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Proposals Sought for Conference on Postsecondary Ed for Students With Disabilities

A call for proposals is now available for the 2014 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities. The conference, to be held in Virginia in November, is cosponsored by the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disabilities at George Mason University (VA) and the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education at Syracuse University (NY).

The conference is open to college and university faculty, researchers, and community members to discuss the current state of research and practice in the field of special education, particularly in higher education. Prospective speakers are encouraged to submit proposals in any of the eight strands: Academics, Social and Independent Living, Employment, Student Progress and Measurement Outcomes, Promoting Policy and Systemic Change, Program Development and Evaluation, Transition to College, and Research and Evaluation. A complete description of the strands and topics is available here.

This is the 5th year of the conference, which brings together college faculty, parent advocates, postsecondary students with intellectual disabilities, and organizations supporting the voice of individuals with disabilities. As in previous years, AACTE staff are serving on the executive planning committee.

Proposals are due March 31. The conference will take place November 20-21 at the Hyatt Fairfax in Virginia. Registration will open in April.

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Elizabeth Ross

Manager for State Chapters, AACTE


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