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.

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.”

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Are you a parent of a young person with a disability between the ages of 14 and 26?

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!

Please click here to take the survey!