For Youth

Screen shot of first slide of online training Empowering You(th): It's All About You.Click on this link or the image to the left to watch the on-line module: Empowering You(th) – It’s All About You!*

This module was developed by the NH Parent Information Center for IMPACCT.   IMPACCT is a partnership of the NH Vocational Rehabilitation (NHVR), Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) and high schools throughout NH.  The program is dedicated to helping students with disabilities become part of the local workforce as they navigate from high school to employment, post-secondary education, or training that leads towards a career.

Designed for youth, by youth the module reviews why it’s important to understand your strengths, needs, preferences, and interests as you prepare for life after high school so you can effectively speak up for yourself at home, in school, and at work. Learn about the importance of communication and how to deliver your message with confidence. Finally, understand why it is important to know about your disability and about disclosure – your right to choose whether or not to tell others (employers, professors, etc.) about your disability.

For additional information, contact your high school.

*Before you get started, please know this module is best viewed using the Google Chrome web browser. If for any reason you experience a glitch while viewing the module, please refresh your browser.

 


Young adults

Check out yeahnh.org – our website serving youth and young adults with disabilities and special healthcare needs

(ages 14-26)

Here are ideas for youth to participate in right now;

  • Submit creative work (art, poetry, audio or video clips etc.) or a question for our “Ask a Youth” page to yeahcouncil@yahoo.com
  • Participate in an interview about their experiences to be used as a podcast or video clip for the youth website www.yeahnh.org
  • Provide input on developing materials or planning events
  • Attend or present on a panel with others at workshops
  • Join the YEAH Council!*

*NH SPYIRIT collaborates with the NH YEAH (Youth for Education Advocacy and Health Care) Council to help YOU! YEAH is made up of youth and young adults who experience a variety of disabilities and health care needs.  Each has first-hand knowledge of the impact of NH systems and services on the lives of youth.

NH PTI: Supporting Parents & Youth by Investing Resources, Information and Training (NH PTI: SPYIRIT)