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Autism Society's 41st National Conference and Exposition on Autism Spectrum Disorders November 22, 2009

The Autism Society‘s National Conference brings experts and families together in energetic forums to address the full range of lifespan issues facing those affected by autism today. The Society opens its call for papers that present best practices cutting edge research on lifespan issues of autism including early intervention, education, employment, behavior, communication, social skills, biomedical interventions, among others. We also welcome the personal perspectives of families, caregivers and people on the spectrum of autism.

Building the Legacy / Construyendo el Legado: A Training Curriculum on IDEA 2004 November 22, 2009

The Building the Legacy / Construyendo el Legado training curriculum was produced by National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) at the request of the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. The curriculum is intended to help all those involved with children with disabilities understand and implement IDEA 2004, the nation's special education law. Many modules are available in both English and Spanish, and all handouts for participants are available in both languages.

College Committee on Disability Issues 22nd Annual Conference November 22, 2009

College Committee on Disability Issues 22nd Annual Conference

Disability.gov Technology Laws & Regulations Update: Section 508 Facts November 22, 2009

Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship--Open to Student Producers currently enrolled in a U.S. College, University or Community College

Getting Ready for Postsecondary Education? (Spanish Version) November 22, 2009

The U.S. Department of Education offers a Spanish version of the report entitled Students With Disabilities Preparing For Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities (Preparacion Para La Educacion Postsecundaria Para Los Estudiantes Con Discapacidades: Conozca Sus Derechos Y Responsabilidades). The information within this report is provided by the Office of Civil Rights within the U.S. Department of Education. The report explains the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing for postsecondary education.

NCY Updates Education Policy Recommendations (Policy Report) November 22, 2009

The National Collaboration for Youth (NCY) provides updated policy recommendations in regard to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization. The recommendations emphasize services that support successful completion of high school, including integrated student support services, family engagement, afterschool and supplemental education service programs, mentoring, service-learning, anti-bullying enhancement, increasing student attendance, physical education and dropout recovery and prevention & multiple pathways to graduation.

New Website: Going to College November 22, 2009

This new Web site, designed for high school students, has information about living college life with a disability. The site contains video clips, activities, and resources that can help students get ahead and start planning for college. Video interviews with college students with disabilities provide firsthand information about how they have been successful in college.

NICHCY Updates the Transition Section of its Web site November 22, 2009

NICHCY recently updated the transition planning for youth with disabilities section of its Web site. They launched a new transition section for those who asked for it to be differently organized and expanded. The updated section contains more resources and in-depth information on transition planning.

S.C. School to offer College Program for Students with Disabilities November 22, 2009

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2015-2016 Planning Ahead: Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

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While education beyond high school in the United States is optional, it has b