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MOVE: A Mentoring and Self-Determination Initiative for African American Males with Disabilities

The Virginia Department of Education, in conjunction with I’m Determined, hosts MOVE, a three-day summit on a Virginia college campus, welcoming African-American males with disabilities and their families. To put research into practice, MOVE’s model includes: leadership by youth with disabilities, African-American male leaders and mentors, and parent training MOVE strives to empower African-American males with disabilities to overcome barriers, …

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Locating and Re-Engaging Secondary Students with Disabilities

Designed primarily for school building administrators and educators, this resource provides research-based strategies and resources to locate and support school-leavers to return and work toward graduation. The evidence-based strategies for re-engaging and supporting students with disabilities and their families through school completion were informed by the following research: National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (2011); Rumberger et al., …

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Restorative Practices for Students at Risk Annotated Bibliography

This annotated bibliography summarizes restorative practices in real-terms and based on research literature. It identifies the importance of using restorative practices in transition planning, provides references to the research, as well as the key points of multiple research articles focused on restorative practices. Download the Restorative Practices for Students at Risk

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Culturally Responsive Practices and PBIS Annotated Bibliography

This annotated bibliography provides a practical overview of the research base behind culturally responsible positive behavioral interventions and supports that can be used to improve outcomes of students with disabilities and decrease exclusionary disciplinary practices. Download the Culturally Responsive Practices & PBIS (PDF)

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Unpacking Assumptions: Equitable Approaches to Re-Engaging Students and Youth in Education and VR Services

Recorded April 27, 2021  This presentation by NTACT:C staff members, Bettie Ray Butler, Natasha Mitchell, and DJ Ralston will provide information on the following: Begin to understand and deconstruct key equity-oriented language Understand how disability and poverty intersect and its resulting implications Critically reflect on one’s own biases using mental models Reimagine student and youth re-engagement in secondary education and …