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Special Education Leadership Academy

The Illinois Special Education Leadership Academy (ISELA) seeks to enhance educational programs for children with disabilities by ensuring that both general and special education administrators are provided with ongoing high quality professional development. The ISELA project, through ICSPS, will provide training activities that strengthen competencies for both general and special education administrators and focuses on… Continue Reading

Transition and Employment First: Moving from “Can” to “How”

PRESENTER: Laura Owens   DESCRIPTION: Transition and Employment First go together like the proverbial peas and carrots. Employment First establishes the expectation that employment in the general workforce should be the preferred option and the primary post-secondary outcome for young adults with disabilities after high school. Illinois is one of 11 states with Employment First… 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 focuses on the facilities inspection component of the civil rights review process and will include discussions of the background on the… Continue Reading

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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  An archived version of the conference program is available at the following link:  Forum for Excellence 2017 Program Pre-Conference Sessions Adult Education Administrators’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

Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project

 The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) is proud to be working, under the the direction of the Special Education Division on the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), to develop and expand a variety of resources focused on the needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other disabilities who are transitioning from… Continue Reading

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

Special Populations Recruitment and Retention Super Strategies Documents

ICSPS has produced a series of documents to summarize evidence based strategies for supporting special population students during the recruitment and retention processes. The documents can be found below: Supporting Students With Limited English Proficiency – Recruitment and Retention Supporting Students With Disabilities – Recruitment and Retention Supporting Single Parents and Displaced Homemakers – Recruitment… Continue Reading

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