Senior U.S. Education Official Michael Yudin to Discuss Preparing Students with Disabilities to Transition to College and Careers at TASH's 39th Annual Conference

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Michael Yudin, acting assistant secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, will participate in a Town Hall session at TASH's 39th annual conference, on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. This town hall will focus on critical policies, research and strategies needed to ensure implementation of quality college- and career-ready school interventions for students with significant disabilities, including extended transition services for young adults aged 18-21. This town hall will review current issues and effective strategies for improvements.

TASH, a nonprofit international leader in disability advocacy, is working to support human rights and inclusion for people with disabilities, through research, professional development, policy and resources to inform the public. The inclusive practices the organization validates through research have been shown to improve outcomes for all people.

The Obama Administration strongly believes that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed, and education is crucial to the economic strength and security of our nation and communities. The Department of Education's work is focused on ensuring all students receive an education that prepares them for success in life and their career, through programs including Promise Neighborhoods, School Improvement Grants, Race to the Top, and ConnectED, as well as ED's work to expand access to preschool.