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Trainings
January 2014:


February 2014:

  • February 12, 2014 (10:00 am – 11:00 am) – PYLN Webinar – Employment Options

March 2014:



July 2014:







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Great Resources for Students w/Special Needs who are college bound!

Preparing for College: An Online Tutorial

http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Academics/cprep.html

Getting the Right Accommodations

http://www.washington.edu/doit/Newsletters/Jan14/04.html

Differences between High School and College Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
http://www.wcupa.edu/ussss/ossd/documents/Differences_Between_HS_and_College_for_Students_with_Disabilities.pdf

Invisible Disabilities and Postsecondary Education (video)

http://www.washington.edu/doit/Video/index.php?vid=36


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Update on Leadership in Schools Grant and the I’m a Leader Contest


We are asking youth from across Pennsylvania to create a video, write an essay or poem, create a visual art piece (photograph, painting, collage, etc.), or write a song based on one of the following options:

1. What does leadership mean to you?

OR

2. Pick a person in your school who you feel demonstrates leadership, and tell us why you feel that person is a great leader.



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Special Kids Network Program - Redesigned
  • The Pennsylvania Department of Health has redesigned the Special Kids Network program to better serve families of children and youth with special health care needs. For those who require additional assistance in obtaining support services to enable them to make a smooth transition to adulthood, a call to the SKN helpline may help. The toll-free number is 800-986-4550. Staff with years of experience in service coordination answers the phone from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.



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FUNDING ALERT
THE RETURN OF OBRA WAIVER FUNDING FOR STUDENTSWILL PROVIDE ACCESS TO CRUCIAL SERVICES THAT FACILITATE POST-SCHOOL TRANSITION. STUDENTS CAN ACCESS SERVICES BEFORE OBTAINING THEIR DIPLOMA.
The OBRA funding waiver is re-opening to individuals who have sustained a developmental physical disability The OBRA Waiver provides a variety of home and community based services that are designed to promote adult independence.






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Related News

Los Angeles school district boosts vocational training for students w/special needs
http://www.presstelegram.com/social-affairs/20140118/lausd-schools-for-special-needs-students-take-a-more-vocational-bent



New Federal School Discipline Guidance Addresses Discrimination, Suspensions:

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rulesforengagement/2014/01/new_federal_school_discipline_guidance_addresses_discrimination_suspensions.html?intc=es




A helping hand: A look at Elk Grove Unified’s job training program for disabled students

http://www.egcitizen.com/articles/2014/01/07/news/doc52cc4861b467a560087138.txt



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The Philadelphia PowerPlay, a nonprofit organization, is a power wheelchair floor hockey team based in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. We follow the rules and regulations of the United States Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association. We believe that competition and challenge are healthy and necessary for all people, regardless of ability. The Philadelphia PowerPlay is an athletic team which provides a quality, well organized recreational and social program within the community. Our emphasis is on teamwork, skill development and fun. The team is open to all persons who are competent power wheelchair users.http://www.philadelphiapowerplay.com/



Parent's Guide to the Medical World of Autism : A Physician Explains Diagnosis, Medications and Treatments
Parent's Guide to the Medical World of Autism : A Physician Explains Diagnosis, Medications and Treatments


The Parents’ Guide to the Medical World of Autism
A Physician Explains Diagnosis, Medications and Treatments

Foreword by Temple Grandin

http://fhautism.com/the-parents-guide-to-the-medical-world-of-autism.html