Help Students With Disabilities Self-Advocate
Research highlights that when students with disabilities have the capacity to be better self-advocates and act in a self-determined manner, they experience significant positive educational and life benefits. Unfortunately, incorporating these skills and capacities isn’t the norm with education for students with disabilities.  Although all school professionals play a role in supporting student development of self-advocacy skills and self-determination, the school counseling field embraces these ideas and incorporates them into its best practices. In particular, ASCA’s Mindsets & Behaviors are centered on three domains – academic, career and social/emotional – that rely on students building a foundation of self-determination and self-advocacy skills. Learn how you can translate this aspiration and potential, helping develop students’ self-advocacy and self-determination into a reality.  

Learning outcomes: 
Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss ideas and research behind self-advocacy, self-determination and personalized learning.
  2. Describe the connection between these ideas and the ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success.
  3. Identify the role of school counselors in effectively facilitating these skills and capacities to benefit both students with and without disabilities.
Ace Parsi is the personalized learning partnership manager at the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), where he studies, writes and advocates for actions that ensure students with disabilities best benefit from efforts around personalized learning and other educational innovations. Previousl Parsi was the deeper learning project director at the National Association of State Boards of Education, policy director at the National Service-Learning Partnership and an AmeriCorps member and literacy coordinator at Fair Oaks Elementary School in Redwood City, Calif. 
Jan. 24, 2018, 2 p.m. Eastern