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Native American Conference on Special Education February 09, 2015

The Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center (NAPTAC) would like to provide scholarships to parent center directors, staff or board members to attend the Native American Conference On Special Education, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Poster Competition February 07, 2015

The Multiple Perspectives Conference encourages students to network with professionals, the community, and scholars who share their interests in disability at its annual student poster reception. A generous gift from the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation will fund awards (Graduate Research - $500; Undergraduate Research $200, Art & Performance $200 and Community Service $100, Class Projects $200) at this year's competition.

Youth Transitions Collaborative Emerging Leaders Program January Happy Hour January 22, 2015

You are invited to our first networking event of 2015. You will have the opportunity to meet and network with the AAPD staff, members of the DCBLN and Youth Transitions Collaborative membership organizations.

2015 Pennsylvannia Secondary Transition Conference Call for Proposals January 14, 2015

Call for Proposals for the 2015 Pennsylvania Community on Transition Conference: Navigating the Road to Success: Expect, Educate, Empower, Employ!

HEATH NYTC Winter 2014-2015 Newsletter December 16, 2014

Please check out our 2014-2015 HEATH NYTC Winter newsletter!! We have a wonderful article entitled, "Stakeholder Perceptions of Student Self-Determination", written by Emily Traynor Lehman, M.Ed. The article presents on stakeholder (e.g., educator and parent) perceptions of student self-determination. Dr. Judy Shanley wrote a short article entitled, "Mobility Management: Innovative Transportation Strategies to Support Youth Transition". In addition to our articles, we have information on new transition materials, conference and webinar opportunities, new scholarship opportunities, and websites to add to your favorites!! Happy Readings!!

Webinar--Determined to Succeed: Preparing for Postsecondary Education and Employment November 12, 2014

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm ET, the Youth Transitions Collaborative in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), will host a free technical assistance webinar entitled, Determined to Succeed: Preparing for Postsecondary Education and Employment.

Reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act: Implications for Secondary Transition and Persons with Disabilities November 07, 2014

NSTTAC’s Youth to Work Coalition (YTWC) will be hosting a webinar, led by Curtis Richards with the Institute for Educational Leadership, explaining the new WIOA on November 19 from 2-3 p.m.

Community Learning Exchange November 04, 2014

Community Learning Exchange (CLE): On December 11-14th, the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) and the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) are hosting a Community Learning Exchange (CLE) entitled Lead On: Igniting Youth Voice, Promoting Youth Choice.

The Engage Series October 21, 2014

Engage Series: Join United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) and Student Veterans of America (SVA) today from 6:00-8:00 pm for “Engage: a diverse event series”. The event is open to youth and young adults with disabilities from ages 14-26 and veterans under the age of 35.  Today’s event focuses on adaptive sports.

October Youth Transition Collaborative Emerging Leaders Program October 13, 2014

Please join us for a networking happy hour! You will have an opportunity to network with established professionals in diverse careers, meet with staff from numerous organizations to learn of volunteer and internship opportunities, and meet your peers in the DC-metro area!

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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