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TTA Initiative Awarded National Funding

TTA Initiative Awarded National Funding

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) awarded a 2-year, $250,000 Capacity-Building grant for a team project involving Children’s Mercy Hospital, University of Missouri-Kansas City Institute of Human Development, and The Transition Academy.” The PCORI grant focuses on addressing health disparities among Black youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

TTA Initiative Awarded National Funding

Source:  Photo courtesy of Children’s Mercy Hospital IDD Study Team: (top left): Melissa Patterson Hazley, Community-Based Researcher; Julia Ehana, Graduate Research Assistant, UMKC Institute for Human Development (IHD); and Kim Riley, CEO, The Transition Academy....

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Second-annual DiversAbility College and Career Fair back in KCMO

Source: KCTV News. By Joseph Hennessy. Kansas City, MO. (KCTV) - The Transition Academy alongside Down Syndrome Innovations, and Sherwood Autism Center are back for its second annual DiversAbility College and Career Fair. CEO of The Transition Academy Kim Riley said...

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Creating an Inclusive Workplace: Empowering Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Creating an Inclusive Workplace: Empowering Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Employers’ conversations about inclusive workplaces often overlook the need to offer opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). People with “unseen” disabilities such as ADHD, Autism, Down syndrome, learning disorders, or other cognitive delays still struggle to be fully welcomed into many workplaces. Here are some practical steps to create an inclusive workplace for people with IDD. 

TTA’s Kim Riley Named EALA’s New Champion, a National Distinction

Kansas City, MO – The Transition Academy’s Kim Riley is honored to be named the 2023 EALA New Champion! Our passion for promoting equity in education has made us a champion for change. You can hear Kim explaining what this opportunity means to us at TTA here: ...

4 months ago

How is our work supporting disability employment?

The Transition Academy’s mission is to support youth with disabilities to ensure they are set up for success and ready for a successful post-high ... See more

4 months ago

It’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The Transition Academy's mission is focused on ensuring youth are set up for success, so they can find a meaningful career after high school. ... See more