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September 2001 E-News


The latest news and information from around the country.

New Projects


National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2) Launched
The National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2) has begun a 10-year study following 12,000 youth that were 13-17 years of age and receiving special education services as of December 2000 to learn about their educational, vocational, social, and personal achievements during adolescence and early adulthood. Educators, advocates, parents, students, policymakers--check out the new Web site to learn about the study design and progress in data collection. The NLTS2 will have a wide-ranging impact on special education policy and practice for years to come.


Principles and Practices of Family Support, Self-Determination, and Disability
Becky Raabe, creator and instructor, is the parent of a 17 year-old daughter with Down Syndrome. Students majoring or those working in the areas of speech pathology, elementary and special education, sociology, health education, psychology, and social work may be interested.

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The Resource Zone

NCSET Resources


Youth Development and Leadership Programs: Including Youth with Disabilities  (July 2001)
NCSET Teleconference Transcript
A highly engaging discussion regarding youth leadership programs. The call, held just recently in July, was presented by Rose Hayden-Smith, Youth Development Advisor of the Cooperative Extension at the University of California; Laurie Powers, Co-Director of the Center on Self Determination; and Marissa Johnson, Executive Committee Member of the National Youth Leadership Network.

Other National Resources


ADA Technical Assistance CD-ROM  (2003)
A complete collection of the Department of Justice's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) materials. Includes the Department's regulations, architectural design standards, and technical assistance publications.

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Web Sites


Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium: Creating Quality Education for All Students
Assists school systems and other educational organizations to create learning environments free of race, gender, class, ethnic, and culture biases so that students of all backgrounds will have equal opportunities to flourish. Includes topics and issues, equity tools, educational profiles, and more.


National Network of Partnership Schools
Brings together schools, districts, and states committed to developing and maintaining comprehensive programs of school-family-community partnerships. Includes joining the network, publications and products, promising practices, interactive parent-teacher activities, research briefs, Q&A, and more.


Teaching Tolerance: Pioneering Anti-Bias Education
A national education project dedicated to helping teacher's foster equity, respect, and understanding in the classroom and beyond. Includes classroom resources, activities, grants for educators, responding to hate at school, 101 tools for tolerance and more.


Youth Service America
A resource center and premier alliance of 200+ organizations committed to increasing the quantity and quality of opportunities for young Americans to serve locally, nationally, and globally. Includes the National Youth Service Network, Youth as Decision-makers Directory, Youth Civic Action Network, Fund for Social Entrepreneurs, and more.

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Funding Forecast

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