Training & support

Your Vision, Our Mission.

Whether you are starting a new program, looking to build engagement, or planning events and opportunities for young people with disabilities, YLAN is here to support. We provide Technical Assistance to:

  • Create Youth Councils and Support Youth Voice
  • Build the Foundation for Youth-Guided Practice
  • Launch Programs for Young People with Disabilities
  • Increase Youth Involvement and Engagement
  • Include Youth Voice in Evaluation and Planning
  • Plan Events and Opportunities For Youth, With Youth


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Trainings for Youth

Young people are not just our future, they are our now. YLAN offers a variety of trainings for youth and young adults with disabilities and cross-systems experience to learn strategies to: take control of their lives, speak up for themselves and peers, provide formal and informal peer support, and create systems change.

Trainings include topics such as:

  • Advocating for Yourself and Others
  • Making Your Goals a Reality
  • Disability History & Pride
  • Rights & Responsibilities for Young People with Disabilities
  • Disclosing Your Disability in Work, School, and Life
  • Sharing Your Story
  • Leadership & Advocacy 101
  • Serving on Councils, Committees, and Boards
  • Strategies for Creating Change
  • Creating a Plan of Action for Systems Advocacy

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Trainings for Partners

Whether you are just starting out, looking to enhance current practices and strategies, or seeking support in specialized topics, YLAN is here to help. We offer a variety of trainings for partners on topics such as:

  • Creating Youth-Adult Partnerships
  • Setting Up for Success
  • Involving and Engaging Young People with Disabilities
  • Youth Culture and Perspective
  • Fostering Self-Advocacy Skills
  • Bringing Youth Voice to Councils and Committees
  • Disability History, Etiquette, and Pride
  • Youth-Guided Practice