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Thursday, December 3 • 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Turning Dreams to Action: Advocacy for Postsecondary Education Options in Oregon& Beyond LIMITED

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While options to attend college are growing slowly around the country, there is still much work to be done to assure that students in every state have options available to them that are inclusive, authentic and result in high quality post-school outcomes such as integrated competitive employment. This session will share advocacy efforts that are currently underway in Oregon, as well as outline key strategies for establishing new college opportunities, including grassroots advocacy, political strategies and evidenced-based practices. The session will also include an overview of the current status of postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities nationwide. . OBJECTIVES:Participants will learn about the current national picture for college options for students with intellectual disability. Participants will learn strategies that student are using to advocate for postsecondary education opportunities in their state. Participants will learn how to establish and operate a statewide coalition to support the growth of postsecondary education options. Participants will learn a minimum of 10 key action steps involved in getting an inclusive postsecondary education option established. Participants will learn 5 actions to avoid to ensure that PSE options that are established are inclusive and offer an authentic college experience.

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Cate Weir

Project Director, Think College
I am the director of the Think College National Coordinating Center, focusing on inclusive postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities.

Thursday December 3, 2015 1:20pm - 2:10pm PST
Medford 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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