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Developing Cultural Competency: Improving Adult Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities
Teleconference Call
April 29, 2003
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
NCSET teleconference call held on April 29, 2003 to address cultural competency, our roles as advocates and allies, and specific issues related to disability, race, youth culture, and socio-economics. Examples of how to embed cultural sensitivity in program planning and implementation were provided. Presented by Rory Gilbert, Executive Director of the National Conference for Community and Justice. The transcript of this call is now available.

Preparing Youth with Disabilities for Professional Employment: A National and International Perspective
Teleconference Call
March 18, 2003
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
NCSET teleconference call held on March 18, 2003 to discuss postsecondary education and employment. Topics of discussion included issues of secondary preparation, career development, postsecondary participation, international perspectives on disability, and cultural competence. Presented by Robert A. Stodden, Director of the Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Kathy Martinez, Deputy Director of the World Institute on Disability. The transcript of this call is now available.

My Future My Plan: Engaging Students as Leaders in Planning for Their Future
Teleconference Call
February 26, 2003
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
NCSET teleconference call held February 26, 2003 to offer participants the opportunity to: a) learn about the making of Graduating Peter, an HBO documentary of Peter, a student with Down syndrome graduating high school, from Director and Producer Gerardine Wurzburg; b) ask questions about Peter’s transition from high school to adult life, as well as the outcomes of his transition planning process; and c) receive a preview of the new, corresponding educational curriculum My Future, My Plan, developed with assistance from NCSET staff. The transcript of this call is now available.

Professional Employment for Individuals with Disabilities: Issues of Preparation and Transition
Capacity Building Institute
February 12, 2003 - February 13, 2003
Honolulu, HI
This Capacity Building Institute is being held in collaboration with the Annual PAC Rim Conference. Participants will have the opportunity to increase their understanding of the issues surrounding preparation for and professional employment of individuals with disabilities; network with national leaders in the area of employment; contribute directly on the development of policy recommendations; build skills and acquire new knowledge.

Improving Adult Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities: Mapping and Aligning Resources
Teleconference Call
January 29, 2003
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Central)
NCSET teleconference call held on January 29, 2003 to focus on how various communities can engage in mapping strategies to better align services and supports for youth. Presented by Mary Mack, Associate Director of NCSET, University of Minnesota; Richard G. Luecking, President of TransCen, Inc.; and Kelli Crane, Program Manager of TransCen, Inc. The transcript of this call is now available.

Expanding the Circle: Respecting the Past, Preparing for the Future — A Summer Program and Curriculum to Support American Indian Students in Transition
Teleconference Call
December 18, 2002
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Central)
NCSETS teleconference call held December 18, 2002 to describe “Future Bound,” a three-year federally funded project. The US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Rehabilitation Services (OSERS) funds this project, which at the time was in its third and final year. Two key components of the project model were described in detail: a new curriculum (published in September 2002) entitled, “Expanding the Circle: Respecting the Past, Preparing for the Future,” and an intense summer program model. Presenters discussed the components of the curriculum, why this curriculum is unique to American Indian youth, and various ways the curriculum has been implemented based on community and student need. Presented by Jean E. Ness, Ed.D., Project Director and Jennifer S. Huisken, MSW, Project Coordinator of Future Bound Project at the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota. The transcript of this call is now available.

Implementing Communities of Practice in Educational Settings
Teleconference Call
November 19, 2002
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
NCSET teleconference call held on Nobember 19, 2002 to discuss Communities of Practice. Communities of Practice are one of education’s newest and most effective ways of enhancing the professional expertise of teachers and administrators. By definition, Communities of Practice are groups of people that are connected by shared expertise and a common focus. Presented by Debra Price-Ellingstad, Education Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services; and Joanne Cashman, Project Director, IDEA Policymaker Partnership, National Association of State Directors of Special Education. The transcript of this call is now available.

Including Service Learning and SSI Work Incentives in Transition Planning
Teleconference Call
October 16, 2002
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
NCSET teleconference call held October 16, 2002 to explore national and community service opportunities that provide a modest living allowance as well as an education award. Presenters shared about basic information and resources related to Student Earned Income Exclusion, the Plan for Achieving Self Sufficiency (PASS), documenting youth participation on their IEP, and information about the National Service Inclusion Project. Presenters included Ray Marzoli, Senior Analyst, Office of Employment Supports, Office of Employment Policy, Social Security Administration; Kris Schoeller, Training Coordinator, NCSET; Paula Sotnik, Project Director, National Service Inclusion Project; and Joani Werner, PASS Cadre, PASS. The transcript of this call is now available.

Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR): Improving Reading Comprehension Skills
Teleconference Call
September 17, 2002
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
NCSET teleconference call held on September 17, 2002 to discuss Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR), a reading comprehension practice that combines modified reciprocal teaching with cooperative learning. Presenters shared about the elements of CSR, how CSR is taught to students and used in the classroom, and the impact of CSR on students with disabilities. The transcript of this call is now available.

Implications for Policy, Practice, and Priorities in Postsecondary Education and Employment: Report on Proceedings from the National Policy Summit in Washington, D.C.
Teleconference Call
August 28, 2002
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Central)
NCSET teleconference call held August 28, 2002 to highlight the recommendations for federal policy, practice, and priorities that emerged from the National Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. and the implications for next steps in the field of postsecondary education and disability. Speakers included Robert Stodden, Ph.D., Director, NCSPES, Teresa Whelley, Ed.D., Coordinator of Research, NCSPES, and Megan Jones, Ph.D., Coordinator, Postoutcomes Network of NCSPES. The transcript of this call is now available.

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