June 8, 2007
News and Notables Flash
From: Galladuet - Jun 8, 2007
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A Lifetime of Learning and Earning: A Transition Series for Families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center is pleased to offer online A Lifetime of Learning and Earning: A Transition Series for Families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students.
The purpose of the series is to provide families with important information about vocational rehabilitation, employment, and postsecondary education. With this knowledge, families can actively support and guide their children's transition planning for life after high school. The series is also a useful resource for transition and guidance counselors, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and other educators who are involved in student transition.
The first two publications in the series are:
- A Lifetime of Learning and Earning: Vocational Rehabilitation Services FAQ for Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School Students
- A Lifetime of Learning and Earning: A Family Guide to Work Preparation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School Students
The first publication addresses aspects of vocational rehabilitation, including eligibility requirements, application process, career planning, services provided, financial obligation, and appeal process.
The second publication addresses the question, "How can your child prepare for life after high school?" and provides three important steps to support high school-age children's preparation for adult life. The publication also offers an overview of postsecondary realities and vocational rehabilitation services, additional websites, questions to ask, and suggested readings.
Both publications are written by Annette Reichman, director/liaison for the Office of Special Institutions in the U.S. Department of Education, and Susan Jacoby, manager of Transition National Mission Initiatives at the Clerc Center.
The publications are available for free as Adobe PDF files.
A Lifetime of Learning and Earning: A Transition Series for Families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students will expand to include other materials over time. The series is one transition product of many offered by the Clerc Center. Additional materials and information can be found by the visiting the Transition page, or by contacting Transition.email@example.com.
Additional Clerc Center News
The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University comprises two federally mandated demonstration schools for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. It provides training and technical assistance to families, professionals, and programs; identifies, develops, evaluates, and disseminates innovative curricula and materials; and improves education for deaf and hard of hearing students throughout the United States in collaboration with schools and programs from around the country.
News and Notables Flash is an electronic publication of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center on the campus of Gallaudet University, KDES 3600, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002-3695.