Webinar: Planning for College Success Now: Recommendations for IEP Teams
Date: January 18, 2022 @ 3-4pm ET
With the enactment of the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008, a growing number of opportunities exist across the country for students with intellectual disability (ID) to attend college. 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.
The webinar was presented January 18 by Dr. Maria Paiewonsky, director of the UMass Boston Transition Leadership program. Maria also coordinates training and technical assistance related to college-based transition services for the Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative and for Think College.
During the webinar, Maria explained the many expectations for students entering college, and what middle and high school students with intellectual disability, their teachers, and parents can do to help students meet those expectations. She will discuss ways to develop and support IEP goals that align with the knowledge and skills students need for college. Tips, tools, and strategies will be shared.
Learning objectives for the webinar:
- Identify a minimum of five skills students should have to be prepared for college
- Identify a minimum of three IEP areas that teams can focus on to prepare students for college
- Identify a minimum of three transition assessment tools or strategies to assess students’ college readiness
The recording of this webinar will be available soon on the Recorded Webinars section of our website