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Report of Regents Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES)/P-12 Education/Higher Education Joint Meeting Committee to The Board of Regents

Your ACCES/P12 Education/Higher Education joint committee held its scheduled meeting on September 12, 2016.  All members were present.

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

Advisory Council on Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities – Your committee was provided with information on the Advisory Council on Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities which was established based on the recommendation of the New York State Disability Services Council and the approval of the Board of Regents.  The intent of the Advisory Council is to advise the Department on policies and practices to improve the transition of students with disabilities to postsecondary education and training, fiscal resource needs and disability-related accommodations and supports that will assist a student with college success.  The Advisory Council is led by Co-chairs Regent Christine Cea and Tamara Mariotti, Immediate Past President, New York State Disability Services Council and is comprised of representatives from the Department’s Office of ACCES, P12 Education, and Higher Education and representatives from many constituency groups.  The Advisory Council established four sub-committees: Fiscal, Legislative/Regulation, Technical Assistance, and Data Collection.  These committees identified short and long term goals for improving access, participation in and completion of postsecondary pursuits for students with disabilities.  The full Council meets twice a year and each of the sub-committees meet various times throughout the year.