The YCC Story
The transition of youth with disabilities from school to productive adulthood has received high priority from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)' Office of the Assistant Secretary (OAS) and the three program offices within OSERS: the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).
During the 2012 National Transition Conference, Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Obama, announced that this year would be the Year of College and Career (YCC) for youth with disabilities. In response to this announcement, the OSERS Transition Steering Committee, comprised of representatives from all three program offices, developed the YCC website to provide public information regarding transition activities, resources, policies, and events occurring within OSERS.
As this initiative moves forward, the steering committee will contact other offices and agencies to include their college and career information in the website. Stay tuned for more new and exciting YCC announcements.
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