way to increase social competence and decreasing isolation and maladaptive social behaviors in students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The intervention being studied here addresses the current research on the Read the rest

Recent NY Times piece highlights importance of mentoring youth with disabilities

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 … Read the rest

Strategies to improve educational outcomes for youth with childhood-onset chronic illness should include interventions that promote school connectedness, and mentoring relationships

Maslow, G., Haydon, A. A., McRee, A. L. Halpern, C. T. (2012). Protective connections and educational attainment among young adults with childhood-onset chronic illness. Journal of School Health, 82(8), 364-370.

Summarized by Jessica Cunningham, B.A. Lab Manager, Center … Read the rest

Youth with spinal cord injuries improve quality of life with a model mentoring program called “Back on Track”

back-on-track-wheelchair-1595802_1920Shem, K., Medel, R., Wright, J., Kolakowsky-Hayner, S. A., & Duong, T. (2011). Return to work and school: A model mentoring program for youth and young adults with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, 49(4), 544-549.

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Moving Mentoring Forward: Expanding Access and Inclusion of Youth with Disabilities

Assoc. Editor’s Note: The Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring is a proud supporter of the Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring Program. The 2013-14 cohort of Ambassadors, in collaboration with Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) and Partners for Youth with DisabilitiesRead the rest