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Clearinghouse on Foster Youth and Transition

 

Nearly half of all foster children require—and have a right to receive—special education and related services to succeed in school. However, most of these young people lack advocates or caregivers who are knowledgeable about their rights or can help them receive an appropriate education and plan for their transition to adult life, post-secondary education, and employment.

This Clearinghouse offers a variety of selected resources to help foster parents, kincare providers, child welfare workers, educators, CASAs and other professionals to provide effective services and supports for children with disabilities in foster care.

The Clearinghouse on Foster Youth and Transition is made possible through the generous support of the California Department of Rehabilitation. To suggest additional resources or give us feedback on the Clearinghouse, please send an email to Cheryl Theis at ctheis@dredf.org.

 

Upcoming Events
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Take Action 4 Accommodations Training: Your Rights to Reasonable Accommodations & How to File a Complaint

 

Resources by Subject Area
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Resources by Stakeholder Group
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Education

 

Higher Education

 

Transition

 

Fact Sheets, Policy Briefs, and Reports

 

Rights and Legislation

 

Vocational Rehabilitation (Voc Rehab)

 

For Child Welfare Workers and Advocates

 

Educators

 

Foster Youth

 

Justice System Professionals

 

For Foster Parents and Kin Caregivers