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Idea Partnership | Sep 27th 2012 

Dedicated to improving outcomes for students and youth with disabilities through shared work and learning.

The IDEA Partnership reflects the collaborative work of more than 50 national organizations, technical assistance providers, and organizations and agencies at state and local level. Together with the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), the Partner Organizations form a community with the potential to transform the way we work and improve outcomes for students and youth with disabilities.

Register now for the 17th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health to be held October 25-27, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. This year, the theme of the conference is School Mental Health: Promoting Positive Outcomes for Students, Families, School and Communities.  For more detailed information on the conference and to register online, go to

The Common Core State Standards Collection is
now available on our Partnership website. Each includes tools for presenting the information to parents and practitioners interested in learning about the Common Core State Standards. The IDEA Partnership will host two overview webinars twice a month.  After attending the Overview webinar, participants will have an opportunity to request virtual mentoring to develop a customized plan for using the tools in their work. Other sessions are being planned.
Register for the Overview to the Common Core State Standards Collections (CCSS) --  it's not too late ! Click on date to register for the Overview on CCSS:

•  September 27, 2012  6:00 to 7:00 PM EDT

•  October 11, 2012   1:00 to 2:00 PM EDT

•  October 25, 2012  6:00 to 7:00 PM EDT

New webinars tell all about the IDEA Partnership Collections -- Read more.

  • Listen to the short PowerPoint shows (PPTS). Each PPTS  provides a short audio description of the slide content. An audio transcript of each show is provided.
  • The video and the pdf transcript take a few seconds to download.
The elapsed time in minutes follows the title of the video. 
Purchasing Accessible Learning Materials – the PALM Initiative
As classrooms start to incorporate more digital technology, it becomes increasingly important that materials used in the classroom are designed to be useable by all students. This may require adjustments in the way materials are purchased, and that, in turn, will drive the availability of more flexible and accessible learning materials in the marketplace. CAST is launching the PALM Initiative (Purchase Accessible Learning Materials) to ensure this change happens as soon as possible. Read More.

The link to LearningPort National Professional Development Library was moved to the left side (description) and right sidebar (hot link).

Partnership eNews eNews is a monthly summary of notable actions, events and resources taken from the LATEST NEWS section of the website.  SIGN UP (register) for the monthly eNEWS.

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