Free Multimedia Autism Guide Now Available Online!
(posted October 25, 2013)
Understanding Autism: A Guide for Secondary School Teachers provides strategies for secondary school teachers. Released by the Organization for Autism Research (OAR), this manual and DVD series is available HERE for teachers, families, and administrators to access for free.
Smithsonian Web Exhibit Shines Light on the History of Disability
(posted August 13, 2013)
The Smithsonian Natural History Museum launched an accessible online exhibit June 2013 illustrating the rich and varied history of disability through images of people and objects. Exhibition resources include six thematic posters in English or Spanish that you are free to use in a classroom, dorm, office, or for presentations. Click here to begin your tour of EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability. For additional images and background on the Disability Rights Movement, click here to explore the Smithsonian's kiosk display from their 2000-2001 physical exhibition.
New School/District Assessment Tool Now Available!
(posted May 30, 2013)
The National Post-school Outcomes Center (NSTTAC) and the National Transition Technical Assistance Center (PSO) recently developed the evidence-based Predictor Implementation School/District Self-Assessment. This checklist provides schools, districts, or other stakeholders in secondary transition a framework for determining the degree to which their program is implementing practices which are likely to lead to more positive post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. Click here to take a look at this free resource.
2012 National Focus Group Attempts to Close the Gap
(posted May 02, 2013)
The results of the May 6 – 7, 2012 NSTTAC led Focus Group are now available online. Transition to College and Careers for Youth with Disabilities: Dreams vs. Reality, Gaps and Challenges, and Strategies to Address Them identifies the findings of stakeholders and experts from across the United States invited to participate in a focus group to identify key challenges and solutions to transition issues. Click here to see the recommended strategies for policy change.
NEW! Contacting Hard-to-Find Youth: Strategies for the Post-School Survey
(posted April 29, 2013)
National Post-School Outcomes Center recently developed a document summarizing strategies for contacting underrepresented, hard-to-find youth in post-school surveys. These strategies were recommended by youth and their families from focus groups across four states. Click here for a link to the document.
Fun New Tool to Organize Your Favorite Sites!
(posted January 08, 2013)