Transitions ACR August 2018 Newsletter
From The Director's Desk
It's August and youth and young adults will be heading back to school soon. One of the Transitions ACR's goals is to improve the supports for youth and young adults, ages 14-30, with serious mental health conditions to successfully complete their schooling. With that in mind, we have some exciting products and activities to share with you highlighted below.
Empowering Youth in Transition
Asking for Accommodations
If you are having trouble with school due to your mental health, your school is obligated to provide extra supports and services to help you succeed.

Check out our tip sheets that go over the basics of academic accommodations and that discusses some accommodations that are geared toward students with mental health conditions here and here .
Your Mental Health Rights on Campus
Are you nervous about attending college if you have a mental health condition? If so, check out our tip sheet that will give you the knowledge you need to address your rights, rules, and resources while at college. Find it here.
Advancing Research
Education Research
In the Community
Emotional Support Animals
Did you miss our Facebook Live event featuring Anwyn Gatesy-Davis talking about Emotional Support Animals? You can find the video here .
Choosing the Best School for You
Choosing a college is difficult enough with all the factors that go into your choice! For young adults with mental health conditions, it can be especially difficult to find a school that will support their mental health comprehensively. The Comeback TV team thinks it's a good idea to check out schools that have the JedCampus Seal. 

Watch this espidose here .
What Is SPARC Doing?
2018 May is Mental Health Month Art Contest
In celebration of May is Mental Helath Month, SPARC and the MHE & YOU Advisory Council held an art contest. The theme of the contest was " Self-Care and Healthy Ways to Cope "

Find the contest winners here .
Upcoming Events
Don't Miss These Upcoming Webinars
A Challenging Yet Motivating Journey: The Experiences of Young Adult Parents with Serious Mental Health Conditions
August 29, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Learn more & register here .

The College Years: How Students with Lived Experience Navigate Academics and Mental Health Management
October 10, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Learn more & register here .
Who We Are
The Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research  (formerly known as the Transitions RTC) 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 Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center ( SPARC ) 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 this population to 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), and from the Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

As a Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Research Center of Excellence, SPARC aims to improve the mental and behavioral health of all citizens of Massachusetts and beyond.
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Some of the contents of this message were developed under a grant with funding from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, and from the Center for Mental Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services (NIDILRR grant number 90RT5031). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this message do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and/or SAMHSA and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

The Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research is part of the Systems and
Psychosocial Advances Research Center, a Massachusetts Dept. of Mental
Health Research Center of Excellence.