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Upcoming Conferences

Project 10 Regional Winter Institutes 2020
This one-day event will feature critical transition-related updates as well as data collection and accountability information from management information systems (MIS). This forum will emphasize collaboration between MIS and exceptional student education (ESE) personnel and provide an opportunity for MIS and ESE personnel to learn and work together in order to best support students in their districts and understand how to work together to support transition-related data.
Region 5 - South Florida | Monday, February 10, 2020
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Region 4 - West Central | Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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Region 3 - East Central Florida | Wednesday, February 12, 2020
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Region 2 - Northeast Florida | Thursday, February 13, 2020
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Region 1 - Northwest Florida | Friday, February 14, 2020
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Hartwick Symposium 2020: Choices and Voices for Students with Intellectual Disability through a College Education
February 18, 2020
Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando
This one-day symposium regarding inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) is open to college-age students, alumni, and prospective students with intellectual disability; their families; IPSE faculty and staff; and community agency stakeholders.
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Save the Date! VISIONS 2020 sponsored by Florida Division on Career Development and Transition (FLDCDT)
A conference for those involved in career development and transition of people with exceptionalities.
Date: April 15-17, 2020
Location: Sheraton Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL

VISIONS 2020 Call for Presentations
If you would like to be a part of this exciting event, submit your application today!
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Applications are due January 24th, 2020.
Questions regarding presentation proposals should be sent to  visionspresentations@floridadcdt.org

Upcoming Webinars

Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP) Programs
Are you interested in applying to have your program approved as a Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP) program so that you can offer federal financial aid for students with intellectual disability? If you are (or if you are just interested in learning about this topic), this webinar is for you! Lindsay Wertenberger from Federal Student Aid at the U.S. Department of Education will explain the process for applying to become a CTP program along with some new updates. We encourage you to submit questions ahead of time. Join us to learn more!
Date/Time: January 21, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time
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Ask the Expert: Effective Strategies to Build Collaborative Partnerships Sponsored by NTACT
Melissa Diehl and Ruth Allison will provide information regarding effective strategies and tools to build collaborative partnerships between VR and LEAs to improve the coordination of services for students with disabilities.
January 23, 2020 02:00 PM Central Time
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Introducing the Think College Standards Continuous Improvement Tool
Think College recently developed a new tool to accompany the standards developed in 2011, the TC Standards Continuous Improvement Tool. It can be used by program staff and their key stakeholders to assess their program's current level of implementation on each of the benchmarks and develop a plan for improvement as needed. The webinar will share the history of the Think College Standards, and the process undertaken to evolve the Standards into a tool for program development and continuous quality improvement.
Date/Time: February 12, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time
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Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) 2020 Employment Series
Helping Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities Find and Maintain Employment
The presentation will provide information from instructors and a parent on their strategies for supporting job seekers who are between the ages of 18 -22 years old with disabilities to gain independent living skills and employment.
Date/Time: February 19, 2020 5:00 - 6:00 PM 
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FCIC 2020 Employment Series Upcoming Dates and Topics
Join us on the third Wednesday of each month for an opportunity to participate in a series of Webinars geared to build capacity on an array of employment-related topics.
March 20: My Impossible – Made Possible- American Dream
April 15: 4th Annual Talent Actualized FCIC Virtual Employment Conference.
May 20: Celebrating Exceptional Employers
June 17: Emergency Management/Preparedness
September 16: Successful Transition from School to Employment

Intentional Inclusion: Cultivating Circles of Support
Who among us doesn't have a tribe, village, or a network or circle of friends that support us? In good times and challenging ones, we use circles of support to help us out. The same goes for people with disabilities, only they are sometimes even more intentional in seeking out just the right people to be part of their circle. Come hear from a parent and sibling about how they have used Circles of Support with their son and brother and how it's also a model that has been used in schools and communities around the country.
Date/Time: Apr 2, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time
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