As you may know from our story last week, the U.S. Department of Education is hosting an online discussion on transition from school to work for youth with disabilities, in conjunction with the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, and Labor, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. The purpose of this discussion is to get experts and stakeholders in the field discussing current federal programs and standards for transition, and new and innovative ways to ensure that students with disabilities are graduating college and career ready.
From the U.S. Department of Education’s blog: “We believe that all youth, including youth with disabilities, must graduate from high school with the knowledge and skills to be successful in the workforce. While in school, students with disabilities must be held to high expectations, participate in the general curriculum, be exposed to rigorous coursework, and have meaningful and relevant transition goals and services aligned to college- and career-ready standards. … To bring about lasting change, we need educators, service providers, disability advocates, policymakers, and youth with disabilities and their families to provide input. We want and need to hear from you!”
This conversation will be taking place until May 27th. To share your expertise and ensure that your voice is heard in the conversation about equity and inclusion for all students, click here to register.