May Edition (2018), Volume 47

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May 2018 | Volume 47

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Ellie's Updates: Wisconsin Promise Participants

Ellie's Updates: Wisconsin Promise Participants

Wisconsin PROMISE's own Ellie Hartman recently shared a comprehensive overview of the current progress of their project in her blog post. In it, she highlights PROMISE success stories, a summary of services provided, participation numbers by youth and their family members, enrollment numbers, and interesting information on the demographics of their PROMISE youth. One of the highlights from the comment section is: "On behalf of the Governor's Committee for People with Disabilities, great job Ellie and the Promise Grant team! Thanks to the participants for signing up and good luck to all of you!"

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ASPIRE Newsletter

ASPIRE April Newsletter

Catch up with Carol Ruddell, ASPIRE's Project Director, through her letter 'The Director's Corner' in ASPIRE's April Newsletter. She provides a brief ASPIRE update and shares her thoughts on summer work. You can also read a mix of project highlights and success stories for each of the six states that comprise ASPIRE, including a story about a youth who got to meet rock band Aerosmith's Steve Tyler!

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NYS Promise Podcast


The New York State (NYS) PROMISE podcasts cover a variety of topics, including the impact of PROMISE in NYS, the benefits of learning life skills and work experience for youth, and most recently a spotlight on Niagra Falls' case manager and parent coordinator, Mia Crumpton, who has referred 100% of her families to benefits counselors and either Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. or Western New York Independent Living, Inc.
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Upcoming Project Directors' Meeting

Even though OSEP'S 2018 Project Directors' meeting is two months away, it's not too early to start getting excited - PROMISE will be hosting one of the breakout sessions. Directors from Maryland, CA, and ASPIRE PROMISE will be coming together to lead 'From Me to You: Engaging transition aged youth and their families.'

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How to sign up for the new PROMISE TA Center Listserv: please sign-up to the PROMISE listserv located at the AUCD PROMISE TA Center website.  You can sign-up by using this link:


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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