On-The-Cutting-Edge: Building Inclusive Models of Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities     

June 6-7, 2012

Edgewood College, Madison, WI

Registration begins March 15, 2012 

Guest Speakers: Ann Moll and Cate Weir

Dr Ann Moll is the Disability Services Coordinator at Colorado Mountain College. Dr. Moll spent years assisting students with disabilities enter general education classrooms for the first time. She is an author, and national consultant. 

Cate Weir is the project coordinator for the Institute on Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston, MA. 

Seminar Highlights:
Academic Inclusion: Panel of Professors
Immersion into Student Life
Preparing Students and Families for College
Professional Development Credits Available

               Seminar Schedule

On The Cutting Edge:

Building Inclusive Models of Postsecondary Education for Youth with Disabilities

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Conference Overview:  This day and a half conference will host a speaker with national perspectives on the movement toward including individuals with disabilities in postsecondary environments.  It will be followed by three strands of participation.

 

Day and Time

STRAND ONE

How to Set Up the Program:  Dr. Dedra Hafner

STRAND TWO

What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know and Be Prepared For/ How K-12 Professionals Assist in the Journey:  Dr. Tom Holub

STRAND THREE

Student’s Voices:  What do Current Participants Have to Say?  Dr. Courtney Moffatt


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012

Registration and Room

Check In:  10AM-Noon

 

Lunch and Welcome 12-1:30PM

 

Welcome and Introductions; Brief Keynote:  Dr. Ann Moll

 

STRANDS 1:30-3PM

 

 

Anderson Auditorium

 

Edgewood Commons

 

Anderson Auditorium

 

 

THE STORY OF HOW WE GOT HERE; HOW WE PLAN TO STAY HERE

 

Introduction to nuts and bolts of the planning, process for creating a program.  Providing considerations for funding.

 

Anderson Auditorium

 

Edgewood Commons

 

Anderson Auditorium

 

 

WHY THE K-12 SYSTEM WAS JUST THE BEGINNING OF YOUR INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

Overview of the necessary actions, advocacy and outcomes in planning for and selecting the appropriate program for your young adult.

 

Anderson Auditorium

 

Edgewood Commons

 

Anderson Auditorium

 

 

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY COLLEGE

 

 

Students will talk about how they reflected upon what to do after high school; what their supports were and how they ended up here.

 

3-4PM

Inclusive Student housing panel




 

4-5PM

Wine and Cheese: Topical Poster Session

Wine and Cheese:  Topical Poster Session

Wine and Cheese: Topical Poster Session

 

6PM-Optional Group Trips to State Street

Transportation to State Street Dining is on Madison Metro (at the end of our driveway).  Walkable dining on Monroe Street also optional.  Others can choose to purchase dinner on campus.

 

 

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012

Continental Breakfast 8-9AM

 

9AM-11:30AM

Anderson Auditorium Lobby

STRAND ONE: DR. HAFNER

Raising funds to run a program, working collaboratively within and outside of the campus, working with and engaging professors.

Anderson Auditorium Lobby

STRAND TWO: DR. HOLUB

Skills and Knowledge for self-determination and person centered planning in high school and throughout college.

Understanding college wide supports; the ways to access and the ways to generalize toward other supports.

Anderson Auditorium Lobby

STRAND THREE: DR. MOFFATT

Student panel; walking through a week as a Cutting Edge student. Tours of dorms, social spaces, classrooms, and our new house. Topically targeted discussions with peer mentors and resident assistants.

 

Lunch and Evaluation Process

12-1PM

 

 

1PM-2:30

Phil’s

 

Washburn Heritage Room

All Groups

World Café and Action Planning

 

 

Phil’s

 

Washburn Heritage Room

All Groups

World Café and Action Planning

Phil’s

 

Washburn Heritage Room

All Groups

World Café and Action Planning


Breakfast will be available in the lobby outside of registration.  Lunch will either be in Phil’s or in the cafeteria.  Registration fees cover these meals.  Sessions past 6Pm are voluntary and are organized by Graduate student volunteers.




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Registration Begins

March 15, 2012