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  • Project SET
    it through the year and graduating from the program Cohort 3 members will start their Scholars in Residence year in September 2015 working on networking collaboration and implementing the Project SET competencies into their school Project SET Application Due March 15 2015 The Project SET application is due this SUNDAY MARCH 15 2015 There are two ways to get your application to me Send it as one packet in the mail If it is post marked by March 15 you are fine Project SET Application Due March 15 2015 The Project SET application is due this SUNDAY MARCH 15 2015 There are two ways to get your application to me Send it as one packet in the mail If it is post marked by March 15 you are fine OR Drop it off to the College of Education I have two mailboxes in the COE 1040 W Harrison ETMSW building one is on the 3rd floor in the copy room L Athamanah and one is on the 3rd floor in the Special Education department office give to anyone in that office and they will get it to me Good luck and email me if you have any questions Project SET Application is now ready Project SET is starting to take applications for Cohort 4 starting in Summer 2015 Please check out the application HERE Email Lindsay Athamanah at projectset uic gmail com if you have any questions Deadline is March 15 2015 Good luck Transition Perks ï ½ A New Coffee Shop in the Western Suburbs Project SET alumni Dave Paske and Joe Duffy have been instrumental in starting Lyons Township High School s own coffee shop Transition Perks The business is student operated and maintained to develop the skills necessary to obtain future competitive employment The proceeds will be used to fund scholarships vocational training programs and additional future student operated micro businesses As a separate fundraising initiative individual students will be selling private label Transition Perks coffee cans roasted by Stewart s Coffee to assist with their future independent living endeavors Transition Perks Website 2014 For more information about this exciting opportunity listen to the WBBM report HERE or visit the website HERE Project PULSSE Application Now Available Get started HERE Application deadline is Feburary 1 2015 Second Cohort Graduates Project SET is pleased to announce the graduation of the 2nd Cohort of Scholars in May 2014 They will be continuing their work in transition in their schools and districts this year along with mentoring the new scholars in Cohort 3 this year Congratulations to Cohort 2 Project SET is excited to welcome the third cohort into the program They have started their classes this summer and are looking forward to an exciting year To meet the third cohort click HERE Project SET wishes everyone a happy and healthy summer Please stay tuned for more information about our new cohort the GET SET Conference and exciting new transition information Register for the GET SET Conference Great news We

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  • What is Project SET
    with disabilities their families and support personnel in high poverty schools and communities is monumental Lack of trained personnel with knowledge of evidence based practices missing collaborative networks and continued disenfranchisement of high need youth with disabilities combine to exacerbate the problem Current success rates for youth with disabilities to enter and complete post high school education remain exceedingly low Additionally youth with disabilities are at greater risk for unemployment incarceration and life in poverty Building on long standing partnerships in Chicago Public Schools Youth Charter Connections Schools in Chicago inter school and interagency collaboration Project SET consists of a three part framework First scholars complete a three semester six class sequence of coursework and experiences that include a Use of program curriculum and assessments that draw on key components for transition personnel preparation b Instruction about evidence based practices for transition taught by university and regional agency partners c Expansion of the purposes and outcomes of clinical practica to deliver transition services to youth with disabilities in high need schools d Provision of ongoing in classroom support and e Further development of innovative opportunities to work collaboratively with regular education secondary personnel Secondly program graduates will become part of a network called ï ½Specialists in Residenceï ½ as they begin their new roles as Illinois state certified Transition Specialists The residency will allow scholars to establish relationships with current program scholars and graduates The aim is to build and sustain leadership opportunities in settings where graduates work Thirdly we will establish a website with free public access in which scholars will post products and contribute to the field through their research use of evidence based practices and creation of new knowledge through teacher research in their settings Through that we aim to sustain parts of the project after funding

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  • Staff
    and student teaching in Chicago Public Schools Her courses focus on teacher learning and teacher education which also align with her three major research lines about the preparation of educators One focuses on how personnel preparation through connections with external networks could enhance post high school transition outcomes for students with disabilities A related focus is on the structures nature and possibilities of collaborative learning among teachers A third related issue is how teachers develop knowledge for teaching and a deep understanding of subject specific content knowledge She is or has been co PI on a number of projects funded by the Institute of Education Sciences Office of Special Education Programs and National Science Foundation Those projects help anchor her overall scholarship on teacher knowledge and collaboration through an extensive network of teachers in Chicago public schools She publishes widely in general and special education journals and serves at the state and national levels in several professional organizations Lindsay Athamanah Lindsay Athamanah M S CCC SLP is a doctoral student in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago Her current scholarly interests include peer mediated interventions in the general education classroom for students with disabilities the transition of students with disabilities to a successful life after high school and social language interactions of students with disabilities in and out of the general education classroom Lindsay is a licensed and certified speech language pathologist and has ten yearsâ experience working for a non profit with children birth to three and in the Chicago Public Schools with students pre school to high school age Currently she is the project coordinator for Project SET Lindsay is excited to join the Project SET team as she continues building her research in the transition skills of students with disabilities Kristen McShane Kristen L McShane M Ed is currently in her second semester of doctoral study in Special Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago With a background in Elementary Education Kristen is working toward her Ph D in Special Education with a focus on the inclusion of students with disabilities Her research interests concentrate on educating general education teachers to provide quality instruction for included students and identifying instructional practices that are effective for diverse learners Currently Kristen is a 2012 2013 Illinois Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities LEND trainee and studies to be a leader and advocate for individuals with varying neurodevelopmental disabilities As a research assistant for Project SET Kristen is enthusiastic about combining her experience both teaching elementary students with disabilities and UIC undergraduate teacher candidates training in LEND and her developing research to benefit the research in transition of students with disabilities Joanna M Keel Joanna M Keel M Ed is currently in her fourth year of doctoral study in Special Education at University of Illinois at Chicago UIC Ms Keelâ s research interest is supporting urban low income culturally and linguistically diverse CLD students with high incidence disabilities and their families in secondary transition and

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  • Project SET Faculty
    young adults with disabilities Dr Cushing has 20 years of experience serving individuals with disabilities and their families including as a special education teacher for youth with significant disabilities at an inclusive middle school in Hawaii Public Schools and as an advocate for individuals with autism and their families for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities CARD at the University of South Florida Her specific scholarly interests include the inclusion of students with significant disabilities in middle high school and postsecondary settings peer mediated supports and transition from school Her work with youth and young adults with significant disabilities appears in top journals in the field Dr Cushing has been co PI and has coordinated projects funded by the Office of Special Education Programs She is the Principal Investigator and director of Project SET Seamless and Effective Transition Furthermore Dr Cushing serves on journal editorial boards and is active in national state and university organizations Dr Fabricio E Balcazar Dr Fabricio E Balcazar Ph D is a Professor in the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago Dr Balcazar s primary research interest is in developing effective strategies for enhancing consumer empowerment and personal effectiveness among individuals with disabilities Dr Balcazar has conducted research over the past 25 years on several disability related areas such as the development of systematic approaches for the effective involvement of people with disabilities in consumer advocacy organizations the development and evaluation of a model service delivery approach to increase consumers empowerment in the VR service delivery system the development of interventions for helping Latino youth with disabilities who have dropped out of high school return to education and or find jobs they can keep the development of interventions to help minority students with disabilities transition into employment

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  • Cohort 1
    Admissions Calendar Events Events Calendar UIC Academic Calendar Partners and Community Connections Advisory Board Grant Partners Community Connections Cohort I Carol Reynolds Carolyn Burnes Christine Tomeczko Crystal Steidley Millington David Andries David Paske Deidra Freeman Kenneth Dobert Lauren Mucha Ramona

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  • Cohort 2
    Flyer Course Descriptions Scholars in Residence Admissions Calendar Events Events Calendar UIC Academic Calendar Partners and Community Connections Advisory Board Grant Partners Community Connections Cohort 2 Patricia Arroyo Cara Brown Brittany Chesna Nicole Donnelly Joseph Duffy Teresa Giannelli Kim Goldsmith

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  • Cohort 3
    Cohort 4 FAQ Flyer Course Descriptions Scholars in Residence Admissions Calendar Events Events Calendar UIC Academic Calendar Partners and Community Connections Advisory Board Grant Partners Community Connections Cohort 3 Ray Baker Christina Clemons Sarah Gende Lauren Gumbel Erin Hawes Norma

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  • Cohort 3
    3 Cohort 4 FAQ Flyer Course Descriptions Scholars in Residence Admissions Calendar Events Events Calendar UIC Academic Calendar Partners and Community Connections Advisory Board Grant Partners Community Connections Cohort 4 Brian Butterfield Jennifer Crofts John Lesniak Lauren Kaufman Marty Murphy

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