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.

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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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