May 15, 2013 | Issue 57  
ANNOUNCEMENTS

2013 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities – Conference is Cancelled!



ADVOCACY AND LEADERSHIP

2013 Revolutionary Leaders Webinar Series
Dates: May 15 - July 17, 2013 (9 Webinars)
5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/10, 7/17
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time
This Webinar series includes the following Revolutionary Leaders: Rachel Simon, Bill Baldini, Judith Snow, Peter Leidy, Al Condeluci, Marca Bristo, Michael Kendrick, Val Bradley, Jack Pearpoint, Linda Kahn, Eric Rosenthal and Dohn Hoyle. 
Cost: $18 per session or $175 for the 11 speaker series.
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EDUCATION

Achieving High Expectations from the Beginning – An Employment First Framework that Engages State Education Systems as a Primary Partner for Reform
Date: June 12, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Pacific Time
Sponsor: ODEP Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program Monthly Community of Practice (CoP) Webinar.
 
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Feds To Emphasize Student Performance In Special Education
Federal education officials are looking to reshape the way they evaluate each state’s compliance with special education law to put a heavier focus on student performance.
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The New Transition Handbook: Strategies High School Teachers Use that Work
The New Transition Handbook—the modern transition guide for today's students and the professionals who support them. To help students with disabilities make a smooth transition from high school to adulthood, you need proven and practical strategies that prepare them for success in an increasingly complex world. You'll find more than 500 research-based, teacher-tested support strategies in this revised edition.
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EMPLOYMENT TRAINING

"Innovative Strategies for Partnering with the Workforce Investment System to Promote Employment First Efforts" 
Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program’s Community of Practice Monthly Webinar Archived.
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FACTS AND FIGURES

State Data: The National Report on Employment Services and Outcomes 2012
The Institute for Community Inclusion's (ICI) National Report on Employment Services and Outcomes is now available. The book provides national and state-level statistics spanning a twenty-year period. Its sources include several data sets that address the status of employment and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with ID/DD.
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FAMILY RESOURCES

Recording of April 17 Think College Webinar on Family Perspectives
On this Think College Webinar, five parents shared their kids' journeys to and through college. The recording of the April 17th, 2013 Think College Webinar on Family Perspectives is available online (click on link below).
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