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Press Releases: 2012

New Horizons Un-Limited - New Commitment to Improve Employment Outcomes of Youth with Disabilities!

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New Horizons Un-Limited
P.O. Box 510034
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 299-0124
Email:
horizons@new-horizons.org



New Horizons Un-Limited - New Commitment to Improve Employment Outcomes of Youth with Disabilities!

While NHUís focus has always been on adults with disabilities, we recognize the importance of addressing the needs of our younger citizens with disabilities. We are working to ensure that this next generation will have access to the full range of resources, tools, training and experiences that will prepare them for a successful adult life.

Letís Get to Work Consortium

As a member of the statewide Letís Get to Work Consortium, New Horizons Un-Limited will help mold policies that will move Wisconsin towards an Employment First goal for all citizens with disabilities. We will identify obstacles and opportunities in school-to-work transition for youth with disabilities and will identify and promote best practices. We are currently developing strategies that will link transition stake holders to this information and each other so that we may develop a network for change.

Milwaukee Public Schools Information Technology Career Exploration

As an organization rooted in technology, we believe that work in Information Technology (IT) would be well suited for youth with a range of mild to severe physical and developmental disabilities.

NHU is working with Milwaukee Public Schoolsí (MPSís) Transition and School-to-Work programs in developing a program that will enable their students with disabilities to explore Information Technology as a potential career path. It is never too early in education to begin to promote and encourage learning expectations and develop career awareness. Overtime, as we work with MPS, we hope to develop mentorships, and internships that will lead to successful transition from school, to work in the IT industry for individual students with disabilities.

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