Announcements

AHEAD Management Institutes

The Intercontinental New Orleans, February 1-3, 2018

Full details: https://www.ahead.org/conferences/management-institutes/2018

 

New Resources Published by NCLD

School Vouchers, Education Savings Accounts, and Tax Incentive Programs: Implications and Considerations for Students with Disabilities: These materials, which we shared briefly during our meeting, were created to ensure parents of students with disabilities have access to accurate information about these programs as they grow in popularity. We examined more than 60 programs across the country and explored three major hurdles facing families of students with disabilities: the potential loss of federal civil rights protections; inadequate access to information; and added costs. A special thanks to Tom Hehir and Laura Shifter for recommending Dean Dresher, who led the research for this project. All materials are available at www.ncld.org/vouchers

5 Questions Parents and Educators Can Ask to Start Conversations About Using Terms Like Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia: We partnered with 11 other organizations to create a practical resource to help parents and educators more clearly and effectively communicate during IEP meetings. https://www.ncld.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/SLD-Conversations.D3.pdf

High School Assessments for Students With Disabilities in the Era of the Every Student Succeeds Act: With the passage of ESSA, states will begin to offer college entrance exams – like the SAT or the ACT – in place of their state’s high school assessment. This presents some unique challenges for students with disabilities who may be provided accommodations only to learn that their scores are invalid for use in applying to college because they used accommodations. NCLD partnered with the Center for Assessment to create this guide to help states and districts make sure no students with disabilities are left out. https://www.ncld.org/archives/action-center/what-we-ve-done/assessments-under-essa-implications-considerations-for-high-school-students-with-disabilities