U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy – Individualized Learning Plan

You may have heard about something called an Individualized Learning Plan ILP. Maybe you’ve even got one! If you do have one, you have a choice: 1 Start it and treat it like any other assignment, or 2 KICKSTART it into an experience that empowers you to take charge of your future.This guide can help you KICKSTART your ILP by answering these five key questions:What exactly is an ILP?What are some examples of ILP activities?Why does an ILP matter?Can an ILP really help me?How do I KICKSTART my ILP?

via U.S. Department of Labor — ODEP – Office of Disability Employment Policy – Individualized Learning Plan.


Parents as Transition Helpers (PATH): A Four-Part Webinar Series

From The Advocacy Center: Parents as Transition Helpers (PATH) is a four part series which will provide information to help students with disabilities and their families plan and prepare for life after high school. Topics to be covered include:

Session 1 ~ May 6 ~ 12:00-1:00pm
~ Developing a Vision
~ Getting and Keeping the First Job

Session 2 – May 13 ~ 12:00-1:00pm
~ Pathways to Graduation – Understanding Diploma and Credential Options

Session 3 – May 20 ~ 12:00-1:00pm
~ Transition on the IEP

Session 4 – May 27 ~ 12:00-1:00pm
~ Overview of Services and Eligibility for the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
~ Overview of 17 A Guardianship for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

This series is being presented online only.

Use this link to register for the entire series:

Presented by: The Advocacy Center and LDA Life and Learning Services, in collaboration with Future Care Planning Services, and Midwest Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC).


U.S. Department of Labor: “Plotting a Roadmap to Success”

From the US Department of Labor:

“The department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy recently completed a five-year study on the use of Individualized Learning Plans, a planning tool used by 38 states to personalize learning, engage students and prepare them for life beyond high school. Through student-directed college and career exploration activities, students can take charge of their futures. Because they generally start while a student is in middle school and are updated frequently, ILPs also allow students with disabilities and their families to engage in comparatively early and in-depth transition planning.”

Learn more via… Plotting a Roadmap to Success.


Symposium on Long Island: Building Effective Educational Teams

Learn About Meaningful Stakeholder Involvement!

Friday, June 7, 2013

9:00 am — Noon (Registration Opens at 8:30 am)

Guest Speakers:

Welcome: Regent Roger Tilles

Michael Yudin, Acting Assistant Secretary Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education

James DeLorenzo, Assistant Commissioner, NYS Education Department, Office of P-12 Education: Office of Special Education

Joanne Cashman & Patrice Linehan, IDEA Partnership; National Association of State Directors of Special Education

Debbie Benson, Executive Director NYS Council on Children and Families

Registration Required, Seating is Limited!

(516) 589-4562

The Tilles Center at LIU POST

720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, New York 11548


Upcoming Webinar on Individualized Learning Plans

May 16th 1:30-3:00pm ET – Using Individualized Learning Plans to Increase College & Career Readiness of All Students

The Institute for Educational Leadership, which houses NCWD/Youth, is hosting a webinar that will highlight key findings from NCWD/Youth’s research on the use of Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs).  An ILP is both a document and a process that a student uses – with support from school counselors, teachers, and parents – to define their career goals and postsecondary plans in order to inform the student’s decisions about courses and activities throughout high school. Many states have adopted policies that require all students to use ILPs starting in middle school as a way to personalize learning and increase college and career readiness. With funding from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, NCWD/Youth has conducted longitudinal research to determine whether and how ILPs could be considered as a promising strategy for developing college and career readiness. In addition to sharing research findings, webinar presenters will recommend actions for educational leaders at the state and local levels interested in successful transitions of youth from adolescence to adulthood. Webinar presenters will include:

Dr. V. Scott Solberg, Associate Dean of Research, Boston University School of Education

June Sanford, Connecticut State Department of Education

Mindy Larson, Senior Program Associate, Center for Workforce Development, Institute for Educational Leadership

Sign up here…