Category Archives: Education

Purple Day for Epilepsy

The following blog is by Erin Seiler, a youth leader with NCWD/Youth’s Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT) Team Seize Control. YouthACT is a national project for youth ages 12-25 geared toward getting more youth with disabilities involved as leaders in … Continue reading

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Celebrating 40 Years of IDEA: Supporting Youth, Schools, and Families!

The following blog is by Marissa Sanders, an independent consultant Video Interpreter for Sorenson Communications. Marissa Sanders has worked in disability rights for more than 15 years, previously serving as Executive Director of the West Virginia Commission for  the Deaf … Continue reading

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What Does Chronic Absenteeism Cost Students with Disabilities?

In celebration of Attendance Awareness Month, NCWD/Youth welcomes guest blogger Hedy Chang, Director of Attendance Works. Attendance Works is a national nonprofit focused on improving the policy, practice, and research around school attendance. NCWD/Youth is a Collaborating Partner for Attendance … Continue reading

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IDEA Changes Lives: My Experience with Early Intervention

The following blog is a cross-post from the official blog of the U.S. Department of Education. The blog is written by Kelly Coyne, the proud mom of 9.5 year-old twin girls in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities … Continue reading

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The ADA Generation: Celebrating Disability Civil Rights Successes

The following blog was written by Sarah Ferrell, an intern with the National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth, housed at the Institute for Educational Leadership. Want to share your own ADA Generation story? In celebration of the 25th anniversary … Continue reading

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There Is No “I” in “Teach”

The following is a crosspost from Blend My Learning. The blog is written by Kristin Fiorini, a first and second grade Special Education teacher at Wheatley Education Campus in Washington, DC and a 2014 City Bridge-New Schools Education Innovation Fellow. This summer, I … Continue reading

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Start early, get wiser, and end up better!

The following is part one of a two part guest blog series written by brothers Chris and Clement Coulston from Wilmington, Delaware. Chris is a senior at Concord High School and Clement is a Teacher Education major at the University … Continue reading

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Policies to Address Poverty in America

Last month, the Hamilton Project revealed its 14 policy proposals that, when enacted together, wouldsucceed in Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis. The proposals created fit into categories of early childhood education, supporting disadvantaged youth, building skills, and improving safety net and … Continue reading

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Intellectual Disability and a Path to Overcoming Stigma: My Conversation with Sam

The following cross-posted blog features an interview with Sam, a member of NCWD/Youth’s 2013 YouthACT cohort from the Ala Costa Adult Transition Program (ACAT). The original post is available in full.  We started the ACAT program in 2009 with six students. Sam is … Continue reading

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