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Educator’s Briefing

The annual Post-Secondary College and Transition Educator’s Briefing will be held VIRTUALLY on Friday, September 22, 2023 at 2:30 pm.

This event provides School Administrators, Educators, Guidance Counselors, and Support Organizations the opportunity to learn more about the movement to expand post-secondary and transition college-based program options for youth with intellectual disabilities (ID), how educators can best prepare students who are pursuing this path, and comparable program options in New Jersey.


This year’s event will feature…

  • A presentation from Dr. Kathleen Becht (Technical Assistance Coordinator, Think College National Coordinating Center) entitled: “BECAUSE THEY CAN!, COLLEGE FOR STUDENTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY”
  • Informational presentations from three of New Jerseys inclusive college programs: The Career and Community Studies Program at The College of New Jersey, The Turning Point Program at Bergen Community College, and The Transition and Career Studies Program at Georgian Court University.


Complimentary Registration:

Please feel free to share this information with your colleagues. CEU’s will be distributed for all in attendance.


Event Details

Date: Friday, September 22nd, 2023
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Via Zoom (Link will be provided closer to event date)

» Register for the Educator’s Briefing (Required)

CEU’s will be distributed for all in attendance. Please feel free to share this information with your colleagues


Presentation Overview: “Because THEY CAN!, College for Students with Intellectual Disability”

Students with intellectual disability are going to college in greater numbers than ever before. In this presentation, I’ll share how students are attending colleges around the country, what is expected of them in college, and how they are doing. Additionally, I’ll share what higher education deans and provosts are saying about the expanding student diversity on their campus. Finally, I’ll share how secondary educators can prepare students and families for college, and help them access the national resource of college programs for students with intellectual disability.

Presenter Bio:

Picture of Dr. Kathleen BechtDr. Kathleen Becht, Technical Assistance Coordinator, Think College National Coordinating Center
Dr. Kathleen Becht has worked and advocated for individuals with disabilities, including her own children and sister, for over 35 years. Dr. Becht currently serves as the Technical Assistance Coordinator for Think College National Coordinating Center, where she manages 20 consultants and requests from parents, educators, colleges and universities, and inclusive post-secondary education project personnel across the US. She has spoken at national and state conferences in the areas of inclusive secondary and post-secondary education, transition, supported employment, self-advocacy, and families. Dr. Becht works to inspire the literate citizenship of individuals with intellectual disability; as consumers, employees, neighbors, college students, and life-long learners.


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This project is supported by Grant #P407A200038 awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. The opinions, finding, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Education.