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
Lore Kinast previously worked at public state universities and community colleges coordinating interpreting, captioning, and accommodations for deaf students to access their education. Along with the 15+ years of experience coordinating services, she has served on several advisory committees or as a board member for various organizations supporting the provision of access and services for deaf individuals. Prior to working in the postsecondary education sector, she worked as an employment development specialist for deaf individuals providing job coaching, employment skills training, and awareness and consultation to employers. Lauren received her master’s degree from California State University, Northridge in Educational Administration and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree at Texas Tech University in Higher Education Leadership with an emphasis on serving deaf students.