What is BEYOND

12901203_s.jpg What is BEYOND?
 

Building and
Encouraging
Youth
Opportunities in
North
Dakota
 
Independence, Inc.’s youth transition program, BEYOND, is a character-based approach for youth with disabilities ages 14-22. It is designed to help students in the transition from the secondary school environment to independence in the world of work, post-secondary education, and adulthood.

The flexible curriculum offers over 30 lessons which can be molded and differentiated to the unique needs of youth with disabilities. 
 
What are the goals of BEYOND?
  • BEYOND will help youth with disabilities learn more about themselves as individuals and also assist them in planning for a future full of achievements and happiness.
  • BEYOND will increase the independence of youth with disabilities and help build community connections and support networks.
  • BEYOND will empower youth with disabilities to be self-advocates for their futures.
How is BEYOND taught?
  • Our Youth Transition Specialist will travel to schools on a regular basis to meet with students. BEYOND can be taught on a semester or year-long schedule. Meetings are designed to be 45 minutes long.
  • Lessons are interactive; involving energetic activities, discussions, and worksheets.
  • Each student receives his or her own portfolio to keep all BEYOND resources.
  • The program is entirely grant funded and is absolutely no cost to the students or school district.

What topics does BEYOND cover?
  • BEYOND includes lessons in three main categories

o   Self-Awareness

-  Disability awareness and history

-  Identifying values, strengths, weaknesses, job skills, passion & purpose, learning

styles, and personality type

o   Self-Advocacy

-  How to be a self-advocate

-  Understanding IEP's and accommodations

-  Leadership and teamwork

-  Communication skills

- Accessing community resources and building support networks

o   Independent Living

-  Post-secondary options

-  Job information: applications, resumes, and interviews

-  Researching and planning a career

-  Budgeting

-  Practical living skills

-  Healthy lifestyles


If you would like to learn more about BEYOND and other youth opportunities at Independence, Inc., please contact Michael at michaelc@independencecil.org or 701-839-4724 ext. 25.

Our services are free of charge!


What is BEYOND
12901203_s.jpg What is BEYOND?
 

Building and
Encouraging
Youth
Opportunities in
North
Dakota
 
Independence, Inc.’s youth transition program, BEYOND, is a character-based approach for youth with disabilities ages 14-22. It is designed to help students in the transition from the secondary school environment to independence in the world of work, post-secondary education, and adulthood.

The flexible curriculum offers over 30 lessons which can be molded and differentiated to the unique needs of youth with disabilities. 
 
What are the goals of BEYOND?
  • BEYOND will help youth with disabilities learn more about themselves as individuals and also assist them in planning for a future full of achievements and happiness.
  • BEYOND will increase the independence of youth with disabilities and help build community connections and support networks.
  • BEYOND will empower youth with disabilities to be self-advocates for their futures.
How is BEYOND taught?
  • Our Youth Transition Specialist will travel to schools on a regular basis to meet with students. BEYOND can be taught on a semester or year-long schedule. Meetings are designed to be 45 minutes long.
  • Lessons are interactive; involving energetic activities, discussions, and worksheets.
  • Each student receives his or her own portfolio to keep all BEYOND resources.
  • The program is entirely grant funded and is absolutely no cost to the students or school district.

What topics does BEYOND cover?
  • BEYOND includes lessons in three main categories

o   Self-Awareness

-  Disability awareness and history

-  Identifying values, strengths, weaknesses, job skills, passion & purpose, learning

styles, and personality type

o   Self-Advocacy

-  How to be a self-advocate

-  Understanding IEP's and accommodations

-  Leadership and teamwork

-  Communication skills

- Accessing community resources and building support networks

o   Independent Living

-  Post-secondary options

-  Job information: applications, resumes, and interviews

-  Researching and planning a career

-  Budgeting

-  Practical living skills

-  Healthy lifestyles


If you would like to learn more about BEYOND and other youth opportunities at Independence, Inc., please contact Michael at michaelc@independencecil.org or 701-839-4724 ext. 25.

Our services are free of charge!




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