Customized training for parents, self-advocates and professionals who work in a variety of settings to enhance their knowledge of IDD issues, services and supports.
Parent support is the foundation for The Arc’s movement:
Are We Ready
Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
Saturday, March 5,2011
8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Marriot Cleveland East
26300 Harvard Road
Warrensville Hts., OH 44122
There is no such thing as “one size fits all” approach to transition planning. Parents and students need to begin the transition discussion well before high school. This Transition series will offer families, students and IEP teams the opportunity to really look at the unspoken pieces that go into student awareness of the transition process and their need for self advocacy. The following tranistion series workshops are presented in collaboration with:
About the speaker
LeDerick Horne spent most of his time in school believing he did not have much of a future. A severe learning disability (LD) combined with low self-esteem led him to doubt he would be able to go to college or pursue a meaningful career. But, in the challenging academic environment at Middlesex County College, and with the support offered for his disability through Project Connections, a Learning Disabilities Resource Program at the College, LeDerick became an outstanding student, compiling a 3.75 grade point average. He transferred to New Jersey City University and graduated with honors from NJCU in 2003.
Since graduation LeDerick has become the head of his own real estate investment company called Horne & Associates, LLC. He was appointed the Board Chair of Project Eye-To-Eye, a national nonprofit that provides mentoring programs for students labeled LD/ADHD. He is also recognized across the country as an advocate for people with disabilities. LeDerick has facilitated workshops, delivered keynote presentations, and spoken to thousands of students, teachers, and service providers about his experiences.
The workshop will begin laying the groundwork for student preparation in the IEP for Post Secondary Transition. Participants will have a better understanding about:
1. How the “Future Planning (1)” statement directly correlates to the development of the IEP sections on, “Postsecondary Transition (4)” and “Post Secondary Transition Services (5)”;
2. What a student needs to consider in preparing for Post Secondary Transition; and
3. What other graduates learned
Register by February 19, 2011. Late registration accepted, sorry can not guarantee lunch!
The transition series continues on
April 2, 2011
“Who Am I”?
How to Develop a Student Profile.
Dr. Vreeburg Izzo completed her Ph.D. in Special Education,
Rehabilitation and Research at OSU in 1998, and received her MA from George Washington University in Washington D.C. She is a recipient of a Mary E. Switzer Fellowship from the National Institute on Disability and
Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and is also a Past President of the Division of Career Development and Transition (DCDT) within the Council for
Exceptional Children (CEC). Dr. Vreeburg Izzo is Program Manager for the Special Education and Transition area at The Ohio State University
Nisonger Center. With over 26 years experience in the special education field, Dr. Vreeburg Izzo has extensive experience with grant management, program evaluation, and political advocacy. Currently, Dr. Vreeburg Izzo is the Principal Investigator of two federally funded grants designed to improve the academic and transition outcomes of students with disabilities at both the secondary and postsecondary levels.She has directed projects to develop 21st century curricula for students, conducted numerous trainings, focus groups, and interviews with parents, teachers and students, and has published numerous articles, papers, and information briefs on disability and transition issues.
Izzo’s research and clinical interests are in the area of increasing academic and employment outcomes for students with disabilities through authentic classroom and community-based experiences. Her research has focused on measuring the effects of 21st century curricula on information literacy and transition skills. Izzo’s clinical interests include conducting transition assessments that result in improved employment and quality of life outcomes.
September 24, 2011
October 11 & 12, 2011
North East Ohio College Fair for
Students Learning Differently
Additional programs are available through Tools for Today and Tomorrow
The Arc of Greater Cleveland ’s advocates worked with parents of school-age children to provide guidance on everything from transitioning to pre-school to creating an individualized education program. In addition, The Arc of GC assisted parents by answering questions about the educational system and helped resolve issues that arose throughout the year.
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