Webinar on Disability Provisions in the Higher Education Opportunity Act: Materials Archived

September 12, 2008


The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 was signed into law on August 14, 2008. This is the first reauthorization in nearly a decade of important legislation covering federal student aid and major postsecondary education initiatives in the United States. The reauthorization contains new and revised provisions that will significantly improve postsecondary opportunities and supports for students with disabilities, including students with intellectual disabilities. In addition, there are also key provisions to improve preparation of teachers and professionals in K-12 education. This webinar will provide an overview of these disability provisions and information concerning next steps on appropriations and implementation.


  • George Jesien, Executive Director, and Joe Caldwell, Policy Analyst, Association of University Centers on Disabilities


  • Sharon Lewis, Disability Policy Advisor, House Committee on Education & Labor
  • Stephanie Lee, Senior Policy Advisor, National Policy Center, National Down Syndrome Society
  • Jane West, Vice President, Government and External Relations, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

This webinar is provided in partial fulfillment of contract tasks under the UCEDD Resource Center. A project of AUCD, in partnership with ADD, to strengthen and support the network of UCEDDs