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Are Non-Academic Skills Important to be Successful?

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Nov, 2015

Are Non-Academic Skills Important to be Successful?

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I'm a co-organizer of an education meetup called #KCedu. https://www.facebook.com/kansascityedu At one of our meetings, I learned some surprising statistics. Dr. Randy Watson, Kansas Commissioner of Education, presented findings from a qualitative study based on over a thousand community and business persons across the state. Participants were asked to write about what makes a successful young adult and researchers at K-State analyzed

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Coaching Persons in Decision Making: Forgot My Lunch

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Aug, 2014

Coaching Persons in Decision Making: Forgot My Lunch

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We've all been there, right? We get to work and realize we forgot our lunch. For someone with a disability (or anyone who tends to be forgetful), this probably happens more often and it can be anxiety-provoking. It's distracting and keeps us from doing our best work. Several issues and choices come into play. Does the person have

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Independent Living: Going Shopping Today?

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Aug, 2013

Independent Living: Going Shopping Today?

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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] A picture of a wallet. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] Being active in the community usually means that, if you’re going to be out for a few hours, you’re probably going to want something to eat or drink while you’re out. Here are a few ideas to consider before walking out the door: Take Water and

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Disabilities and Transition After High School: Developing Independence at the Community College, Even If I’m Not Taking Classes

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Jul, 2013

Disabilities and Transition After High School: Developing Independence at the Community College, Even If I’m Not Taking Classes

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Okay, new graduate. You’ve finished high school, and your classmates, at least most of them, are going on to college. You say to yourself, I want to go to college! Of course, you want to do what your friends are doing, right? It’s understandable that you don’t want to stay at home while everyone else is having a

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Independent Living: Is Crossing the Street as Easy as ‘Look Left, Look Right, Look Left Again’?

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Being independent requires being able to navigate the community safely. What are some tips? [caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] English: A pedestrian LED Traffic Light in Financial District, New York City, NY Deutsch: Eine Fussgängerampel im Financial District in New York City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption]   Prepare to be aware of the environment. The first step in community safety

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Independent Living Skills: What’s My No-Phone Backup Plan?

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May, 2013

Independent Living Skills: What’s My No-Phone Backup Plan?

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Parents feel better when they know their children are safe and have some skills to solve problems independently. Developing independence means that we give up a little bit of control as children grow up and attend school, participate in sports or community activities, or spend the night away from home.   How do you feel about your child

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