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August 24th, 2022

NCLD LAUNCHES NEW RESOURCE HUB FOR POST-HIGH SCHOOL TRANSITION

WASHINGTON — August 24, 2021 — The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), with support from the Educating All Learners Alliance (EALA), has launched a new resource hub for students and young adults with disabilities transitioning from high school to higher education, employment, and beyond. Following feedback from young adults, families, and others, a common theme was clear: there is a need to share information and opportunities during the transition process.

“I wish this resource were around when I was in high school,” said Erin Crosby, Young Adult Leadership Council member at NCLD. “Figuring out the big post-high school transition was mind-boggling, and I’m hoping this resource will bring some clarity for students with learning disabilities like myself.”

Within the hub are three new resources to support students, families, and educators during the transition process:

  • The first is an e-learning tool specifically for transition-aged students or young adults. This go-at-your-own-pace guide enables students to learn about the education and civil rights laws that protect them in K-12, higher education, and workforce settings, how to be a strong self-advocate during transition planning, and opportunities for additional support that may be available to them.
  • Accompanying the e-learning resource is an educator/parent facilitation guide focused on the IEP team.
  • And a podcast conversation with two young adults about their own transition experiences.

 

ABOUT NCLD
The National Center for Learning Disabilities’ mission is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. For over 45 years, NCLD has worked to create a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social, and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work, and in life.

For more information, please contact:
Nicole Fuller, Senior Policy Associate
nfuller@ncld.org

ABOUT EALA
The Educating All Learners Alliance (EALA) launched with a vision of ensuring equity for all learners. Within two weeks in the spring of 2020, EALA unveiled a digital hub and online community for schools and districts to join webinars, access professional development resources, and discover articles and tools in a curated library of content on technology and education. Learn more at https://educatingalllearners.org/.

For more information, please contact:
Treah Hutchings, Special Education Project Manager
treah@innovateedunyc.org

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