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David Mank (IN UCEDD) Appointed to Serve on National Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities
David Mank, director of Indiana University's Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez to serve on a new Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities, a key provision of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
Letter from CCD to Senator Lamar Alexander opposing the Every Child Ready for College and Career Act of 2013 (ECRCCA)
The Education Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities wrote a letter on June 10, 2013 opposing the Every Child Ready for College and Career Act of 2013 (ECRCCA).
National Center for Learning Disabilities-- Assessment & Accountability: Students with Disabilities & The AA-AAS
NCLD believe in for high standards for all students with disabilities. The overwhelming majority of students with disabilities can take the general assessment with accommodations. Therefore, administration of the alternate assessment based on alternate academic achievement standards (AA-AAS) needs to be appropriately limited to students with the most significant cognitive disabilities in order to prevent misuse and overuse.