New Opportunities & Announcements

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Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities

Once upon a time, college was just a dream for these 4 students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Now, they've made it a reality. The Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities created this short video to enable you to hear directly from the students as they tell you about themselves and share the stories from 4 different inclusive college programs. The students reflect on their college experience and share their excitement for what's to come. Check out other interesting and informative videos on the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities website

2022 Transition Services and Programs Best Practices
The 2021 Florida Legislature passed, and Governor DeSantis signed into law, House Bill (HB) 173, requiring the Florida Department of Education in collaboration with the Project 10: Transition Education Network to review existing transition services and programs for students with disabilities to identify best practices. This document lists the best practices that emerged from data that was collected in this review process. The best practices listed here are being used uniformly (90% and above) or prevalently (51% to 89%).

Attendance Works Pathways to Engagement: A Toolkit for Covid-19 Recovery Through Attendance
This toolkit offers a framework, tools and resources for how to forge pathways to engagement, especially for those who have lost out on significant instructional opportunities during the pandemic.

Helpful Online Transition-Related Resources
Project 10 developed this list of resources to support teachers and transition stakeholders who are teaching and providing transition services to students with disabilities through distance learning methods. The core of the document is focused on five separate courses, including the following: Self-Determination, Transition Planning, Career Preparation, Career Experience and Preparation for Adult Living. The course requirements for students are described in four tables and include curriculum, instruction, lesson plans and video resources to support instructional development.

Getting Ready for Educational Opportunities After High School: Families Supporting Students for Success
This resource provides information to families as they help their youth to prepare for postsecondary educational opportunities after exiting high school. The document shares college, career and life-readiness steps, as well as resources to support those steps.

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.