Think College Webinar: Planning for College Success Now: Recommendations for IEP Team

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With the enactment of the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008, a growing number of opportunities exist across the country for students with ID to attend college. In this timeframe, we have learned a lot about how students with ID meet higher expectations when given the chance to learn and work with their peers at college. At the same time, we have also learned more about how we can better prepare younger students for college success.

Join us Jan. 18 for a webinar with Maria Paiewonsky, transition specialist & the director of the UMass Boston Transition Leadership program. Maria will discuss the many college expectations for entering college freshmen and what middle and secondary school students with intellectual disability, their teachers, and parents can do to prepare for those expectations. She will discuss ways to develop and support IEP goals that align with the preparation, knowledge, and skills students need for college. Tips, tools, and strategies will be shared.

After attending the webinar, participants will be able to:

• Identify a minimum of five college student expectations that IEP teams should be aware of.

• Identify a minimum of three IEP areas that teams can focus on to develop college preparation skills.

• Identify a minimum of three transition assessment tools or strategies to assess students’ college preparation skills.

Jan 18, 2023 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Maria Paiewonsky
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