Cornell University

David Brewer : Biography

David Brewer is on program teaching staff with Cornell University 's Employment and Disability Institute in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations Extension Division at Cornell University .  He currently manages the development of TransQUAL Online: tools and professional development materials to promote improvement of secondary education programs under the New York State Education Department.  For the New York State Department of Labor under a federal grant, he is managing the development of Universal Access-NY: an online tool to measure and improve access to the Workforce Development system for all one-stop customers.  He provides technical assistance to secondary special education programs in New York State under contract with the New York State Education Department. He has developed policy recommendations, resource materials and curricula for the New York State Education Department on the subject of student self-determination.  Mr. Brewer collaborated with the University of Oregon as the New York State Liaison for a federal grant, the Next STEP Curriculum Project, an approach to teach students to direct their future planning process.  He has over thirty years of experience working the area of special education and transition from school to adult life, and holds a Permanent New York State Teaching Certificate in Special Education.