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The Institute for Innovative Transition provides an Information and Referral Center for individuals with developmental disabilities ages 12-30, their families, school staff, and adult service providers throughout Monroe County. READ MORE   One of the goals for the Institute for Innovative Transition is to increase inclusive postsecondary education opportunities for young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. READ MORE   Project SEARCHTM, founded in 1994 at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, is a nationally and internationally recognized program for individuals with disabilities who are interested in training and preparation for competitive employment. READ MORE
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The Institute collaborates with agencies, service providers and schools to provide assistance with trainings and dissemination of transition information to families, teachers, youth and young adults with developmental disabilities. READ MORE   Our policy initiatives are designed to work in partnership with local and state agencies to review current and future policies that have an effect on transition age youth and young adults and their families in New York State. READ MORE  


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Dare to Dream

October 18-19, 2014
Syracuse University Campus

The Call for Proposals is now open! Submit your presentation idea by April 28.


Who should attend Disabled and Proud?
Disabled and Proud is for any college student with an intellectual, develomental, learning, physical, or other disability; for high school or college age students with disabilities thinking about attending college; and we are offer a strand of sessions for parents so they can support their students to be Disabled and Proud!

When/where will the conference be held?
Disabled and Proud will be Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19, 2014. Most sessions and activities will be at the Syracuse University Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, on the Syracuse University Campus in Syracuse, NY.

What does it cost to attend Disabled and Proud?
There is NO REGISTRATION FEE for Disabled and Proud, and all meals are provided! However, you will be responsible for your own travel costs to and from Syracuse, NY and overnight accommodations.

Where should I stay during the conference?
A block of hotel rooms will be reserved at a special conference rate (information coming soon) and we suggest you share rooms with other conference attendees to not only make friends, but also to share the costs. Additionally, housing may be available with Syracuse University students at dorms and student apartments at no cost (information coming soon).


To pre-register, click here







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