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Transition plans may frustrate parents, special-educators March 16, 2009

Dayton Daily News | Sunday, March 15, 2009 | Nearly$2.7 million in Choose Ohio First scholarships will be available soonto graduating high school and current college students withdisabilities interested in pursuing careers in science, technology,engineering and mathematics at five area colleges and universities.

Scholarships to aid Ohio students with disabilities March 15, 2009

Dayton Daily News | Sunday, March 15, 2009 | Nearly$2.7 million in Choose Ohio First scholarships will be available soonto graduating high school and current college students withdisabilities interested in pursuing careers in science, technology,engineering and mathematics at five area colleges and universities.

A collaboration led by Wright State University and including OhioState University, Sinclair Community College, Clark State CommunityCollege and Columbus State Community College, will share the $2.6million in Choose Ohio First scholarships awarded Friday, March 13.

Compassionate Allowances Initiative Expedites Approval Process for SSA Applicants March 11, 2009

Chairman Miller willdiscuss the GIVE Act today on ABC News' WorldNews Webcast. The GIVE Act would call generations of Americans toserve and volunteer in areas of national need that are intensifyingwith the recession.

State Tracking to Measure Student Progress Toward IEP Goals March 11, 2009

This brief policy analysis presents IDEA language requiring a description of how the child’s progress toward annual goals, if the IEP has no benchmarks or short term objectives, will be measured and a description of policies and practices that states have instituted to ensure that IEP teams provide for this. The analysis was based on data received from a survey of all states and a follow up interview with three states. Mechanisms to measure student progress on IEP goals across the nationThis document is available for downloadingat www.projectforum.org

White House Internship Program March 11, 2009

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain job experience and an inside look at the life of White House staff while building leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthening their understanding of the Executive Office and preparing them for future public service possibilities.

Give Act -National Service and Americorp March 10, 2009

Give Act -National Service and Americorp

Chairman Miller willdiscuss the GIVE Act today (March10, 2009) on ABC News' WorldNews Webcast. The GIVE Act would call generations of Americans toserve and volunteer in areas of national need that are intensifyingwith the recession.

Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability Change, Challenge, and Collaboration March 08, 2009

REGISTRATION IS OPEN
The Ninth Annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, andDisability Change, Challenge, & Collaboration
April 28 - 29, 2009| The Ohio State University Campus, Columbus Ohio | http://ada.osu.edu/conferences.htm

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Releases Two New Fact Sheets March 09, 2009

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the Department ofLabor released two new fact sheets for promoting equal employmentopportunities and supporting employers who hire employees withdisabilities.

Making Workplace Accommodations: Reasonable Costs, Big Benefits

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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