Category Archives: IEP

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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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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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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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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Hello Families! – The Next Big Thing Is Here: Introducing Individualized Learning Plans

There is a movement afoot – a change in focus, a change in the way many school districts around the country are attempting to prepare all youth for adulthood. Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) are taking the nation by storm. If … Continue reading

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Taking Charge: Tips for Youth with Special Health Care Needs

When parents have a child or young adult with a disability or special health care need, they take on additional roles beyond typical parents. Parents become caregivers, advocates, and decision makers in all the systems their child is involved in … Continue reading

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Public Schools Empowering Students to Take Charge

This month, guest blogger Chris Nace, a Transition Policy Analyst with the Office of Special Education at the District of Columbia Public Schools, shares about his transition to the world of work as a person with a disability and how … Continue reading

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Individualized Learning Plans Webinar Questions: Part 2 – Fostering School-Wide Buy-in of ILPs

The following blog entry was originally posted on the official blog of the College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) at the American Institutes for Research This post is the second in a series following the May 29 webinar, “The Use … Continue reading

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Is Your School Leading the Way in College and Career Preparation?

What is an individualized learning plan or ILP? Depending on where you live, it could be a called a Next Step Plan, an Individual Graduation Plan, a High School and Beyond Plan, or another name. So what is it and … Continue reading

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Equal Access to Education

This blog entry is a cross posting from the White House Blog written by Russlynn Ali, the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Department of Education. We encourage our readers to read the U. S. Department of Education’s  Dear … Continue reading

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