Think College will offer a six-part webinar series on post-secondary education options for students with intellectual disabilities, beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Families, professionals, and students can learn about strategies to prepare for college-based transition programs, work, and community-based participation. Information will also be provided about legislative and policy changes that affect post-secondary education for students with intellectual disabilities. Register at http://fifthfreedom.org/u/k6.
Think College webinars take place 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Legislation, Advocacy and Systems Change, Wednesday: This webinar will review the important legislative and policy changes that have directly and indirectly affected post-secondary education for students with intellectual disabilities. There are a wide variety of federal legislation and policies that can be effectively utilized to support the development and growth of PSE options. The Higher Education Opportunity Act, SSA Work Incentives, DD Act of 2000, and many other initiatives will be discussed.
Preparing for What? Employment and Community Participation, Jan. 22: This webinar will discuss factors related to job outcomes for students with intellectual disabilities who are attending PSE programs and present a case study of a program in Connecticut that addressed these issues and improved their employment outcomes as a result.
College-Based (Dual-Enrollment) Transition Programs, Feb. 6: In this webinar, the speakers discuss the policies and practices that they have been developed to promote successful college experiences for students while they are still in high school.
College Perspectives and Issues, March 20: This webinar will discuss issues important to consider from the college perspective related to programs for students with intellectual disabilities.
Family Perspectives, April 17: This webinar will provide a guide to and through college, through the experiences of several parents who have been there.
What the Future Holds, May 20: This webinar looks to the future, and discusses some of the next generation of issues likely to result from the increased demand for and supply of PSE options for students with ID.