Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2:00 PM ~ 3:30 PM ET

National Center for Learning Disabilities and the Alliance for Excellent Education will host a briefing of panelists who will offer actions that students, parents, community members, educators, and policymakers can take to ensure self-advocacy and self-determination are integrated into personalized learning systems.


Personalized learning can provide students greater voice and choice in their learning, including opportunities to advocate for how, where, and when they learn best. This emphasis on student agency, self-awareness, and self-advocacy is important for all students, but especially for students with disabilities who will have to more proactively advocate for their needs in higher education, the workforce, and community life. The challenge is that self-advocacy skills and self-determination must be learned; they are not innate. Simply utilizing personalized learning does not ensure that all students will develop these abilities. 


Ace Parsi, Personalized Learning Partnership Manager, National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)


Mimi Corcoran, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
Amanda Fitzgerald, Director of Public Policy, American School Counselor Association
Joey Hunziker, Program Manager of Innovation Lab Network, Council of Chief State School Officers
Lindsay Jones, Vice President, Chief Policy and Advocacy Officer, NCLD
Will Marsh, Graduate, St. Joseph’s University
Winsome Waite, Vice President of Policy to Practice, Alliance for Excellent Education