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Accessible Transportation: A Key to Independence for Youth with Disabilities
Teleconference Call
May 12, 2005
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Central)
Easter Seals Project ACTION (Accessible Community Transportation In Our Nation) has been working to improve the availability and use of accessible transportation by people with disabilities of all ages. This teleconference, presented by Dr. Al Abeson, Director at Easter Seals Project ACTION and Karen Wolf-Branigin, Training and Technical Assistance Manager at Easter Seals Project ACTION, will emphasize the fundamental life-long importance of transportation to independent living outcomes for people with disabilities, applicable public policy, typical transportation alternatives, transportation limitations for people with disabilities and how to overcome them, and resources for helping young people with disabilities access public transportation. To participate, dial 1-703-639-1409 a few minutes before the call begins, and refer to the "NCSET Teleconference Call" if asked by the operator.

Disproportionality in Special Education: One State’s Perspective
Teleconference Call
May 11, 2005
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Central)
Dr. Donna Hart-Tervalon, Assistant Director of Special Education, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; Patricia Williams, School Administration Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; and Daniel Losen, Senior Legal and Policy Research Associate, The Civil Rights Project, Harvard University will present on Wisconsin's initiative to “scale up” efforts to address disproportionate representation of minority students in special education. They will discuss how disproportionate representation is being addressed by the state's Continuous Improvement and Focused Monitoring System with the assistance of the National Center for Special Education Accountability Monitoring, the National Center for Culturally Responsive Education Systems, and the Civil Rights Project. To participate, dial 703-639-1376 a few minutes before the call begins, and refer to the “NCSET Teleconference Call” if asked by the operator.

NCSET Pre-Summit Teleconference
Teleconference Call
May 11, 2005
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Central)
Dr. Bob Stodden and Dr. Garnett Smith will focus this teleconference upon the structure and content of the NCSET National Leadership Summit, discussing ways for team leaders to prepare their team members to get the most from the Summit. To participate in this teleconference, dial 1-800-582-9029, PIN # *8012244* a few minutes before the call begins. If you plan to participate in this call, please RSVP to Laurie Grant, 612-624-2097 or gran0073@umn.edu.

The Student Leadership Initiative: How New Jersey is Developing Tomorrow's Leaders
Teleconference Call
April 27, 2005
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Central)
When LeDerick Horne entered college in 1996, he had some serious doubts about his ability to survive the coursework. Diagnosed with learning disabilities that affected his spelling, reading, and math abilities, LeDerick had come to know school as a place where he felt awkward, inferior, and unwanted. Today, LeDerick is a college graduate, businessman, and accomplished advocate and public speaker. In this teleconference, presented by LeDerick and Jan Carr Jones from the New Jersey Department of Education, participants will gain insights into what made a difference for LeDerick, what supports work, and how the Student Leadership Initiative and other New Jersey Department of Education programs make a difference for students like LeDerick. To participate in this teleconference, dial 703-639-1359 a few minutes before the call begins, and refer to the "NCSET Teleconference Call" if asked by the operator.

NCSET Pre-Summit Teleconference
Teleconference Call
April 20, 2005
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Central)
This teleconference will focus on reasons for your state team to attend the NCSET National Leadership Summit, team membership to benefit from the Summit, and teaming principles to follow to ensure your team a quality experience at the Summit. Dr. Bob Stodden and Dr. Garnett Smith will discuss steps used to formulate an interagency transition team, typical team membership, characteristics of an effective team, and typical issues addressed by teams. Dr. Stodden will also discuss the use of the NCSET Essential Tool on Interagency Transition Team Development and Facilitation (available on the Web at http://www.ncset.org/publications/essentialtools/teams/default.asp) when preparing for the Summit. To participate in this teleconference, dial 1-800-582-9029, PIN # *8012244* a few minutes before the call begins. If you plan to participate in this call, please RSVP to Laurie Grant, 612-624-2097 or gran0073@umn.edu.

Reducing Disproportionality in Special Education: 100 Black Men of Jacksonville in Collaboration with Duval County Public Schools, Jacksonville, Florida
Teleconference Call
April 14, 2005
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Central)
The overrepresentation of racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse students in special education and the quality of their educational experiences have been regarded as among the most significant issues faced by the U.S. public school system in the past 30 years. The 100 Black Men of Jacksonville and Duval County Public Schools, Jacksonville, Florida are addressing this issue by implementing the Wimberly Initiative on Disproportionality, a pilot program sponsored by 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and in collaboration with school districts in six U.S. cities. In Jacksonville, the Wimberly Initiative takes the form of a fluid process for insuring that no child is left behind or inappropriately placed in special education. That process generates, through local planning, clear student outcomes that provide teachers, parents, mentors (recruited from 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Inc.) and principals a map that reflects what teachers are expected to teach, what students are expected to achieve, and what roles parents are expected to assume. During this teleconference, a Duval County Public School teacher, parent, principal, school psychologist, 100 Black Men mentor, and regional superintendent who have firsthand experience implementing this promising practice will share their experiences and strategies for reducing disproportionality in their schools. To participate in this teleconference, dial 1-703-639-1175 a few minutes before the call begins, and refer to the "NCSET Teleconference Call" if asked by the operator.

Minority Disproportionality and the Achievement Gap: Common Issues, Shared Solutions
Teleconference Call
March 31, 2005
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM   (Central)
Dr. Anthony Sims, senior associate at the Institute for Educational Leadership, will explore minority disproportionality in special education and the achievement gap by examining connections between achievement and disproportionate representation of culturally and linguistically diverse children; exploring alternate paths to meaningful data concerning the interaction between school factors and students placed at risk for school failure; and providing recommendations for staff development activities aimed at building consensus, capacity, and shared responsibility. Transcript now available.

The Escalera Project: Taking Steps to Success
Teleconference Call
March 22, 2005
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Central)
Eduardo Garcia, director of the Center for Latino Economic Opportunities, National Council of La Raza, will present on the Escalera Project: Taking Steps to Success, a model and curriculum that encourages at-risk Latino high school students to graduate from high school, prepare for college, and explore and take advantage of career opportunities in fields in demand. It incorporates best practices in youth employment and development to provide academic support, work-readiness/work maturity training, and career exploration and planning. To participate in this teleconference, dial 1-703-639-1159 a few minutes before the call begins, and refer to the "NCSET Teleconference Call" if asked by the operator.

Enhancing Transition to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Youth with Disabilities through Culturally Relevant Supports, Services, and Education
Capacity Building Institute
March 2, 2005 - March 3, 2005
Honolulu, HI
This Capacity Building Institute, sponsored by NCSET at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and the National Technical Assistance Center for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, will explore the successful preparation for and transition to postsecondary education and employment for youth with disabilities in the context of cultural and linguistic diversity. Speakers will offer suggestions for practices that create or strengthen culturally relevant support services, educational environments, assessment tools, and community/family partnerships.

The Implications of Standards, Assessments, and Accountability on Graduation Requirements and Diploma Options
Teleconference Call
February 22, 2005
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Central)
Martha Thurlow from the National Center on Educational Outcomes at the University of Minnesota will discuss how students with disabilities are expected to participate in the standards-based educational reforms encompassed in the No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. This teleconference will highlight the standards, assessments, and accountability requirements of those Acts and their implications for graduation and diploma options for students with disabilities. To participate, dial 1-703-639-1172 a few minutes before the call begins, and refer to the "NCSET Teleconference Call" if asked by the operator.

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