The University of Hawaii–Center on Disability Studies (CDS) serves as a collaborator on the Consortium on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and is involved in a number of projects under this subcontract including:
|Development of Annotated Literature Review||Gathered 140+ papers that met the inclusion criteria, abstracted, and documented the data elements included in the literature base. Access to Annotated Literature Review will soon be available on the Think College Web site: http://www.thinkcollege.net/|
|Plan and Implement Capacity Building Institutes (CBIs)||Working with partners to further develop the following confirmed CBIs:
In discussion with partners to develop CBIs at:
Autism Society (Possible CBI aligned with their annual conference)
|National, Regional, Local Presentations||12th International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disabilities & Other Developmental Disabilities. Maui, Hawaii, on January 20 - 22,
2010. Dr. Robert Stodden to be noted speaker. Presentation will explore the impact of current policy (IDEA & NCLB Reauthorizations) upon
practice when implementing a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in secondary school classrooms with students with significant disabilities.
Discussion will focus upon legislative intent which has led to the development of numerous postsecondary education options for students with
Council for Exceptional Children 2010 Convention & Expo, DDD Showcase Session, Nashville, TN, April 21-24, 2010. Dr. Robert Stodden will serve as the session leader for a panel discussion on intellectual disabilities and autism and postsecondary education.
|National Survey||Reviewed and provided input to the survey structure.
Sent notice out to more than 10 postsecondary education list serves and created links with more than 10 websites focusing on transition and postsecondary education.
Created a link to the home page of the CDS web site.
|Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities||Completed negotiation and planning for a special issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ProEd) that is focused on postsecondary education and employment outcomes for students with Autism and DD. Dr. Robert Stodden serves as co-editor (with introductory paper) and two or more papers from the project have been developed and approved for submission in abstract form. Full papers were due in July 2009 and the special issue is scheduled for publication in Fall 2009.|
|Research to Practice Brief Publications||Submitted article for publication to Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities- Special Issue, entitled: “Examining
the Promise of Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities in the United States.”
Presently collaborating with Thomas Doi, Counselor, University of Hawaii - Employment Training Center on an Information Brief on postsecondary education strategies and services for students with intellectual disabilities.
|Articles for Think College
|Submitted article introducing the UHM-Center on Disability Studies as a partner on the Consortium. This article was published in the April 2009 newsletter.|
|Case Study of PSE Inititiave in your Region||Began search and discussions for the focus of the first case study.
Had initial discussions with collaborators in the region as to the possible content and structure of the first case study.
|Training and Technical Assistance||Reviewed materials as provided from core center staff.
Upon request, will provide TTA for PacRim 2010 presenters.
|Establish and Monitor PSE/ID Community of Practice||Had initial discussion of topical areas for possible COP in PSE/ID.|