From the US Department of Education: A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities

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

Please register here

National Data Shows Kids With Disabilities Face Deep Disparities – Disability Scoop

From Disability Scoop:

“Students with disabilities are more frequently absent from school and continue to be disciplined at far higher rates than their typically-developing peers, federal officials say.  New data released Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Education indicates that kids with disabilities are twice as likely to be suspended and they account for two-thirds of those secluded or restrained at school.”

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