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State of the Art, Inc. completes five-site quantitative evaluation of "Sober, Safe and Satisfied: Negotiating for Sobriety and Safer Sex"
“Wretches & Jabberers” partners with Autism Society to commemorate National Autism Awareness Month in April 2011 with nationwide theatrical release
"Wretches & Jabberers": Roadtrip Film Sheds Personal Light on the Global Face of Autism
"Just add SPICE," SOTA's new NIH-funded health program for parents of children 3-6 prepares to launch
"SOBER, SAFE & SATISFIED: Negotiating for Sobriety and Safer Sex in New Relationships" prepares to launch
"Struggling in Silence" wins 2008 International Health & Medical Media Award
Two Finalists for 2008 International Health & Medical Media Awards
"Men Get Depression" airs on public television
"Managing Heart Disease"
Proven Effective by Research Evaluation
"My Future My Plan" Proven Effective
"Code Blue" Public Service Campaign Addresses Number-One Cancer Killer: Lung Cancer
“Autism is a World” Receives Henry Hampton Award from the Council on Foundations
"Men and Women Managing Heart Disease" Small Business Innovation Research Grants
“Autism is a World” Receives Media Excellence Award from Autism Society of America
CNN’s Oscar®-Nominated Film ‘Autism Is a World’ Makes TV Debut
“Autism Is A World” Nominated for Academy Award®
 "My Future My Plan" Proven Effective


Washington DC

My Future My Plan is a transition planning resource for students with disabilities and their families. It includes a video, student workbook and parent/teacher guide developed by State of the Art Inc. in partnership with the National center on Secondary Education and Transition. The materials provide comprehensive information on transition planning including how to use the IEP as a tool to drive the transition process.

My Future My Plan was evaluated with parent/student dyads that closely represent the national IEP population. The research yielded promising results. In particular, outcomes revealed:
1) positive attitudinal changes toward the IEP meetings
2) increased self-efficacy related to managing transition planning tasks
3) desired behavior changes such as increased information seeking about transition planning.

My Future My Plan
received numerous accolades including being named Finalist in the 2004 Freddie Award from MediMedia’s International Health and Medical Media Awards.

The outreach campaign has been extremely successful and achieved national reach with the support of the following project partners: ∑ Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, a division of the American Library Association ∑ The Arc of the United States ∑ Council for Exceptional Children ∑ Family Voices ∑ Learning Disabilities Association of America ∑ National Association of State Directors of Special Education ∑ National Center for the Study of Postsecondary Education Supports, University of Hawai’i at Manoa ∑ National Center on Secondary Education and Transition ∑ National Down Syndrome Congress ∑ National Down Syndrome Society ∑ PACER Center/The Alliance/FAPE ∑ PEAK Parent Center, Inc. ∑ TASH: Equity, Opportunity, Inclusion for People with Disabilities since 1975 My Future My Plan release timed to coincide with the HBO broadcast of Graduating Peter a film based on one of the three students profiled in the My Future My Plan video as well as mentions on websites such as and In addition the materials have been presented a numerous conferences and transition fairs and been reviewed in several publications.

For more information as well as licensing and reseller opportunities contact:
Dana Sheets
tel 202-537-0818 x11

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