Creating a "Picture of a Life" for Transitioning Youth with DD in Foster Care: Preliminary Data & Next Steps (poster)

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Poster Session Presentation
2013 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Annual Conference
Washington, DC
November 18, 2013

Jacy Farkas, MA and Lynne Tomasa, PhD - Sonoran UCEDD
Melissa Kushner, MSW and Kim Simmons, CPM - AZ DES Division of Developmental Disabilities

Youth with disabilities in foster care are at a severe disadvantage in moving toward successful adulthood. Through a collaborative initiative with the Arizona DD agency, person-centered plans were completed with 10 youth in preparation for aging out of the child welfare system. This poster presents preliminary data from the perspectives of youth and PCP facilitators, the lessons learned, and a discussion on the future of this statewide initiative.