On Thursday, March 22nd, at 11:00 Central Time, we invite you to a LINCS Live discussion. Simply select the link provided and your in. It's simple. We will be discussing the playlist: The Disability Resources for WIOA Practitioners.
The playlist consists of a carefully selected set of links to resources such as toolkits, reports, online courses, and videos on a specific topic related to improving service. Check it out. Let us know your thoughts and pose some questions you would like us to discuss during the live discussion.
- Playlist 1: Guidance for WIOA Programs, Service Providers, and Practitioners Working with Individuals with Disabilities
- Playlist 2: Including Individuals with Disabilities in Outreach and Recruitment
- Playlist 3: Disability Etiquette—Effective Communication with Individuals with Disabilities
- Playlist 4: Physical Access for Individuals with Disabilities
- Playlist 5: Technology Access for Individuals with Disabilities
- Playlist 6: Employer Engagement Strategies to Recruit and Retain Individuals with Disabilities
- Playlist 7: Individuals with Disabilities—Partnerships to Support Education, Training, and Employment
- Playlist 8: Legislation Relevant to Individuals with Disabilities
- Playlist 9: Guidance for Employers and WIOA-Related Service Providers Working with Students with Disabilities
- Playlist 10: Guidance for Employers and WIOA-Related Service Providers Working with Veterans with Disabilities
I hope you join us on Thursday to discuss the playslist as we tackle some difficult questions. How do you create an environment where students choose to disclose their disability? What resources can you find at your fingertips, and how to you put these resources to practice. Join Mike Cruse, Leecy Wise, and Kathy Tracey as we meet unpack this list of resources!
11:00 Central Time
Simply select this link: https://zoom.us/j/309304663 and join the conversation!
We look forward to 'seeing' you tomorrow.
We had a few Community of Practice Members join our live discussion on the WIOA Playlist. We spent a great deal of time talking about Person First Language and direct instruction as a method for assisting students with learning differences. Learning to Achieve is a LINCS Resource many of you may find interesting. The focus is on best-practice and evidence-based resources that will help with instructional strategies.
One of our participants asked, "I am particularly interested in finding better ways to serve students with learning disabilities in developmental college classrooms. Specifically, many students who had IEPs in K-12 don't qualify for accomodations in the college environment (except extended testing time). However, there is an expectation of the same style of instructional accomodation. Likewise, some students are aware of their label, but unaware of how it may impact their learning in a more intense academic environment."
So, I'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas about this question. What do you recommend? How would you address this question?
We are looking forward to your comments.
Thanks to everyone who was able to join us for Thursday's chat about the Disability Playlists. These are great resources for anyone working in adult education. One of the concerns share with us was that many times learners aren't well versed in self-advocacy and disclosure. We discussed the importance of modeling this for persons with disabilities, and helping them reflect on the pros, and potential cons, of disclosure. Ultimately, the decision must be the individual's. In order to help people model disclosure, I want to share a few videos that could be used as part of a larger conversation on disclosure, or as a pre-practice activity, before doing mock disclosure interviews.
Disability and Equitable Outcomes Moderator