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Disability Employment Initiative

Since 2010, the US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the Office of Disability Employment Policy have jointly funded and administered the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI). DEI is designed to help states implement strategic approaches for exemplary employment services to individuals with disabilities in the public workforce system.  DEI projects are intended to… Continue Reading

Disability Awareness Month at West Virginia Northern Community College

  West Virginia Northern Community College devotes each October to students with disabilities through a series of special events that also targets the Wheeling community at large. Throughout October, numerous activities promote National Disabilities Awareness Month.  (October is National Disabilities Awareness Month.) Brochures, handouts, and giveaways are available at barbecues on all three campus locations. The… Continue Reading

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Improving Educational Outcomes for Students with Disabilities

The Improving Educational Outcomes for Students with Disabilities document was created by the National Council on Disability.

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Innovative Strategies for Students with Disabilities

This PowerPoint captures the main points from the webinar presentation by Curtis Richards, Director of the Center for Workforce Development, Institute for Educational Leadership.   The webinar was sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota State Colleges & Universities, National  Alliance for Partnerships in Equity and the National Science Foundation.  Embedded in the… Continue Reading

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Supporting Learners with Disabilities for Success

Module containing strategies for meeting Perkins performance measures using a continuum of quality support. These modules are for administrators and special populations coordinators to use in professional development sessions with counselors and instructors. Brochure Activities for Professional Development Effective Practices Resources Miscellaneous Information      

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Illinois Learning Disabilities Association

Illinois Learning Disabilities Association(LDA) is an organization which provides information and offers resources for people with learning disabilities and the people in their lives.The LDA provides support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals. At the national, state and local levels, LDA provides cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions,… Continue Reading

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Specific Disabilities Fact Sheets

These fact sheets, available in Spanish and English, can be viewed as webpages or downloaded as PDFs. These fact sheets provide brief but detailed information on individual disabilities, including characteristics, parent and teacher tips, and related information and organizations. The disabilities addressed include: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), Autism Spectrum Disorders, Blindness/ Visual Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Deaf-Blindness,… Continue Reading

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Center on Technology and Disability

The Center on Technology and Disability provides a wealth of free resources – personal and professional development webinars, articles, guides, training materials and more. Supplemental Material: Center on Technology and Disability Website

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Forum for Excellence 2017

Conference Program and Schedule The Conference program contains the full schedule, session descriptions, biographies for featured speakers, and sponsor information.  An archived version of the conference program is available at the following link:  Forum for Excellence 2017 Program Pre-Conference Sessions Adult Education Administrators’ Meeting Jamil Steele, Senior Director of Adult Education, Illinois Community College Board… Continue Reading

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Casey H. Anderson, PhD

Position Responsibilities Project management for web-based projects Aid in development and maintenance of a web-based tools Manage ICSPS website content and accessibility Produce support documents and webinar content Provide assistance with technology concerns at conference and professional development events Assist with on-site civil rights reviews Deliver professional development and technical support Education PhD, Ecumenics and… Continue Reading