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Self-Management Apps for Young Adults

The road to “self-management” (full personal independence) has a long learning curve. If you’re disabled, the curve is even steeper—not only because of the disability itself, but because society still tends to focus on “can’t-dos.” People may have told you,…

Texas Youth2Adult Resources: Colleges with IDD Programs

Disorders such as Down syndrome or autism needn’t mean a lifetime of dependence. Many people with such disabilities can be employed and self-supporting—and there have never been more options available. Higher education, for instance, is no longer reserved for academic…

It Sounds Just Like You: The World of Text-to-Speech

October is Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month. AAC is assistive technology that provides audible voices for people who have disabilities impairing physical speech. There are many reasons a person may not be able to speak physically: The Evolution…

Disability and Extreme-Weather Concerns

See also: Whoever you are and wherever you live, extreme-weather chances run high these days. And when extreme weather strikes, people with disabilities are in a high-risk bracket for serious injury. The best protection is advance preparation. Recommended apps for…

TexasYouth2Adult: Recommended Resources for Medical Needs

A product of BridgingApps and Easter Seals Greater Houston, the TexasYouth2Adult (TY2A) website is an online resource library aimed at young adults who are transitioning to independent living with a disability. Resources are sorted into seven categories: Over the next…
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Lesser-Known Facts about IEPs | Texas Youth2Adult Feature

TexasYouth2Adult seeks to link special needs families in the State of Texas with critical support tools and information to help teens and young adults successfully make the transition from the world of childhood to adulthood. Over 10 percent of Texas students qualify…

No Need to Fear: Digital Security for Digital Newbies

Of everything that makes people nervous about the digital universe, the security issue is the most likely to have significant consequences—and the most likely to inspire fears far beyond the true risks. Knowledge is power, so BridgingApps has asked four…