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7/5/2022

IDRPP Research Offers Skills List for College-bound Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Are you wondering what non-academic skills a college-bound student with intellectual disabilities should have before entering an inclusive program? AUCD's IDDRC, the Institute for Disability Research, Policy & Practice in has research on that.

 
 
Pictured left to right: Michael Bittar, Susan Stotzer, Laura Avery, Jeffrey Strange, Superintendent Dr. Tom Leonard. Not pictured: Kimberly Jones, Rusty Tolliver

6/21/2022

PATHS Graduate, Michael Bittar, receives EANSPIRATION Award Educational Impact

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's Board on Children, Youth and Families will host a 3-day virtual workshop focused on Supporting Children with Disabilities, Lessons from the Pandemic. The event is designed to explore promising approaches and innovative strategies employed during the pandemic to address challenges faced by children with disabilities and their families, including access to clinical service and treatment needs, home caregiving, and mental health treatment with an emphasis on underserved/under resourced children and families. In addition, the workshop will consider policies and/or practices that might be sustained or implemented beyond the pandemic to support children with disabilities and their families.

 
 

6/17/2022

2021 PATHS Graduate, Brian Berg, passed his CDA license exam and in-class evaluation

The year of COVID (2020-2021) did not stop the PATHS program from teaching students, like Brian Berg, the skills needed to have successful and independent lives. The PATHS Program was forced to transition to an online program, but through zoom trainings and student online interactions the program experienced another successful year.

 
 

6/17/2022

PATHS Program Welcomes New and Returning Students

On June 19th, we will be welcoming 13 new amazing students and on June 20th we will be welcoming back 15 amazing students from our first two-year cohort. Both cohorts will be running simultaneously and our 2nd year cohort is super excited and cannot wait to start mentoring our newbies coming in. Both cohorts will learn valuable skills related to employment, self-determination, self-advocacy, and independent living.

 
 
Melanie McCurry, Dr. Cheryl Grenwelge, Aimee Day, Dr. Meagan Orsag, Robin Miller, Grace Ko, Latisha Crockett-Turrell, Vanessa Richard, Tanya Baker, Dr. Dalun Zhang, Yingying Zhao, Dr. Eric Roberts, and Dr. Jacqueline Turner

4/1/2022

Center Staff Attend the Texas Transition Conference and PATHS Staff Attend the Grimes County Transition Fair

The Texas Transition Conference was held on February 23-25 in Denton, Texas. This year's conference faced a few challenges as an unusual ice storm made travel difficult for many of the attendees and speakers. However the event was very successful and informative. With over 350 in-person attendees registered and over 200 online registrants. Those who registered, but could not attend, were given access to view sessions online during the event. Many positive comments and feedback were given.

 
 

3/10/2022

A College Exploration Conversation with Jake and Christy (Maine UCEDD)

It's a cold morning in late November and Jake, a high school junior, sits on' the edge of a leather couch in the University of Maine's historic Heritage House. He's accompanied by his mother, Christy; and Hailey Howard, his vocational rehabilitation counselor from the Maine Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).

 
 
Alt text: UNH-4U student Andrew Strzykalski, one of four students in the inaugural cohort of the UNH-4U program. Andrew is wearing a gray jacket, baseball cap, and is smiling.

3/9/2022

Opening Doors: UNH-4U Program Introduces Students with Intellectual Disabilities to Campus Life

Hats off to UNH-4U students on a successful first semester! UNH-4U students explored campus, attended classes, and made meaningful social connections. The IOD congratulates them on completing their first semester as UNH Wildcats!

 
 

2/11/2022

Think College Awarded US Department of Education Grant to Increase Access to and Visibility of Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Programs Nationwide

Congratulations to ICI's Think College and partners for accepting a $5.9 million three-year award from the US Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education to expand their remarkable work of translating and disseminating research and best practices on inclusive post-secondary education for colleges and universities across the US.

 
 

2/10/2022

iGROW - New Funded Grant

The "I Generate Rural Opportunities for Work" (iGROW) Project is a one-year pre-employment and leadership-training program for students with disabilities who are currently enrolled in middle school and high school (ages 14-22). The purpose of the program is to provide a training environment to support students with disabilities to gain the necessary skills and experiences in work readiness in order to successfully transition into postsecondary education and/or competitive integrated employment.

 
 

1/12/2022

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Launches Innovative Transition Care Clinic for Individuals with Disabilities

Transition from pediatric health care to adult-oriented health care can be especially complicated for people with disabilities and/or chronic health conditions. To make this transition easier, the Mailman Center for Child Development in the Department of Pediatrics, in collaboration with the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, recently launched the Progression Across Transition in Healthcare (PATH) program.

 
 

12/13/2021

Show-Me College to Build Better Resources for College-Bound Students with IDD

More and more students with intellectual and developmental disabilities are going to college, thanks to legislation like the Individuals with Disabilities ACT of 1975 and the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act, which authorized the creation of comprehensive transition and postsecondary programs, and made financial aid available. The Show-Me College website is being developed to provide information and resources about college-going opportunities in Missouri for students, families, educators and counselors.

 
 

11/18/2021

Congratulations to Mrs. Melina Cavazos on her passing dissertation Defense on a topic about school psychologists' involvement in transition planning

Mrs. Melina Cavazos will be graduating with her doctoral degree in school psychology from Texas A&M University in December 2021. She has just defended for dissertation titled Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) Involvement in the Assessment and Planning of Postsecondary Transition in Texas.

 
 

11/18/2021

The PATHS Program application is now open and available for applicants to apply for the 2022-2024 cohort!!

The Postsecondary Access and Training in Human Services (PATHS) Certificate Program prepares individuals for jobs as Direct Support Professionals and Child Care Professionals. Upon completing the two-year program at the Center on Disability and Development, participants earn a certificate that combines classroom instruction with hands-on career building experiences.

 
 

11/18/2021

Think College Awarded Us Dept. of Education Grant to Increase Access to and Visibility of Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Programs Nationwide

Congratulations to ICI's Think College and partners for accepting a $5.9 million three-year award from the US Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education to expand their remarkable work of translating and disseminating research and best practices on inclusive post-secondary education for colleges and universities across the US.

 
 

11/17/2021

2022 Texas Transition Conference

Registration is now open for the 2022 Texwill bas Transition Conference e held on February 23-25, 2022 in Denton, Texas. This year, we are offering the option to attend a live conference or online.

 
 
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