The New York Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) developed an online state capacity building resource product titled Your Dream, Your Team.  This product is designed for youth with disabilities pursuing employment and the key individuals or organizations that support them such as parents/caregivers, community-based organizations, school professionals, and businesses.

The key sections of the online resource Your Dream, Your Team are broken out to provide guidance in the following key areas:

Job Seekers with Disabilities

  • Access the Job Seeker's Journey to find resources from the Career Exploration all the way to the Career Advancement stage.
  • Check out the tools and forms for guidance through this journey.
  • Discover resources that are specifically organized for youth with disabilities.
  • Read through different success stories for inspiration.

Parents, Guardians, or Caregivers

  • Discover resources that are designed to help parents, guardians, and caretakers support youth with disabilities.
  • Visit the Other Information page to learn more about important legislation and research.

Community-Based Organizations

  • Discover resources that are designed to support Community Based Organizations who help youth with disabilities to find employment.

  • Visit the Sustainability page to learn recommendations on how to sustain the IRT.

School Professionals 

  • Discover resources that are designed to support school professionals who help guide youth with disabilities find employment.

Businesses 

  • Discover resources that are designed to support businesses employing youth with disabilities.

  • Visit the Sustainability page to learn recommendations on how to sustain the IRT.

Integrated Resource Team

  • Learn how an Integrated Resource Team (IRT) helps improve career outcomes for youth with disabilities.