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ERIC Number: EJ1104185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1544-6751
A State Reports: Collaborating to Reach a Summit
Held, Mary; Lawrence, Cindy
Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, v17 p58-60 2016
In this article, Mary Held and Cindy Lawrence describe the efforts that it took for Indiana to have its first statewide transition conference for deaf and hard of hearing students in the Spring of 2016. The conference goal is to become an effective vehicle to help professionals who work with deaf and hard of hearing students. Attendees will be teachers, parents, and service providers, and the topics discussed will include: (1) understanding laws and rights; (2) self-advocacy; (3) self-assessments to help with career exploratio; and (4) responsibility and independent living. Students will also have opportunities to meet deaf and hard of hearing adults who have a variety of jobs and careers. Ongoing discussions resulted in a decision to find agencies and organizations that were doing the work of transition so that goals could be accomplished more quickly by using existing structures and resources. The "Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Manual for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students" was developed. This manual can be downloaded in PDF format at Indiana is looking forward to their first state conference and hoping that conference participants will experience a wealth of challenging information and inspiring connections, that they will enjoy the entertainment provided by an accomplished deaf performer, and that students will leave inspired to pursue their dreams and see possibilities they may not have previously realized.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, KS 3600, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 800-526-9105; Tel: 202-651-5340; Fax: 202-651-5708; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana
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