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Americans with Disabilities Act Technical Assistance: Testing Accommodations

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers looking for technical assistance about testing accommodations in the ADA. This resource provides technical assistance on testing accommodations for individuals with disabilities who take standardized exams and other high-stakes tests. It addresses the obligations of testing entities, including private, state, or local government entities that offer exams related to […]

Adult Services: What Are They? Where Are They?

Resources updated, June 2016 A legacy resource from NICHCY   Many different individuals come together to help the student plan for transition. Typically, transition planning is handled by members of the IEP team, with other individuals becoming involved as needed. It’s important to involve a variety of people, for they will bring their unique perspectives […]

ESSA Fact Sheet: Deeper Learning

(2016, April) The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 offers a number of opportunities for states and districts to advance deeper learning and ensure that all students graduate from high school with the ability to think critically, solve complex problems, collaborate with peers, communicate effectively, and be self-directed. Deeper learning is the delivery of […]

Webinar | NTACT’s Resources on Transition and Opportunities for Parent Center Partnership

NTACT is the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition. This webinar provides an overview of NTACT’s technical assistance services available to state education and also state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies. It features a short tour of the transition-related resources available on NTACT’s website that Parent Centers are welcomed to use and share. Also highlighted are the ways in which NTACT encourages the engagement of Parent Centers as partners at each level of transition planning and implementation, as well as serving as members of state implementation teams.

Options and Planning for College: For Families

Parent Centers can share this online module with students with intellectual disabilities and their families as part of exploring the possibility of going to college. Think College! provides self-paced modules using multimedia tools such as videos, publications, interactive learning activities, and podcasts to share information on topics related to postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities. This module […]

Making My Way Through College: A Guide for Youth with Disabilities

(2015) Useful to Parent Centers, professionals, and families working with youth who have disabilities interested in attending college Making My Way through College is aimed at helping students with disabilities navigate postsecondary education. The guide provides information and resources on preparing for and succeeding in college and transitioning from college into the world of work that […]

Accessing Complex Text for Students With Disabilities: Technology Purchasing Checklist

(2015) As state education agencies (SEAs) implement more rigorous college and career readiness standards, school leaders must consider how students with disabilities will meet these standards. This checklist, designed to meet the needs of educators at all levels, provides an easy-to-use guide for making purchasing decisions. It identifies key considerations when deciding how to align […]

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