What Do Youth Workers Have to Know about the American with Disabilities Act (ADA)? by Jutta Dotterweich, ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, Cornell University

  • Slides; Audio Recording (2017)

Risk and Thriving in Adolescence PWT Youth with Different Abilities Tookit (under construction)

          Accessibility and Inclusion Program Assessment
Inclusion Resources
Universal Design Learning Infographic Table
Universal Design Learning Blank Table
People First: Communicating With and About People with Disabilities (NYS Department of Health)
Six Goals of Misbehavior
Tips for Teachers: Ways to Help Kids and Teens Who Struggle with Emotions or Behavior
What Does It Feel Like Activity
Using "I" Messages
Thinking Traps
Stress Management Tool
Mindfulness Activities [see our additional Social-Emotional Wellness resources here]
Comfort Corners
4 Proven Strategies for Teaching Empathy
 The Truth about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

For ENROLLMENT LANGUAGE, the following is the model we recommend: 

4-H Camp Bristol Hills Health Form


The Arc


Cornell University ADA Reasonable Accommodation Request for Program Participants
Cornell's Office of Student Disability Services: Checklist for Planning Accessible Events

AgrAbility: The vision of AgrAbility is to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities, so that they, their families, and their communities continue to succeed in rural America. For this target audience, "success" may be defined by many parameters, including: gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation; access to appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities; evidence-based information related to the treatment and rehabilitation of disabling conditions; and targeted support for family caregivers of AgrAbility customers. AgrAbility addresses a wide variety of disabling conditions in agriculture....

Understood.org:  Our goal is to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. We want to empower them to understand their children’s issues and relate to their experiences. With this knowledge, parents can make effective choices that propel their children from simply coping to truly thriving.

Individuals with Disabilities Eduation Act (IDEA) Website: Updated June 2017

The National Consortium on Leadership and Disability for Youth (NCLD/Y) serves as a national youth-led information, training, and resource center. NCLD/Y has a four-pronged focus on working on developing leaders, developing the capacity of centers for independent living to serve those leaders, the capacity of the staff working directly with the leaders, and supporting the cadre of youth with disabilities-related organizations. By utilizing the five areas of youth development/leadership—learning, connecting, thriving, working, andleading—NCLD/Youth strives to support and promote youth and emerging leaders in the disability community.

WAVE Web Accessibility Tool: free, quick check of your webpages to test for equal access.

NOTE: This page is under development. Please check back for more resources and consult the CCE Staff site.