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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Breaking Out of the Pink Color Ghetto: Policy Solutions for Non-College Women

Widely interdisciplinary in appeal, this book reports on the successes of innovative training opportunities for non-college women who end up in low-paying, low-mobility, pink collar jobs. The author examines the relative effectiveness of various programs in helping these women gain access to high-wage, high-mobility employment opportunities. The analysis includes case studies of grant-funded projects, as… Continue Reading

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The Practitioner Toolkit: Working with Adult English Language Learners

This toolkit provides a variety of materials to help language and literacy instructors who are new to serving adults and families learning English. These materials include a first-day orientation guide, lesson plans, and research-to-practice papers on English language and literacy learning. Toolkit

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AFT Toolkit for Teachers: Reaching out to the Hispanic Parents of English Language Learners

Reading Rockets and the American Federation of Teachers have developed the Colorín Colorado-AFT Toolkit for Teachers: Reaching Out to Hispanic Parents of English Language Learners. This toolkit includes background information on reaching out to Hispanic parents, four sample workshops, videos in Spanish and English, and bilingual handouts. Toolkit

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FY11 Forum Program

The 2010 Forum Program is a PDF copy of the conference program which lists all speakers and breakout information for the 2010 Forum for Excellence, held September 29 & 30, 2010. FY 11 Forum Program

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The Arc

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. The Arc Website

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The Arc of Illinois

The Arc of Illinois is Committed to empowering persons with disabilities to achieve full participation in community life through informed choices. The Arc of Illinois Website

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National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)

The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures. NCSET is headquartered at the Institute on Community Integration in the University of Minnesota’s College of… Continue Reading

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Autism Spectrum Institute

The Autism Spectrum Institute provides supportive education programs and trains pre-service and teacher educators as well as parents and families of children and youth with autism spectrum disorders. The Institute provides a multidisciplinary network of consultants that can assist in identifying, selecting, and implementing effective programs, a lending library, and information to families and professionals… Continue Reading

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Autism Research Institute

The Autism Research Institute (ARI) is the hub of a worldwide network of parents and professionals concerned with autism. ARI was founded in 1967 to conduct and foster scientific research designed to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating, and preventing autism. ARI also disseminates research findings to parents and others worldwide seeking help. The ARI… Continue Reading

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Vocational Alliance Autism Project

The Vocational Alliance Autism Project is a three year community focus project in building local capacity to support high school students with autism spectrum disorders in the transition from high school to adult life. The project focuses on team partnerships and person centered planning approaches to assist students and their families in the transition planning… Continue Reading

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