ASPIRE Articles

The Power of Self-Determination

This vimeo video shows the power of self-determination and how having and using self-determination skills can change the lives of people with disabilities and the perceptions of people who interact with them. Enjoy.


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Jenny McClintic Makes Houston County "AFIRE with ASPIRE"

Dr. Jenny McClintic, Program Specialist, for the Houston County School District has been the guiding force behind Houston County’s district-wide implementation of the ASPIRE Initiative. Through her efforts over 1100 students grades Pre-K through high school have participated in the ASPIRE initiative. Dr. McClintic has included all teachers and school based therapists in ASPIRE.

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New Resource Available: GaDOE's Self-Determination Manual

The Georgia Department of Education Self-Determination Manual has been added to the Resource Section of this website.  The manual contains valuable information about the importance of self-determination skills and includes strategies to assist educators and families in building  self-determination skills in students from early childhood through high school.  Included in the manual is a teacher's guide for promoting self-determination skills and increasing student participation in the IEP process.

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