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Success at Every Step: How 23 Programs Support Youth on the Way to College and Beyond (Report) November 22, 2009

This report by the American Youth Policy Forum focuses on programs that have been proven to help young people successfully complete high school and be prepared for success in postsecondary education and careers. These programs represent a wide range of interventions, including school-wide reform initiatives, community-based afterschool services, work-based learning opportunities, and college access programs.

TATRA Project Resources on Family Involvement and VR: Research to Practice November 22, 2009

Materials from “Family Involvement: Research to Practice,” a session presented by TATRA Staff at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education’s October 2009 conference, are now available online through the PACER Web site. This session highlighted strategies that promoted family involvement in the transition and vocational rehabilitation processes based on the findings of a number of recent studies.

American Council of the Blind Scholarship Announcement October 23, 2009

The Emerging Leaders summer internship program for college students with disabilities offers paid summer internships at many of America's leading corporations. These companies are members of the National Business & Disability Council (www.nbdc.com) and are proactive in recruiting qualified people with disabilities.

Building Effective Practices in Dropout Prevention: A Summit for State and Local Education Agencies October 23, 2009

The Summit will engage stakeholders in a collaborative, team-based process that will include active learning, strategic planning and the identification of contextually relevant practices in the areas of dropout prevention/intervention, recovery/re-entry and school completion.

Helping Students Navigate the Path to College What High Schools Can Do October 23, 2009

Helping Students Navigate the Path to College What High Schools Can Do

Report: Employers, Low-Income Young Adults and Postsecondary Credentials October 23, 2009

This new report, "Employers, Low-Income Young Adults and Postsecondary Credentials," highlights programs in 14 communities that are successfully addressing the challenge of providing disadvantaged young adults with the technical and postsecondary education that may qualify them for skilled positions. For the full report, visit www.workforcestrategy.org.

Strengthening Accountability to Ensure Latino Success October 23, 2009

Strengthening Accountability to Ensure Latino Success

This announcement was excerpted from the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition E-News, which can be found at http://www.ncset.org/enews/.

ADA Audio Conference Series will feature Sharon Rennert October 16, 2009

The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 went into effect on January 1, 2009. The
EEOC published a notice of proposed rulemaking for the ADA Amendments
Act on September 23, 2009. There is a 60 day comment period during which
the public can submit comments regarding the proposed regulations for
consideration before a final regulation is implemented. Join us for an
overview of the Regulations and an opportunity to ask questions and get
clarifications on proposed provisions. Individuals interested in

AmeriGlide Achiever Scholarship October 16, 2009

AmeriGlide Achiever Scholarship

Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities October 16, 2009

Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities

The Emerging Leaders summer internship program for college students with disabilities offers paid summer internships at many of America's leading corporations. These companies are members of the National Business & Disability Council (www.nbdc.com) and are proactive in recruiting qualified people with disabilities.

Grant Resources

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

September 24, 2015

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