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Preparing Students with ASD for College and Career

As the number of students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to rise, many students with ASD are now graduating from high school with the goal of entering postsecondary education and the workforce. Unfortunately, research indicates that most graduates with autism will have “a difficult time following high school for almost any outcome you choose – working, continuing school, living independently, socializing and participating in the community, and staying healthy and safe. To complicate matters, many such youth begin their journey into adulthood by stepping off a services cliff” (Roux, et al, 2015, p. 8).  Part of this might be understood as resulting from the limited availability of appropriate services in adulthood. But some of the responsibility can be attributed to the limited or, at times, simply inadequate, transition programming provided by schools.

Join ICSPS for a day of exploring resources, discussing strategies and engaging in dialogue around supporting students with ASD as they transition to postsecondary and the workforce. This day long workshop will explore the Autism Training and Technical Assistance (ATTA) project – the resources that have been developed to be used by students with ASD, their family members, secondary and postsecondary educators and staff, employers, and members of the community, to better understand the transition process, the unique barriers faced by individuals with ASD, and to assist in working towards or providing equitable access in the workplace/postsecondary setting.

 

Event Information

April 26, 2019
9:30am – 2:30pm
Holiday Inn & Suites
3202 East Empire Street
Bloomington, IL 61704

 

Event Flyer:

Download and share the event flyer here:
Flyer

 

Registration

To register please use the link below:

Registration Page

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What is a Program of Study?

Description
This Webinar will provide an overview on programs of study and the benefits they provide students.

Event Details
April 18, 2019

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Registration
To register for this webinar please visit the following link:
Webinar Registration Page

 

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Postsecondary Perkins Learning Community:

An informal learning community for Perkins administrators is held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.  If you wish to join please use the log in information below.  The schedule of upcoming topics is also provided below.

 

Log in info:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/531071749

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (646) 749-3131

Access Code: 531-071-749

 

Upcoming Topics:

2/19/19

What is OCR and how does it affect me?

Natasha Allan from the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) will give a brief run through of what the Office for Civil Rights is and how it affects your institutions. She will also provide information on what a Civil Rights Review looks like and answer any questions you may have regarding the process.

3/19/19

On Demand Perkins Support

The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) in coordination with the ICCB, have created engaging videos on the topics of Permissible Uses of Funds, Budget Modifications, and Perkins Overview. Programs will be given the opportunity to ask questions and discuss valuable ways the videos can be used within their institutions.

4/30/19 (Fourth Tuesday to accommodate the PAC Meeting)

Unpacking the PAC Meeting

This discussion will be a follow up to the Perkins Administrator’s Cohort (PAC) Meeting and the release of the FY 2020 Perkins Guidelines. Programs will have the opportunity to ask questions, share best practices, and consider possible activities for the upcoming fiscal year.

5/21/19

Last minute troubleshooting for FY 2020 Perkins Plans

This call will allow one last opportunity for programs to discuss any lingering questions or concerns they may have before FY20 Perkins Plan submission the following week.

6/18/19

Benefits of the Advisory Committee Guidebook

The Advisory Committee Guidebook was created by ICSPS in coordination with the ICCB to provide guidance to CTE programs as they work to improve their advisory committees. This call will allow programs time to discuss how they have implemented ideas from the guidebook to enhance their advisory committees, share ideas on other tools that may be beneficial to continue expanding advisory committees, and share any concerns or questions they may have.

 

If you have any questions please contact Brittany Boston at bnboston@ilstu.edu

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Nontraditional Occupations: What is new for Perkins V

Join the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) for an informational webinars what is in store for NTO in Perkins V. Explore national trends, learn what other colleges are doing and how you can best support your NTO students.

Event Details:

April 25, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Archived Webinar:

Archived Webinar (Clicking this link will redirect to the ICSPS YouTube Page)
Presentation Slideshow

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Perkins V and Special Populations – What is on the Horizon?

The state is poised for a year of transition into Perkins V. What does this mean for special populations support? Participants in this webinar will learn how to engage the new identified populations in CTE, additional supports and services needed to aid their success, hurdles they may encounter, and what sets them apart from the other special populations.

Webinar Details:

March 12, 2019 
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Archived Webinar:

The Webinar can be found at the following link (Please note clicking this link will take you to the ICSPS youtube page where the video is housed):

Archived Webinar

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Transitions Academy Spring Session/PAC Meeting

Event Description

Information below can be found for both the Perkins Administrator Cohort Meeting and The Transitions Academy Spring Session which provides a combined opportunity for those who attended that Postsecondary Perkins Meeting and Adult Education Administrator Meeting on April 16. Topics of interest for both groups will be featured at the Spring Session.

Attendance facilitates learning AND networking in an effort to fully meet the requirements of WIOA. Hear the latest on:

  • Perkins V emphasis on ICAPS
  • Service integration policy’s impact on ICAPS
  • Apprenticeship and training options for ICAPS

Target Audience

PAC Meeting: Perkins Administrators
Spring Session: All Postsecondary Perkins and Adult Education Administrators and Coordinators

 

Event Details

Perkins Administrator Cohort Meeting
April 16, 2019
10am – 3pm
Wyndham Springfield City Centre
700 E Adams St, Springfield, IL 62701

and

Transitions Academy Spring Session
April 17, 2019
9am – 1pm

Wyndham Springfield City Centre
700 E Adams St, Springfield, IL 62701

 

Archived Materials:

Transitions Academy Spring Session Agenda 4.17.19

What is CTE? Legislative Outreach Flyer

ISBE RethinkCTE

Introduction to ICAPS Document

Perkins V Special Populations

Presentations:

Be Bold Be Innovative

Ability to Benefit

Service Integration Policy Impact on ICAPS

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Supporting College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

As the number of students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to rise, many students with ASD are now graduating from high school and entering higher education classrooms. This presentation was designed to help faculty and staff recognize the characteristics of ASD, discuss what a student with ASD might need in a college classroom or setting and explore strategies to help students be successful.  An archived version of the presentation and the presentation slideshow can be found below.  Additionally all resources mentioned during the webinar can be found at the Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project website at AutismCollegeAndCareer.com

Event Details:

Fri, Feb 22, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST

Archived Resources

Archived Webinar
Presentation Slideshow
AutismCollegeAndCareer.com

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ICAPS Model Two in the Field

This webinar showcased successful ICAPS Model Two programs across Illinois. The webinar was held Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Archived Webinar:

The archived webinar is posted on ICSPS’ YouTube page is available at the following links:
Archived Webinar (Link will redirect to YouTube)

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ICAPS Model One in the Field

This webinar will showcase ICAPS Model One at successful programs across Illinois.

Event Information:
Thu, Apr 11, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Archived Webinar:

The archived webinar can be found at the following link (Clicking this link will redirect you to the ICSPS Youtube page):
Archived Webinar

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Team Teaching Models

This webinar provides an introduction of team teaching models used in ICAPS programs or applied more broadly in AE and CTE programs.

Event Details:
Thu, Mar 28, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Resources:

The archived webinar can be found at the following link (Clinking this link will redirect you to the ICSPS Youtube page):

Archived Webianar

 

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