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Young people with disabilities who have higher levels of self-determination are more likely to obtain post school employment and experience success in their adult lives.

What is self-determination?
In this thirty minute video from the DO-IT Project of the University of Washington, you’ll meet several young people who are living the lives they desire. Each story is unique, each young person has much to teach us.


This Self-Determination Checklist, developed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Education, can be used by youth, with adult support, to assess a young person’s current self determination skills and opportunities.

Self Determination Checklist