2010 Summer Institute: "Strategies for Successful Campus-based Options for Students with Developmental Disabilities"

Thursday, July 22, 2010
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
RIT Inn & Conference Center
5257 West Henrietta Road
Henrietta, N.Y. 14467

Featured Speakers
Special keynote speaker, Cate Weir, M.Ed., from Think College at the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston, will address the importance of individualized supports and person-centered training for postsecondary education for students with developmental disabilities. Featured speaker Teri Lindner, a teacher and founder of the LifeLink Penn State University (PSU) Program, will also discuss the grassroots beginning of LifeLink PSU and share successes and challenges that the program has encountered along the way.

A group of experts on campus-based programs for students graduating from high school will offer insight on topics, such as college course options and supports for students with developmental disabilities; differences between college and high school; universal design for learning in the college classroom; research from Think College summits; and state education standards and 18-21 standards.

The 2010 Summer Institute, which is part of the new Think College NY! Initiative, is sponsored by the Institute for Innovative Transition, a partnership of the Golisano Foundation and the University of Rochester’s Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities and Warner School of Education, in collaboration with the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education, located at Syracuse University.

The Summer Institute is open to college administrators, school and adult agency staff, parents, and young adults. (Professionals $45,  Family members $25, and students $15). The registration deadline is July 15.

For more registration information, please visit our website www.nytransition.org or contact Kristen Love at (585) 276-3657.

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