The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is pleased to publish A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities. This guide is being issued by OSERS, the Rehabilitation Services Administration, and the Office of Special Education Programs to advance our efforts in ensuring that all students and youth with disabilities are equipped with the skills and knowledge to be engaged in the 21st century workforce. To learn more, click here.
NYS DCDT Pre-Conference Event: November 8-9, 2016
New York State DCDT Presents The 5th Statewide Institute on Transition TALKING TRANSITION Partnerships to Leverage Success: A Collaborative Forum PRE-CONFERENCE November 8, 2016 4pm to November 9, 2016 11:00am At the Gideon Putman Spa and Resort, Saratoga Springs, New York.
Tuesday. November 8, 2016 – 5pm to 8pm Featuring James Patton, Author and Consultant Keynote: “Transition: Why It Has Mattered & Why It Must Continue to Matter” Session will highlight the importance of transition planning on the lives of students who have special needs from historical and a futuristic perspective. Meet and Greet Reception: Network with others working in the field of Transition and spend some time talking to presenters and participants at the conference Heavy hors d’oeuvre & Cash Bar.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – 7:30am to 11:00am 7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast; 8:30 -11:00 Welcome Keynote and Keynote Address:
- Angelica Infante-Green — Deputy Commissioner, NYSED Office of P-12 Instructional Support
- Tad Ashbury — VP & Executive Director, Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities “Success is Never Final: Keys to Lasting Business Partnerships”
SPECIAL PRICING $75.00
Employment First: Maximizing Success and Improving Employment Outcomes for Special Populations
Rochester Rehabilitation will be hosting a first-of-its-kind employment conference in Western New York, focusing on employment outcomes for special populations.
This conference, presented by Wegmans, will offer workshop sessions for both human service providers and other businesses. It will feature evidenced-based, best practice models and highlight successful partnerships between non-profit vocational employment programs and local businesses.
Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Radisson Rochester Riverside – 120 East Main Street, Rochester
For more information or to register, click on the Registration Brochure under Helpful Resources area below http://www.rochesterrehab.org/news-events/events/2016/04/28/employment-first-2016-conference/
You can also contact Jen Bellows at email@example.com or via phone at 585-473-2052.
Call for Proposals: NYS CEC Convention 2016 – Buffalo, NY – Nov. 4-5, 2016
It is with great excitement that NYS CEC announces the opening of the call for proposals for the 63rd annual conference to be held November 4-5, 2016 in Buffalo, NY. The theme this year is Success for All, and we are looking for proposals that address evidence-based practices, transition, autism, and other issues in SPED. Please go to the NYS CEC website to submit your proposal, and share the information/flyer with others who may be interested.
Proposals are being accepted online at http://www.nyscec.org/convention/cfp/propsub
SU program that helps students with intellectual and developmental disabilities gets $2 million
From the The Daily Orange: “The Lawrence B. Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education at Syracuse University has been awarded a $2 million grant to further develop its InclusiveU program.
InclusiveU is an initiative to increase access to higher education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program at SU aims to become a model for other universities, said Beth Myers, director of the Taishoff Center.
The grant for InclusiveU is funded by the United States Department of Education’s Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities program, according to an SU News release.
The grant will go toward the development of programs and research for national use through the InclusiveU program, according to the release.”