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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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Advocacy for Students with Autism Workshop

The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) is excited to host Milt Wright and Richard Pimentel in an engaging day discussing advocacy.  The goal of the day is to provide participants with ideas to help students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD): discover their own value as individuals, embrace positive lessons that their impairments have… Continue Reading

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DEI Resources

  The resources from the summit can be found below: DEI Summit Agenda Self Identification of Disabilities FAQ 6 Elements of Career Pathways Aligning DEI and Career Pathways System and Program Strategies Presentation LEAD Center Employer Engagement Information Reasonable Accommodation Handout 1 Reasonable Accommodation Handout 2 The Employers Perspective Music Within is a movie that tells… Continue Reading