As your child nears the end of high school, you are undoubtedly thinking about their future. Or perhaps YOU are a young person with a disability who wants more information about what’s next. Welcome!
FACT Oregon has put together resources that look ahead towards adulthood and the next stages: secondary education, employment, and/or independent living.
College & Higher Education
Employment First Initiative
Oregon Department of Human Services: Supported Employment Services
Oregon.gov: Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services [OVRS]
Oregon.gov: VR I/DD Counselors; ODE Transition Network Facilitators, ODDS Employment Specialists
Respectability: Jobseekers with Disabilities
Self-Advocacy Online: Stories from Self-Advocates
Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC)
Guardianship & Conservatorship
Disability Rights Oregon: Guardianship Handbook (Third Edition)
The Arc of Oregon: Guardianship FAQ’s
Center for Family Involvement: Alternatives to Guardianship
Beyond Guardianship: Toward Alternatives That Promote Greater Self-Determination for People with Disabilities- Full Report
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