Youth Resources

 

IMG_0807Helpful Contacts

ACCES-VR
(Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation)

Rochester District Office
109 S. Union Street
Rochester, New York 14607
General Information Phone: 585-238-2900 or 800-462-0178
Fax: 585-325-2001
TTY: 585-325-6278
Website: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr/

Offers access to a full range of employment and independent living services; coordinates policy and services relating to transition services for students with disabilities from school to adult services; vocational rehabilitation services for working age individuals with disabilities; and independent living services.

IMG_0812RochesterWorks! Career Center for Youth Employment
Website: http://www.rochesterworks.org/youth_services.aspx

Find the resources to help you with your job search now! Tips on how to start your job search; job leads and applications; completing job applications; developing a resume; compiling a portfolio; interview skills; individualized attention.

Center for Disability Rights, Inc.

497 State St., Rochester, NY 14608
Phone: 585-546-7510
Fax: 585-546-5643
Email: ksalter@cdrnys.org
Website: www.cdrnys.org

A not-for-profit, community-based advocacy and service organization for people with all types of disabilities, which strives toward a goal of independence, integration and civil rights, while maintaining a unique fusion of strong advocacy efforts and the provision of supportive services for people with disabilities in the community.

OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities)

620 Westfall Road, Rochester, NY 14620
Finger Lakes Region DDRO 1 “Front Door”
Phone: 1-855-OPWDDFL (1-855-679-3335)
Website: www.opwdd.ny.gov

The New York State regional office (serving Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates counties), helping people with developmental disabilities live richer lives, by accessing services once eligibility is determined.

100_2158Regional Center for Independent Living, Inc.

497 State St., Rochester, NY 14608
Phone: 585-442-6470
Fax: 585-546-5643

Email: jgrover@rcil.org
Website: www.rcil.org

RCIL provides benefits advisement (SSI, SSD, health insurance); employment services; scholarship listings and help in applying; advocacy and independent living services for transitioning youth; and social and support groups for youth with disabilities.

 

Scholarship Opportunities

www.scholarships.com
Will provide a targeted search for you, based on the info you input.

http://dredf.org/special_education/training_materials/Financial-Aid-Resources.pdf
Financial aid resources for youth with disabilities, from the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund.

http://disability.about.com/od/DisabilityAdvocatesAndSupport/tp/Youth-Disability-Advocate-Awards-And-Scholarships.htm
About.com Disability’s abbreviated list with some interesting opportunities.

http://www.lookingglass.org/scholarships
Through the Looking Glass gives its own annual scholarship to children of parents with disabilities. On this site, they have also put together other scholarship opportunities, as well.

http://www.college-scholarships.com/learning_disabilities.htm
A comprehensive listing of colleges that offer assistance, and in many cases, scholarships for students with learning disabilities.

https://www.understood.org/en/family/managing-everyday-challenges/financial-challenges/financial-aid-for-students-with-learning-and-attention-issues
Scholarships specifically for students with learning disabilities

http://www.hemophilia.org/Community-Resources/Scholarships
The National Hemophilia Foundation has put together a diverse list of scholarships for individuals with hemophilia and bleeding disaorders.

http://yodisabledproud.org/resources/scholarships.php
A small listing of scholarships, regularly updated.

 

For more info, please contact the RCIL Dept. of Youth Leadership by email or at (585) 442-6470

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