National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes: An Overview, L. Kinast; September 21, 2019
Presentation Summary: This presentation will provide a brief overview of NDC’s work at national, state, and local levels which seeks to increase postsecondary attainment of deaf individuals. Attendees will learn about education and employment outcomes that are the foundation for NDC’s work and resources available for parents.
Visit NDC’s booth and get data on Educational Attainment and Employment Outcomes of deaf individuals. Meet our team and ask questions about how families and others can leverage resources to support deaf youth in transition during and after high school.
Recommended Resources available at NDC’s booth:
- Top 8 Tips for Parents
- Infographic: Transition Planning
- Infographic: Self-Advocacy
- Supporting Deaf Youth Through Mentoring
- Vocational Rehabilitation: An Introduction
- College Readiness for Deaf Students
- Student Planning Guide: Testing and Accommodations
- Benefits of Work-Based Learning Programs for Deaf Students
- Equitable Access Guide: Understanding Legal Responsibilities for Institutions
- Deaf People and Educational Attainment in the United States
- Deaf People and Employment in the United States
Technical Assistance Specialist
Dr. Lore Kinast is a change agent working to address accessibility barriers that deaf students face in higher education settings. Her interest in education and employment access for deaf people initially began when she worked as an employment development specialist and experienced the struggles her deaf clients endured with finding a job. It was further propelled while managing programs and coordinating services including interpreting, captioning, and other accommodations for deaf students at several colleges. She has spent over 25 years collaborating with stakeholders on all levels, designing accessible opportunities using short and long term goals, implementing systemic benchmarks, and spearheading program development projects. Currently, Lore is the Co-Chair for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Knowledge and Practice Community with the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). She received her master’s degree from California State University, Northridge in Educational Administration, and an EdD in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University.