CEC is collaborating with the Friends of the Institute of Education Services (FIES) and in cooperation with Honorary Co-Chair, Senator Lamar Alexander, Representative Suzanne Bonamici, and Representative Michael Honda to sponsor a congressional hill briefing on transition issues in special education on March 4. Transitioning to Adult Productivity:Supporting Secondary Students with Disabilities in Successful Movement to College and Career promises to be a compelling presentation of the latest research in special education by national experts in the field that improve transition outcomes for students with disabilities.
The Institute of Education Sciences’ National Center for Special Education Research has funded research that has identified interventions that can prepare students with disabilities for postsecondary education and the workforce. These programs have helped students with disabilities gain employment, succeed academically, and socially thrive after graduating from high school.
Speakers include Mary Wagner, Ph.D., SRI International; David Test, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Laurie Powers, Ph.D., Portland State University; Erik Carter, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; and moderated by Deborah A. Ziegler, Council for Exceptional Children.
Co-sponsors of the event include: American Educational Research Association • American Psychological Association • Consortium of Social Science Associations • Council for Exceptional Children • Knowledge Alliance • National Center for Learning Disabilities • SRI International • Vanderbilt University