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June-July 2011 Newsletter

June-July 2011

Friends By Inclusion

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By Micah Fialka-Feldman and Alex Cherup
Micah Fialka-Feldman, our recurring columnist who writes about issues important to him as a student with an intellectual disability attending college, writes with his friend Alex this month about their friendship and how it started.

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TPSID Spotlight: Transition Options in Postsecondary Settings for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (The TOPS Program)

The TOPS Program is designed to meet the needs of approximately 100 young adults with intellectual disabilities ( ID) through three pilot programs at the Ohio State University, the University of Toledo, and Xavier University.

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Three Publications Worth Looking At

New publications from PACER Center, the journal Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, and the National Center for Education Statistics about postsecondary education and students with intellectual disabilities.

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A Most Special Commencement

This blog post describes two students who graduated from Kennesaw State University’s Academy for Inclusive Learning this spring.

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Registration for the 2011 State of the Art Conference Now Open

Registration for the 2011 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, to be held November 3-4 in at Mason Inn in Fairfax, VA, is now open.

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U.S. Department of Education Releases Updated Information on Title IV Eligibility for an Institution’s Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Program for Students with ID

The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act ( HEOA), includes provisions related to the eligibility of students with intellectual disabilities to participate in the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work-Study (FWS), and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) programs.

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