Curriculum Resources

Self- Advocacy

Whose Future is it Anyway? (2nd edition)

The University of Oklahoma, Zarrow College for Learning Enrichment, has created several transition related lessons and resources, including a section about self-advocacy and decision making. Other sections on their website cover transition assessments and transition planning.

For students with significant disabilities, this site also has posted some Preference Indicator assessments that may be used as information assessments in the transition planning process.

The Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment (U. of Oklahoma) hosts this very comprehensive self-advocacy and self- awareness curriculum. It contains lesson plans, materials and additional resources.

Teaching Self-Advocacy to Students: an online resource kit for educators


MYTransitions Soft Skills for Employment Curriculum

This curriculum is specifically designed to teach youth and young adults with little or no work experience how to navigate the world of work with effective communication skills and personal work ethic. The lessons are designed to include students with a variety of learning needs and backgrounds.

Skills to Pay the Bills

“Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success,” is a curriculum developed by ODEP focused on teaching “soft” or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities. Created for youth development professionals as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills, the curriculum is targeted for youth ages 14 to 21 in both in-school and out-of-school environments. The basic structure of the program is comprised of modular, hands-on, engaging activities that focus on six key skill areas: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism.


Disclosure of Disability and Requesting Accommodations

The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities

Published by the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability, the 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities is designed for youth and adults working with them to learn about disability disclosure. This workbook helps young people make informed decisions about whether or not to disclose their disability and understand how that decision may impact their education, employment, and social lives. Based on the premise that disclosure is a very personal decision, the Workbook helps young people think about and practice disclosing their disability.

Financial Literacy

I Know Where I am Going (but will my cash keep up?)

    Part One

    Part Two

The Annie E. Casey Foundation published this curriculum for youth who are leaving foster care to achieve independence, however, the materials are very relevant to ALL youth and young adults who are new to financial management. The lessons progress from basic understanding of needs vs. wants, types of banking accounts and saving money, all the way through investments, planning for the future and how to make your money work for you.

Independent Living

Independent Living Checklist
The Independent Living Checklist can help identify independent living goals.


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