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Navigating the Transition Years for Individuals with ASD: Resources for entering the workforce and postsecondary education

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 the workforce and higher education classrooms. Come learn about resources available to support the transition. Event Information: This webinar was held on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Resources: Archived Webinar… Continue Reading

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Top 10 Documents for Civil Rights in the Secondary System

The following documents have been created as a resource to help your Local Educational Authority understand civil rights requirements for grievance procedures, notices of nondiscrimination, and web accessibility.  These resources are useful at-a-glance guidance, but more information about civil rights requirements and the ISBE civil rights review process for the secondary system can be found… Continue Reading

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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 Registration: Registration can be found… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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Nontraditional Support Webinar

This two-part webinar series will introduce nontraditional occupations (NTO) and pay special attention to how NTO is changing as a result of Perkins Reauthorization. Individuals will have the opportunity to hear from programs throughout the state and the innovative ways they are reaching, supporting, and transitioning NTO students. Webinar Information Part 1: Thu, Nov 15,… Continue Reading

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An Introduction to Web Accessibility

This webinar introduced participants to the basics of web accessibility by highlighting high priority accessibility issues, self-assessment strategies, and simple solutions to common accessibility problems.  It was delivered on May 22, 2018.   An archived version of the webinar and presentation materials can be found below: An Introduction to Web Accessibility Archived Webinar   For… Continue Reading

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Nontraditional Career Summit

This interactive session provided Career and Technical educators, and those who support students and educators, with tools and activities to identify data driven and research-based strategies to increase access and achievement for students in nontraditional career preparation programs.  Leadership from the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity led this discussion and shared their Explore Nontraditional… Continue Reading

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Special Populations Academy

The Special Populations Academy provided an opportunity for Career and Technical Education professionals to learn about the innovative initiatives and activities that have been developed through the FY18 Special Populations Support Grant. The academy featured a national equity expert and highlighted national resources related to serving students entering in to nontraditional occupations and included presentations… Continue Reading

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Windmills Training: Navigating Education and the Workplace through Accessibility

This training was based on the “Windmills” curriculum and was designed to be a high-impact attitudinal training program that integrates disability into the spectrum of diversity awareness.  The training provided an upbeat daylong workshop aimed at raising awareness of the limitations often imposed on people with disabilities due to a lack of knowledge or low… Continue Reading

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Civil Rights Review Facilities Training

The Civil Rights Review process is part of the ICCB’s proactive effort to help colleges increase the accessibility of their campuses and programs and promote an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion. This training session focused on the facilities inspection component of the civil rights review process and included discussions of the background on the civil… Continue Reading

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