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A Review of the National Leadership Summit on Improving Results for Youth
Teleconference Call
November 18, 2003
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   (Central)
NCSET teleconference call held November 18, 2003 to highlight the outcomes of the National Leadership Summit held on September 18-19 (same year) in Washington, DC. Presenters: (a) outlined the purpose and format of the Summit; (b) highlighted the findings from the data, including the 10 priority content areas and three overarching themes that emerged; (c) shared perspectives from two states on how the Summit has instituted change for them; and (d) communicated Summit follow-up technical strategies. Presented by David Johnson, Director of the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition; Wendy Collison, Education Program Specialist at the Arizona Department of Education (AZís State Team Leader at Summit); and David Sienko, Office of Special Needs, Rhode Island Department of Education (RIís State Team Leader at Summit). The transcript of this call is now available.

Bullying, Teasing, Youth Violence, and Prevention: Addressing the Needs of Youth with Disabilities
Teleconference Call
October 24, 2003
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Central)
NCSET teleconference call held October 24, 2003 to address research, basic information, and best practice recommendations regarding youth with disabilities with respect bullying, teasing, and youth violence; peer pressure and its relationship to bullying and teasing; and prevention and intervention. Presented by Dr. John Hoover, Professor, Department of Special Education, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota; and Dr. Dorothy Espelage, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The transcript of this call is now available.

Perspectives on Serving Young Offenders with Disabilities: Litigating and Organizing Systemic Change
Capacity Building Institute
October 12, 2003
Bloomington, MN
This institute will provide information, resources, and training regarding the issues, service provision, and alternative methodologies for addressing youth with disabilities involved with the juvenile justice system. This institute will take place during the 9th Joint Juvenile Services Conference, which is being held October 11-15, 2003 at the same location.

High Schools of Authentic and Inclusive Learning
Teleconference Call
September 24, 2003
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Central)
NCSET teleconference call held September 24, 2003 to focus on high schools of authentic and inclusive learning. Presenters highlighted research from the Research Institute on Secondary Education and Reform for Youth With Disabilities (RISER). They also discussed (a) how inclusion and teaching of high intellectual quality can be integrated, and to what ends, for students with and without disabilities; (b) the extent to which authentic and inclusive practices at the secondary level relate to postschool outcomes for students with and without disabilities; the ways in which external standards and assessments influence practices; (c) how schools facilitate career development and postschool planning for students with and without disabilities; and (d) the nature of school organizational capacity in schools with authentic and inclusive practices. Presented by Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell and Allen Phelps, Co-Directors of RISER. The transcript of this call is now available.

National Leadership Summit on Improving Results: Policy and Practice Implications for Secondary and Postsecondary Education and Employment for Youth with Disabilities
Leadership Summit
September 18, 2003 - September 19, 2003
Washington, DC
NCSET, in partnership with federal agencies and national organizations, is hosting an event in September that will bring together state leaders and policymakers to address critical challenges to secondary education and transition and build their capacity to improve postschool outcomes for youth with disabilities. Itís the National Leadership Summit on Improving Results: Policy and Practice Implications for Secondary and Postsecondary Education and Employment for Youth with Disabilities, held on September 18 -19, 2003 in Washington, DC (the federal agencies include the Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services; Social Security Administration (SSA), and others).

Issues of Transition for Youth with Disabilities from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
Teleconference Call
August 13, 2003
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Central)
NCSET teleconference call held August 13, 2003 to address the issues that face persons with disabilities of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) heritage in relation to transition success. Specific considerations that were discussed include perceptions about self-determination, and expectations about the environments that CLD youth with disabilities are expected to transition to once they leave secondary school. Presented by Dr. David Leake of the Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Transition Success Research Project, Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Dr. Soon Kim Rupnow of the National Technical Assistance Project on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa; and Dr. Paul Leung of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program, University of North Texas. The transcript of this call is now available.

Youth Leadership Forums: Developing Leadership Skills in Youth with Disabilities
Teleconference Call
July 31, 2003
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Central)
NCSET teleconference call held July 31, 2003 to highlight the Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) developed by the California Governorís Committee for Employment of Disabled Persons in 1992, and replicated in states across the nation with the support of the Office of Disability Employment Policy. The presenters shared an overview and history of YLF and how national efforts can impact and influence the further development of YLFs to continue on an annual basis. In addition, two examples of states that have implemented YLFs will be presented, as well as their successes, challenges, and lessons learned. Presented by Alicia Epstein, Policy Advisor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor; Angeline Pinckard, Alabama YLF Coordinator, Alabama Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, Department of Rehabilitation Services; and June Hermanson, Project Coordinator, Montana YLF.

Critical Issues in Reform and Inclusion of Youth with Disabilities in Secondary Education and Transition
Capacity Building Institute
July 8, 2003
Washington, DC
This institute is being held in conjunction with, and at the same location as, the 2003 Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Research Project Directors' Conference to facilitate the attendance of researchers working in areas related to critical reform and inclusion in secondary education and transition. In addition to researchers, the institute is open to other stakeholders as space permits. This institute will provide researchers with an opportunity to engage in reflective dialogue around issues of reform, inclusion, and the intersection of reform and inclusion at the high school level. Online registration is available.

Applied Collaboration
Teleconference Call
June 24, 2003
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Central)
NCSET teleconference call held on June 24, 2003 to present on Applied Collaboration, a compilation of proven professional development strategies to provide general and special educators with critical collaborative planning and instructional skills to meet the specialized instructional needs of students with disabilities in the general education classroom. Presenters focused on key components of the model, along with information regarding training and technical assistance. Presented by Scott Johnson, Lead Trainer, Minnesota Department of Children, Families & Learning; Barbara Jo Stahl, CSPD Consultant, Minnesota Department of Children, Families & Learning; and Maureen Hawes, Project Coordinator, Institute on Community Integration, U of MN. The transcript of this call is now available.

Education, Disability, and Juvenile Justice
Teleconference Call
May 28, 2003
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Central)
NCSET teleconference call held May 28, 2003 to address the significance of prevention, education programs, and transition/aftercare services in reducing the risk that youth with disabilities will be involved in the juvenile justice system. Presented by Peter Leone, Director, and Lili Garfinkel, Associate Director of the National Center on Education, Disability, and Juvenile Justice at the University of Maryland. The transcript of this call is now available.

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