News and Noteworthy Archived News Items

Upcoming Webinar! Adults: Confused about Applying for and Receiving Testing Accommodations?

(posted January 22, 2015)

The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) will be hosting a free webinar on January 28, 2015 at 7:00-8:15pm EST. Nancie Payne, LDA President will explain the benefits and processes for acquiring testing accommodations for exams, particularly for people with disabilities. REGISTER HERE

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Brief: Tips for Transition

(posted January 12, 2015)

The Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass-Boston has issued a brief discussing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014. This law will have an impact on transition planning for youth with disabilities as well as employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Click HERE to read.

NSTTAC Transition Fair Toolkit

(posted January 05, 2015)

The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) has created a comprehensive Transition Fair Toolkit. This step by step guide explains the importance as well as the key components of a successful transition fair. VIEW TOOLKIT

Pursuing Postsecondary Education: Information for Students with Disabilities

(posted December 31, 2014)

The U.S. Office for Civil Rights provides an overview of the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities as they pursue postsecondary education. READ ARTICLE

Get AHEAD with Transition Resources!

(posted December 22, 2014)

The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) has a comprehensive database of Transition Resources. Here you will find information on assistive technology, scholarships, employment opportunities, and much more. VIEW WEBPAGE

Ask the Experts Webinar: Check & Connect Overview

(posted December 18, 2014)

Sharon Mulé, National Trainer at the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota presents an Ask the Experts webinar entitled Check & Connect Overview – A Student Engagement Intervention. This webinar describes the basics of Check & Connect and highlights the role of student engagement in keeping students in school. RECORDING OF WEBINAR COMING SOON