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A Parent’s Perspective—Setting Goals and Planning for the Transition to College

Written by Monica from New York, Parent Contributor

This podcast features Vincent J. Varrassi M.A., LDT-C, Campus Director, Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck Campus and Karen Golembeski, NCLD’s Assistant Director of Educational Programs. Mr. Varrassi discusses the planning necessary to ensure a successful transition from high school to college for students with learning disabilities. Topics … Continue reading A Parent’s Perspective—Setting Goals and Planning for the Transition to College

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A Parent’s Perspective—A Success Story

Written by Julie from Indiana, Parent Contributor

In this Parent Perspective, Julie, the mother of a middle school student with dyslexia, discusses how her son Scott’s attitude and achievement levels began to improve after he began attending a school that was Orton-Gillingham based. Julie credited the positive changes in Scott’s personality and schoolwork to her son’s hard work as well as the … Continue reading A Parent’s Perspective—A Success Story

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IDEA 2004: Final Regulations Update

Written by Candace Cortiella

The U.S. Department of Education approved new federal regulations governing the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education law as amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004). These regulations are closely aligned with the federal IDEA law. NCLD has prepared a summary to highlight key provisions that impact how … Continue reading IDEA 2004: Final Regulations Update

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IDEA 2004: Improving Transition Planning and Results

Written by Candace Cortiella

Recent amendments to the federal special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA ’04), include several revisions to the requirements for transition planning designed to improve postsecondary results for students with disabilities. Poor post-school outcomes for students with disabilities and the need for dramatic improvement in this area are not new issues. In … Continue reading IDEA 2004: Improving Transition Planning and Results

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