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August 2006

From the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER)

What is life like for youth with disabilities, as seen through their own eyes?

Data collected in 2003 from youth ages 15-19 during Wave 2 of the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2) provide some answers. The data reveal the youths' perceptions of themselves; their school experience; the services and supports they receive; personal relationships; and their expectations for the future. Data from Wave 3, collected in 2005, provide a backdrop for interpreting the results. Click here for NLTS2 FAQs.

Autism Research Grant Applications Due November 16

IES Presents at Organization for Autism Research (OAR) Applied Research Convocation. NCSER's Celia Rosenquist gave a presentation on the Center's new Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Special Education Research Program at the inaugural OAR Applied Research Convocation on June 5. The meeting focused on evidence-based interventions in support of adolescents and adults with ASD. The purpose of the ASD grant program is to contribute to the improvement of cognitive, communicative, academic, social, and behavioral outcomes of children identified with autism spectrum disorder in preschool through middle school. Application deadline: November 16.