Think College

Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. With a commitment to equity and excellence, Think College supports evidence-based and student-centered research and practice by generating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, and engaging with students, professionals and families.…

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Developing Communication Skills for the Workplace

By Carolyn K. Jeppsen Organization for Autism Research (OAR) I am often asked how we can prepare autistic youth to thrive in the workplace. My answer is that helping our youth develop strong communication and self-determination skills that instill confidence and purpose is one of the most important things we can do to support them…

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The Maryland Transition Digital Portfolio

Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Service The transition from high school to college or employment can be an overwhelming and challenging time for students with disabilities and their families. Students face specific challenges in the transition from familiar special education services provided in middle and high school to…

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Services and Supports Offered by DDA: Video Series

Potomac Community Resources in collaboration with the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), has produced five short videos to help families and developmental disability professionals throughout the State of Maryland learn about the services and supports offered by DDA and how to access them. All videos include ASL simultaneous interpretation. Topics include: The DDA application process…

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College & Career Guide for Students with Disabilities

Study.com College students with disabilities have rights that allow for specific accommodations to help them succeed in school. Learn about legal protections, scholarships, technologies, and other assistance available to students with disabilities. Topics include: Rights of college students with disabilities What qualifies as a disability Services for students with disabilities Online education for students with…

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Self-Directed Services: A Handbook for People with Developmental Disabilities Who Are Interested in Directing their DDA Services in Maryland

This is a handbook for people who are interested in directing their DDA funded services using the self-directed service delivery model. It is also a resource for people who are currently self-directing their services. This handbook will help you understand the ways you can receive services. Self-Directed Services: A Handbook for People with Developmental Disabilities…

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Transition Talks

Maryland Learning Links Transition Talks are a series of one-page information sheets that provide information and resources on Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) in secondary transition.. Each Transition Talk gives a description of an EBP, a spotlight on where the practice is being used locally, questions to consider, and resource links. Topics include: Accommodations in Postsecondary Settings…

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Secondary Transition

MSDE Technical Assistance Bulletin November 2019 Secondary Transition is the process of preparing students for adult life after they leave high school. Transition planning begins in Maryland at age 14 as students explore and discover what they want their post-school goals and outcomes to be through career awareness activities.

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Transition Symposium 2019

Speaker Presentations The Transition Symposium, held this year on Nov. 9, 2019, offers resources to transition-age youth with IEP/504 Plans (ages 14-24), their parents, families, educators, and human service professionals.

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