Event Title

Transition from High School to College/University for Individuals with Disabilities

Location

Virtual

Start Date

3-5-2021 10:00 AM

End Date

3-5-2021 11:00 AM

Description

Transition from high school to life beyond high school can be scary and challenging for anyone, including students with disabilities and their families. This presentation seeks to explain some of the changes in law and access and potential means of support from faculty and staff at colleges/universities for this transition.

Target Audience: Teachers, Parents, Faculty, Staff, Students

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Jennifer L. Stringfellow is an Associate Professor at Eastern Illinois University in the Special Education Department. She has taught at EIU since 2009. Her research interests include teacher preparation, self-determination for individuals with disabilities across the life span, and developing academic and behavior instruction for students with significant disabilities.

Ms. April Jackson is the Director of the Student Disability Services office at Eastern Illinois University. She has served in this position since 2019. Prior to working at EIU, Ms. Jackson served as a Special Education Director for Unit 4 Schools in Champaign, IL. She has worked as a Principal, Assistant Principal, and teacher for students with emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, and low incidence disabilities. Ms. Jackson continues to provide consultation and professional development for various topics relating to Special Education.

Jennifer Buchter has worked with young children and families across multiple systems including child welfare, Head Start, early childhood special education, mental health, and advocacy. Her research areas include social skill interventions, inclusion, and preparing educators for long, successful, rewarding careers. She currently is a professor of special education at Eastern Illinois University.

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Mar 5th, 10:00 AM Mar 5th, 11:00 AM

Transition from High School to College/University for Individuals with Disabilities

Virtual

Transition from high school to life beyond high school can be scary and challenging for anyone, including students with disabilities and their families. This presentation seeks to explain some of the changes in law and access and potential means of support from faculty and staff at colleges/universities for this transition.

Target Audience: Teachers, Parents, Faculty, Staff, Students