In summary, the community resource mapping process addresses the continued emphasis placed on the importance of collaborative planning and provision of coordinated services and supports at national, state, and local levels. Meeting the school and postschool needs of youth ultimately depends on the identification, integration, and alignment of services and supports within communities, as well as the development of meaningful linkages across systems and partnerships among various stakeholders. By building on a community’s assets and shared goals, this community resource mapping tool assists stakeholders in their work to achieve and sustain positive outcomes for youth with disabilities.
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Citation: Crane, K., & Mooney,
M. (2005). Essential tools: Community resource mapping. Minneapolis,
MN: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration, National
Center on Secondary Education and Transition.
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