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- SLD Conversation Starter: A Guide for Parents & Educators
As you gear up to advocate for your child and seek the accommodations and services they need, communication is key. For tips on how to have more productive conversations with your child’s IEP team, read the latest resource from NCLD and 11 other national organizations: 5 Questions Parents and Educators Can Ask to Start Conversations About Using Terms Like Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia.
- The RISE Act: Easing the Transition to College for Students with Disabilities
At the beginning of the month, the RISE Act was introduced in the House and the Senate. This legislation is something NCLD is very proud to have been a part of, and it needs your support .
- High School Assessments for Students with Disabilities in the Era of the Every Student Succeeds Act
Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states have the option to allow high school students to use college entrance exams in place of state assessments. It can be difficult for students with disabilities to get accommodations on tests like the SAT or ACT, so NCLD and the Center of Assessment created a resource to help states and districts better serve students with disabilities.
- IN*SOURCE Appoints Executive Director
South Bend-based IN*SOURCE has promoted Joel Boehner (pictured) to Executive Director. He will begin his new duties on July 1, 2017. He has been with the organization for almost two years as director of the Indiana Parent Training Program. Boehner previously worked at Bethel College, with eight years of progressively increasing administrative and teaching experience over a broad scope of duties; college-level and developmental instruction, career services, curricular development, student retention, tutoring, advising and disability services in the context of multi-office management.
He will be stepping into the position held for almost 35 years by the current Executive Director Richard Burden. During his tenure, the organization has grown from 10 centrally-located employees to a team of 50 state-wide, all of whom offer assistance to parents who have children with special needs.