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The National Policy Summit

Supporting Individuals with Disabilities across Secondary, Postsecondary Education, and Employment
The purpose of the National Summit is to share synthesis of findings and make recommendations for new policy, priorities, and practice concerning the preparation for and support of youth with disabilities in postsecondary education. The Summit will include data and information from a National Network of individuals, programs, and researcher centers, with implications for disability focused federal policy, priorities, and practice within the field.

About the National Summit

NOTE: This Summit has already been completed.

The Second Summit of the Coalition for the Support of individuals with Significant Disabilities in Postsecondary Education

Preparation for and Support of Youth with Cognitive Disabilities in Postsecondary Education
The purpose of the Second Summit was to increase the awareness and understanding of supports and services for students with significant cognitive disabilities in postsecondary education. The intended goal was for participants to learn how to access and best use the provisions in place. The focuses were three: first, the students and what college attendance means to them; second, the professors and what they have done to assist the students in being successful; and finally, the families and their hopes and goals for their student in postsecondary education.

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