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Program Development

In this section the reader will find the tools, strategies, and resources needed to understand, begin, or enhance an inclusive postsecondary education program.  These resources and tools are organized into five (5) categories from our own Florida Programs as well as from around the country; Programs of Study, Academic Supports, Assessments, Advising and Mentoring.

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Universal Design for Learning 

Universal Design for Learning for Postsecondary Education (UDL) is a new online module developed using UDL principles to teach postsecondary educators the concepts, strategies, and benefits of UDL.

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Florida Consortium’s UDL Online Module

The module was written by Mary Ann Gorman, a UDL expert and doctoral student in Special Education and Disability Studies, designed and developed by Lezlie Cline and the Florida Center for Interactive Media (FCIM) at Florida State University and developed in partnership with the Ohio State University Universal Design for Learning FAME module. This unique module has been intentionally written and designed using UDL principles to teach postsecondary educators the concepts, strategies, and benefits of UDL.

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Center for Applied Technology

The Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST, is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to improving education through Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The website includes learning tools and professional development in the area of UDL.

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Equity and Excellence in Higher Education: Universal Course Design 

This Web site has been designed for faculty, by faculty, to help you learn about Higher Education’s Universal Course Design (UCD) and includes tutorials, strategies, tools, resources, and examples.

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National Center on Universal Design for Learning

The National Center on Universal Design for Learning provides guidelines, examples, and resources supporting Universal Design for Learning for all ages.

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Students Transitioning to Adult Roles: Using the Florida Consortium’s STAR Person Centered Planning Model 

The Florida Consortium on Postsecondary Education and Intellectual Disabilities developed a 25 minute webinar detailing the Students Transitioning to Adult Roles (STAR) Person-Center Planning (PCP) process.

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Student Portfolios at USFSP

This session will detail how Project STING RAY utilizes student portfolios to streamline programmatic processes. Using results from person-centered planning, the student portfolio is at the center of a student’s program and drives goal setting, progress monitoring, decision-making and planning of the program of study, internship placement, and more.

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Transition Success: Evaluation Techniques for Post Secondary Academic and Vocational Outcomes (2013)

During this session, participants will learn how vocational evaluations for persons with disabilities are completed by evaluators from Stand Among Friends. Through their unique combination of both psychological and situational assessments, they assist adults with developmental disabilities to find their strengths and connect those strengths with corresponding vocational and educational goals. Participants will also learn how assistive technology can be incorporated into the evaluation process.

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Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success

“Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success,” is a curriculum developed by ODEP focused on teaching “soft” or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities. Created for youth development professionals as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills, the curriculum is targeted for youth ages 14 to 21 in both in-school and out-of-school environments.

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The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities

The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities is designed for youth and adults working with them to learn about disability disclosure.

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Life Centered Education (LCE Transition Curriculum)

Discover how LCE can help you better prepare your students for independent and rewarding lives after they finish school.

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Money Smart

The FDIC’s new Money Smart for Young People series features four free age-appropriate curriculums that are designed to promote financial understanding in young people.

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FLRT -A Fluent Reading Trainer 

Website contains all Destination Knowledge resources.

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Ascend Math

Ascend Math was created to provide that individualized assistance so badly needed by these students.  With individualized sequenced study plans focused on each student’s gaps, plus interactive instruction, multi-modal learning and ongoing assessment students often gain two or more grade levels in a semester.

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Think College

Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability.

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Paving the Way to Work: A Guide to Career-Focused Mentoring 

The creation of the Mentoring Guide is rooted in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy’s (ODEP) charge to find and promote the most effective research-based policies and practices to improve transition outcomes for youth with disabilities. Mentoring is recognized as one of the most important strategies for assisting youth in making a positive transition into adulthood. Both caring adults and peers may play a key role in mentoring.

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Think College LEARN 

Think College LEARN provides self-paced modules using multimedia tools such as videos, publications, interactive learning activities and podcasts to share information on topics related to postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities.

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Domains for Curriculum Framework

The Vertical Training (VT) program at Florida State College at Jacksonville offers students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to enroll in career and technical postsecondary adult vocational (PSAV) classes.  The VT program also includes employment readiness training domains and competencies in its curriculum.

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Curriculum Scope and Sequence: CWE

Course Objectives for Vertical Program

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Project 10 STING RAY Curriculum Design Principles

The Model for the Consortium, Existing Programs, and Future IHE Model Sites.

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Project 10 STING RAY Curriculum Framework Domains

Curriculum Framework with objectives and specific focuses.

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Project 10 STING RAY Program Structure Competencies  

Sample competencies surrounding domain clusters.

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Project 10 STING RAY Competencies 

Project 10 STING RAY Competencies

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Project 10 STING RAY Curriculum Overview 

The STING RAY curriculum is individulalized, person-centered, and adaptive, based on the student’s individual needs, strengths, and interests, while providing instruction.

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USFSP STING RAY Curriculum

STING RAY uses a research-based individualized, person-centered, adaptive curriculum built upon the student’s individual needs, strengths, and interests.  The curriculum is a “clock hour” structure with 5 Domain Clusters: Career Development and Employment, Academic Enrichment, Campus and Community Engagement, Independent Living, and Self-Determination.

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Tracking Clock Hours

This chart is used to track student curriculum clock hours for the STING RAY program.  The design is built using an excel spreadsheet that enables the user to add or remove competences as needed.

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Developing a Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Program to Support Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Replication Guide

This replication guide is based on Project Achieve at Florida State College at Jacksonville. It offers information for Postsecondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) programs.

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Using Person-centered Planning Values and Tools in Postsecondary Education 

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