My Dream IEP Team

By Marcie Lipsitt, NCLD Parent Leader

AAHD Announces Scholarship Programs for Students with Disabilities

The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) has announced their 2013-2014 scholarship program for students with disabilities. It has long been a policy of AAHD to assist those with disabilities in pursuing higher education. Last year four scholarships were ...

IEP Meeting Conversation Stoppers

By Candace Cortiella, Director, The Advocacy Institute

Parent Network Meeting on March 13: Preparing for Education After High School

Disability Network will be hosting a Parent Network meeing on March 13 from 6:30-8pm.  Leanne Baumeler, Disability Services Support Specialist at Northwestern Michigan College, will present “Preparing for Education After High School.”  Information will be provided about the process ...

Beginning American Sign Language Offered at NMC in Traverse City

American Sign Language (ASL) is the fourth most used language in the USA.  As a part of their Extended Educational Services, Northwestern Michigan College will be offering "Beginning American Sign Language."  The classes will be taught by Leanne Baumeler, B ...

ABC’s of Accommodations

ACCORDING to the most recent government figures, about 11 percent of undergraduates, or over two million students, have a disability. Most have learning disabilities, like dyslexia or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but 15 percent have an orthopedic or mobility impairment ...

RU study: For collegians with disabilities, success linked to mentoring, self-advocacy

A Rutgers study of recent New Jersey college graduates with disabilities has found that students attributed their academic success to a combination of possessing strong personality traits as perseverance and their relationship with a faculty or staff mentor. Accessing campus ...

American Association on Health and Disability offers scholarship program

The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) will award several college scholarships to undergraduates (but not incoming freshman) studying public health or interested in careers focusing on disability research. Completed scholarship applications must be submitted by Nov. 15th ...

Teen’s Online Plea To Be Mainstreamed Strikes A Chord

A 13-year-old with autism has taken to social media to persuade his school district that he ought to attend his local middle school rather than a segregated program for those with disabilities.

School Disability Complaints Hit Record High

Federal education officials are handling a record number of disability-related civil rights complaints in the nation’s schools.




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