Links for Youth

Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is a nationwide program that works towards elevating achievement in education and workforce development through innovative leadership development with the goal of better preparing young people with disabilities for careers, college, and citizenship.

Rooted in Rights utilizes pure and accessible stories from within Washington State to truly channel narratives surrounding disabilities, mental health, and chronic illness by partnering with organizations on both a local and national level. Watch videos and find blogs on local and national topics that may inspire you to write your own!

The National Consortium on Leadership and Disability for Youth (NCLD/Y) is nationwide online resource center for training and information with a youth focus led by youth with disabilities.

Special Olympics Washington works on removing barriers that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities face through sports and programming in health, education, and community building.