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Special Populations Academy

The Special Populations Academy is 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 will feature a national equity expert and highlight national resources related to serving students entering in to nontraditional occupations. Event Details… 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 Top 10 Documents

ICSPS has developed this series of documents to provide information on key elements of Civil Rights compliance standards.  Each document has a number of facts related to an important requirement of civil rights legislation and points you in the direction of resources related to that topic.  The documents can be found below: Top Ten Things… Continue Reading

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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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Special Populations Support Strategies Webinar Series

The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) presented  evidence-based strategies to effectively recruit and retain Students from Special Populations, as defined by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act.  There were 4 webinars in this series.  During each strategies were discussed and resources were provided.  If you have any questions related… Continue Reading

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Electronic and Web Accessibility Webinar Series

ICSPS will be delivering a webinar series on electronic and web accessibility.This series will provide valuable information on how to ensure your electronic resources are accessible to all students and how to judge your compliance with civil rights legislation related to web accessibility.  The series will be delivered in two parts on September 7 and… Continue Reading

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HOPE-De Anza Program at De Anza College

  The HOPE-De Anza program at De Anza College in Cupertino, California, is designed to prepare job seekers with disabilities for successful job placement in supported or community employment and to have students actively participate in their communities. The goal is to provide a range of activities that advance students toward their personal and employment… Continue Reading

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Building Bridges to Success at Galveston College

  Building Bridges to Success (BBS) at Galveston College in Galveston, Texas, is a Student Support Services program funded by the U.S. Department of Education that provides intensive academic and student support services to currently enrolled first generation, low-income, or disabled students. Program objectives include: to increase retention rates, to increase course completion rates, to increase… Continue Reading

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Assistive Technology Initiative at Middlesex Community College

  The Assistive Technology (AT) initiative at Middlesex Community College in Bedford, Massachusetts, involves a collaboration between Disability Support Services (DSS) and Academic Affairs, Academic Support and IT to examine the potential for better institutionalizing assistive technologies, as well as researching the applicability of cutting edge software “apps” and hardware/devices and AT technology embedded in existing… Continue Reading

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Transition Program at Middlesex Community College

  The nationally recognized Transition Program, established in 1985, is a two-year non-credit certificate program designed for students with significant learning disabilities who would find college level academics too challenging, even with extensive supports.  The program at Middlesex in Bedford, which is the only one of its kind at a community college in Massachusetts, prepares… Continue Reading

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