National Technical Assistance Center (NTAC-AAPI)
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NTAC e.News — June 1, 2005
NEW! Meet Dr. Kim-Rupnow at the 2005 National Leadership Summit!
Dr. Weol Soon Kim-Rupnow will be an invited speaker at the 2005 National Leadership Summit on Improving Results for Youth: Policy and Practice Implications for Secondary and Postsecondary Education and Employment for Youth with Disabilities scheduled for June 14-15, 2005 at the Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, Washington, DC. The 2005 Summit is hosted by the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services; the Social Security Administration; and other federal agencies and national organizations. Dr. Kim-Rupnow will talk about the best practices and methods involving the employment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with disabilities and she will also serve as a content expert in the areas of career preparation, youth leadership, and cultural competency. For more information, please contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! Dr. Jean Johnson represents NTAC at NAAPAE conference!
Dr. Jean Johnson presented on behalf of NTAC-AAPI at the National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education (NAAPAE) conference in San Francisco on May 19th-21st. The NAAPAE conference is an extremely important national gathering of educators of Asian and Pacific Island heritage, and through her presentations, Dr. Johnson ensured that AAPIs with disabilities were represented. In particular, one of the needs Dr. Johnson identified during the conference was the lack of children’s literature on or related to disabilities from AAPI groups. NAAPAE has worked closely with the U.S. Department of Education to design and implement several national studies of interest to Asian and Pacific American education. For more information, click on http://www.naapae.net/.
NEW! Meet Dr. Kim-Rupnow at the RSA Transition Conference!
Dr. Kim-Rupnow, Project Director of NTAC-AAPI, will be attending the RSA Transition Conference in DC scheduled for June 16-17, 2005 at the Capital Hilton, in an effort to promote the employment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with disabilities. To meet Dr. Kim-Rupnow or learn more about NTAC-AAPI, please contact her by email at email@example.com.
NEW! Hire me!
In today’s world, employing individuals with disabilities is not only the right thing to do, it is a necessity. One out of every five individuals has a disabling condition. The benefits of employment to the individuals, employers as well as their consumers, the economy and society are enormous and far outweigh the costs. Unfortunately, however, individuals with disabilities have historically been an untapped resource for most employers. Some businesses have recognized this oversight and partnered with Vocational Rehabilitation to offer jobs to qualified individuals with disabilities. To learn more and read about some of these individuals as well as comments from several of the employers, please follow this link: http://www.ntac.hawaii.edu/resource_links/downloads/pdf/VR_brief.pdf.
Free Online Course on AAPI Culture!
NTAC-AAPI invites you to take our free online course for VR professionals. We are very close to offering this course with a target date of late May 2005. It will be a web-based, continuing education credit, distance-learning course offered through the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Professor, Dr. Paul Leung of the Department of Rehabilitation, Social Work and Addictions, at the University of North Texas and Associate Professor, Dr. Nanzhang Hampton, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, at the University of Massachusetts-Boston will be conducting the course. Approximately, 10 hours of Certified Rehabilitation Continuing Education Credits will be offered. For more information please contact Amy Nawatani, Training Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcements: National and International
NEW! Marketing and Job Development for Youth and Adults with Disabilities
Online Course: August 9, 2005 - August 23, 2005
NEW! JHU Focuses On Online Accessibility
Johns Hopkins University Gazette (TECHNET - USA) - May 9, 2005:
NEW! DOD program uses technology to help disabled
ComputerWorld (TECHNET - USA) - May 6, 2005:
NEW! Workforce Recruitment Program
The 2005 Workforce Recruitment Program database containing profiles of 1,913 job candidates is now available! Fill your summer or permanent hiring needs with talented college students with disabilities. These candidates, from more than 200 colleges and universities, represent all majors, and range from college freshmen to graduate students and law students. To request a free copy of the entire WRP database on CD-ROM, send your name, company name and mailing address to email@example.com. Please note: if you represent a federal agency, contact (Betsy Kravitz) for information on access to the WRP. http://www.dol.gov/odep/programs/workforc.htm.
Manager of Case Management Industrial Services
Anixter and Stuart G. Ferst Schools
Certified Special Educator
Anixter and Stuart G. Ferst Schools
ForEmployers.com helps businesses tap into a growing workforce that has emerged as a result of rapid and innovative developments in technology—a workforce that includes people with disabilities. Site topics include hiring, accommodations and technology, legal resources, demographics and diversity, and success stories. http://www.foremployers.com/
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability/Youth (NCWD/Youth)
NCWD/Youth assists state and local workforce development systems to better serve youth with disabilities. Their mission is to ensure that youth with disabilities are provided full access to high quality services in integrated settings in order to maximize their opportunities for employment and independent living, http://www.ncwd-youth.info/.
Institutes / Conferences
For a complete list of conferences, please visit the Conferences section of our Web site.
Leadership Summit on Improving Results: Policy and Practice Implications for Secondary and Postsecondary Education, Transition, and Workforce Development for Youth with Disabilities
June 14-15, 2005: Washington, DC
Workforce Innovations 2005: A Declaration of Innovation
July 11, 2005 - July 13, 2005: Philadelphia, PA
Research / Publications
Job Networking in Diverse Communities (April 2005)
It’s My Life: Employment (2004)
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