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Keeping records is an essential part of life. Keeping organized records will help youth become more independent. The MyFILE system was developed through a collaborative effort to help young adults maintain and organize information. The MyFILE is a compact, portable storage system for keeping important records.

  • About the MyFile
  • MyFile Folders Contents
  • MyFILE Parent Tip Sheet
  • MyFILE Provider Tip Sheet
  • MyFILE Educator Tip Sheet

This recordkeeping system helps sort and retrieve information related to these topics:

High School
Post-Secondary Education and/or Training
Support Providers
Current Bills
Emergency Preparedness
Social Security
Family Services
Tax Returns/Legal Papers

Each folder contains a business card holder to note and keep track of individuals who have been helpful.  Often times, it is more comfortable to deal with the same professional in repeated interactions to establish a relationship. Three blank folders are for topics important to youth.

An important note about confidential information: Protecting confidential information and records is a very important skill for young adults to develop. Parents and professionals are understandably concerned about a young person disclosing or losing confidential records. Use of the MyFILE provides ongoing opportunities for youth to have discussions regarding confidentiality issues, practice maintaining safety and privacy of documents, and rehearse responsible and appropriate disclosure of confidential information -- all with coaching and support from the adults in their life.

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