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One purpose of YAiT is to: "become a voice for others who don't know how or who don't speak up for themselves." The vision of YAiT is to: "guide us (students with disabilities) down the right trail to our futures, by bringing us together with people who have something in common, to learn about ourselves, our rights, and how to speak out for what we need." Students with disabilities have been attending the Transition Conference for many years, but have recently begun actively participating in the conference. Participants (teachers, parents, administrators, state personnel) observed multiple high school students giving presentations, planning for their futures, and speaking about their disabilities. As a result of the student's participation in previous conferences, the statewide Alabama YAiT group is now a special feature of the conference and the group is provided the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills by presenting during concurrent sessions and introducing national, state, and local leaders in the field of Transition. The YAiT group is also involved in ATLI's collaboratively sponsored professional development project, Training iN Transition "TNT", Module III: "My Plan for Transition". My Plan for Transition is the first student-led module, designed to focus on transition planning from a student's perspective.


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