Hosted in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Youth Team and the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth), the YouthACT online dialogue provided a four-day period, from May 19 through May 22, 2016, for youth and young adults with disabilities to discuss an important topic: what they need in order to become successful adults. During the dialogue young adults with disabilities shared supports and strategies they find useful in their lives. Conversation topics included actions that people have taken that helped them achieve success and what things they think could further support them as they become successful adults. These insights and perspectives will help policymakers and people who work with youth to better understand what supports youth need to become successful adults.
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- Reported a high level of participation from 13-15 year olds
- Utilized Twitter to increase engagement
- Coached moderators on how to encourage participation throughout the four-day challenge