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Here you can preview Web sites prior to assigning them to youth. There are two sets of Web sites for youth to explore:

  1. Sites linked on youth pages: Select pages throughout The Youthhood link to related Web sites for youth to explore.
  2. Additional sites linked here only: We provide additional links for you to consider assigning youth here. Some are specific to individual circumstances and are only applicable to a certain group of youth.
Going to School
Linked Sites for Youth Referring Page

High School Ace: The Academic Homepage for High School Students (High School Ace) Homework help, academic quiz games and interesting websites for teens.

Homework Center (Multnomah County Library) Youth can chat with an online tutor through this site for homework assistance on a variety of topics from 2p.m. - 10p.m.

Going to School

Advise on Choosing Classes in Middle School (news-press.com) An article which talks about the choices middle school students have with their electives.

NASA for student: Learn about math, science, and flight! (NASA) Information, games and videos geared towards students of all age levels.

Videos About the Interplay between Comics and Physics (University of Minnesota) University of Minnesota physics professor James Kakalios has a unique way of teaching students physics: using comics! Check out his videos here.

Making School Interesting

Mapping Your Future: Middle and High School Students (Mapping Your Future) Mapping Your Future provides programs and initiatives to help people achieve financial wellness and lead successful lives.

High School Ace: The Academic Homepage for High School Students (High School Ace) Quizzes, homework help, TED talks, games and more to help high school students with learning.

Quiz Hub: Educational Games and Resources (Quiz Hub) K-12 Online Interactive Learning Quiz Games ó Focused on Facts

Homework Center: Homework Topics

Classes Colleges Look For (College Board) FAQs about planning classes in high school

Homework Help & More from discoveryschool.com (Discovery Education) Help with homework in math, science, English, social studies, and more.

Knowing What I Have to Do

Choosing a College in 2017 (Learn how to Become) Prospective students can use this page as a research launch pad to discover top schools in each state, get expert financial aid advice, and much more. They can also learn step-by-step how to narrow their options and find colleges that best meet their goals.

Mapping Your Future (Mapping Your Future) Helping students achieve success for college and beyond; information and resources to help you plan for college at all ages and for all audiences.

Knowing Things I Want to Do

High School Completion: Diploma Options (Owlcation) Information on four alternatives ways to get your high school diploma.

About.com: Distance Learning (Thoughtco) With a directory of free online classes, school reviews, and tips to help you manage time, this resource on distance learning will help you succeed. No matter your reason for choosing online education, learn to make the most of it here.

The GED: Is it Right for You? (study.com) This resource helps you to explore some of the differences between the GED and a traditional high school diploma will help you decide which option is best for you.

Understanding Graduation Options

Tele-Support Groups for Teens (Lighthouse Guild) Information regarding a weeking phone group that meets to help youth with visual impairment or blindness discuss challenges and successes when planning for post-secondary education.

General Scholarships for Students with Disabilties (University of Texas) List of college scholarships specifically for students with disabilities.

Having a Disability

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Great Lakes Americans with Disabilities Act Technical Assistance Center

Understanding Tests and Accommodations

Accommodations for Testing (ETS) Information on what accommodations are, which are available, how to ask for them and more.

Knowing about Assessment Accommodations

Understanding the IEP Process (LD online) Information regarding what is required on an IEP.

Leading Your Own IEP (Taking Charge if Your Education) A script to help students lead their own IEP meetings.

Resources for Services (National Council on Disability) A list of resources to assist individual inquiries seeking such services which are most likely to be found at the city or state level.

My Individualized Education Program

Additional Sites to Consider

Consider Your Options: Ways to Earn Your High School Diploma (Study.com) This page is geared towards adults who need to complete high school, but it may be informative for your group of youth.

Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling (Purdue University Online Spelling Lab - OWL) This guide to grammar, punctuation, and spelling includes PowerPoint presentations on grammar, downloadable handouts, and resources for English Language Learners.

Learning More
Linked Sites for Youth Referring Page

Know How to Go (American Council on Education, Lumina Foundation for Education, and the Ad Council) The 4 steps to college

First Steps to Higher Education (Minnesota State CAREERwise education) Information on planning your education and career path in Minnesota.

Making My Way through College (NCWD) Information on a variety of topics relevant to preparing for and succeeding in college and transitioning from college into the world of work. Much of the information provided is relevant to all students, but the primary focus of the guide is on navigating the college experience for students with disabilities or those who think they may have a disability.

The Differences: High School vs. College (fastweb!) A list of 20 differences between high school and college.

A Day in the Life: 5 College Freshmen (My College Guide) Descriptions of the daily life of 5 college freshmen with differing interests, majors of study and college location.

GAcollege411: Helping Students Plan, Apply, and Pay for College

Adventures in Education: The Planning-for-College Destination (TG's Adventures in Education) Comprehensive resource for college planning including financial planning, courses, managing money and working while in college.

My Future (MyFuture.com) A Web site about post-secondary options including finding careers, exploring colleges, and military service options.

"The Next Step" Video (Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities) Personal stories of five Texans with disabilities who enrolled in colleges, universities or technical schools.

Varsity Tutors Fee-based test prep tools and academic tutoring with some free resources and scholarships.

Choosing a College in 2017 (Learn how to Become) Prospective students can use this page as a research launch pad to discover top schools in each state, get expert financial aid advice, and much more. They can also learn step-by-step how to narrow their options and find colleges that best meet their goals.

Online Community Colleges (Learn how to Become) Community colleges have long been an important alternative for aspiring students, from high school graduates looking to save money before transferring into a bachelorís degree program to single parents that need flexible, career-focused training. The rise of online community college courses and degrees has only furthered the popularity of two-year programs, making it easier than ever to start the college journey. Keep reading to find answers to critical questions about cost, transferring credits and options after graduation. Also included is a section for new online community college instructors, featuring indispensable teaching tips and resources.

Financial Aid and the Online College Landscape (AC Online) Financial aid for online colleges.

Vocational Training: A Guide to non-degree education (Learn how to Become) The guide below provides an introduction to popular and growing fields of study, insight into vocational and trade schools, and a review of the benefits and drawbacks of completing a vocational program.

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO TRADE & VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS (Community for accredited online schools) A comprehensive guide to searching trade and vocational schools across the US.

Learning After High School

My Future Explore careers, college and military options. Gives outlook on job industry growth.

6 Pros and Cons of Being Independent A look at the positives and negatives to being independent.

Knowing it's Important

Twenty Questions to Ask Your School Counselor (College Board) Questions to ask your school counselor when planning post-secondary options.

Planning for College: Getting Started (Big Future: The College Board) Help getting started planning for college, including: choosing a school, paying for college, exploring careers and more.

Varsity Tutors Fee-based test prep tools and academic tutoring with some free resources and scholarships.

Getting Help

Free Scholarship Search (Scholarships.com) Information on how to look for scholarships, grants and student loans as well as help searching for scholarships.

ScholarshipHelp.org (ScholarshipHelp) Information on how to obtain scholarships.

Asking Questions

Financial Planning Budget Worksheets (College in Colorado) Budgeting help for college students.

Getting Additional Suggestions

Post-high School Options (Learning Disabilities Association of America) Information on the post-secondary options. Focus is for student with SLD but can apply to all students.

Checklist for Students with Disabilities Transitioning to College (State of North Dakota) Helping Students with Disabilities Transition from High School to College.

Reasonable Accommodations at the Post Secondary Level Information about reasonable accommodations and students responsibilities for these accommodations.

Comparison of Disability in High School and College (Keene State College) Information on high school and college differ specifically for students with disabilities, including laws, documentation, self-advocacy, parental roles, instruction, grades/testing and student responsibilities.

Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities (U.S. Department of Education) The information in this pamphlet explains the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools. This pamphlet also explains the obligations of a postsecondary school to provide academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services, to ensure the school does not discriminate on the basis of disability.

Services for Students with Disabilities from The College Board (College Board) Information on how to get accommodations of college entrance exams.

Making My Way through College- accommodations (NCWD) Information on how to be successful in college, including asking for accommodations

Scholarships & Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities (Community for Accredited Online Schools) Information for college scholarships for students with a wide range of disabilities. The purpose of this guide is to focus on these financial aid opportunities and discuss how to take advantage of them.

Study Tips for College Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia (AC Online) Information on dyslexia and dysgraphia, along with study tips, advice on working with professors to get accommodations, and brain drills for students with these learning disabilities.

A Guide to Visual Disabilities (AC Online) This guide explores how visual impairments impact the educational experience, what colleges are doing for the visually impaired, and includes numerous resources, as well insight and tips from experts and a list of scholarships and grants.

College Advice for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (AC Online) College and career advice created specifically for aspiring students who are deaf or hard of hearing, no matter where they are on their journey to a degree or career.

College Resources for Students with Disabilties (AC Online) Information and resources on a variety of different disabilities, learn how to make the transition into the workforce easier, and find out what your legal rights on campus are.

Graduate School Success for Students with Disabilties (GoGrad) Provides funding sources, resources for students with visual impairments, hearing loss and an expert interview discussing how to excel in graduate school as a student with a disability.

Financial Aid For College Students with Disabilties (Learn How to Become) This guide focuses on funding options for college, with the goal of helping students with disabilities find the resources they need to pay for and succeed in college.

Thriving in Trade School with a Disability (Community for Accredited Online Schools) This guide highlights the benefits of vocational education, potential careers, and laws that protect both students and employees with disabilities.

Having a Disability

Additional Sites to Consider

American Universities (graduate hotline) List of Universities in the US by state.

CollegeBoard From the College Board, the organization that brings you the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and AP programs. This site guides you through the college search, and offers SAT registration and prep online.

GoCollege: The Collegiate WebSource Information on ACTs, SATs, schools, and scholarships.

Preparing for Postsecondary Education (National Center on Secondary Education and Transition) This NCSET Web Topic, directed at students, teachers, and parents, provides an overview of self-advocacy, rights, responsibilities, and other issues students with disabilities need to think about when considering a postsecondary education.

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