21st Century Community Learning Centers


Improving the outcomes of students in Oregon's 21st CCLC programs

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Food Stamps

The intent of the Program is to help improve the health and well being of low-income households and individuals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs. Contrary to popular belief, SNAP benefits are not meant to meet all of the food needs of a household or an individual, but to supplement their nutritional needs. People do not need to be destitute to qualify for SNAP benefits.

Transition Assessment Matrix

This site has been put together by the Indiana Northeast Cadre of Transition Leaders and the Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center. Transition Assessment Matrix: This site allows you to choose the Transition Domain (Employment, Education/Training, and Independent Living) that you wish to explore transition assessments for. Once you choose a domain, you may then choose the appropriate grade level(s), and the disability area(s) that are most similar to the needs of the student(s) you are assessing.

Live Binders-Resources for Transition

Post Secondary Transition resources.

Assistive Technology-Washington Access Fund

“Do you know someone with a disability, living in Oregon, who could benefit from access to affordable assistive technology?

The Board of Directors for the Washington Access Fund announced that they expanded our successful Assistive Technology (AT) Loan Program to include people with disabilities and seniors (and their families) in Oregon. Oregon residents are now eligible for assistive technology loans up to $10,000.


Youth Pathways to Postsecondary and Employment (GRADS 360)

This site brings together five different National Youth-Focused Training and Technical Assistance Centers, funded by the US Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), as well as the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). These five centers are working together to provide technical assistance and training to state/local agencies and programs to build successful pathways to postsecondary and employment opportunities for youth and students with disabilities. 

The purpose of this website is to serve as a cross boundary Community of Practice for professionals who share a passion and a vision for building pathways for students and youth with disabilities to postsecondary education and employment.


ODE Staff Directory (Special Ed)

Filter the Work Unit by Education Programs to find the ODE staff for Special Education and Transition

Oregon Extended Assessment

Oregon’s Extended Assessments are alternate assessments designed specifically for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The decision to administer Oregon’s Extended Assessment (the alternate assessment) can only be made by the student’s IEP team--including the parent. 

IEPs and Beyond

This list includes valuable resources to help you prepare and implement Individualized Education Programs, as well as articles on everything you need to know about the IEP process. Use these articles to define, organize, and enhance the functioning of IEPs. Our teaching strategies, tips, and assessment accommodation resources will help you meet the special needs of your students. You will also find useful printable material to streamline your tasks.

US Department of Education-IEP

Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004, major topic: IEP

IEP/Case Conference Handouts from INSOURCE

Providing Indiana families and service providers the information and training necessary to assure effective educational programs and appropriate services for children and young adults with disabilities.

Oregon Publications About Special Education Policy & Laws

Parental rights, special education forms for school age and birth to five special education programs, technical assistance documents, question and answer documents and more!

Electronic Journal of Inclusive Education

This is a peer reviewed electronic journal which deals with research concerning inclusive education with scholarly contributions form faculty and graduate students.

Tools for Teachers: Curriculum Modifications & Adapations

PDF that deals with curriculum modifications and adaptations: There is no recipe for adapting general education curriculum to meet each student’s needs. Each teacher, each student, each classroom is unique and adaptations are specific to each situation.  Keep in mind that curriculum does not always need to be modified.

Inclusion of Students With Low-Incidence Disabilites

Found at the National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials.

Assistive Technology & Curriculum Solutions

AbleNet is an international company and industry leader in providing educational and technical solutions to help children and adults with disabilities lead productive and fulfilled lives. This includes a complete line of communication aids for nonverbal individuals; access aids for all ages and situations; and special education classroom curriculum that both enhance and help ensure learning progress.

Inclusion Resources - Kids Together Inc.

Benefits of inclusion, inclusive education for all students. Friendships, relationships, academic, behavior, peer modeling, research and links to resources.

TeacherVision -- Inclusion Resources

When you are teaching in an inclusive classroom, it can be difficult to accommodate your materials to fit everyone's needs. Read best practices and handy tips in the resources below to make inclusion a success in your school. These helpful articles describe ways to modify your curriculum to reach every student. In addition to great teaching strategies and planning tips for grades K-12, you'll find plenty of resources to help you adapt existing materials for an inclusive classroom in any subject.

Newsletter from NCWD/Youth

Welcome to Intersection: Navigating the Road to Work, the electronic newsletter of the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth). The newsletter and the NCWD/Youth website offer information to improve programs and services for all youth and especially youth with disabilities.

Youth Pathways to Postsecondary and Employment (GRADS 360)

This site brings together five different National Youth-Focused Training and Technical Assistance Centers, funded by the US Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), as well as the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). These five centers are working together to provide technical assistance and training to state/local agencies and programs to build successful pathways to postsecondary and employment opportunities for youth and students with disabilities. 

The purpose of this website is to serve as a cross boundary Community of Practice for professionals who share a passion and a vision for building pathways for students and youth with disabilities to postsecondary education and employment.


Visually Disabled Guide

A resource for students with visual impairments preparing and planning for college.

U.S. Department of Education Strengthening Teaching

Articles and resources for educators.

The Teacher’s Guide

A list of primarily free online teaching resources for teachers, including lesson plans and printouts.

CARS+

CARS+ is a non-profit organization representing the needs of resource specialists and other special education teachers.

DREAMMS for Kids

DREAMMS for Kids is an Assistive Technology information clearinghouse and search facility. Founded in 1988 by the parents of a child with Down syndrome, DREAMMS (an acronym for Developmental Research for the Effective Advancement of Memory and Motor Skills), is committed to increasing the use of computers, high-quality instructional technology and assistive technologies for children with special needs in schools, homes and the workplace.

The Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD)

The Council for Learning Disabilities is an international organization that promotes evidence-based teaching, collaboration, research, leadership and advocacy. CLD is comprised of professionals who represent diverse disciplines and are committed to enhancing the education and quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities and others who experience challenges in learning.

Stop Bullying

Helping to establish a supportive and safe school climate where all students are accepted and knowing how to respond when bullying happens are key to making sure all students are able to learn and grow. There are many tools on StopBullying.gov specific for teachers, administrators and other school staff.

Teaching LD

Information and resources for teaching students with learning disabilities. The Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) is one of 17 special interest groups of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, including both students with disabilities and the gifted.

The Special Education Process Explained

Parents and educators know that children with special needs have gifts and talents—it’s just a matter of unleashing their full potential, and making sure that their parents and teachers have the right information, tools and support to help them. That’s where Special Education Guide comes in. We are your go-to resource for mastering the terminology, procedures and best practices in special education.





Pre-Employment Transition Services Consent and Information Release

Pre-Employment Transition Services Consent and Information Release forms in both English and Spanish.


Title IV-B Disclaimer of Endorsement

The presentations and documents funded by Title IV-B 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) included in Oregon Department of Education (ODE) conferences, and/or posted on ODE web sites may include links to information and resources created by other public and private organizations. These resources, materials and links are provided for the user's convenience and to benefit program quality in Title IV-B. ODE does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this non-ODE information. The inclusion of these links is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse views expressed, or products or services offered, on non-ODE sites.

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