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LEAD Center, WINTAC, Southeast ADA Center

Career Pathways Community of Practice Meeting

Resources That Help Expand Opportunities for Career Pathways: "Freshman Year for Free"

Tuesday - December 11, 2018
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. [Eastern Time]

Finding resources and creative ways to increase the success of individuals with disabilities in securing Competitive Integrated Employment often begins with navigating the Career Pathways landscape.

One of the barriers to Competitive Integrated Employment for individuals with disabilities is access to, and success in, the Post-Secondary environment. Lack of funding, the need to balance education and a job, transportation concerns and many other issues make participation in post-secondary education or career-related training -- which would open opportunities for a more financially self-sustaining career -- a challenge that many face.

One resource that recognizes the need to make college more accessible and affordable for high school students, college students and adult learners with and without disabilities is Modern States.

Modern States is the New York-based charitable organization behind the effort. Modern States has funded production of online courses taught by college professors. The courses prepare students for introductory College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams in Economics, Sociology, Algebra and other areas.

Join us for an online presentation and discussion on December 11 to hear more about this initiative, which has been dubbed “Freshman Year for Free.”

David Vise, Executive Director of Modern States Education Alliance, will share the history and concept behind the initiative, discuss which classes taught by top quality college professors are available, and how to enroll and participate. David also will answer questions on how to make this type of continuing education a part of a plan, providing forward momentum on a higher education pathway.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email that contains information about how to join the meeting. This meeting will be captioned and presentation materials are available upon request.

Register for the Career Pathways Community of Practice Meeting for December 11, 2018 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. [Eastern]

For additional accommodation requests, email Shannon Edam, NDI at

About Career Pathways Community of Practice (CoP)

This meeting is brought to you by the joint Technical Assistance Team of WINTAC, the LEAD Center and the Southeast ADA Center, as part of the Career Pathways Community of Practice (CoP). Membership in the CoP is not required for attendance, although we always welcome new members — Sign up for CoP membership.

For more information, contact:
Nikki Powis, National Disability Institute (NDI)

This online meeting is produced by the following National Disability Institute (NDI) projects: LEAD Center with funding from Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor, Grant #OD-23863-12-75-4-11, and WINTAC with funding from Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).