NCSPES

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NCSPESNational Center for the Study of Postsecondary Educational Supports (Honolulu, HI)
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Conway is coordinator and assistant professor, Center on Disability Studies, National Center for the Study of Postsecondary Educational Supports (NCSPES), National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii.
* Include within the secondary education preparation received by students with disabilities opportunities for students to understand themselves and their disability in relation to needed services and supports, with a focus on advocating for those needs in different postschool educational and employment settings (NCSPES, 2000a).
* Develop effective models of assistance and support that are personally responsive, flexible, and individualized, as well as coordinated with instruction and integrated with the overall life support needs of the student (NCSPES, 2000b; Stodden & Dowrick, 2000a).
* Coordinate and manage postsecondary education supports and services with those provided by other community service agencies (health, mental health, human services, transportation, and others) required by many students with disabilities to successfully participate in and complete their postsecondary education programs (NCSPES, 2000a; Stodden & Dowrick, 2000b).