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    ASPIRE: Georgia's Student-led IEP Initiative

    ASPIRE promotes self-determination and self-advocacy skills to prepare students for educational, career, and independent living decisions that they will need to make in adulthood.

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    ASPIRE Partner: Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities

    GaDOE partnered with the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities to develop ASPIRE.

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    GLRS Coordinates ASPIRE Minigrants

    The State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) is offering mini grants to five GLRS Centers to implement ASPIRE in targeted school districts for the 2013-2014 school year. A list of the participating districts will be announced soon.

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Choice Maker Self-Determination Curriculum


ChoiceMaker Self-Determination Curriculum

The ChoiceMaker Self-Determination Curriculum is now available for download at no cost!

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Terrie Young and Lisa Allred Receive ASPIRE Leadership Award

2015 ASPIRE Leadership Awards were presented at the Middle/South ASPIRE Forum.

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ASPIRE Online Community

Join the ASPIRE listserve.  Get tips and tools from teachers implementing student-led IEPs.  Access is by invitation.  Complete the application by following the link below.

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ASPIRE Featured in GCDD Magazine

The ASPIRE initiative was recently featured in an article in the Winter 2014 issue of the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities Magazine.

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Houston County Schools are ASPIRED!

Houston County Schools has implemented ASPIRE in all of its elementary, middle, and high schools.  In the 2011- 2012 school year, 126 teachers and all special education program specialists participated in ASPIRE training.  Parent meetings were also conducted to inform parents about the ASPIRE process and to share strategies for enhancing self-determination and self-advocacy skills. During the 2012 – 2013 school year, 75 additional teachers were trained in ASPIRE and additional parent meetings were held. 

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