The Tarjan Center at UCLA is currently collaborating with national and state experts to: 1) plan, 2) organize, and 3) develop timely and relevant professional development content for California Community Colleges (CCC) Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) professionals. The purpose of the professional development is to build the capacity of the colleges to serve students with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in a manner that is consistent with federal, state, and local laws, and that is equitable to the services provided to students without disabilities.
We are looking forward to providing guidance and strategies for assisting students with intellectual disability (ID) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as we make the transition to hybrid instruction, a return to face-to-face campus-based instruction, and other changes in instruction and student services that the CCCs may be contemplating for fall 2021, spring 2022, and beyond.
If your CCC is an early adopter of emerging and promising practices for supporting students with ID/ASD in an equitable manner, as we transition to post-COVID pandemic higher education, and you would like to share your successes, lessons learned, and challenges with the field, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to launching new webinars in the fall of 2021.