KASA - Kids As Self Advocates
KASA Board Members at Strategic Plan Meeting, Washington, DC 2012
KASA Board Members at Strategic Plan Meeting, Washington, DC 2012


  • 11/10/2015: Connecting Partners and Resources to Prepare Youth for Careers: A Federal Partners in Transition Webinar
    Federal Partners in Transition (FPT) will host its first webinar, focusing on post-secondary transition activities for students and youth with disabilities. The FPT workgroup highlights the coordinated strategies of several federal agencies, including the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, and the Social Security Administration. Educational practices, career development and employment strategies, and benefits counseling will be presented. The event is designed to inform the transition community including students and youth with disabilities, their family members, practitioners, vocational rehabilitation counselors, educators, public and private sector agencies and other partners about a wide variety of federally funded resources. We INVITE YOU to JOIN this collaborative event! Registration is open through November 9, 2015.
  • 10/13/2015: Transition Planning in Health and Employment
    During this webinar, the Youth Transition Collaborative, Got Transition, and the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) at the Institute for Educational Leadership will share guidance, tools, and resources on the importance of career and health transition planning. The target audience is youth and young adults, including those with disabilities and chronic health conditions; their families; and youth service professionals, including health care providers, workforce professionals, policymakers, and other adults working directly with youth. This webinar will feature consumer transition expert, Teresa Nguyen, from Got Transition and young adult and parent representatives from the Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT). Register here. (See the “Other Resources” section, below, for related materials.)
  • 09/30/2015: Transition Quickguide: Take Charge Of Planning And Managing Your Own Health And Career Goals
    Taking charge of health and career goals is a shared goal of the Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), Got Transition, and the Youth Transitions Collaborative. Since 2014, these three organizations have partnered to strengthen the linkages between health care transition planning and career transition planning. To advance this goal, a brief QuickGuide on health insurance coverage, self-care, health care transition, decision making, and career planning was jointly developed for youth and young adults with disabilities. (See “Webinars,” above, for information about an October 13 webinar on this topic.)
  • 09/30/2015: Survey on Decision-Making
    Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, in collaboration with the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, has begun collecting data on Supported Decision-Making from the consumers who use it. Their goal is to learn more about how people with intellectual and developmental disabilities make decisions and how family, friends, and others help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities make everyday decisions. Click here to take the survey.
  • 12/12/2014: New Tip Sheets - by youth - for youth!
Tips for Flying for A Person With A Disability


KASA Resource Center: Information for youth by youth in such areas as: Civil Rights and Advocacy, Education, Health, Work, Sports and Leisure, Dating and Relationships, and more.

Got Transition: A national resource center whose mission is to improve the transition from pediatric to adult health care through the use of new and innovative strategies for health professionals and youth and families.
Got Transition National Resource Center

Youth Leadership Guide: How to be Involved in a Board or Council: Roles and Responsibilities
Written by youth who have served on boards and councils successfully, this 24 page pocket guide will give young people interested in getting more involved in their community the information they need! Download here or order your copy

Paraprofessional Toolkit: Working With a One-on-One Aide in School
Download a copy here or order your copy of this 30-page booklet for paraprofessionals, school administrators, and students.