ERIC Number: ED456584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar-7
Reference Count: N/A
Preparation of Youth with Disabilities for Participation in Postsecondary Education & Lifelong Learning. Proceedings of the National Capacity Building Institute (Honolulu, Hawaii, March 7-9, 2001).
National Center for the Study of Postsecondary Educational Supports, Honolulu, HI.; National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Minneapolis, MN.
The National Capacity Building Institute 2001 meetings on transition to postsecondary education for people with disabilities included nationally recognized speakers, discussion groups focusing on current issues, and commentary from consumer/professionals. This document is a record of the proceedings and outcomes. Papers presented include: (1) "Framework for Discussion Issues and Challenges for Youth with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education" (Robert A. Stodden); (2) "Issues of National Significance: Secondary Preparation and Transition" (David R. Johnson); (3) "Secondary Education Standards and Academic Preparation" (Martha L. Thurlow); and (4) "Linkages and Supports to Employment" (Paul Wehman). Summaries of discussion group output on four major areas are provided. These discussions addressed supporting student empowerment, self-advocacy, and self-determination; working to provide quality experiences as well as accommodated experiences; enhancing the role of technology; and managing supports and related services. For each of these areas, the issues are identified and recommendations are made for research, training, and information dissemination. A list of Institute participants is included. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Standards, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), College Preparation, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Higher Education, Secondary Education, Self Advocacy, Self Determination, Student Empowerment, Transitional Programs
National Center for the Study of Postsecondary Educational Supports (NCSPES), University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1776 University Ave., UA 4-6, Honolulu, HI 96822. For full text: http://www.rrtc.hawaii.edu.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for the Study of Postsecondary Educational Supports, Honolulu, HI.; National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Minneapolis, MN.