National Technical Assistance Center (NTAC-AAPI)

“to increase employment opportunities for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities” - FUNDED BY: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, REHABILITATION SERVICES ADMINISTRATION


Semi-Monthly e.News – January 1, 2005 Happy New Year!
You can find this and previous issues of e.News online at

~ Announcements

~ Positions Available

~ Resources

~ Institutes / Conferences

~ Research / Publications / Articles



NTAC-AAPI Activities


Mark Your Calendars for Your Professional Development and Retreat in Sunny Hawaii!
Pac Rim 2005 Conference on Disability (CDS & NTAC) - February 28 - March 1, 2005 More information under “ Institutes/Conferences in this e.News.

National Capacity Building Institute: Enhancing Transition to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Youth with Disabilities through Culturally Relevant Supports, Services, and Education Multiple Identities/Multiple Strengths - March 2-3, 2005

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu, Hawai’i

This CBI will critically explore the successful preparation for and transition to postsecondary education and employment for youth with disabilities in the context of cultural and linguistic diversity. Speakers will offer suggestions fo practices that create or strengthen culturally relevant support services, educational environments, assessment tools, and community/family partnerships. Presentations, workshops, and roundtable discussions will cover: *Specific strategies for identifying and transforming hidden biases that undermine full access and success for youth with disabilities in education, transition, and employment. *Professional development information, training, resources for educators, support professionals, and employers. *Empowering and supporting students, family members, and community members to participate in the transition process. *Understanding the over representation in special education / under representation in gifted/talented programs of students from diverse backgrounds and how this effects the transition process. *Ensuring improvements in professional development for persons working with youth with disabilities in secondary and postsecondary education settings.

The Institute is free to participants. Registration is required. Register online at: For more information or to register by mail please contact Velina Sugiyama, NCSET, Center on Disability Studies, 1776 University Avenue, UA 4-6, Honolulu, HI 96822. Tel: 808-956-5688. Fax: 808-956-7878. Email:


NTAC-AAPI Full-Time Coordinator

Duties: Develop and strengthen working relationships with State vocational rehabilitation administrators and service providers nationwide;  Coordinate outreach and training activities; Produce information, training, evaluation materials; Provide training workshops; and Other project-related duties as assigned. Applicant needs to be able to work independently and reliably. Minimum qualifications: Masters degree from an accredited institution in education, psychology, or a related field, specialization in one of the following areas: rehabilitation counseling, disability studies, multicultural competency training; Desirable qualifications: Experience working at vocational rehabilitation service programs; Teaching experience with students in post-secondary education; experience working with AAPI with disabilities; excellent writing and presentation skills. Pay range: $ 36,720 or negotiable depending on experience. To apply: Send letter of application, clearly specify the position applying for and address how you meet the qualifications for the position and forward a resume; transcripts of graduate degrees; and three letters of work-related references to: Application address: Dr. Soon Kim-Rupnow, NTAC-AAPI Project Director, Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii, 1776 University Avenue, UA 4-6, Honolulu, HI 96822. Inquiries: Dr. Soon Kim-Rupnow 808-956-5712


Multicultural Competence Online Course in Development Stage

NTAC-AAPI is in the developmental stage of creating a credit online course about Multicultural Competence in Working with AAPIs with disabilities.  It is planned to be a web-based, graduate-level distance-learning course offered through the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawaii.  It will be open to interested VR counselors, community rehabilitation providers, and educators who have completed a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.  We would like to assess the demand for this type of course offering.  If you or members of your organization might be interested in enrolling in this prospective course, please email Christine Su at, with an enrollment estimate.  If you would like additional information on the course as it progresses, please include your full name and contact information as well.  Thank you!


Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) - Ongoing!

Want hands-on experience in a career of your choice for a day? NTAC-AAPI will match you with a mentor in a career you would like to pursue.  Our last DMD day was a great success where 16 mentees were mentored by the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii Film Studios, Senator Arakaki's office, the Hilton Hawaiian Village, KKEA, the Department of Parks and Recreation, Design Systems, VSA arts of Hawaii Artsplace, The Hawaii State Department of Health, and the Castle Medical Center.  In addition, Mayor Jeremy Harris issued NTAC-AAPI and DMD local coordinators a proclamation acknowledging the efforts and participation of all parties involved.  For information on future Disability Mentoring Days please contact Amy Nawatani, Training Coordinator at 808-956-0947 or email at


NTAC-AAPIs Hire.Us Program
Congratulations to Brown Shoe Company for registering and becoming a part of our Hire.Us Employer database!
What is the Hire.Us program? Fast, Effective, and Free! The National Technical Assistance Center’s HIRE.US program (Hire Interested and Ready Employees in the U.S.) is a time-saving personnel resource. HIRE.US offers college students, and recent graduates, with disabilities the opportunity to market their skills and abilities to employers across the United States free of charge. Your student profile information will be available to governments and businesses across America. Employers nationwide identify both temporary and permanent employees from qualified college students with disabilities in a wide variety of fields.


Vocational Rehabilitation agency can also take advantage of our database to increase employment opportunities of its job-ready clients! Send their resumes to be placed in the HIRE.US database! NTAC will actively recruit employers for those who entered into this HIRE.US database. In addition, NTAC will add your agency name to our list of collaborators. This will allow for free advertisement on our website and once via email in our periodic e-newsletter, with over 2,000 people on the distribution list.
For more information, please visit, or for more information please contact Amy Nawatani, training coordinator, at or 808-956-0947, TTY 808-956-2890.


NTAC-AAPI Subcontractor Activities


UHM CDS, VSA arts of Hawai'i-Pacific & State Partners Receive $.5 Million CMS
Infrastructure Grant
The University of Hawai`i College of Education, Center on Disability Studies (CDS), in partnership with the Hawai`i State Department of Human Services, the Hawai`i Workforce Development Council and VSA arts of Hawai`i-Pacific, was awarded $.5 million by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to lead a study titled, “Hire Abilities” Hawaii. The CMS-funded project will target major systems-changes needed to create new opportunities for persons with disabilities to be employed. University of Hawaii (UH) Center on Disability Studies director, Dr. Robert Stodden, is the study’s principal investigator. Susan Miller of the Center on Disability Studies and VSA arts of Hawaii-Pacific is the project director.  More at url:



Teach students the artistic and business skills necessary to become successful artists. Students will learn to use a variety of media to create exhibition quality art; learn the various techniques associated with each media area that is necessary to produce exhibition and marketable quality art.  Class instruction will support and enable students in the development of their personal art portfolios.


Career Opportunities in the Arts Education at the VSA arts of Hawaii Artsplace
Native Hawaiian master artist and film maker Meleanna Meyer joings Dr. Betty Lou Williams of the UHM College of Education to conduct a educational training for artists-teachers at the Hawaii Artsplace as part of the ongoing professional career development opportunities for people with disabilities. Ongoing mentorship opportunities are offered to artists and teachers on the islands of Hawaii and Lanai through the VSA arts of Hawaii-Pacific professional development project.

2005 Pearl City Creative Arts Classes - Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 - Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2005: Register Now! December 13, 2004-January 10, 2005

CLASSES include Holiday projects, watercolor, drawing and painting, textiles, jewelry making, Hawaii beach glass jewelry making, pulp art, photography, and pottery.

More information, 808-455-6002 or email

National & International


Nominations for Gates Millennium Scholars - deadline January 14, 2005

Educators are invited to nominate African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students entering a degree program in fall 2005 to become Gates Millennium Scholars. Sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the award amount varies and is based on the cost of tuition, fees, books, and living expenses for the academic year. To access nomination materials visit


Announcing the SibKids and SibNet Listservs (please share this with families and service providers in the disability, health, and mental health communities!)

The Sibling Support Project of The Arc of the United States is pleased to announce SibNet and SibKids.  SibNet and SibKids are the Internet's only listservs for and about brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental, and emotional needs. Both SibKids (for younger brothers and sisters) and SibNet (for older siblings) allow brothers and sisters an opportunity to connect with their peers from around the world.  Both listservs have members from the US, Canada, Australia, England, Japan and elsewhere.  SibNet (started in 1996) and SibKids (started in 1997) are remarkably warm, thoughtful, and informative communities where young and adult brothers and sisters share information and discuss issues of common interest. Anyone who has email can subscribe to SibKids and SibNet.  For a no-cost subscription and to learn more about SibKids and SibNet, please visit the Sibling Support Project's Web Page (see address below).  Finally, if you have further questions about SibKids, SibNet, our Sibshops or the work of the Sibling Support Project, please contact: Don Meyer, Director, Sibling Support Project of The Arc of the United States, 6512 23rd Ave NW, #213, Seattle, WA 98117, tel. 206-297-6368, email:, url-


Abstract Submission Online - 10th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children

Submit your abstracts for an oral presentation or poster presentation for review. Abstracts must be submitted by January 15, 2005.


DWU 2005 Conference Art Entry Deadline: February 14, 2005

There will be an Art and Quilt Show by Deaf Women at the DWU 2005 Conference in the Exhibition Room. The Show will be on view during 4 day conference starting with Registration on Saturday, June 25 through June 28th. Requirements: All Deaf Women are eligible to enter; Types of Artwork: Oil/acrylic/watercolor painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, woodworking, metals, tapestry, jewelry, graphic design, computer art and quilts; Send in your complete portfolio. To have exhibit booth reserved for you, you will need to register at



Adam's Camp is a Colorado-based nonprofit organization created to provide a variety of intensive, personalized and integrated therapeutic programs for children with special needs and their families as well as recreational programs for youth and young adults with moderate developmental disabilities. Adam's Camp runs a variety of programs under three general categories: Intensive Therapy programs, Transition and Adventure Camps.


Audio Conference: "Stemming the Rise in Syphilis - What Must Clinicians Do to Reverse the Trend?" - available January 13, 27, and February 8, 2005

A 60 Minute Audioconference for Clinicians and Health Care Professionals.  Contact: Kevin Patrick, Hawai'i AIDS Education and Training Center, 1441 Kapiolani Blvd. #1801, Honolulu, HI 96814, tel. 808-945-1516, fax 808-945-1522.


Submit Proposal for RESNA's 28th International Conference on Technology & Disability - Deadline: Friday, Jan 14, 2005

RESNA takes the 2005 Conference to Atlanta , GA, where assistive technology's leading researchers, renowned clinicians, and policy experts will create a conference program with unmatched levels of knowledge and expertise. RESNA will again offer a packed Exhibit Hall, 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.


VA Funds New Limb-Loss Research

Creating "biohybrid" limbs that use human tissue and space-age technology to assist amputees is the major goal of a $7.2 million grant by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a special research center in Rhode Island.


Workshops on Sibling Issues and Training on the Sibshop Model

The Sibling Support Project is pleased to announce that we are now scheduling workshops for 2005. The Sibling Support Project is the United States' only national project dedicated to the concerns of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental and mental health concerns.  We specialize in providing lively, family-friendly, and highly rated workshops on sibling (and father and grandparent!) issues to audiences of parents, service providers, university staff and students, and siblings of all ages. If you would like to learn more about our workshops, seminars, and keynotes please call or contact us by email and we’d be happy to send you more information.  Our schedule is beginning to fill up, but we still have openings. Online training calendar: Contact: Don Meyer, Director Sibling Support Project of The Arc of the United States, 6512 23rd Ave NW, #213, Seattle, WA 98117, tel. 206-297-6368, email:, url-

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - deadline January 10, 2005

The TCC Online Conference coordinators invite faculty, support staff, librarians, counselors, administrators, and consultants to submit proposals for papers and other presentations that address the impact of technological change, the Internet, and other technologies on how we teach and learn in colleges and universities worldwide.



Responsible for teaching a full range of sign language interpreter coursework including various levels of American Sign Language. Good knowledge of Sign in Exact English preferred. Participate collaboratively in curriculum review and development, outcomes assessment, departmental and college activities. Apply: METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Human Resources, Bldg 30, Fort Omaha Campus, 30th & Fort Streets, Omaha, NE  68111, 402/457-2420.


Learning Disability Specialist

The Learning Disability Specialist will provide instructions on study skills, compensatory skills, time management skills and basic skills in small group instruction as well as one-on-one instruction. Provide academic and supportive counseling and advisement to students with learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD. Register students with learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD and identify appropriate support services and accommodations. Review documentation to determine appropriateness. Assist with the screening of students seeking diagnostic assessment. Apply: Dean Ruth Bork, Disability Resource Center, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, Email:


Learning Specialist

Oklahoma State University is accepting applications for the position of Learning Specialist in Academic Services for Student-Athletes. This position will assess and evaluate academic needs of student-athletes, pro vide preliminary disability/deficiency screenings, and implement various learning accommodations to encourage academic success. Apply: Marilyn Middlebrook, Associate Athletic Director, Academic Services for Student-Athletes, Oklahoma State University, 150 Athletic Center, Stillwater, OK 74078


Director – Learning Disabilities Program

Learning Disabilities Program (LDP) employees are charged with the goal to increase the achievement and retention of NU students with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders. The central responsibilities of the Director are to direct and administer all aspects of the Learning Disabilities Program including: hire, train, evaluate, and provide leadership to professional staff; initiate and develop program policies and goals; instruct and advise college students with learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorder in a program of professional tutorial sessions; hire, train, and supervise content tutors from graduate student population; research, develop, and implement a program of professional tutorial sessions to promote achievement and retention of students with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders; recruit incoming students who, with their active participation in the program, will achieve at NU; and to educate faculty, administration, students and parents regarding best practices for postsecondary learning disabilities. Apply: Bridgid Myers, Disability Resource Center, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, Email:





AT&T Natural Voices Text-to-Speech Engine Demo
AT&T continuously invests in innovative speech technologies so that businesses worldwide can optimize interactions and achieve a better Return on Communications in terms of reach and efficiency. Examples of applications and services being optimized by AT&T Natural Voices' TTS Engine today include an e-mail reader that provides e-mail access over the phone; a real-time notification and alerting service; a system that converts ASCII text messages into wav files for broadcast over local area networks; text readers that provide greater accessibility to any content on an individual's computer; a voice-enabled directory search engine; and a VoiceXML development gateway.


DIIT Workshops

This project provides computer training workshops to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults in sign language. Almost 225 deaf and hard-of-hearing professionals have attended 33 different Deaf Initiative in Information Technology (DIIT) workshops over that last 5 years. With funding from the National Science Foundation, DIIT workshops are unique because they are designed for and offered only to deaf and hard-of-hearing professionals and high school teachers * of deaf students.


AccessDL Discussion List - is to discuss issues related to creating accessible distance learning courses. This list fosters ongoing discussion about accessible design, policy, practice, training, and support. It is supported by DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology) at the University of Washington. For more information about this list consult:


The philosophy behind ASLingo is for school-age children and students of ASL, hearing or deaf, with proper guidance from experienced ASL users, to utilize their cognitive and perceptive skills with their knowledge of ASL in an expressive and receptive manner. Instead of being too linguistic or didactic about teaching ASL in a structured enivornment, the children and adults can have fun together while learning pragmatically.




Conference of the South Pacific Educators of the Visually Impaired (SPEVI) - January 9-14, 2005

Melbourne, Australia

The South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (SPEVI), is a long established professional organisation. It enables teachers, parents, orientation and mobility instructors, orthoptists, medical professionals, optometrists, therapists, social workers, teacher aides, case workers, welfare agencies as well as service providers and community members, to increase their knowledge and skills in the area of blindness and vision impairment.


Workforce Board Leadership Teleconference: Workforce Development For Economic Development – January 11, 2005; 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The workforce and workplace is changing, and how local communities respond to these changes is key to local economic growth and opportunity. Workforce Boards, systems, partners, and programs can play a critical role in helping job seekers, workers and businesses survive and thrive in this new environment. After exploring the top ten changes and challenges in the workforce and workplace, specific recommendations will be made on how your Workforce Board can respond and be an important part of the needed solutions. What are you doing to get ready for tomorrow, today?


Summit 2005: One-Stop Career Center Performance – January 13-14, 2005

New Orleans, LA       

Improve delivery of One-Stop workforce development services by linking performance measures to assessment and training tools. Collaborate with industry and colleges to effectively match employment services to your clients' needs.


2005 No Child Left Behind Winter Conference - January 19-21, 2005

Anchorage, Alaska

The 2005 NCLB Winter Conference (pdf) is intended to provide Superintendents, Federal Program Coordinators and other administrators who have programmatic responsibilities under NCLB information that will assist them in implementing federal programs at the local level.


21st International Seating Symposium - January 20–22, 2005

Orlando, Florida

Presentations will cover evaluation, provision, research, and quality assurance issues in seating and mobility for persons with disabilities. The symposium will include scientific and clinical papers, a research forum, in-depth workshops, panel sessions, and an extensive exhibit hall.


International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI West Asia Regional Conference) - January 23–25, 2005

New Delhi, India

West Asia region of ICEVI has the largest population of persons with visual impairment.  The region includes 17 countries and is divided into four regions, viz., Middle East, Central Asia, Israel, and South Asia.


Performance Measurement for INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY in Government

“Linking Your IT Initiatives To Your Agency's Strategic Plans” - January 25-27, 2005

Arlington, VA

At this conference, you will hear proven strategies and practical experience, firsthand, from leading agencies and practitioners like yourself, on how to improve your IT management initiatives and practices as stated in the President's Management Agenda.


2005 Workforce Development Institute - January 27-29, 2005

Phoenix, AZ

WDI is the focal point of a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The Institute offers outstanding learning and networking opportunities by bringing together experts from business, education, and government to discuss innovative workforce training techniques and applications. WDI will educate, invigorate, and motivate those who are new to workforce development as well as seasoned practitioners. For more information contact

The last day to register is December 30, 2004.


Careers Conference 2005: Developing Careers, Changing Lives - January 31-February 2

Madison, Wisconsin

You won't want to miss this 19th annual outstanding national conference that has earned a solid reputation for its comprehensive coverage of career development, career preparation, and education for work.


Performance Measurement for GRANT Programs: “How To Measure, Manage & Evaluate The Effectiveness Of Your Grants To Generate Results” - February 1-3, 2005

Washington, DC

Tracking the performance of your organization requires efficient systems, a dedication to high-caliber performance and an understanding that measurement fuels your strategic plan. It's difficult, but well worth the effort. When your strategic efforts are aligned with your measurement processes, your organization's success rate increases. Without measurement, you cannot correct mistakes you may not even know you are making. Measurement is crucial to staying on the track toward superior performance and achieving desired outcomes.


National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals - February 15-18, 2005

Tropicana Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Building Our Future Together is the theme of the 2005 inaugural conference of the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals. Plenary sessions, workshops, research roundtables and resource fair exhibits will highlight programs and research developed and implemented by Cooperative Extension professionals and their federal, state and local partners.


International Job & Career Transition Coach Certification – February 18-20, 2005 Orange County, CA     

As job search or career development coaches, we are called upon to assist our clients in making successful short-term job transitions and long term career transitions. Often, these transitions are unwelcome and unplanned for. In order to help our clients be successful, we need a simple but comprehensive framework for the transition as well as specific coaching skills that we can use to facilitate, guide and push our clients to success.


Fifth Annual Harvard Public Policy and Leadership Conference - February 24-27, 2005

Cambridge, Massachusetts

The intensive three days of workshops, panels and lectures is designed to encourage students who possess a commitment to public service (especially those interested in addressing policy issues affecting historically under-served communities) to pursue graduate study in public policy and international affairs.

The Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities 2005 - February 28 & March 1, 2005

Sheraton, Waikiki

Since the first Pacific Rim (Pac Rim) Conference in 1985, the scope and size of this premier event has grown to include participants from the U.S. Mainland, Alaska, Pacific Islands Nations, Japan, Australia, the Philippines and numerous other countries. Persons with disabilities, family members, researchers, and service providers join policy-makers and nationally recognized speakers in the field of disabilities to participate in the Pac Rim Conference to learn from each other and to share resources for communities to fully accept and support persons with disabilities.


DISABILITY POLICY SEMINAR - February 28 - March 2, 2005

Washington, DC

The Pan-American Health Organization and the World Health Organization held a consultation in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with families, self-advocates, organizational advocates, health care experts and legal experts in the field of intellectual disability for the purpose of creating a statement on the rights of people with intellectual disability.


National Capacity Building Institute: Enhancing Transition to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Youth with Disabilities through Culturally Relevant Supports, Services, and Education Multiple Identities/Multiple Strengths - March 2-3, 2005

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu, Hawai’i

This CBI will critically explore the successful preparation for and transition to postsecondary education and employment for youth with disabilities in the context of cultural and linguistic diversity. Speakers will offer suggestions fo practices that create or strengthen culturally relevant support services, educational environments, assessment tools, and community/family partnerships. The Institute is free to participants. Registration is required. Register online at: For more information or to register by mail please contact Velina Sugiyama, NCSET, Center on Disability Studies, 1776 University Avenue, UA 4-6, Honolulu, HI 96822. Tel: 808-956-5688. Fax: 808-956-7878. Email:


2nd European Congress “Physiotherapy and Prevention”March 2–5, 2005

Vienna, Austria
The 2nd European Congress “Physiotherapy and Prevention” offers you the opportunity to acquaint yourself with the results of the latest research in the field of physiotherapy. The most important item on the agenda of the congress is a scientific examination of the correlation between physiotherapy and prevention. In addition, you will get the chance to keep yourself informed about new developments related to the medical practice and about tried-and-true therapy and treatment techniques. Workshops combined with scientific lectures and a presentation of posters is also scheduled.


Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) 42nd Annual International Conference - March 2 -5, 2005

Reno, Nevada

The largest meeting on learning disabilities (LD) in the world, featuring over 300 workshops and exhibits.


The 2005 Mobility Planning Services Institute - March 5 – 8, 2005

Washington, DC

The MPS Institute gives your community team of disability and transportation industry leaders the opportunity to obtain information and strategies from industry experts in order to develop comprehensive community action plans to improve local transportation services.


7th International Conference on Alzheimer`s and Parkinson`s Disease (AD/PD 2005) - March 9-13, 2005

Sorrento, Italy

The subject matter of all of these ADPD conferences is unique, in that it deals both with issues related individually to Alzheimer`s Disease and Parkinson`s Disease, as well as to the integration between these as well as other related diseases. To ensure the success of these conferences, we invite renowned professionals who present lectures on the most up-to-date techniques and research findings in Alzheimer`s and Parkinson`s and other related diseases.


2005 Josephine L. Taylor Leadership Institute (JLTLI) - March 11-13, 2005

The purpose of the Josephine L. Taylor Leadership Institute (JLTLI) is to improve the quality of programming and services to blind and visually impaired children, adults, and their families. The Institute is designed to provide a forum in which leadership personnel and emerging leaders from the blindness field can come together to increase and share their knowledge and expertise.


The 10th National/3rd International Conference on Abuse of Children & Adults with Disabilities - March 14-16, 2005

Riverside, CA
Hosted by Arc Riverside, the Only Ongoing Conference on abuse and other crimes against children, adults and seniors with disabilities brings you up-to-date and provides basic information for those new to the field. Please register early to get the best rate. The Internet Discount fee is $265 until March 1, 2005, and $340 after that date. All others: Early Registration is $275 through February 11, 2005, and $350 after that date. Pay online by credit card for the best rates. CEUs are also available! Register online at:


10th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children - March 15–19, 2005

Dallas, Texas

The examination for the American Board of Audiology Board Certification in Audiology with a Specialty in Cochlear Implants will given Saturday, March 19 immediately following the symposium.


NCRC Annual Conference – March 16-19, 2005.

Washington, DC

The largest gatherings of economic justice proponents and supporters of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) as a tool for economic development, these conferences typically draw over 500 participants from the U.S. and abroad. They are widely acknowledged for their presentation of cutting-edge ideas and information on the hottest topics – such as predatory lending and "globalization" of the financial industry. For more on NCRC’s upcoming Annual Conference call Larry Broadwell at 202/628-8866 or email


Anxiety Disorders Associaltion of America (ADAA) 25th Annual Conference - March 17–20, 2005

Seattle, Washington

The ADAA Annual Conference is the only conference devoted exclusively to anxiety disorders. It provides education for health care professionals, individuals with anxiety disorders and their families, and the media about the nature and management of anxiety disorders.


NASP 2005 Annual Convention: Achieving Better Outcomes for Children - March 29-April 2, 2005

Atlanta, Georgia

The NASP 2005 Annual Convention, the world's largest, most important gathering of school psychologists, offers you professional excellence at its best.


Convention 2005: American Academy of Audiology - March 30-April 2, 2005

Washington, DC, United States

Convention 2005 is the world's largest gathering of Audiologists, and it brings together Audiology professionals and industry suppliers for three days of innovative educational and research sessions, a technology filled exhibit hall and an unparalleled opportunity for networking with your peers.

Unite For Sight Second Annual International Health Conference: "Eyes on International Collaboration: Promoting Health From Campus to Lab to Field" - April 2-3, 2005
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Unite For Sight empowers communities worldwide to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness.

Vision 2005 – April 4-7, 2005

London, UK.

The world’s largest conference on issues concerning people with sight problems – Themes: Clinical care and integrating rehabilitation, Epidemiology and world blindness, Visual function assessment and visual performance, Education across the lifespan, Advances in technology, designing and constructing for an inclusive environment, Employment.


2004 Career Expo for People with Disabilities – April 8, 2004

New York City, NY

Offers bonus distribution of Equal Opportunity Publication's (EOP) career-guidance/recruitment magazines for the diversified workforce. These job expos are wonderful opportunities for job-seekers and recruiters to meet face to face.


5th annual Multiple Perspectives Conference: Multiple Perspectives On Access, Inclusion And Disability - April 11–13, 2005

Columbus, Ohio

The workshops are designed to bring a diverse audience together to discuss the full spectrum of disability issues and experiences. To ensure broad participation from the university community, business, state and local government, educators, advocacy organizations, social service agencies, and individuals with disabilities sponsors are sought each year to subsidize conference participants.


Partnering with Economic Development: Creating the Workforce Advantage - April 12, 2005

Workforce development is one increasingly important element of a comprehensive community economic development strategy. Today, the communities that have workers with the right skills and work ethic have a competitive advantage in attracting new businesses. Workforce Boards have a critical role in developing the skills of employed, unemployed, and emerging workers in order to attract new businesses and to retain and expand the businesses you already have. This session will show you how to build meaningful partnerships for economic development; help you decide which industry clusters you should target for maximum economic impact; and provide benchmarks and examples of how to convert your program operations into a demand-driven system for economic growth.


AT the EDGE 2005 Conference - April 14-15, 2005

Edmonton, Alberta

AT the EDGE 2005… will showcase assistive technology use by all disability and age groups within education, lifelong learning, employment, and recreation. The conference will be of interest to people who have disabilities, families, special educators, rehabilitation professionals, administrators, service/care providers, government officials, and hardware/software developers.

10TH ANNIVERSARY TCC Worldwide Online Conference: "Looking Back Towards THE FUTURE?" - April 19-21, 2005
Pre-Conference Dates: April 5-6, 2005
You are invited to join us in our 10th anniversary and celebration of the TCC Worldwide Online Conference. We are working with a new name with the same goals -- sharing expertise, experiences and knowledge among faculty and staff relevant to the use of information technology in learning, teaching and related academic services to university and college students worldwide. TCC now represents "Technology, Colleges and Community." It is the longest running online conference designed for university and college practitioners including faculty, academic support staff, counselors, student services personnel, and administrators.

National Training Conference (NTC) – May 9-11, 2005

Washington, DC
National Training Conference (NTC), a 3-day conference, will focus on the employment, advancement, retention, and culture of Government employees who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing as well as hearing employees. The conference will also focus on ways to foster communication among hearing and Deaf individuals, regardless of communication modes such as sign language or spoken English.


8th Annual ACT National WorkKeys Conference: Unlock the Potential - May 9-11, 2005

Chicago, Illinois

The goal of this conference is to create an arena for the mutual exchanges of relevant WorkKeys information. One-hour session facilitators should plan a 45-minute presentation. The remaining 15 minutes will be reserved for Q&A.



San Diego, California

IRMA is an international professional organization dedicated to furthering the professionalism of its members. IRMA brings together researchers, practitioners, academicians, and policy makers in information technology management.


2005 American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (ADARA) National Conference - May 26–29, 2005

Orlando, Florida

The biennial conference brings together a variety of professionals who seek to improve education, employment, mental health, and advocacy services for members of our community. The upcoming conference theme, Navigating the Course to Quality Services, emphasizes the commitment ADARA members share in striving for the highest quality services possible and the desire that ADARA members have to collaborate with others in their efforts.


CHHA Conference 2005 - Natural Sounds - June 2 -4, 2005

Kelowna, British Columbia

A variety of booths representing the many areas that affect the everyday lives of hard of hearing people including displaying and demonstrating the latest technology to improve the lives of hard of hearing Canadians.


CollaborativeAssistive Technology Conference - June 9 -11, 2005

Westin Westminster, Colorado

Attendees will learn about local and national perspectives on state-of-the-art assistive technology devices and services. Don't miss the largest assistive technology conference in the Rocky Mountain Region, with attendance estimated at over 600. With over 70 sessions geared toward every age and disability, there is something for everybody! Presenters are among the most respected in their fields.


Deaf Women & HIV/AIDS in Africa: No Time to Wait - June 10-12, 2005

Washington, DC

The Deaf Women and HIV/AIDS in Africa conference is open to anyone interested in broadening their knowledge of issues related to overcoming obstacles to identifying, communicating with and treating deaf women in Africa who have HIV or AIDS. Through a series of presentations, roundtable discussions and exhibits, participants will heighten awareness of the plight of deaf women in Africa with HIV or AIDS and acquire the information tools necessary to bring about change.


RESNA's 28th International Conference on Technology & Disability - June 23–27, 2005

Atlanta, Georgia

RESNA takes the 2005 Conference to Atlanta , GA , where assistive technology's leading researchers, renowned clinicians, and policy experts will create a conference program with unmatched levels of knowledge and expertise. RESNA will again offer a packed Exhibit Hall, 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.


Deaf Women United: 10th National Conference – June 25-29, 2005

Ellicott City, MD

Deaf Women United conference is a first class event for every deaf and hard of hearing women to benefit! Understanding what DWU offers as well as your role in participating is the key to success.


Instructional Technology and Education of the Deaf, An International Symposium - June 27–30, 2005

Rochester, New York

The program will focus on the education of deaf students in K-12 and postsecondary environments using technology from around the world. Among international participants, there will be representation from five international postsecondary programs serving deaf students. These professionals will present and discuss issues related to technology and education.


ICORR 2005: 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics

Frontiers of the Human-Machine Interface - June 28 - July 1, 2005

Chicago, Illinois

ICORR highlights the most recent advances in the basic sciences of rehabilitation robotics. This conference will focus on a number of topics, including the themes of: Assistive Robotics, Therapeutic robotics, Brain-machine interfaces for rehabilitation, Robotics in Prosthetics and Orthotics, Hardware and control developments for rehabilitation, Evaluation Methods and Clinical Experience, Biorobotics and Biomimetics, Basic Science and Sensory/Motor Control Learning.


National Federation of the Blind Conventions 2005 National Convention - July 2-8, 2005

Louiseville, KY

NFB conventions give government representatives, agency administrators, and leaders in politics, business, and industry the opportunity to address and respond to a large nationwide audience primarily of individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The topics of interest include: relevant civil rights issues; rehabilitation of the blind for competitive employment; the operation of vending facilities by blind persons on public property; specialized library services for the blind; Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs; advancements in technology; the organization and funding of federal programs; and other timely topics. Legislative proposals, new laws, administrative policy, and program changes are all considered during the convention.


Telecommunications for the Deaf Conference - July 11-13, 2005

New Orleans, LA

TDI (also known as Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc.) was established in 1968 originally to promote further distribution of TTYs in the deaf community and to publish an annual national directory of TTY numbers. Today, it is an active national advocacy organization focusing its energies and resources to address equal access issues in telecommunications and media for four constituencies in deafness and hearing loss, specifically people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened, or deaf-blind.



HCI International 2005 – July 22-27, 2005

Las Vegas, NV
The conference objective is to provide an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of scientific information on theoretical, generic, and applied areas of HCI, usability, internationalization, virtual reality, universal access and cognitive ergonomics.


12th World Conference of the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) - July 16 - 21 2006

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) is a global association of individuals and organisations that promotes equal access to appropriate education for all visually impaired children and youth so that they may achieve their full potential.


ISEC 2005 - August 1-4 2005

Glasgow, Scotland

This prestigious international conference “Inclusion: Celebrating Diversity” is being organised by the University of Strathclyde in partnership with the National Association for Special Educational Needs.  For further information please contact Lucy Alder by e-mail at the Professional Development Unit [PDU], Faculty of Education, University of Strathclyde, email address


AHEAD 2005 "Meeting the Profession" - August 2-6, 2005

Milwaukee, WI

The annual international AHEAD conference brings together professionals in the fields of higher education and disability for a week of information-sharing, networking and theoretical and practical training.


Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference 2005 - August 23-25, 2005

Dundee, Scotland

The conference will explore the frontiers of inclusive design in the real world. It will examine some of the challenges in implementing the numerous guidelines and meeting legal responsibilities. There will be opportunities for discussion and debate among those at the front-line of design and development work and those providing guidance regarding accessible and inclusive design.


2005 Deaf Seniors of America Conference -- August 31-September 5, 2005

San Francisco, CA

The history of the Deaf Seniors of America, Inc. dates back to the first national conference held in Austin, Texas, May, 1992. Since then there have been six consecutive conferences every two years, the most recent in Boston, Mass., May, 2003.








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