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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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Understanding the Big Picture: The Connection between Disability and Poverty and Why Financial Capability Matters – Webinar

3418 Views Employment, OnDemand, Secondary Education, Training, VR Transition Services, Webinar

By looking at the intersection between disability and poverty, this webinar will address myths and share strategies to promote financial capabilities and gainful employment for youth with disabilities living in or near poverty.

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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 Annotated Bibliography (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 …