July Edition (2015), Volume 13

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Essential Tools:
Improving secondary education and transition
for youth with disabilities


Handbook for implementing a comprehensive work-based learning program according to the fair labor standard act. Work-Based Learning (WBL) is an effective approach in delivering career and technical education and training to youth with disabilities. The WBL approach provides these services in community workplace settings rather than in conventional school environments. Because WBL activities take place in workplace settings, they must comply with the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) administered through the U.S. Department of Labor and state labor laws.

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Creating CTE programs

Creating CTE programs that benefit students with disabilities and English language learners

While providing a CTW pathway has the potential to improve student engagement and contribute to improve graduation outcomes and college or career readiness (Treschan & Mehrotra, A 2014), there remain many barriers to access to quality CTE programs for students with disabilities and English Language Learners (ELLs). The Coalition of Multiple Pathways to a Diploma is concerned that the failure to remove these barriers will lead to a CTE pathway that is not accessible to all students. Continue reading...


National Gateway

National Gateway: The Impact of College on Self-Determination

To borrow a phrase from the poet Laura Hershey, "you get proud by practicing." Pride and belief in oneself are cultivated when young people have the opportunity to be in places and with people who support and promote that growth – safe places for them to “practice”. College and university campuses are designed to be such places. These learning and living environments provide opportunities for growth in self-determination which, in turn, foster increased confidence in young people that attend. This growth is possible for all college students, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Continue reading...


Preparing High School students

Preparing high school students for successful transitions to postsecondary education and employment

This letter highlights the joint commitment of the U.S. departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor to provide education, workforce development, social services, and private-sector leaders with information about ways that high schools and human services agencies can work with the American Job Center network. The goal is to ensure that students and their parents have relevant and timely information with which to make informed career decisions. In support of the Administration’s goal of leading the world in college completion by 2020, we are committed to giving students information about colleges and career options, and opportunities that can help them make informed choices for their future. Continue reading...




PROMISE Grantee 'Family Meeting'

October 1, 2015

2:00 - 3:30, EST


Annual PROMISE Meeting

Registration Coming Soon!

November 18-19, 2015 (with the option of attending the AUCD conference -- November 16-18, 2015)


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The AUCD (Association of University Centers on Disabilities) PROMISE TA Center produced this newsletter under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs associated with PR Award #H418P14. The contents of this newsletter do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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