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7/30/2014

Six by '15: Education

At least six additional states have at least 60 percent of their students with disabilities graduating with a regular high school diploma

A high school diploma is required to perform even the most basic jobs in the modern economy. In the 2010-2011 school year, 22 states graduated over 60% of their students with disabilities with a regular diploma. Some graduated as low as 23%. We would like to see at least six more states reach the goal of graduating 60% or more of their students with disabilities with regular diplomas by the end of 2015.

 
 

7/21/2014

Disability Disclosure in/and Higher Education: Call for Papers

Co-editors: Kerschbaum, Jones, Eisenman, Univ of Delaware

This collection thus seeks to explore the richness of disability disclosure. Building on and extending the work of the "Disability Disclosure in/and Higher Education" conference, this work will explore questions about disability disclosures in all corners of higher education, from a variety of theoretical, methodological, conceptual, and (multi)(inter)disciplinary perspectives. By providing wide-ranging explorations of disability disclosure, this collection will highlight how disability in higher education is not an issue relevant only to those who have disabilities, but one which has far-reaching consequences across higher education. Deadline for Submissions: October 15, 2014

 
 

7/9/2014

Rethinking College: 25 Minute Film Available Online

Rethinking College is a 25 minute film produced by Think College that explores the growing movement to include students with intellectual disabilities in higher education. Through the perspectives of parents, educators, advocates, policy leaders, and most importantly, students, this film illustrates how colleges and universities can provide a setting for all students to grow, learn and build toward better futures.

 
 
 

Think College

Think College/NSIP Service Learning Mini-Grant Awarded to Waisman Center
March 2011: Think College and the National Service Inclusion Project have awarded a jointly funded grant to the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin to support one or more individuals with an intellectual/developmental disability (IDD) to enroll in national service, complete a year of national service, earn an Education Award and use that award to support their participation in postsecondary education. Dr. Daniel Bier of the Waisman Center is the principal investigator of this exciting new project.

Think College Announces Funding for Eight Minigrants
January 2011: Think College, at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston, with funding from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, announced that 8 UCEDDs were selected for minigrants to implement projects to increase opportunities for postsecondary education for students with Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities.

FY2010 Think College Mini Grant Competition
October 2010: Think College at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston, with funding from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, is conducting a comprehensive national training initiative. 

Think College Announces Mini Grant Awards
January 2010: Think College, at the Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts, has funded six statewide strategic planning grants and two implementation grants to support the development and implementation of postsecondary education initiatives for students with intellectual disability. 

 
 

Upcoming Events

2014 AUCD Conference  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Location: Washington, DC

The 2014 AUCD Conference will be held at the Washington, DC, Renaissance Hotel.

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Past Events

2013 AUCD Conference  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, November 16, 2013 - Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

The 2013 AUCD Conference will be held at the Washington, DC, Renaissance Hotel.

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Inclusive Higher Education: Moving from Good Ideas to Great Outcomes  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, November 16, 2013 - Sunday, November 17, 2013
Location: Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel

This event presents both general and concurrent sessions on a variety of topics related to higher education for students with intellectual disabilities. Click on the Schedule at a Glance to see session descriptions. A Networking Reception is planned for Saturday, 11/16 at the completion of the day's events--a chance to meet and greet conference attendees and presenters.

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A Collaborative Interagency, Interdisciplinary Approach  to Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood

A Collaborative Interagency, Interdisciplinary Approach to Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET
Location: webinar

This Webinar will provide an overview of a paper written by AUCD members who seek to engage in conversations about improving interdisciplinary and interagency collaboration in supporting self-determined transition of youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities to adulthood and to community life.

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NCEDC Webinar: Self-Advocacy Online & Research Translation: Fuller Participation for Individuals with ID/DD  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, August 29, 2013
3:00pmET - 4:00pmET

Self-Advocacy Online is an educational and networking website for teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is a place to find accessible information on current topics in self-advocacy. Key areas of the site include a listing of self-advocacy groups, a video story wall, an online learning center, and research studies translated into accessible documents.

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Equitable Transitions to Adulthood: Issues of Cultural and Social Capital  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - Wednesday, December 12, 2012
2:00 pm CT - 3:00 PM CT
Location: webinar

Research demonstrates that cultural and social capital are important levers in both transition education and the pursuit of equity across diverse groups of people. In this presentation, specific types of cultural and social capital relevant to special education was identified, their potential to impact positive postschool outcomes explained, and the implications for research and practice that take into consideration culture and diversity as complex, interactional variables was discussed.

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2012 AUCD Conference: Innovating Today, Shaping Tomorrow

2012 AUCD Conference: Innovating Today, Shaping Tomorrow  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Location: Washington Hilton, Washington, DC

Thank you to all who attended and participated in the 2012 AUCD Conference! We had a great time learning and sharing the newest in promising practices and innovations that shape the lives of people with disabilities and their families through research, policy, education, and service. We continue to post additional session materials, photos, and wrap up items on the conference website and in the app, so check back often, and save the date for Nov 16-20, 2013.

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2012 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

2012 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - Friday, November 30, 2012
Location: Washington, DC area (George Mason University)

The conference will provide an opportunity for colleges and universities, researchers, program staff, parents and self-advocates to discuss the current state of research and practice in the field. Panels including staff from PSE initiatives, parents, self-advocate and other experts will share effective practices during breakout sessions with an opportunity for group discussion. AUCD is a proud sponsor!

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2012 Southwest Conference on Disability

2012 Southwest Conference on Disability  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - Friday, October 12, 2012
Location: Albuquerque, NM

The 2012 Conference theme is "Access For All: To Boldly Go Where Everybody Else Has Gone Before."

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Getting Started: Developing Inclusive College Opportunities: A Webinar from Think College

Getting Started: Developing Inclusive College Opportunities: A Webinar from Think College  Copy to Calendar

Monday, September 17, 2012
2:00pmET - 3:30pmET
Location: webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of the issues involved in developing inclusive postsecondary educational opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities. Experiences from programs that have been developed in two states will be discussed. Information will be relevant for higher education, K-12 education, and families.

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Innovative Technology for Students with Intellectual Disability in Postsecondary Education: A Webinar from Think College

Innovative Technology for Students with Intellectual Disability in Postsecondary Education: A Webinar from Think College  Copy to Calendar

Monday, August 27, 2012
2:00pmET - 3:30pmET
Location: webinar

The use of new technologies, including mixed-reality environments, may provide an alternate and efficient means of helping students succeed socially in postsecondary education. Learn how these new technologies are being used to transform the learning experiences of students with intellectual disability as they work on social skills such as self-advocacy, collaborative learning, and interviewing.

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Heading for College with Special Health Care Needs; Student Preparation for a Successful Transition

Heading for College with Special Health Care Needs; Student Preparation for a Successful Transition  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
2:00pmET - 3:00pmET
Location: webinar

This webinar hosted by Got Transition? will provide practical considerations for a student's health care transition, in preparation for a successful adjustment to college life.

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The iPad as a Personal Learning Device

The iPad as a Personal Learning Device  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, July 26, 2012
2:00pmET - 3:30pmET
Location: webinar

This webinar from Think College at the Institute for Community Inclusion will introduce all iPad users to the many applications, settings, features, functions, and apps that make the iPad a state-of-the-art personal learning device. Learn how to take notes, make audio recordings, add email accounts, activate speech to text, and other functions. Participants will learn about the uses and possibilities of available apps for productivity, social networking, storage, reading, personalized newspapers, and much more.

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Participatory Action Research: Students with Intellectual Disabilities Conducting Research on their College Experience.  (A Webinar from Think College)

Participatory Action Research: Students with Intellectual Disabilities Conducting Research on their College Experience. (A Webinar from Think College)  Copy to Calendar

Monday, June 4, 2012
2:00pmET - 3:30pmET
Location: webinar

Research facilitators from three universities will share their experiences using participatory action research (PAR) methods with college students with intellectual disabilities.

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2011 National Transition Conference: College and Careers for Youth with Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Monday, November 7, 2011 - Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Location: Washington, DC

This conference will provide a forum for the development of an action agenda, bring together critical partners in the transition community to exchange innovative ideas and approaches, demonstrate knowledge gained from policy implementation, transition practices, research findings, and promote and facilitate the development of networks and relationships.

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2011 AUCD Conference

2011 AUCD Conference  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, November 5, 2011 - Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City

Thank you to everyone who participated in the AUCD 2011 Conference. It was great to see old friends again, and to forge new relationships. We hope that all who attended were able to gain new information, meet new people, and leave feeling energized, refreshed, and excited about the many incredible activities happening in the disability community and throughout the AUCD network.
Conference plenary videos, photos, presentations, handouts, and more are available on aucd.org/conference. Save the date for AUCD 2012: December 2-5 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.

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2011 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

2011 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - Friday, November 4, 2011
Location: George Mason University, near Washington, DC

This conference provides an opportunity for colleges and universities, researchers, program staff, parents and self-advocates to discuss the current state of research and practice in the field. Panels including staff from PSE initiatives, parents, self-advocate and other experts will share effective practices during breakout sessions with an opportunity for group discussion.

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Enhancing Faculty Knowledge and Practices Related to Students with Disabilities in Higher Education  Copy to Calendar

Monday, July 11, 2011 - Monday, July 11, 2011
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Seattle Sheraton

This half-day Capacity Building Institute will focus on implementation of a model training program developed at the University of Hawai?i that enhances faculty awareness and skills related to students with disabilities. The model program focuses on three key topics: (a) Universal Design for Learning, (b) Cultural Diversity, and (c) Mentoring. Participants in the Institute will view a presentation about the training modules, and explore strategies for enhancing faculty development programs and education efforts to better integrate disability awareness and disability studies concepts into the postsecondary classroom.

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Academic and Psychosocial Issues Among College Students with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - Tuesday, June 21, 2011
2:00pm Central
Location: Webinar

Session topics include key findings and best practices in: Concerns and experiences of college students wtih TBI How do changes in cognition and social development impact students' college experiences? What services are currently available to students What do students with TBI need in order to be succesful in college?

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Enhancing Faculty Knowledge and Practices Related to Students with Disabilities in Higher Education  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - Wednesday, June 15, 2011
9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: San Jose Doubletree Inn

This half-day Capacity Building Institute will focus on implementation of a model training program developed at the University of Hawai?i that enhances faculty awareness and skills related to students with disabilities. The model program focuses on three key topics: (a) Universal Design for Learning, (b) Cultural Diversity, and (c) Mentoring. Participants in the Institute will view a presentation about the training modules, and explore strategies for enhancing faculty development programs and education efforts to better integrate disability awareness and disability studies concepts into the postsecondary classroom.

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2010 AUCD Annual Meeting & Conference  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, October 31, 2010 - Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Location: Crystal City, VA

"Going to Scale: Making What Works Accessible to All"

There are few greater efficiencies in our field than building on the ideas of others, learning what to do and what not to do in developing programs, and gaining invaluable insights into what works and why. Attend the 2010 AUCD Annual Meeting and Conference and share in making what works accessible to all.

 

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State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - Friday, October 29, 2010
Location: Fairfax, VA

The 2010 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities will be held on October 28 and 29, 2010 at Mason's new hotel and conference center in Fairfax, VA. The conference will provide an opportunity for colleges and universities, researchers, program staff, parents and self-advocates to discuss the current state of policies, research, and practice in the field. Panels including staff from PSE initiatives, parents, self-advocate and other experts will share effective practices during breakout sessions with an opportunity for group discussion.

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2009 AUCD Conference  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, November 8, 2009 - Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Location: Washington, DC

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NLTS2 Database Training Seminar  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - Thursday, January 15, 2009
Location: Washington, DC

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The Role of Youth With and Without Disabilities in Making High Schools More Inclusive: A Teleconference by KASA/LRE Part B  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, December 24, 2008
12/24/08

KASA LogoKASA (Kids as Self Advocates) of Family Voices and the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Part B Community of Practice recently banded together in presenting a national teleconference, The Role of Youth with and without disabilities in Making High Schools More Inclusive (MP3 audio recording). The teleconference featured youth and young adults with disabilities who spoke from their own experiences about how youth can play an important role in making high schools more inclusive. The four presenters are members of the KASA National Advisory Board and represent youth and young adults with disabilities and special needs on topics such as self-advocacy and equal rights, health care, and the importance of the youth voice in systems change efforts.

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2008 AUCD Annual Meeting & Conference  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, November 8, 2008 - Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Location: Renaissance Washington DC Hotel

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24th Annual Pacific Rim Conference Call for Papers  Copy to Calendar

Monday, March 24, 2008 - Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Location: Honolulu, HI

Sponsored by the Center on Disability Studies (HI UCEDD)

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2008 Disability Policy Seminar: Advancing Disability Policy in an Election Year  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, March 2, 2008 - Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Location: Washington, DC

AUCD, The Arc of the United States, United Cerebral Palsy, AAIDD, and the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities are joining together again to host the 2008 Disability Policy Seminar: Advancing Disability Policy in an Election Year.

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THINK COLLEGE: Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Monday, November 5, 2007
Location: The University of Michigan, Dearborn

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Symposium on Postsecondary Opportunities on College Campus for Students with Intellectual/Cognitive Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Sunday, November 4, 2007 - Monday, November 5, 2007
Location: Rochester, MI

Sponsored by Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI UCEDD)

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College Bound: Policy Recommendations for Improving Long-Term Employment Outcomes by Advancing Higher Education for Students  Copy to Calendar

Friday, July 27, 2007 - Friday, July 27, 2007
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Washington, DC

Cornell University will host a forum and webinar on policy recommendations for employment and higher education for students with disabilities on July 27. Presenters include George Jesien, Executive Director of AUCD.

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Post-Secondary Education Conference: Opening Doors for People with Intellectual Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Friday, May 18, 2007 - Saturday, May 19, 2007
Location: Columbus, Ohio

This conference included presentations on what's working, what colleges are mandated to provide, what funding options are available, what accommodations are available, and what the next step is to start a program at a college near you. Click "Read More" to access the program brochure.

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Post-Secondary Education Opportunities for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, April 26, 2007
4:00 ET - 5:30 ET
Location: Webinar and Teleconference

This teleconference and Webinar featured AUCD Network members presenting program examples and promising practices in postsecondary education programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. Materials from the presentation are now available. Click "Read More" To Access.

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9/7/2010

Think College Publications

Newsletters, Fact Sheets and Policy Briefs

Think College Publications Think College! is an initiative of the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston to conduct research, training, and technical assistance for professionals, families, and students related to postsecondary education for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities

 
 

1/1/2007

The Postsecondary Education Research Center Project (PERC)

Information and Resources on College Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
 
 

1/1/2007

Transition and Post-School Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities: Closing the Gaps to Post-Secondary Education and Employment

National Council on Disability Report
 
 

Research to Practice: Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Institute for Community Inclusion Brief
 
 

The George Washington University HEATH Resource Center

Online Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities

 
 

The Next Step

Streaming video, also available for order.

The 19-minute video, "The Next Step," from the Texas DD Council presents personal stories of five Texans with disabilities who enrolled in colleges, universities or technical schools. See the videos on line; videos can also be ordered in DVD and VHS format.

 

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