(@rmcanlis)

Education

Diploma Options

There should be two types of Diploma's

One for Academic Achievement

One for Completion of Credits

 

Currently, Adjusted or Option II Diploma's turn to dropout status.

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(@jmpasternak)

Education

School districts should be penalized for post grad failure

There should be penalties assessed (directly in the pay for administrators and staff) via monitoring at the federal level for school districts who systematically graduate students by accumulating credits for graduation, but whose graduates demonstrably do not meet their potential for college and career readiness. This can measured by tracking the students post graduation for 5 years or more; and determining if they are ...View full idea »

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(@heulitm)

Employment

Legislation

Until the federal and state government mandates hiring a certain percentage (30%) of persons diagnosed with a mental illness or developmental disability there will be no changes made at meaningful level for this disadvantaged population of students. It is nice to dream but in the United States we even had to make laws to protect children and adults because people need laws to govern behavior. Even with the law children ...View full idea »

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(@santamanwalk)

Health and Human Services

obtaining medical practitioners

New York State Department of Health and its agencies continue to claim to have no knowledge whatsoever of any neurologists, physiatrists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and/or speech therapists anywhere in the world, and direct parents and guardians of the disabled that the parents/guardians must seek out any of these which the parents/guardians desire. Also, the NYSDOH and associated agencies continually ...View full idea »

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(@cpumerantz)

Health and Human Services

Occupational Therapy's Role in Transitions

Occupational therapy practitioners promote participation in school routines such as recess, cafeteria, and classroom activities. They support development of skills necessary for successful transitions towards independent living, community integration, employment, and/or college. Practitioners are experts in activity and environmental analysis and modification to establish the "just right fit," so students can achieve ...View full idea »

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(@ronnieschepis)

Employment

Origination

The Executive function component makes Organizing looking for work getting people to do your resumes and doing recordkeeping for very difficult Nowhere in the support systems that I had while I was in school was I ever given to compensate of tools to either do recordkeeping or to time managing a way that made my life run efficiently at work or in the business sense at home life coaching work transition will make a big ...View full idea »

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(@jglifx)

Health and Human Services

self determined lives via self directed supports

it is vital that grads with IDD and their families are able to reach out to those still in transition and share the stories of their experiences "outside the box" in the real community via PCP and Circles of Support and the possibilities that exist outside the realm of traditional segregated agency centered services----the group home/dayhab/sheltered workshop track

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(@ronnieschepis)

Employment

Job skill vocational choices classes

Picking a Career choice in this country Sean disconected to real job requirements false romantics picture of job ok for kids but things like if a job requires a holding a 75 lb camera in shoulder and move it not something one should find out a need skill to find full employement after your money went in to school Loans and all that Money and time spent on application processes

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(@ronnieschepis)

Employment

Job skill vocational choices classes

Picking a Career choice in this country Sean disconected to real job requirements false romantics picture of job ok for kids but things like if a job requires a holding a 75 lb camera in shoulder and move it not something one should find out a need skill to find full employement after your money went in to school Loans and all that Money and time spent on application processes

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(@charlyne1121)

Employment

SWEP-Transition outcomes

Many school work experience/transition programs operate as a one size fits all program disregarding student's individual needs and interests. Many district run programs pay students menial stipends to avoid certification requirements under FLSA. The priority is SED compliance rather than student outcomes priorities. The students are exited from these programs without necessary skills and dumped into adult services. How ...View full idea »

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(@ronnieschepis)

Employment

Computers as a soft skills learning need

Computer skills so critical . Organizing even pass words entering then link then much more writing dependent GED now cut more more people out employ ability one more inexplicable In competency due to executive function disorders and And intensified practical impact Special tutoring special devices utilization of devices capacities to be taught to be better digital natives to use speech to type Is critical for the burn ...View full idea »

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(@teridoolittle)

Education

Modified Occupational Completion Points in Career Tech Schools

Modified Occupational Completion Points need to be promoted and established in a way that gets public vocational and technical schools paid, and more importantly, not penalized. MOCPs are not allowed in many districts, which leads to exclusion of students with disabilities who may not be perceived as successful "completers" of vocational programs. MOCPs are left to individual districts (at least in our state) to determine ...View full idea »

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