As your child nears the end of high school, you are undoubtedly thinking about their future. FACT Oregon has put together resources that look ahead towards adulthood and the next stages: secondary education, employment, and/or independent living.
Are YOU are a young person with a disability who wants more information about what’s next? Check out these resources, just for you!
College & Higher Education
From the Oregon Department of Human Services:
Supported Employment Services
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
VR I/DD Counselors; ODE Transition Network Facilitators; ODDS Employment Specialists
RespectAbility: Resources for Jobseekers with Disabilities
Self-Advocacy Online: Stories from Self-Advocates
Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) – Helping Oregon students plan and pay for college
Guardianship & Conservatorship
Power of Attorney
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Managing Someone Else’s Money: Help for Agents under Power of Attorney
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Managing Someone Else’s Money: Help for Representative Payees and VA Fiduciaries
Disability Rights Oregon: What is a Rep Payee?
Social Security Administration: When People Need Help Managing Their Money
Supplemental Security Income [SSI]
Social Security Administration: Supplemental Security Income