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July 2001 E-News


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NCSET Resources


2001: A Transition Odyssey -- Technical Assistance about Transition and the Rehabilitation Act  (June 2001)
NCSET Institute Proceeding
Proceedings of the Capacity Building Institute held June 7-9, 2001 in Minneapolis, MN.


Parent Involvement in Postsecondary Education  (August 2001)
NCSET Teleconference Transcript
Presented by Teresa Whelley, Research Coordinator National Center for the Study of Postsecondary Educational Supporters, University of Hawaii; Sheryl Burgstahler, Assistant Director-Information Systems, Computing and Communication Director. Teleconference held August 7, 2001. DO-IT, University of Washington

Other National Resources


Secondary School Reform, Inclusion, and Authentic Assessment PDF document
Addresses the intersection of reform, inclusion, and assessment from the "Schools of Authentic and Inclusive Learning" perspective. Includes recommendations for assessment practices that are inclusive and encourage effective secondary school reforms. Produced by the Research Institute on Secondary Education Reform (RISER) for Youth with Disabilities.

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What's Happening

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Web Sites


Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF): Advocating for disability civil rights since 1979
The leading national law and policy center in disability civil rights. This site provides time-sensitive alerts on policy and legislation, a parent advocacy discussion forum, legal cases, publications, newsletters, and more. Produced by the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF).


HEATH Resource Center: Online Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities
HEATH is the national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. Information exchange, products and articles about educational support services, policies, procedures, adaptations, and opportunities are available.


Information for Educators from DisabilityInfo.Gov
This section of offers information on educational programs and resources available throughout the federal government, including Individualized Education Programs, college opportunities, school-to-work transition, and tools for educators.


National Youth Development Information Center (NYDIC)
Provides practice-related information including research, evaluations, publications, projects, programs, policies and regulations, foundations and federal funding opportunities, and career development geared toward national and local youth-serving initiatives.


Nth Degree
A creative and well-designed site supporting inclusion, diversity, and advocacy. Includes products, writings, and stories as well as a good list of useful links related to the independent living, inclusion, diversity, and disability rights movements.


Social Security Online: Kids and Families
Sponsored by Social Security, this Web site page provides two different very innovative, interactive learning opportunities - one for children and one for youth - to learn about Social Security and its programs.



Justice for All E-Mail List
Justice-For-All is an e-mail network designed to disseminate political action alerts regarding disability issues.


Our-Kids Listserv
A listserv for caregivers of children with disabilities, with discussions including the seeking and sharing of information, moral support, and the sharing of child and family milestones.

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