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Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research December 2023

Webinar Recording Posted

"A Framework for Investigating Living and Working with Disabilities and Long COVID"

For a young adult, living and working with a disability like a mental health condition can be challenging. Adding Long COVID to the mix makes things even harder. This webinar, "A Framework for Investigating Living and Working with Disabilities and Long COVID" was presented last month by our colleagues from the University of New Hampshire and shared current research on this topic.

The presenters reviewed current research on Long COVID, described prior research conducted by the team on COVID related issues among people with disabilities and shared the development of a novel coaching-based intervention to help people with disabilities who also experience Long COVID succeed at work.

Watch the Webinar / Download the Slides 

All 4 Parts of our Comic Series "The TEA on IEPs" are now available. Youth are empowered by leading their own IEPs. This comic series shows them how to do that.

STAY Tuned Podcast Episode 12: Why Millennials and Gen Z Love Nostalgia & How it Impacts Mental Health. Also available as a VIDEO PODCAST!

Managing the paperwork that comes along with "Adulting" is not fun. Our Young Adult Advisory Board and Family Advisory Board set out to make that task a little easier. "My Must Have Papers - Managing the Paperwork of Adulting" Tip Sheet

NEW! We also have this information in a comic, Adulting Shorts: Passport to Adulting: Managing Your Paperwork.

This tip sheet is a good starting point for your young adult in their job search journey, covers many topics and includes some great networking resources. "Applying for a Job - The Young Adult's Guide" Tip Sheet

Our young adult blog "How I Use Lights to Manage My Mental Health and Brighten My Mood" seems to be a perfect read right now as the days are shorter and it's dark sooner.


Memes often convey a feeling that is hard to articulate with just words.

Check out the memes developed by the young adults in our National Youth Advisory Board (YAB). They get posted to our various social media platforms.

Visit our Instagram Page for more memes
Technical Assistance activities are an extension of the research and training activities of Transitions ACR. Our intention is to collaborate closely with numerous stakeholders requesting technical assistance in order to produce actionable practice and policy agenda. Our TA services can range from simple resource referrals to on-site development of a formal TA plan (including fact finding, goals, responsibilities, timelines and evaluation measures). 

Please complete the form below for Technical Assistance from Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research. Please note that we do not provide clinical consultation, behavioral services, or referrals.
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Tip sheets, briefs, reports, articles, posters, infographics and video by topic

Many publications are available in Spanish (en español) or Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).
The Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research promotes the full participation in socially valued roles of transition-age youth and young adults (ages 14-30) with serious mental health conditions. The Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research (Transitions ACR) is located within the Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center (iSPARC) and houses The Learning & Working During the Transition to Adulthood Rehabilitation Research & Training Center (The Learning & Working RRTC), among other projects.
The Learning & Working RRTC is a national effort that aims to improve the supports of transition-age youth and young adults (age 14-30) with serious mental health conditions successfully complete their schooling and training and move into rewarding work lives. 

Funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).
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