TAP for Transition Webinar: Planning for Postschool Success With Dually Identified Students and Their Families
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern
- Cathy Pantelides
Multilingual students with disabilities (i.e., dually identified) have unique strengths and face additional structural barriers as they transition to postsecondary education and employment. This presentation, based on interviews with teachers, students, and families, as well as national survey data, identifies specific strategies for increased alignment between goals, plans, and practical opportunities as students prepare for life after high school.
This webinar will be led by Audrey A. Trainor, PhD, professor of special education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at New York University, and will address questions about equitable educational opportunities and postschool outcomes for individuals identified with disabilities. Her recent projects (2017-22) include an IES-funded study on the transition-related strengths and needs of emergent bilinguals (i.e., English learners) who are also identified with disabilities. As a university faculty, she teaches courses in teacher preparation and qualitative research methods, and she is the program director for the departmental special education programs. Prior to her university career, she was a special education high school teacher for nearly ten years.