FLEX and YES Resources

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Resources for placement organizations, local coordinators, host families, host schools, students, and alumni, of the FLEX or YES high school exchange programs.

General

Infographics: Disability Inclusion in the FLEX and YES Programs, 2007-2016

http://www.miusa.org/resource/tipsheet/flexandyesinfographics

Advising Participants with Disabilities: How to Begin

http://www.miusa.org/resource/tipsheet/begin

Making Disability Inclusion a Priority in Youth Programs

http://www.miusa.org/blog/2014/prioritizinginclusion

Advising Blind and Low Vision Exchange Participants

http://www.miusa.org/resource/tipsheet/advisingblind

An Overview of Braille Around the World

http://www.miusa.org/resource/tipsheet/braille

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Accommodations

http://www.miusa.org/resource/tipsheet/deafaccommodations

Recruitment and Application Process

10 Recruitment Tips to Attract People with Disabilities

http://www.miusa.org/resource/tipsheet/recruiting

English Testing for High School Students with Disabilities

http://www.miusa.org/resource/tipsheet/highschooltests

Disability Inclusion in Youth Exchange

http://www.miusa.org/resource/story/karineflex

EducationUSA Uses Assistive Technology to Increase Access

http://www.miusa.org/resource/bestpractice/educationusaromania

Practice and Partnerships: Zimbabwe to USA

http://www.miusa.org/resource/bestpractice/rebecca

Youth Exchange Recruiter Shares Passion for Inclusion

http://www.miusa.org/resource/best-practice/youth-exchange-recruiter-sha...

A Simple Philosophy Turned a Blind Student's Dream into Reality

http://www.miusa.org/resource/bestpractice/karen

Placement and Hosting

Cluster Leader Shares Best Practices for Inclusion

http://www.miusa.org/resource/bestpractice/annalisa

IEPs and 504 Plans: Understanding the Difference

http://www.miusa.org/resource/tipsheet/iep504plans

Which U.S. School or University is Best to Place a Student with a Disability?

http://www.miusa.org/resource/tipsheet/pickingaschool

Finding Accessible Host Families

http://www.miusa.org/resource/tipsheet/findinghosts

High School Placements for Deaf Exchange Students

http://www.miusa.org/resource/tipsheet/deafstudentsschoolplacements

How to be Independent in the U.S. as a Blind Visitor

http://www.miusa.org/resource/tipsheet/blindindependence

High School Placements for Blind and Low Vision Students

http://www.miusa.org/resource/tipsheet/highschoolplacements

Wheelchair Access in Lodging

http://www.miusa.org/resource/tipsheet/lodging

Texas School Welcomes Blind Egyptian Student

http://www.miusa.org/resource/best-practice/somaia

Area Coordinator Reflects on Placing a Student with a Disability

http://www.miusa.org/resource/bestpractice/areacoordinator

Student with Disability is Host Family's Shining Star

http://www.miusa.org/resource/story/stella

Last Minute Decision Leads to Unforgettable Hosting Experience

http://www.miusa.org/resource/story/pinar

Family Reflects on Hosting Students with Disabilities

http://www.miusa.org/resource/story/ivan

Costs and Legal Obligations

http://www.miusa.org/resource/tipsheet/obligations

Disability Organizations in the U.S.

http://www.miusa.org/resource/tipsheet/organizations

YES Alumni Stories

An Extraordinary Ordinary Year (Indonesia/Physical)

http://www.miusa.org/resource/story/lintang

Focused on the Purpose (Ghana/Hearing)

http://www.miusa.org/resource/story/tijani

Exchange Year Adds to Colors of Life (Turkey/Vision)

http://www.miusa.org/resource/story/abidin

In a World Far From the Philippines (Philippines/Short Stature)

http://www.miusa.org/resource/story/marlon

Dear Future Exchange Student (Bosnia-Herzegovina/Vision)

http://www.miusa.org/resource/personal-story/dear-future-exchange-student 

Bringing New Perspectives Home to Cameroon (Cameroon/Albinism)

http://www.miusa.org/resource/story/patricia

Focused on the Purpose (Ghana/Hearing)

http://www.miusa.org/resource/story/tijani

Like Father, Like Son (Pakistan/Hearing)

http://www.miusa.org/resource/story/muhammad

One Dream Leads to Another (Turkey/Vision)

http://www.miusa.org/resource/story/pinar2

My Golden Year in America (Pakistan/Vision)

http://www.miusa.org/resource/story/safira

FLEX Alumni Stories

Video: A FLEX Student Turned Disability Rights Leader (Russia/Physical)

http://www.miusa.org/resource/story/yulia

Teen with a Disability Adds Flag to Hall of Nations (Kyrgyzstan/Physical)

http://www.miusa.org/resource/story/azat

A Year of New Experiences (Russia/Physical)

http://www.miusa.org/resource/story/polina

Exchange Experience Sparks New Opportunities (Georgia/Vision)

http://www.miusa.org/resource/story/esma

A New Commitment to Social Justice (Kyrgyzstan/Physical)

http://www.miusa.org/resource/personal-story/new-commitment-social-justice

Flying High to Study in the United States (Moldova/Physical)

http://www.miusa.org/resource/story/ana

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