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Criando Estudiantes de Postsecundaria con Discapacidades: Convirtiéndose en el Mentor, Abogado y Guía que su Hijo Necesita
(March 2002)
NCSET Parent Brief
This is the Spanish-language edition of the Parent Brief entitled "Parenting Postsecondary Students with Disabilities: Becoming the Mentor, Advocate, and Guide Your Young Adult Needs." Este artículo se enfoca en la importancia de la participación de los padres en la transición de High School (preparatoria) a un ambiente postsecundario y proporciona recomendaciones concretas para ayudar a los padres a aprender cómo ser mentores y abogados de sus hijos. Incluye recursos para padres y referencias.

IEP and Transition Planning
NCSET Web Topic
This topic provides information on strategies to support students, families, and professionals to participate in developing a student's Individual Education Program (IEP) and transition plan. This topic addresses frequently asked questions and provides resources, research, emerging and promising practices, and links.

Issues of Transition for Youth With Disabilities From Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds (August 2003)
NCSET Teleconference Call
In this transcript, presenters David Leake, Soon Kim-Rupnow, and Paul Leung discuss important issues to consider about self-determination when working with students with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Parenting Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities: Becoming the Mentor, Advocate, and Guide Your Young Adult Needs (March 2002)
NCSET Parent Brief
This parent brief produced by NCSET and PACER (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) Center focuses on parental involvement to provide support for postsecondary students with disabilities while also fostering self-determination.

Providing a Quality Accommodated Experience in Preparation for and During Postsecondary School (March 2002)
NCSET Information Brief
This brief provides a case example to illustrate the challenges youth with disabilities face without appropriate accommodations. It presents a chart comparing minimum and quality accommodations; lists steps that students, parents, administrators, and instructors can take to provide a quality accommodated educational experience; and provides a list of national resources to support youth, families, and professionals.

Self-Determination: Supporting Successful Transition (May 2003)
NCSET Research to Practice Brief
This brief defines self-determination and how it is learned. It describes research on self-determination indicating that youth with disabilities who earned higher scores on a self-reported scale of self-determination completed during high school had experienced a greater number of positive adult outcomes in areas such as employment, rate of pay, and living independently. This brief addresses development of self-determination as it relates to student-led Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings and suggests a resource to help with that process. A link to a Web resource provides a definition and specific information about available self-determination curricula. The brief includes a chart summarizing tips for parents and professionals for promoting self-determination in youth with disabilities. Finally, it provides descriptions of and contact information for several self-determination curricula, plus some helpful Web links.

Self-Determination for Middle and High School Students
NCSET Web Topic
This topic explores how self-determination, which results from the development of self-esteem, self-awareness, and other positive learning skills, helps children and teens learn to exercise personal control over their lives. This topic includes frequently asked questions and provides resources, research, emerging and promising practices, and links.

Supporting Youth With Disabilities to Access and Succeed in Postsecondary Education: Essentials for Educators in Secondary Schools (December 2002)
NCSET Issue Brief
This brief outlines the differences in the nature of assistance encountered by youth with disabilities as they transition into postsecondary school environments. It offers recommendations for secondary school personnel to address problems youth with disabilities may experience due to differences in secondary and postsecondary forms of assistance.

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