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AUCD - Workshop: Capacity Building Institute

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Think College: Postsecondary Education for People with Developmental Disabilities: University Centers of Excellence as State Resources for Planning and Implementation

Sunday, November 8, 2009 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Meeting Room 5

Session Description

Think College logoThis Capacity Building Institute will offer UCEDDs strategies and resources that can be used to support the development and implementation of postsecondary education options for people with developmental disabilities within their states. Participants in this day-long training will be eligible to receive a mini-grant to support statewide planning or development/implementation of a PSE initiative in their state, through a competitive RFP process.

Participants will:

  1. Learn how UCEDDs can facilitate statewide planning with key stakeholders as an invaluable first step in planning for PSE initiatives.
  2. Learn about the current state of the practice in PSE options for students with developmental disabilities, through examination of the results of a national survey conducted in Spring 2009.
  3. Learn how funding partnerships between UCEDDs and state Developmental Disability Councils are supporting state level implementation of PSE options.
  4. Gain an awareness of existing resources on best practices in postsecondary education for students with developmental disabilities.
  5. Receive information on how to apply for available mini-grants that will support development or implementation of a PSE initiative in their state.

To Register for This Workshop

This workshop is being offered in conjunction with the AUCD annual meeting.  You can register for the workshop by clicking here for the AUCD annual meeting registration form.  Under Section 3, simply check the box for "Capacity Building Institute" when completing the registration form.

To register for the workshop without also registering for the AUCD annual meeting, contact Maggie Nygren. 

Featured Presenter(s)

  1. Cate Weir, MEd; Project Coordinator: Think College, Institute for Community Inclusion. Boston, MA
  2. Debra Hart, MEd; Director, Education and Transition Team; Institute for Community Inclusion. Boston, MA
  3. Meg Grigal, PhD; Senior Research Associate, TransCen, Inc. Baltimore, MD
  4. George Jesien, PhD; Executive Director, AUCD. Silver Spring, MD