<p>Providing educational and employment preparation learning experiences in virtual and distance learning environments may be challenging for students with the most complex support needs. This session will provide examples of effective programming strategies and practices to help support students and youth with the most significant disabilities in their transition journey.</p>
Collaboration between education, vocational rehabilitation and other agency partners has long been viewed as important in improving outcomes for students with disabilities and is especially essential in the implementation of WIOA and IDEA and related Pre-Employment Transition Services. One of the key factors in successful post-secondary employment outcomes for students with disabilities is participation in early work-based learning experiences.
How do we continue to support and promote Employment First during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis? Does this create opportunities for us to try new ways of doing business to assure the health and safety of supported workers, their employers and direct support workers?
The use of virtual technology may offer some answers and may help us create innovative ways to support workers. During this one-hour webinar, join us to hear lessons learned from two pilot projects aimed at providing remote employment supports via the use of virtual technology.
Higher education is the new frontier for the inclusion of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This webinar will focus on the ways in which four faith-based colleges and universities are supporting the participation and belonging of students with IDD in college life. Learn what inclusion looks like on their campuses, how this work intersects with their faith commitments, the impact it is having on their community, and what they have learned about launching and maintaining such a program.
In this session we will discuss some of the challenges faced by college students with intellectual disabilities, their coaches and faculty and how a comprehensive training series developed with educational coaches and staff has been utilized to facilitate a smooth transition to college.