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Into Adulthood: Transition to Work for Individuals with Autism
Online Course
October 8, 2012 - November 19, 2012
No Location Specified
“Into Adulthood: Transition to Work For Individuals with Autism” is an online course that will be offered by Virginia Commonwealth University’s Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, beginning on October 18, 2012. Each Monday, one of the course’s six weekly lessons will be posted and remain accessible at any time during the following week. The lessons cover two topics each week: Transition for Students with Autism, and Characteristics Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders; Self Determination, and Positive Behavior Supports; Developing a Transition Individualized Education Plan, and Inclusion; Teaching from the Classroom to the Community, and Life and Social Skills Development; Supporting Parents, and Adult Services; and Employment, and Post Secondary Education.

The Bridge from School to Afterschool and Back
Conference
October 8, 2012 - October 9, 2012
Seattle, WA
The 10th Annual Bridge Conference brings together afterschool and youth development professionals, school leaders, funders, researchers, policymakers, trainers/coaches and business leaders from across the country. It focuses on research, cutting-edge resources and strategies for strengthening services. This year’s theme is “Empower Youth Voices.” The Conference will be hosted by School’s Out Washington.

The EWIMS Process and Team Formation: The Fundamentals
Web-based Event
September 26, 2012
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM   (Eastern)
The National High School Center’s Early Warning System (EWS) team will hold the first of a five-part Professional Development Training Series on September 26, 2012. Each session will highlight elements of the Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring system (EWIMS) implementation process. “Training 1: The EWIMS Process and Team Formation: The Fundamentals” focus on how EWIMS supports the establishment and implementation of early warning systems (EWS) for identifying and monitoring students who are at risk for dropping out of high school, with a special emphasis on step one, “Team Formation.”

Parent-Teacher Collaboration to Drive Student Learning
Web-based Event
September 25, 2012
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   (Pacific)
Meaningful collaboration between families and schools can boost student learning. This webinar, from SchoolsMovingUp, an on-line WestEd initiative, will discuss a model of family engagement that rebuilds the way parents and teachers work together to improve the achievement of every child in the school. Advance questions can be sent to eventquestion@wested.org.

Re-connecting with the Roots of the IEP/IFSP Process
Web-based Event
September 19, 2012
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM   (Pacific)
Efforts at improving the IEP/IFSP processes often focus on compliance issues. This workshop from the Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) will explore the IEP/IFSP processes as Adaptive Learning tasks that bring a diverse group of people together to engage a complex challenge and ways to better balance the Technical (compliance) elements with the Adaptive (innovative) elements of these processes in reconnecting with the core values of the IDEA.

Peer Support for Youth and Young Adults
Web-based Event
September 18, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Eastern)
This webinar will report on how peer support is currently provided for youth and young adults around the United States, based on interviews conducted with peer support specialists (PSS) and their supervisors/administrators. The webinar will provide a summary of the main findings, including information about how the PSS role is defined; the nature of training, coaching and supervision; what sort of data/feedback is collected for quality assurance; and how the position is financed.

Strengthening Citywide After-School Opportunities: New Insights, New Tools
Web-based Event
September 18, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Eastern)
“Strengthening Citywide After-School Opportunities: New Insights, New Tools” is the second in a free, three-part webinar series being held by The Forum for Youth Investment, in partnership with The Wallace Foundation, the NLC and Collaborative for Building After-School Systems - to share a new suite of tools commissioned by the foundation. For those looking to implement a management information system for afterschool or summer, this session introduces an in-depth report from the National League of Cities (NLC), comparing major data system vendors, with guidance from The Wallace Foundation’s recently released data tip sheets, and advice on how to replicate successful strategies from around the country.

Getting Started: Developing Inclusive College Opportunities for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Web-based Event
September 17, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM   (Eastern)
The Institute for Community Inclusion’s Think College! Will present a webinar “Getting Started: Developing Inclusive College Opportunities for Students with Intellectual Disabilities,” an overview of the issues involved in developing inclusive postsecondary educational opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities. Experiences from programs that have been developed in two states will be discussed. Information will be relevant for higher education, K-12 education, and families.

Teaching 21st-Century Skills Outside the School Day
Web-based Event
September 11, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Eastern)
Innovative efforts are under way around the country to teach and engage students outside the traditional classroom using digital tools. These initiatives range from mobile gaming in after-school programs to high-tech public libraries that target youths. At the same time, needs for change in traditional definitions of schooling and learning in the new century are under discussion. This webinar, moderated by “Education Week,” will look at on-the-ground examples of these efforts and the forces behind this emergent field.

Foundations and Grant Making as Strategic Partners in Sustainability Efforts
Web-based Event
August 29, 2012
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM   (Eastern)
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will present a webinar on “Foundations and Grant Making as Strategic Partners in Sustainability Efforts.” It will introduce participants to the concept of philanthropic organizations as strategic partners and teach participants how to engage foundations as sources of sustainability funding.

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