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Deb Golding

Adolescent Transition: Dare to Dream Leadership Program

Mission

To assist youth with chronic health conditions and disabilities as they transition to the adult systems of primary and specialty care, education, employment, and insurance.

What we do

  • Empower youth with special needs to reach their potential by developing self-determination, advocacy, and leadership skills.
  • Motivate youth with special needs to seek positive and meaningful participation in their transition to adulthood.
  • Help youth with disabilities achieve better post-school outcomes and develop strong connections with peers and communities.
  • Engage youth with disabilities in discussions about existing programs and policies and how they impact their lives
  • Match and place transition-aged students in office-based, entry-level internships throughout the Department of Health based on individual strengths and programatic needs.