APRIL and IL-NET presents:
Youth Coordinators Connect Call
Join us to begin building a community of peer support and sharing for Youth Program Coordinators. Come share your experiences, tips and tricks, and problem solve barriers to growing and implementing youth programs in your Center for Independent Living. Meet and learn from your colleagues throughout the country who are working towards the common goal of improving services for youth with disabilities.
Each month we will discuss a topic as it relates to youth programs and services. These topics are decided on as a group. We will also brainstorm solutions for barriers that may come up in your programs.
Every month on the First Tuesday
(2:00pm-3:00pm EST, 1:00pm-2:00pm CST, 12:00pm-1:00pm MST,
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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Where are All the Youth Hiding?
- Partnering with other organizations to collaborate
- Marketing your programs
- Understanding how important diversity is to the program
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Community or CIL Programs
- Deciding where is the best place for youth programming
- How to document youth programs outside of the CIL
- How to ensure accessibility
*NOTE 2 CALLS IN APRIL FOR APRIL*
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
April 7, 2020
We have changed the schedule for this call, due to the new isolation so many of us are living in. We are all having to learn new technology and new methods to keep our work moving forward. Let us learn and connect together.
How do you Connect with Youth while COVID-19
- How are you working remotely?
- How to are you keeping in touch with youth?
- What technology can we use during this time.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Curriculum and Material Sharing
*Please note this call will have separate log-in information, contact Sierra Royster for more information*
- Best Free Curriculums
- Which ones are worth the money?
- Should you write your own?
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Youth Leadership Forums
- What is the Program
- How can you get involved?
- How to connect with YLF Youth
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Money, Money, Money
- Funding Youth withOUT VR
- Fundraising for Unrestricted Funds
- Obtaining and diversifying VR Funds
- Chase youth not Money
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Where is IL needed in All Schools
- Elementary, Middle Schools
- IEP Advocacy
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
How to work with Students that are Written Off
- Alternative Schools
- Charter and Private Schools
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Motivating Factors for Youth
- Motivation Starts with Inclusion
- How to help youth care
- Engaging the youth forced to be there
In-Person Meeting at the APRIL Conference, October-9-11, 2020
The IL-NET National Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Center for Independent Living is operated by ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization). The IL-NET T&TA Center provides training and technical assistance to centers for independent living and statewide independent living councils. ILRU arranges some training activities through the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), peer-to-peer mentoring and youth program support through the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL), and online courses and document development through Utah State University Center for Persons with Disabilities.
The IL-NET is supported by grant numbers 90ILTA0001 and 90ISTA0001 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.