AAPI Conferences

March 2006

AAGP Annual Meeting

March 10-13, 2006: The Caribe Hilton, San Juan Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry’s Annual Meeting will be held this year in Puerto Rico. This conference primarily serves the interests of geriatric and general psychiatrists, geriatricians, primary care physicians, neurologists, and advance practice nurses. To register please visit www.aagpmeeting.org/register.htm

Disability Etiquette in the Workplace—Audio Conference

March 14, 2006: 2:00-3:00pm EST
The Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission (RSC) will present an audio conference on the significance of disability in the workplace, and the benefits of using common sense strategies for effectively interacting with applicants, employees, and coworkers with disabilities. Participants will learn etiquette strategies for effectively interacting with applicants and employees with all types of disabilities. If you wish to attend this session, please contact Jim Gears at (800) 207-6047, James.Gears@RSC.STATE.OH.US.

Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus Briefing

March 16, 2006: 2:00-4:00pm
Disability and Health Congressional Briefing, 121 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C. The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and The External Partners Group invite you to join us at a briefing for the: Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus - 109th Congress 2005-2006. For more information, contact Kim Musheno at kmusheno@aucd.org, or by phone at 301-588-8252.

Teaching All Students, Reaching All Learners: Innovative Ways to Address Disability and Other Forms of Diversity in the Postsecondary Classroom

March 16th, 2006: Honolulu, HI
For those of you interested in improving outcomes for postsecondary education students with disabilities please register to attend the National Capacity Building Institute to be held on March 16th, 2006. Post Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities, Sheraton Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawai‘i. To Register: Participants must be registered. Complete the registration form and submit to: Velina Sugiyama at velina@hawaii.edu or fax 956-5713. $25 Registration fee.

21st Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference

March 20-25, 2006: Los Angeles, CA
Mark your calendar for March 20-25, 2006. Plan to attend California State University, Northridge Center on Disabilities’ 21st Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, March 20-25, 2006: Los Angeles, CA. This is a comprehensive, international conference, where technologies across all ages; disabilities; levels of education and training; employment; and independent living are addressed. It is the largest conference of its kind! http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/2006/genconfinfo06.htm.

White House Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

When: Wednesday, April 12, 2006 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Where: Hyatt Jacksonville, 225 East Coast Line Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202
On Wednesday, April 12, the White House will host a conference to help faith-based and other community organizations learn more about President Bush’s Faith-Based and Community Initiative. The federal government is working to make sure that faith-based and community groups can compete on an equal footing for federal dollars, receive greater private support, and face fewer bureaucratic barriers.

The conference is free, but pre-registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. to register online. We strongly encourage you to register online. Please register by Thursday, April 6. If you must cancel your registration, please send an email to fbci@dtihq.com or a fax to the number listed above so we may accommodate as many people as possible. For more information, please call 202-456-6718, send an email to fbci@dtihq.com.

April 2006

2006 ADA Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability Conference: “Personal Perspectives & Social Impact: The Stories We Tell”

April 17-18, 2006: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
For more information, go to: http://ada.osu.edu/conferences/past/2006program.htm

YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Network

May 1-5, 2006: New York, NY
YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Network will hold its 27th Annual International Conference “Pathways to Success in Developmental and Learning Disabilities: Innovative Programs, Strategies and Policies that Work” on May 1-5, 2006, at the Crowne Plaza Manhattan Hotel, 1605 Broadway, in New York City. For more conference information, visit www.yai.org/pid or contact Dalia Sztulwark at dsztulwark@yai.org, 212-273-6193 or 212-629-4113 (fax). On-line registration begins in March at www.yai.org.

Pass it On: A National Conference on Reuse of Assistive Technology

May 8-10, 2006: Georgia Tech Conference Center in Atlanta, GA.
Sponsored by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), U.S. Department of Education, the Pass it On conference will take place May 8-10, 2006 in Atlanta, GA. This national conference is designed to help organizations share successful strategies and build new networks for reuse of assistive technology (AT), including organizations that exchange, recycle, repair and redistribute used AT. Learn more about Pass it On.

White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Equal Treatment Presentation—Cincinnati, OH

When: May 11, 2006 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
151 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
State, regional and local administrators of U.S. Department of Labor-funded programs are invited to an informational session hosted by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in Cincinnati, OH on May 11, 2006.

To expand and strengthen services to people in need, the President has advanced the Faith-Based and Community Initiative to ensure that all effective non-profit organizations have equal access to grants and other types of Federal financial assistance. All desiring to attend should RSVP immediately to Shortenhaus.scott@dol.gov.

White House Targeted Workshop on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives—Cincinnati, OH

When: Friday, May 12, 2006 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, 151 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
On Friday, May 12, 2006, the White House will host a workshop geared towards representatives from social service groups that have a track record of applying for government funding, especially those from groups that have not yet won grants.

The conference is free, but pre-registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit www.fbci.gov to register online. Please register by Monday, May 8. If you must cancel your registration, please send an email to fbci@dtihq.com or a fax to the number listed above so we may accommodate as many people as possible.

For more information, please call 202-456-6718, send an email to fbci@dtihq.com.

May 2006

RCI Americans with Disabilities Act Conference

May 19th, 2006: Albuquerque Hilton, NM
RCI would like to welcome you to it’s first Americans with Disabilities Act Conference. The conference will provide you with up-to-date resources, tax incentives, guidelines and educational tools in working with people with disabilities. The conference will be held at the Albuquerque Hilton on Friday May 19th 2006. Learn more about the Americans with Disabilities Act Conference.

Latino Employment Conference: Registration/Scholarship & Hotel Deadlines Extended

May 2006: San Antonio, TX
Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte and performer Chris Fonseca will give keynote addresses during Proyecto Visión’s fifth national Bridges to Employment conference May 31 - June 2 in San Antonio. For more information contact: Kathy Martinez (510) 251-4326 or kathy@wid.org or visit the Project Vision Web site.

ADA Workshops

Services for Independent Living, Inc. (SIL), is pleased to announce two (2) upcoming workshops for employers, human resource professionals, and advocates on the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The first workshop, Rights and Responsibilities in Employment under Title I of the ADA, will be on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The second workshop, An In-Depth Look: Employer Responsibilities and Reasonable Accommodation, will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Both workshops will be held at SIL at 25100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 105, Cleveland, 44117. Seating is limited; registration and payment are required by May 30, 2006

For more information, please contact Laura Gold at SIL at (216) 731-1529 email: lgold@sil-oh.org or Cynthia Stankiewicz at EEOC at (216) 522-7679, email: Cynthia.Stankiewicz@eeoc.gov.

EEOC to Hold Employer Roundtable on Emergency Preparedness and People with Disabilities

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to hold Roundtable with Employers on Emergency Preparedness and People with Disabilities on June 7, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. to noon in Washington D.C. Open to the public. Building security requires I.D. Learn more about this EEOC Roundtable.

White House Targeted Workshop on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives: Las Vegas, NV

When: Tuesday, June 6, 2006 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m
Where: Alexis Park Resort
375 East Harmon
Las Vegas, NV 89109
On Tuesday, June 6, 2006, the White House and others will host a targeted workshop in Las Vegas to help faith-based and community organizations learn more about President Bush’s Faith-Based and Community Initiative. The event is geared towards representatives from social service groups that have a track record of applying for government funding, especially those from groups that have not yet won grants. The conference is free, but pre-registration is required. Registration is on a

2006 Disability Access Conference

June 8 & 9, 2006: Hawaii Convention Center
The Conference will feature approximately 40 sessions on access to employment, programs and services, facilities, the justice system, and technology with mainland speakers text or pdf and local speakers. Learn more about the 2006 Disability Access Conference.

4th Annual Deaf Asia Festival in Los Angeles, CA

June 17, 2006: Los Angeles, CA
Celebrate “Asian Deaf Cultural Awareness”
Free Admission! Free Gifts!
When: Saturday, June 17, 2006
Where: Japanese American Cultural and Community Center JACCC Plaza, 244 South San Pedro Street (between 2nd and 3rd Streets)
Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Little Tokyo)
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thriving in Challenging Times: The Future of Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology

Organization: RESNA—Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America
Where: Atlanta, GA
Date: June 22-26, 2006

Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS)

June 29th to July 1st 2006: Honolulu, HI
The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) will hold its 11th National Conference in Hawai‘i to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Filipino immigration to Hawai‘i. The theme, “Sakadas and Beyond: Connecting Our Past to Inspire the Future.” Call for Papers, Panels & Presentations (Deadline: February 1, 2006). For Conference Proposal Form and guidelines, go to: www.fanhs-national.org or contact (206) 322-0203 or (808) 956-9295.

Native American Training and Information Network

The NATIN 2006 NNAFT Parent Center is sponsoring the 5th Annual Native American Training and Information Network. NATIN is scheduled for July 10-11, 2006 at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, VA.

NATIN has been established to bring people together from different tribes and agencies to address issues that affect our children with disabilities in our Sovereign Nations. NATIN conducts an annual meeting to: Share information across tribes and agencies, Provide opportunities for agencies to collaborate, and to Address disability issues with a united voice.

For More Information: NNAFT Parent Center 121 Sweet Ave., Ste. 123 Moscow, ID. 83843, Email: naft@moscow.com, Register online at www.nativefamilynetwork.com.

Universal Design and Visitability Conference

The response to the upcoming Universal Design and Visitability: From Accessibility to Zoning Conference on July 13th and 14th, 2006 has been fabulous. At this time they only have a handful of spots left in the on-site version of the conference. However they are simultaneously offering the conference in an on-line format.

The on-line version of the conference will work very similarly to the on-site version. You will login to the conference site and select the session you would like to listen to. Participants will be able to view and hear the conference as it happens. Participants can type in questions that will be answered by the speakers. You can easily move from session to session. Best of all the sessions will be archived, so if you miss a session you can come back and listen to it later.

The early registration deadline is July 1st. The conference fee is $100 for professionals and $40 for students. For more information, to view the conference program, or to register. Questions can be directed to ped@knowlton.osu.edu.

July 2006

29th Annual AHEAD Conference and Exhibit Hall

July 17-22, 2006: San Diego, California, USA
The AHEAD 2006 Conference celebrates the 20 year anniversary since our last adventure together in San Diego! Transition and change mark the theme of our Conference; our program reflects the many lenses we use to bridge the transition gap. AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education.

July 18, 2006 ADA Update: 16 Years Later

Join ADA as they mark their 16th Anniversary and celebrate the on-going efforts of the federal agencies to enforce the rights of individuals with disabilities. Both the EEOC and DOJ are actively engaged in enforcing the ADA through their efforts to educate as well as through settlement agreements and litigation. Join our Speakers as they provide an update regarding federal initiatives including technical assistance efforts and targeted enforcement activities (e.g. Project Civic Access, etc.)

Speakers: John Wodatch, Chief-Disability Rights Section, U.S. Department of Justice and Sharon Rennert, Attorney Advisor, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

CEU Credits: CRC; Time: 2:00-3:30PM EDT; More information can be found here: http://www.ada-ohio.org/informat.htm.

Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP) Summer Program

The ATACP Summer Program will take place at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta from July 27-30, 2006. This certificate program offers a wide range of practical assistive technology (AT) applications and information.

US Department of Labor 2006 National Equal Opportunity Conference

August 1-4, 2006: Marriott Crystal Gateway, Arlington, Virginia
Contact information: Vicky Best-Morris, best-morris.vicky@dol.gov, Conference Coordinator at 202-693-6512
This conference is intended as a means by which a recipient’s equal opportunity professionals can maintain and enhance their knowledge, skill, and abilities in order to effectively carry out this responsibilities. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Civil Rights Center in collaboration with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies Equal Opportunity Committee, this annual conference will showcase expert insight into the challenges faced as we recommit ourselves to the precepts of equal opportunity. Learn more about the 2006 National Equal Opportunity Conference

Kennedy Center Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference

August 3-6, 2006: Washington D.C.
The Kennedy Center Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference and Training is accepting proposals for pre-conference workshop intensives at the 2006 conference to be held August 3-6 in Washington D.C. Pre-conference sessions will be held on Thursday, August 3. Proposals must be submitted to the Kennedy Center Accessibility Program by January 30, 2006. Four to six proposals will be selected by committee, and notification of acceptance will be sent by February 10, 2006. To submit a proposal, please fill out the attached proposal and send it via email to access@kennedy-center.org. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your ideas for a proposal before submitting, call (202) 416-8727(voice) or (202) 416-8728 (TTY).

DigiGirlz High Tech Camp 2006

Microsoft will be hosting the 6th annual DigiGirlz High Tech Camp: August 14-18, 2006. Their mission is to introduce High School girls to the many career fields offered within the High Tech industry. This is an exciting five-day experience offered to high school girls. During the camp, DigiGirlz have the opportunity to participate in a number of different opportunities including Xbox game testing, Microsoft Studio broadcasting and Product development and marketing.

You must submit a recommendation from your teacher, employer or career counselor and at least a 300 word essay on your interest in becoming a DigiGirl in order to participate. Space is limited so apply early! Learn more about Microsoft’s DigiGirlz camp.

Free Web Conference: Tablet Technology and People with Disabilities

Presenter: Karen McCall
August 15, 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
This Web seminar will demonstrate the ability of students with disabilities to use tablet technology and Microsoft OneNote. The tablet offers tools for task accessibility such as handwriting, speech recognition, the use of screen magnification, and screen reading software. With the new smaller models of tablets, you have “big Windows” applications on a small Windows XP Pro based computer. Add Microsoft OneNote and you have a powerful digital notebook. OneNote is a free form digital notebook tool that can be used with adaptive technology. Tablets can be used by people with dysgraphia, learning disabilities, visual disabilities, or who are blind. More academic institutions are moving to tablet technology and this seminar provides an overview of how it can be used as an inclusive tool.

You need to register in advance to reserve space in the online Web conference room. Registering also means you will get a link afterwards to the recording of the conference.

EASI Web conferences take place entirely on the Internet. You need to have your speakers connected to hear the presenter. You will also see slides pushed during the presentation to support it.

Improving Employment Opportunities for Native Workers with Disabilities

August 22 - 23, 2006 at the Thurman J. White Forum Building @ University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
The American Indian Disability Technical Assistance Center (AIDTAC) has contracted The University of Oklahoma OUTREACH and Health Promotion Programs (HPP) to present this special, NO FEE, 2-day training that will focus on Improving the Employment Opportunities for American Indians/Alaska Natives with Disabilities in Oklahoma. This program will be a comprehensive, skills-based training opportunity for human resources and personnel specialists, as well as vocational rehabilitation counselors, technicians and advocates who have worked with or who are considering working with Native people with disabilities. Come prepared to learn how to successfully include Native workers with disabilities in your workforce.

For more information, contact: Health Promotion Programs College of Continuing Education OUTREACH, The University of Oklahoma, 555 East Constitution Street, Norman, Oklahoma 73072 -7820, Tele: (405) 325-1790; Fax: (405) 325-7126, E-mail: hpp@ou.edu, Web site: http://hpp.ou.edu.

September 2006

Customized Employment Web-conference Series

Self-employment means a customized job often developed through creating a business. This is an ever-growing strategy to increase income and independence for many people. Web-conferences are scheduled for September 8 and 14, 2006. There is no cost to attend, and more information can be found here.

First Ever Conference on Mentoring Youth with Disabilities

Aspire, Achieve, Empower: First National Conference on Mentoring for Youth with Disabilities is quickly approaching. Don’t miss out on attending! For more information and to register, go to: http://www.regonline.com/pyd.

This is an exciting opportunity to learn about best practices, sustainability, inclusion and much more! The conference will be hosted in Boston on September 13-15, 2006 with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy as the lead sponsor.

Customized Employment Webconference Series

One-Stop staff and partners, community rehabilitation providers, job developers, business service representatives and other interested parties are invited to join in on Webconferences taking place from 1:00-2:30 EDT on September 8th and September 14th, 2006. Learn more about this Webconference Series.

September 2006

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)—Conference 2006

Acquire knowledge and skills to accommodate employees with disabilities, comply with the ADA, and develop innovative employment practices. JAN’s 2006 conference will be held September 18th and 19th at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport.

Wounded & Injured Veterans’ Summit

A national dialogue will be held on September 20-21, 2006 to highlight the issues, programs, and best practices employed at federal, state and community levels to assure the recovery and return to success of transitioning wounded, injured and disabled service members and their families.

Brain Injury: New Science, Best Practices, and Future Innovations

September 22-24, 2006: Jacksonville, FL
Organization: North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS); Email: conference@nabis.org

Learn Your ADA Rights And How To Enforce Them In the Workplace

Services for Independent Living, Inc. (SIL), is pleased to announce a workshop for employees, job seekers, self-advocates, and advocates on the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The workshop will be on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at SIL at 25100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 105, Cleveland, 44117. The co-presenters will be Michelle Crew, Investigator, and Cynthia Stankiewicz, Outreach/ Technical Assistance Manager, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Cleveland Field Office. The fee is $10 per person. Because seating is limited, registration is required by September 19, 2006. Requests for accommodations should be made by September 19, 2006. For more information or for registration information, please contact Laura Gold at SIL at (216) 731-1529 (Voice/TTY) or lgold@sil-oh.org(e-mail) or Cynthia Stankiewicz at EEOC at (216) 522-7679 or Cynthia.Stankiewicz@eeoc.gov (e-mail).

Small Businesses: Creating Opportunities for Workers with Disabilities

Webcast addressing workplace flexibility and effective strategies for recruiting and retaining workers. The Small Businesses: Creating Opportunities for Workers with Disabilities webcast will take place September 26 at 2:00pm ET. Register for this Webcast.

October 2006

Make plans now to attend the Youth with Disabilities Roundtable!

September 30 & October 1, 2006: Sacramento, CA (immediately prior to NCAI’s Annual Conference)
The National Indian Health Board has partnered with the Indian Health Service and the National Congress of American Indians to hold a roundtable on American Indian/Alaska Native Youth with Disabilities, which is part of the New Freedom Initiative. Through this conference they aim to bring together the four most important groups: the youth, the Tribal governments, the State governments, and the Federal government. Join us on your way to the NCAI 63rd Annual Convention!

Free Web conference on LD and Accessibility

October 3, 2006
EASI is proudly hosting this Web conference. While it’s focus is K-12, the content has obvious relevance for all educational levels. National experts will share knowledge and experience. Anyone who registers, even if they can’t attend, will later receive a link to the recording of the event.
Send questions for the experts to: LDUSA1@gmail.com

Web Conference 4-part Series: Learning Disabilities and Adaptive Technology

Part 1: Learning Disabilities—Adolescents and Adults
Presenter: Noel Gregg, Ph.D. Director & Distinguished Research Professor University of Georgia Regents Center for Learning Disorders. This first presentation in a series of four focusing on learning disabilities will present an overview of learning disabilities and the adolescent /adult population.

Part 2: K-12 through Transition: One Size Does Not Fit All
Presenter: Pene Chambers, Director, Information Systems Department of Special Education Kennedy Krieger Institute. Technology affords flexibility and can accommodate unique and diverse individual needs and interests without compromising goals and objectives. Use what you have better.

Part 3: LD and AT in Post-secondary Education
Presenter: Carolyn Phillips, Manager, Georgia Department of Labor/VR Tools for Life Program. Vocational Rehabilitation Program, and Customized Employment gives power back to individuals, families, employers and community stakeholders.

Part 4: The Matrix: Incorporating Universal Design for Learning in a Post-secondary setting for Student with Learning Disabilities
Presenter: Christopher M.Lee, Ph.D. Director, AMAC, University System of Georgia. This presentation will explore how disability services are evolving within the post-secondary environment.

The dates for the series will be October 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Disability Issues Caucus of National Communication Association

November 6, 2006: San Antonio, TX
Call for Papers and Panel Proposals. Disability Issues Caucus, National Communication. Association Annual Meeting: San Antonio, TX Nov 16-19, 2006 Deadline: February 15, 2006 The Disability Issues Caucus invites research papers and program proposals exploring any aspect of issues related to disability and communication, and it especially. Contact: klebesco@mmm.edu URL: www.natcom.org.

2006 TASH Conference—Living the Vision Together: Today, Tomorrow, & Beyond

Organization: TASH: Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion for People with Disabilities
Where: Baltimore, MD
Date: November 8-11, 2006

Ask the DOJ: November 14, 2006

Take this opportunity to pose questions to DOJ regarding their enforcement efforts on Title II and Title III of the ADA as well as seek their guidance on tough ADA policy issues. DOJ has joined us on many occasions to field questions from our audience. This is an opportunity for you to get clarification and/or seek guidance from DOJ on issues associated with compliance and/or your rights under the ADA.

Speaker: John Wodatch Chief, Disability Rights Section, U.S. Department of Justice

Sessions are 90 minutes in length and delivered via audio conference. Participants are in a "listen-only" mode until the question and answer period. The sessions are offered real-time captioned on the Internet, and a transcript is developed and posted to the Internet following the session. In addition, a digital recording of the session is archived on the DBTAC: Great Lakes ADA Center web site at adagreatlakes.org.

For more information: ADA-OHIO (The Americans with Disabilities Act), 700 Morse Road, Suite 101, Columbus, OH 43214, 800-ADA-OHIO (800-232-6446) 800-ADA-ADA1 (800-232-2321) TTY, 614-844-5537 FAX, adaohio@aol.com, http://www.ada-ohio.org/. ADA-OHIO is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

November 2006

Audioconference Educational Series on Psychiatric Rehabilitation Registering Now!

The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation is offering three innovative and stimulating AudioConferences for mental health and rehabilitation professionals, education support staff, program administrators, public healt” lectures by leaders in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. The lectures are interactive so that audiences may propose questions or comments.

Health and Hope: Helping People Live Optimally in Their Communities Through Health Promotion Services
Nov. 8, 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST - Dori Hutchinson, Sc.D.

Reclaiming Lives: Evidence for Improvement and Recovery in Schizophrenia
Nov. 15, 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST - Courtenay Harding, Ph.D.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation: Philosophical and Evidence Base
Nov. 29, 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST - William Anthony, Ph.D.

Find out more about the Fall 2006 AudioConference Educational Series online at http://cpr.bu.edu/resources/ecast-04/2006-archive/2006-10 or contact Joan Rapp at 617-353-3549 or via email at joanrapp@bu.edu.

NCDDR WebCast: Capacity Building and Cultural Competence

On Thursday, November 16, the National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR) will host a webcast entitled “Capacity Building and Cultural Competence When Working with Minority Populations.” The presenters are Fabricio Balcazar, PhD, Department of Disability and Human Development, and Yolanda Suarez, PhD, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago. This webcast is presented in collaboration with the Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) program.

The presentation will describe the researchers’ conceptual framework for cultural competence training, review the factors that determine cultural diversity, and summarize their training activities in this area to date. Cultural diversity is constantly challenging our ability to outreach and effectively involve minority individuals with disabilities in research projects and/or services. This webcast provides important information to members of the NIDRR researcher community on diversity and research outreach as well as other interested parties.

The 90-minute webcast will begin at 3:00pm Eastern; 2:00pm Central; 1:00pm Mountain; 12:00pm Pacific; 11:00am Alaska; 9:00am Hawaii. NCDDR Webcast page: http://www.ncddr.org/webcasts/webcast4.html

White House Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

On Thursday, November 16, 2006, the White House will host a conference in Charlotte to help social service organizations learn more about President Bush’s Faith-Based and Community Initiative. These conferences are geared towards faith-based and community organizations that have no history of applying for government grants, as well as those that have applied, but have not yet been successful.

The conference is free, but pre-registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We strongly encourage you to register online. If you are unable to register online, please call (202) 456-6708 to have a registration form faxed to you.

The deadline for registration is Friday, November 10th. If you must cancel your registration, please send an email to fbci@dtihq.com or a fax to the number listed above so we may accommodate as many people as possible.

Thursday, November 16, 2006, 8:00am - 5:00pm, The Blake Hotel, 555 South McDowell Street, Charlotte, NC 28204

For more information, please call 202-456-6708, send an email to fbci@dtihq.com.

Increasing the Success of Employees with Mental Health Disabilities in the Workplace

The Ohio State University Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator’s Office and the Division of Occupational Therapy are co-hosting a one-day seminar to address the issue of how to help employees with disabilities increase their success in the workplace. A primary focus will be accommodations for social, behavioral, and mental health issues.

When: Friday, November 17, 2006 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Deadline for registration is October 25, 2006
Where: The Ohio State University, The Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43210

The $75 Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and conference resources. Contact: Andrea Cooper, phone: (614) 292-1076; TDD/TTY: (614) 688-8605; cooper.437@osu.edu

The Nuts and Bolts of Telework—Increasing Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Date: December 7, 2006, Time: 2:00 - 2:45pm ET, Presenters: Richard Horne, Jane Anderson, Richard Salnick
In this webcast, the presenters will discuss the basics of telework. Not to be confused with telemarketing, telework can be used as a strategy for return-to-work for people with disabilities and for increasing competitive employment for disabled Veterans. The webcast includes an overview of Federal interest in telework, given by Richard Horne, an in depth review of exactly what telework consists of, given by Jane Anderson, and an exploration of the success of Expediter, given by Richard Salnick. In addition, the presenters will give an overview of the resources and services that are available for employers and job-seekers on the new DOL-ODEP TeleworkUSA.net Web site. Please join in as they take employers through the steps needed to build a successful telework environment, enjoy the many perks of holding telework positions in their companies, and the rewards of engaging job-seekers that need to work remotely. Register for this webcast.

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