New Opportunities & Announcements

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Ruby's Rainbow Scholarship Opportunity
Deadline: April 19, 2020
Ruby's Rainbow goal for 2020 is to grant scholarships to adults with Down syndrome who are seeking post-secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes, helping them achieve their dreams of higher education while spreading awareness of their capabilities and general awesomeness.
Please be sure to read the instructions carefully before filling out the application.
Ruby’s Rainbow Scholarships range between $1,000 and $10,000 and must be utilized in full within one academic year.
Click here for instructions and guidelines for applying.
Email with any questions.

Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living (FACIL) - 2020 Youth Leadership Forum
The Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is a unique leadership-training program for high school students with disabilities. For four days, students will represent their communities as delegates in Florida’s state capital, learning to cultivate leadership, citizenship, and social skills.
Date: July 22-26, 2020
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Qualifications to Apply: Florida students aged 16-19 that are currently enrolled in a high school education program (public, private, virtual, GED, homeschool) are invited to apply. Each student must have a diagnosed disability at the time of application. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their leadership potential through participation in school, extracurricular activities and/or community involvement.
Download the application to apply here.  Applications must be received by March 20, 2020.

New Resource! Florida IPSE Credential Guidance Brief Series
Inclusive Postsecondary Education (IPSE) program stakeholders, you don't want to miss this new series of brief articles. The Florida IPSE Credential Guidance Brief Series has been written to provide guidance to Florida stakeholders regarding credential development for postsecondary programs that serve students with intellectual disability (ID). A meaningful program credential is required to become a federally recognized Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP) Program and a recognized Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Program (FPCTP). Credentials also increase students’ employment outcomes and career opportunities in multiple ways. The credential guidance briefs are directed specifically to secondary educators, transition specialists, ESE directors, postsecondary educators, faculty, student disability office personnel and IPSE program staff. Additionally, briefs one through four provide information that students and families will find very useful. The briefs will be available for download here throughout the coming months. Look for a new brief to be uploaded every few weeks.