Conferences

January 2007

NCTI at ATIA 2007 Conference—Meet us in Orlando!

Join us at the free Networking Event on Wednesday, January 24, from 3 - 4:30 pm. Click here to find out more about topics and featured speakers. Catch our presentations: Announcing Technology in the Works 2007: Short-term Collaborative Research and The Early Reading and Writing Matrices. Email us to request a consultation in Orlando: ncti@air.org.

NCTI at TRLD 2007 Conference

Meet us in San Francisco! Join us at the Technology, Reading, and Learning Diversity (TRLD) annual conference in San Francisco. Catch our presentation The Early Reading and Writing Matrices with George Peterson-Karlan. Email us to request a consultation in San Francisco: ncti@air.org.

An Intergenerational Forum

Kapiolani Community College is joining forces with AARP, the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Hawaii Pacific Islands Campus Compact to convene an intergenerational forum, “Across the Ages: Generations Shaping Hawaii”. Today, the Silent or Greatest Generation, the Baby Boomers, Gen X and the Gen Y’s are all living their separate lives based off different sets of values, lifestyles and with little mutual understanding.

To address the perspectives and common grounds, we are sponsoring: An Inter-Generational Forum for Older Adults and Students on Tuesday, February 6, from 2:30-5:30 pm, at the Diamond Head Theatre. The event will begin with a national and local perspective of our intergenerational challenges. It will also involve exercises in visioning and intergenerational exchanges. It will also provide a service learning opportunities for everyone and a chance to network.

This event is co-sponsored by Kapiolani Community College, AARP, The University of Hawaii at Manoa and the Hawaii Pacific Islands Campus Compact. Call 808-843-1966 or email jboland@aarp.org to register for this free event.

Ticket to Work Advisory Panel Beneficiary Summit Announcement

The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel (the Panel) will be having a Beneficiary Summit in Atlanta, Georgia on February 6-7, 2007, for individuals who receive (or recently received) a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit and/or their health insurance from Medicare or Medicaid (beneficiaries). Beneficiaries will be invited to the Summit to give us their thoughts and ideas on the way that Social Security disability and other programs operate now and how they can be made better for people who want to go to work. Also, beneficiaries attending the Summit will propose an ongoing process for beneficiary involvement in the work of the Social Security Administration (SSA).

The Summit will be a meeting of about 50 beneficiaries to discuss the disability programs as they are now and what could be changed to make them work better for people with disabilities. Recommendations will focus on work and what SSA and its partners can do to encourage work for more beneficiaries. It costs nothing to attend the Summit. The beneficiaries who are selected to attend will have their travel, meal, lodging, transportation, and incidental costs paid by the Panel. In addition, if a beneficiary requires a personal assistant or support person in order to participate, those costs will be paid by the Panel as well.

Applications can be sent via e-mail to Jenn Rigger with the Panel to TWWIIAPanel@ssa.gov or faxed to: 202-358-6440. They can also be mailed to the: Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel, 400 Virginia Avenue, SW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20024, Attn: BENEFICIARY SUMMIT.

If there are questions about the application, call Jenn Rigger at 202-358-6425. REMINDER: The deadline for applications is October 6, 2006.

February 2007

JAN’s 2007 Accommodation and Compliance Web Training Series

Schedule of events for the Job Accommodation Network’s (JAN) 2007 Accommodation and Compliance Web Training Series. This series of webcasts will address several subjects including the ADA, hiring veterans with disabilities and assistive technologies. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for these training events. http://askjan.org/training/overview.htm

Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation, Inc. (CANAR, Inc.): “Making Life Better, One Individual at a Time”

February 18 - 21, 2007: Washington, DC
Annual CANAR Conference, Hyatt-Regency on Capital Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, 202-737-1234 or 800-233-1234
The Annual 2007 National Conference on Native American Rehabilitation is scheduled for February 18 - 21, 2007 in Washington, D. C. and will be co-sponsored by the Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation, Inc. (CANAR, Inc.), Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), and other rehabilitation agencies.

NCTI Web Event—Into the Future with Portable AT

Join NCTI on March 2nd for a free Web Event on exciting innovations that make assistive technology portable.  Check our agenda and join the presentations and discussions that interest you most. Discuss the implications of the technologies for students with the developers. For more information or to register, visit: http://www.nationaltechcenter.org/index.php/2007/03/19/into-the-future-with-portable-at/.

23rd Annual Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities

Registration is open for the 2007 Pac Rim Conference. Be sure to take advantage of the special Early Registration Rate. Mark Your Calendar! March 12-14, 2007, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort Honolulu, Hawaii. Visit http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/ for more details.

March 2007

Earned Income Ventures: A New Way to More Money to Fulfill Your Mission

The U.S. Department of Labor Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (CFBCI) is proud to present a conference call series on how non-profits can create earned income ventures to fund their non-profit community and faith-based organizations. According to the most recent IRS data, nonprofits generated $4.2 billion in one year from outside business dealings. A new study funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts further finds that faith-based organizations engaged in earned-income venturing are better funded; 45% report annual budgets over $2 million, while 62% of the “non-venturing but interested” report annual budgets of $350,000 or less. Many non-profits have discovered that they can use earned incomes ventures for two purposes: they can obtain money for the non-profit and also use the company to provide on-the-job training to their clientele. March 19th will be the third conference call in the series. You can also listen and view previous presentation on the Web.

Call In—Information:

The phone line can only accommodate 125 participants. However the Web participation is unlimited and you will be able to listen to the conference call through your computer.

CSUN Conference

Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference will be held this March 19-24, 2007. The conference, now in its 22nd year, is the largest conference focusing on assistive technology in the world, and is hosted by the Center on Disabilities at California State Univ., Northridge. With 12 in-depth Pre-Conference Workshops, over 350 General Sessions and more than 175 exhibitors, the conference serves as a major training venue for professionals around the world dealing with technology and disabilities. This year we are pleased to announce that John D. Kemp will be the Keynote Speaker and a new track featuring Aging-Acquired and Aging-Related Disabilities has been added, along with sessions devoted to Young Researchers. For more information on the conference, please visit: http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf.

April 2007

Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability: Rights, Responsibilities, and Social Change

April 3 & 4, 2007: The Ohio State University, Columbus Campus
Continuing the tradition of the past six years, the Seventh Annual Multiple Perspectives conference will bring together a diverse audience to explore disability as both an individual experience and social reality that cuts across typical divisions of education and employment, scholarship and service, business and government, and race, gender, and ethnicity.

Pre-Conference Institute: E-Text: Production, Distribution & Management for Accessibility, Monday, April 2, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM & Tuesday, April 3, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

Registration is now available at: http://mpconference.osu.edu/sessions

April 2007

National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education (NAAPAE)

The National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education (NAAPAE) is holding its 29th Annual Conference in Hawaii on April 20-21, 2007. With a conference theme entitled, “Pacific Pathways: Engage, Educate, Enlighten”, presenters may focus on social, cultural, and educational issues; leadership development; and outreach.

Please consider submitting a proposal to this noteworthy conference. Proposals submitted electronically or via CD by January 10, 2007 will receive priority for selection. Submit proposals to nakaoka@hawaii.edu.

(PSY 0621m) Advocacy Skills and Documenting Disability: A Workshop for Parents and Professionals

April 21, 2006: San Francisco, CA
This workshop is designed to teach parents and professionals involved in the lives of children and adults with disabilities to advocate in multiple ways to break through the systems that impact the individual with an emphasis on students receiving special education services. As a result of participating in the training, participants will have an increased understanding of educational and civil rights laws and learn covert and overt advocacy skills. Participants will learn how to apply these skills to their professional and personal roles as advocates with the primary goal of increasing self-advocacy for children and adults with disabilities. Special attention will be paid to providing documentation that drives accommodations by meeting the needs of disability laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act, Individuals with Disabilities and Education Improvement Act and the Rehabilitation Act, Section 504. Learn more about about the Advocacy Skills and Documenting Disability workshop.

Collaborative Grants in Media and Communications—Social Science Research Council

Application Deadline: April 22, 2007 (LOI); Award Ceiling: $30,000.
The Social Science Research Council is accepting applications for large grants through its Collaborative Grants program for academic-advocacy partnerships in media and communications. The program provides one-year grants for support of academic-advocacy research collaborations designed to change media/telecommunications infrastructure, practices, or policies. Projects must involve substantive collaboration between a researcher based at a university, college, or other academically oriented research institution, and a U.S.-based nonprofit advocacy, organizing, or community group working on media and/or telecommunications issues. htp://www.ssrc.org/programs/media-technology-and-culture/.

Charting the Future In Developmental and Learning Disabilities

YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Network will hold its 28th Annual International Conference: “Charting the Future In Developmental and Learning Disabilities” on April 30 - May 4, 2007 at the Crowne Plaza Manhattan Hotel, 1605 Broadway, in New York City. For more information, contact Tina Sobel, Senior Manager of YAI/NIPD’s Professional Information Department, at tsobel@yai.org, 212-273-6457 or visit http://www.yai.org/.

EASI Webinar: The Future of E-books Is Here

This presentation will focus on NIMAS, (National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard), the role of APH, (American Printinghouse for the Dlind) and the role of CAST, (Center for Applied the room. (Those who register, whether or not they attend, will afterwards receive a link to the recording. When you connect over the Internet to the Webinar room, you can listen to the presenters and watch as supporting Web pages are pushed to reinforce the presentation. The audience can also make comments or ask questions either by using a mic to talk or by writing into the room’s text window. To read more and register to reserve a seat and to get login information for this free event, visit: http://easi.cc/clinic.htm.

Charting the Future In Developmental and Learning Disabilities

YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Network will hold its 28th Annual International Conference: “Charting the Future In Developmental and Learning Disabilities” on April 30 - May 4, 2007 at the Crowne Plaza Manhattan Hotel, 1605 Broadway, in New York City. For more information, contact Tina Sobel, Senior Manager of YAI/NIPD’s Professional Information Department, at tsobel@yai.org, 212-273-6457 or visit http://www.yai.org/.

Imagine...Everybody Works!

The Autism Society of America and APSE: The Network on Employment Conference & Training Event, May 10 and 11, 2007, Columbus, OH, Hyatt on Capital Square. APSE and the Autism Society of America invite sponsors and exhibitors to participate. For more information, contact: Teresa Grossi (tgrossi@indiana.edu) or Cathy Pratt (prattc@indiana.edu) or call 812.855.6508.

May 2007

ADA Restoration Act: Legislative Update: May 15, 2007

A bi-partisan bill was introduced that would restore protections for individuals intended to be covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 in September, 2006. The ADA Restoration Act is intended to restore the ADA to its “original intent” and address several decisions made by the US Supreme Court over the past 16 years. Join the session to learn about the history and intent of the ADA Restoration Act and the future of legislation that may affect the civil rights of individuals with disabilities.

The cost for the session is $25 for nonprofits and $40 for other entities for each location, regardless of the number of participants at each location (multiple people can attend at one location for the same flat fee. Sessions are 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. http://www.ada-ohio.org/default.htm

June 2007

SOLIDARITY 2007 Abilities in Motion Conference

Solidarity, Ohio’s oldest and largest educational, employment and leadership conference for and about people with disabilities will take place on May 30 - June 1, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

For registration or exhibitor information contact The Meeting Connection at 614-888-2568 in Columbus or outside of Columbus call toll free, 866-765-2007. Some scholarships are still available for registration cost. You can find out more information about the Solidarity conference on the Disability Network of Ohio—Solidarity Web site at www.dnos.org.

World Health Organization’s North American Collaborating Center for the ICF (the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health)

The Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE) will be hosting the conference of the World Health Organization’s North American Collaborating Center for the ICF (the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health) in Niagara Falls, June 5-7, 2007.

The conference theme, Sharing Knowledge Through the ICF, points to the role of the ICF in making it possible for us to communicate about disability across countries, cultures, languages, and professions. The conference will be useful to persons who are new to the ICF as well as those who have long been involved in its development and application.

Complete information and the Call for Papers are at http://cirrie.buffalo.edu/icf/conference/index.html

Financial Literacy and Virtual Learning Conference Call

Thursday June 7th, 2007 2:00PM
The U.S. Department of Labor Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (CFBCI) is proud to present a conference call discussing financial literacy education. In conjunction with the Pittsburg Workforce Investment Board and Alison.com, this discussion will center on the crucial need to provide high quality and readily accessible financial literacy education to the increasing number of people suffering from financial stress. Speakers will discuss the American financial literacy crisis as well as the National Financial Literacy Action Plan instituted by the U.S. Treasury Department.

Dial 1-888-272-7337, the conference ID is 9374281. Follow the given prompts until you’re in. (Phone lines can only accommodate 125 people)

To join by the internet (view the PowerPoint presentation and listen to the discussion): Go to www.raindance.com, click in “Join A Call/Meeting” (on the top right side of the screen), scroll to “Reservationless Conferencing” and follow the prompts for “Join a Call” by entering your name, email address, and the Conference ID (9374281), click “Join Call” (Web participation is unlimited and you will be able to listen to the call on your computer).

June 2007

RESNA 2007

Instructional Courses: June 15-16, 2007; Conference Workshop: June 17-19, 2007
RESNA’s Annual Conference will be held in Phoenix, June 15-19, 2007. RESNA 2007 will feature assistive technology’s leading researchers, renowned clinicians and policy experts creating a conference program with unmatched levels of knowledge and expertise. RESNA presenters and attendees will experience a surprisingly intimate conference environment. RESNA 2007 will offer an exciting Exhibit Hall featuring product demonstrations and training sessions, two days of Pre-Conference Instructional Courses, and 3 full-days of Workshops, Interactive Poster Sessions, Themed Paper Sessions and distinguished speakers.
For the latest information and details visit their Web site: http://www.resna.org/.

AARP’s Diversity and Aging in the 21st Century Conference

AARP’s Diversity and aging in the 21st Century Conference will be held on June 19-21 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. For more information, visit the conference Web site, www.aarp.org/diversityandaging

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/National Institutes of Health: Summer Institute in Applied Research in Child and Adolescent Development

June 24-29, 2007: Bolger Center, Potomac, Maryland
A goal of the Institute is to support investigators who are beginning careers as applied researchers by providing training that will build upon their existing content knowledge and research skills. To be eligible for this Institute, individuals must have completed a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal degree within their field. Individuals must also:

. Direct all inquiries to: summerinst@mail.nih.gov. Application Due Date: February 15, 2007. Notification of Acceptance: April 1, 2007

Future of Pediatrics Conference: Community Pediatrics, The Medical Home and Beyond

June 29-July 1, 2007: Orlando, Florida
Designed for the practicing pediatrician, this American Academy of Pediatrics conference will provide current information on clinical and practice management topics, with special offerings for the community pediatrician, including resources and strategies to enhance community involvement and partnerships, as well as opportunities to present and discuss successful projects and ideas. More than 100 medical home and community practitioners and advocates will share their successful projects through posters at a reception and poster session. http://www.medicalhomeinfo.org/

18th Annual National APSE Conference

The 18th Annual National APSE Conference will take place from July 16-18, 2007 in Kansas City, Missouri. This year’s conference challenges you to join in shaping the future of supported employment! Register Online for the APSE Conference

Smooth as SILC: An Introduction to Statewide Independent Living Councils

Course Dates: July 23 - August 10, 2007; Registration Deadline: July 9, 2007; Orientation teleconference for students: July 19, 2007; Target audience: SILC executives, staff, and members. This is a beginning to intermediate level course.

This three-week distance learning course orients members of SILCs to the laws and regulations that guide their daily activities. In addition, it applies the principles and philosophy of independent living to situations commonly encountered by statewide independent living councils.

August 2007

2007 Collaborative Conference on Autism with Low Incidence Disabilities

The Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI), Ohio School for the Deaf (OSD), the Ohio State School for the Blind (OSSB), and the Ohio Center for Deafblind Education (OCDBE) present the 2007 Collaborative Conference on Autism with Low Incidence Disabilities, July 30 - August 1, 2007, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Columbus North in Columbus, OH.

This first-of-its-kind conference will focus on students who are autistic and blind, autistic and deaf, autistic and deafblind, or students with other multiple disabilities.

Featured topics include overviews of the disabilities, assessments, interventions, methods and best practices, and the Ziggurat Model—a process model for team problem solving and interventions. National presenters include Teresa Pawletko, Jay and Marilyn Gense, Ruth Aspy, Barry Grossman, and Karen Ewing.

National Federation of the Blind Youth Slam 2007 A STEM Leadership Academy

July 30 - August 4, 2007: Baltimore, MD
Who:Two hundred blind high school students will be selected to participate in this program. Students who would like to be considered must complete the attached application and return it to the Jernigan Institute by April 1, 2007. Students will be selected based on their ability to participate actively in the activities.

What: This four-day academy will engage and inspire the next generation of blind youth to consider careers falsely believed to be impossible for the blind. While staying at Johns Hopkins University, students will be mentored by blind role models during fun and challenging activities meant to build confidence and increase science literacy.

Cost: There is no cost to apply for the program. Students who apply and are accepted to the Youth Slam will be expected to pay a $200 registration fee by May 31, 2007.

To send questions or comments via email, please write to youthslam@nfb.org

September 2007

Collaboration Between Faith-Based and Community Organizations and Corrections

September 12, 2007, 12 noon - 3 PM Eastern Time. Register online by September 10, 2007.

Collaboration between faith-based organizations, community organizations, and corrections has proven to be a cost-effective way to meet agency needs and bring much needed services to offenders. On September 12, 2007, NIC’s diverse panel of experts will examine the myths, realities, boundaries, and benefits of this collaboration. This live 3-hour satellite/Internet broadcast will provide information to help correctional leaders achieve new and more successful re-entry initiatives by creating service partnerships between faith-based and community organizations and corrections

For more information, visit the NIC web site or contact Ed Wolahan at toll-free telephone @ 800-995-6429, ext. 4419 or 303-365-4419, or via e-mail at ewolahan@bop.gov.Call in questions using the toll-free telephone number shown during the broadcast.

September 2007

DOL Opportunity Conference Exhibitor Information

September 18, 2007: Washington, D.C.
Do you provide products and/or services that can help strengthen small businesses and community organizations for the Asian Pacific, Hispanic and African American communities? If so, you are invited to come meet hundreds of people involved in the growth and development of these communities at the 2007 Department of Labor Opportunity Conference at the Grand Hyatt Washington on September 18th.

Get involved by either becoming a partner and/or exhibitor at the Opportunity Conference. For additional information, contact Laura Tramuto at 202-492-7664.

Complimentary RRTC Webcast: Job Coaching—What is it and How does it Effect Businesses and State Agencies?

What is Job Coaching and Why do I need it? This webcast will overview the concept of job coaching and how it has assisted many people with disabilities to be successful in the workplace as well as discuss the importance to businesses and state agencies employment outreach. It will be held on September 20, 2007, from: 2:00 - 2:45 pm ET. Learn more and register online for this free webcast

US Business Leadership Network 2007 Annual Conference: Building the New Workforce—Inclusion & Innovation

The US Business Leadership Network’s (BLN) 10th Annual Conference and 2nd Annual National Career Fair will take place September 23-26, 2007. The conference is a national event for business, community leaders and BLN chapters that have an interest in hiring, retention and marketing to people with disabilities. http://www.newworkforceconference.org/

White House Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Conference on Youth and Education in the Hispanic Community

On Monday, September 24, 2007 from 8:00am - 5:00pm at the Washington DC Hilton, the White House will host a conference to help social service organizations learn more about President Bush’s Faith-Based and Community Initiative. The conference is free, but pre-registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please register by Wednesday, September 18th. If you are unable to, print this registration form. Complete the form and fax it to 703-299-4589. If you are not able to view the form, please call 202-456-6708 to have a form faxed to you.

First Annual International NATTAP Conference

September 26-28, 2007: Columbus, OH
The Network of Autism Training and Technical Assistance Programs (NATTAP) and the Autism Society of America (ASA) present the First Annual International NATTAP Conference. The objectives of the conference are to review current models of systems, best practice in research and intervention use, and methods of capacity building all of which contribute to the ultimate goal of improving outcomes for ASD individuals ages 3-21. A forum will be provided in which ideas will be exchanged that will set a new foundation in autism spectrum disorders.

E-Books: The Reading Frontier for Persons with Print Disabilities

Friday, September 28, 2007 from 8:45am-1:30pm at Windward Community College, Hale Akoakoa 101-103; 45-720 Keaahala Rd., Kaneohe, Hawaii, 96744
This seminar will focus on new and exciting innovations for accessing books for persons with print disabilities. This includes persons who are blind or visually impaired, persons with dyslexia, and other individuals prevented from accessing traditional printed materials by reason of a disability.

National Council on Disability to Make Employment Recommendations

The National Council on Disability (NCD) will highlight National Disability Employment Awareness Month by releasing its latest report, Empowerment for Americans with Disabilities: Breaking Barriers to Careers and Full Employment, at a news conference and panel discussion on October 1st from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/2007/09122007

October 2007

National Council on Disability to Make Employment Recommendations

The National Council on Disability (NCD) will highlight National Disability Employment Awareness Month by releasing its latest report, Empowerment for Americans with Disabilities: Breaking Barriers to Careers and Full Employment, at a news conference and panel discussion on October 1st from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/2007/09122007

SW Conference on Disability Announcement

October 3-5, 2007: Albuquerque, NM
Don’t miss out on this years conference! Over 60 sessions on a variety of topics with special emphasis panels on Autism, Assistive Technology and Brian Injury. To register, use the attached registration form or visit our Web site for more details and registration options.

APSE Supported Employment Institute: Fall, 2007

Go no further than your workplace to take advantage of this exciting learning opportunity. The APSE Network on Employment Supported Employment Institute premiered in July, 2001 at the APSE Conference with the first SE 101—a 3-4 day training on the application of supported employment. SE 101 has returned by popular demand each year and has become an integral part of the annual APSE Conference. For individuals unable to attend the conference SE 101 series, the high quality training is available year round for front line workers, administrators, management staff, consumers and family members in this teletraining format. http://www.ntac.hawaii.edu/downloads/announcements/09282007/fallteletraining07.doc

2007 DiversABILITY Employment Summit

October 18th 2007: 8am - 5pm at The Ohio State University—Fawcett Center.
This innovative summit will educate employers, human resource personnel, supervisors, and managers on the benefits of including people with disabilities into their diversity initiatives. Early registration till October 10th, deadline for all registrations is Oct 15th. http://www.wrightchoice.org/index.php/career-center

November 2007

Results Management Project Basic Information

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives is seeking faith-based and community non-profit organizations to participate in Results Management Project.

White House Faith-Based and Community Initiatives National Summit on Prisoner Reentry

On Tuesday and Wednesday, November 27-28, the White House Faith-Based and Community Initiatives National Summit on Prisoner Reentry will be held. Each year more than 650,000 inmates are released from Federal and State prisons and return to their communities and families. According to the Department of Justice, more than two-thirds of inmates will be rearrested within three years of their release from prison. Addressing the tremendous human needs associated with recidivism requires that Federal, state, and local decision-makers partner with nongovernmental organizations—for-profit and nonprofit, faith-based and secular—to promote jobs, transitional housing, education, substance abuse treatment, positive mentoring relationships, and other valuable transitional services.

The summit is free, but pre-registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please register by Thursday, November 15th. If you must cancel your registration, please send an email to fbci@dtihq.com. For more information, call 202-456-6708, send an email to fbci@dtihq.com.

December 2007

Job Coaching Web Course

On December 4-17, 2007 TRN, Inc. is offering its popular 2-week, 20-hour web training covering key principles and hands-on tools for effective job design, instructional and behavioral support strategies, and the development of natural and co-worker supports for workers with disabilities. Registration is $149 US. participants can log on at any time during the course period and participate in the training.

The course is taught by Tammara Geary. Tammara served as Executive Director of APSE: The Network on Employment for 10 years. She has trained and consulted extensively on supported employment, and as a job coach, received an award for Excellence in Direct Service. She is a lead associate for Griffin-Hammis Associates. To learn more about the training and to register, go to: http://www.trn-store.com/catalog/web-courses-0

Philadelphia Roundtable on Supporting American’s Veterans

You are cordially invited to attend a Roundtable Discussion entitled “Supporting America’s Veterans” on December 10, 2007, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Philadelphia Regional Office. Please RSVP by December 3, 2007. E-mail your reply to Gina.Klaus@va.gov or Diane.Covias@va.gov OR leave a voicemail with the Philadelphia VA Regional Office’s VR&E Division at (215) 842-2000 Ext. 4496.

International Forum on Disability and Development: Caring, Participation, and Action

December 10-15 2007: Beijing, China
This year’s International Forum on Disability and Development, jointly sponsored by the China Disabled Persons’ Federation, Peking University, University of Southern California, and Griffith University, will take place in Beijing, December 10-15 2007. Representatives from the United Nations, World Bank, World Health Organization, the National Development and Reform Commission of China, the Ministries of Civil Affairs, Finance, Health, and Labor and Social Security, and both domestic and foreign well-known scholars are invited to attend the forum. View the announcement | Download the registration form

Promoting Partnerships & Employment for People with Disabilities in State Government

Is the public sector doing what it can to attract and recruit individuals with disabilities into state employment? This Web cast will share information regarding how the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities has targeted its grant process to explore an innovative idea of enhancing employment opportunities into state employment.

In addition you will learn how to access this program as well as learn how the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management is building resources for the state agencies to assist them in implementing the Governor’s Executive Directive on recruiting and hiring more people with disabilities. Learn More and Register Online for this Free Webcast.

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