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.
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.”
From New York State Transition Partners: “NYS Transition Partners needs your help to better understand your experience with the transition process for students with disabilities here in New York. What’s going well? What isn’t going so well? What needs improvement?
The results of this brief survey will be used to create useful resources to help you in the transition process. Your experience, challenges, and suggestions will be shared with state and local policymakers and members of the transition community in order to start a conversation about how best to affect meaningful change.
All of your information is confidential. Thank you in advance for your time!
NYS DCDT is providing mini-grants for school districts and/or collaborative partners to develop or enhance evidence-based transition practices within their school(s) for students with disabilities. Funds may be used in a variety of creative ways to support transition, career development, career planning, work based learning and CDOS skill development (up to $1,500). Must be a member or willing to become a member to receive mini grant.
Due date: Applications will be reviewed and responded to on a first come first serve basis. Applications will not be accepted for this cycle after March 1, 2016.
To download the mini-grant application, click on this link:
In collaboration with the Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT)
From the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC):
“Have you seen transition assessment results that somehow didn’t lead to meaningful transition goals and plans? This program provides guidance in transforming commonly-used transition assessment results into transition plans that comply with Indicator 13 and provide clear goals for training, education, employment and, where appropriate, independent living skills. You’ll see examples of Indicator 13-compliant transition plan components based on age-appropriate transition assessments, with an emphasis on writing annual transition goals and creating individualized transition plans. You’ll come away better able to create viable, age-appropriate transition plans tailored to individual students’ aspirations and ability profiles.
This program is appropriate for special educators, related services professionals, school psychologists, and administrators who write transition plans.
After completing this program, you will be able to:
Discuss IDEA and Indicator 13 transition service requirements.
Review transition assessments for specific purposes.
Write Indicator 13-compliant transition services, activities, and goals based on age appropriate transition assessment results.
Describe where to obtain various transition assessments discussed.”
About the presenters
James Martin, Ph.D., holds the Zarrow Family Chair at the University of Oklahoma, directs the university’s Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment, and is the Zarrow Family Professor in the Dept. of Educational Psychology.
Amber McConnell, Ph.D., is a research associate at the University of Oklahoma’s Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment.
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