The 2016 issue of Odyssey was the result of a partnership between the Clerc Center and pepnet 2. It focuses on the importance of building collaborations at the national and state levels to support the education of deaf and hard of hearing students. In particular, the issue focuses on how collaborations can facilitate the successful transition of deaf and hard of hearing students from secondary education to postsecondary education and employment.
The issue includes 16 articles from a total of 32 professional and parent authors focusing on such topics as:
what collaboration is and why it's essential
how partnerships help with student transition and access
the challenges of maintaining partnerships over large distances
descriptions of resources and ways to tap into them and available networks
ideas for strengthening existing resources and networks
the importance of partnering with deaf and hard of hearing adults in deaf and hard of hearing students’ education
why the education of children—especially children with disabilities—is a shared responsibility and requires cross-agency collaboration at all levels: federal, state, and local
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