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Agents of Their Own Success: Self-Advocacy Skills and Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities in the Era of Personalized Learning

Personalized Learning


The National Center for Learning Disabilities and the Alliance for Excellent Education
Invite You to Attend the Event

Agents of Their Own Success:
Self-Advocacy Skills and Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities in the Era of Personalized Learning

Mimi Corcoran
, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
Amanda Fitzgerald, Director of Public Policy, American School Counselor Association
Joey Hunziker, Program Manager of Innovation Lab Network, Council of Chief State School Officers
Lindsay Jones, Vice President, Chief Policy and Advocacy Officer, NCLD
Will Marsh, Graduate, St. Joseph’s University
Winsome Waite, Vice President of Policy to Practice, Alliance for Excellent Education

Ace Parsi
, Personalized Learning Partnership Manager, NCLD

Personalized learning can provide students greater voice and choice in their learning, including opportunities to advocate for how, where, and when they learn best. This emphasis on student agency, self-awareness, and self-advocacy is important for all students, but especially for students with disabilities who will have to more proactively advocate for their needs in higher education, the workforce, and community life. The challenge is that self-advocacy skills and self-determination must be learned; they are not innate. Simply utilizing personalized learning does not ensure that all students will develop these abilities.

During the briefing, a group of distinguished panelists will offer actions that students, parents, community members, educators, and policymakers can take to ensure self-advocacy and self-determination are integrated into personalized learning systems.

Panelists will address questions from the live and online audiences. Follow the event on Twitter at #PersonalizedLearning.

To attend the event in person, register here.

Space is limited. RSVP by Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

To watch the event online, register below.

Please direct questions concerning the webinar to Ace Parsi at If you are unable to watch the webinar live, the event will be recast on on June 11 at 12:00 p.m. (ET), and the video will be archived on this page as well.

Both the live event and the webinar are brought to you by NCLD

and the Alliance for Excellent Education.

NCLD is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. We’re working to create a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work, and in life.

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 The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) is a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those underperforming and those historically underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.

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