National Technical Assistance Center (NTAC-AAPI)
Funded by: U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration
NTAC e.News — February 15, 2006
Asian Words of Wisdom
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
NEW! Save the Date!
On Monday May 8th, 2006, “Disability Leadership Institute: Increasing Employment Opportunities for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities” will be held in Hawai‘i. This Leadership Institute is being planned in conjunction with the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC)’s 21st Annual National Leadership Training Conference during May 8-12, 2006, which will be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa. The purpose of the Institute is to share the best practices, employment success stories, and tools developed by NTAC-AAPI over the past four years and to develop action plans to carry out NTAC-AAPI’s mission beyond the current project period ending in September 2006. Invited speakers include Senator Daniel Inouye and Ollie Cantos, Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice. Please submit your success stories (read below) and make a plan to visit Hawaii in May. More detailed information will be available in the next eNews. In the meantime, please let Richard know at email@example.com or 808-956-3648 if you are interested in attending. Mahalo!
NEW! Call for Success Stories!
The National Technical Assistance Center for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with disabilities (NTAC-AAPI) likes to publish the stories of successful AAPI with disabilities. These “Success Stories” are accounts by or of inspirational AAPI with disabilities, who have overcome obstacles and achieved their career goals despite incredibly challenging circumstances. In publishing their stories, NTAC-AAPI seeks to motivate others in similar situations. For examples of Success Stories previously published, please go to http://www.ntac.hawaii.edu/products/products.htm and view all editions of Volume 5.
If you are an AAPI with a disability, we invite you to share your story for possible publication. If you are a vocational rehabilitation provider, with your consumer’s permission, we want you to tell us about your AAPI consumers who reached a successful employment outcome. We believe such stories are valuable and want others to use them as a resource. Please tell us the story in approximately 1500 words and send it to James.Brightman@cds.hawaii.edu ; phone number: (808) 956-4585. If we publish the story, we can offer a $400 honorarium. Please visit http://www.ntac.hawaii.edu/employ_success_stories/success.htm for suggested outlines.
NEW! Promising Practice Brief Published!
James D. Brightman, Weol Soon Kim-Rupnow, Ph.D., and Michael D. O’Brien, Ed. D. published a brief to illustrate bilingual support, a promising practice for
serving Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) with disabilities identified in a nationwide survey of rehabilitation administrators. To read this brief,
please visit: http://www.ntac.hawaii.edu/products/PromisingPractices/
Announcements: National and International
National Council on Disability (NCD)
The National Council on Disability (NCD) is currently conducting a study that will gather information from a wide range of sources and stakeholders regarding the issues that persons with disabilities encounter in seeking and maintaining employment. Get more information about the NCD online discussion http://www.ncdadaemploymentstudy.com/
VSA Arts: Call for Entries
VSA arts seeks works from artists 22 and older who have a physical or mental disability for the juried “Transformation” exhibit scheduled for June in Washington, D.C. Winning artists will receive roundtrip tickets to view their work on display. Details and entry forms at http://www.vsarts.org/prebuilt/showcase/gallery/exhibits/transformation/, (202) 628-2800. Deadline is March 24.
National Council on Disability Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee Recruitment
The National Council on Disability (NCD) announced the opening of a nationwide search for at least four new members of its Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee (CDAC). To read more about CDAC, you may wish to access the NCD Web site at: http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/advisory/cultural/cultural.htm.
DisabilityInfo.gov Federal Contracting Update: Implementation of Randolph-Sheppard Act and Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act Pertaining to Military Dining Facilities
March 1, 2006 deadline for comments to assist in identifying appropriate policy solutions for implementation of the Randolph-Sheppard Act (20 U.S.C. 107 et
seq.) and the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46 et seq.) as they pertain to both the operation and management of military dining facilities. More information
President’s Statement on the New Freedom Initiative
February 1, 2006 statement from the White House regarding the fifth anniversary of the New Freedom Initiative, which builds on the progress of the Americans with Disabilities Act and works to more fully integrate people with disabilities into all aspects of life. http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/02/20060201-11.html.
Project Manager, California Work Incentives Initiative
The Project Manager serves as a team leader, coordinating activities and partner relationships for: 1) development, testing and maintenance of web based calculator features; 2) Spanish translation products; 3) web site content updates and maintenance: 4) preparation of a written manual describing the processes and partnerships required to establish state-focused information services on disability and work; 5) as well as training, outreach, public policy and technical assistance activities provided to end users of DB101 Information Services.
For full detail, see the job description in word, http://www.wid.org/employment/CWII-Project-Manager.doc.
Careers & the disABLED New York City Show List 2006
Come register to join us at our Annual Career Expo to meet with Fortune 500 Companies and Government agencies looking to recruit new talent. For more information on the next expo, http://www.eop.com/exporegistration.html.
For a complete list of NTAC products, please visit the Products section of our Web site.
The links below contain a variety of resources for the learning disabilities community.
Assistive Technology for Farmers—AgrAbility State Projects Information
State by state information for farmers or farmworkers, their families and caregivers on assistive technology and farm site modifications that enable people with the disabilities to remain involved in production agriculture. More http://www.agrabilityproject.org/stateprojects.cfm
Business Leadership Network (BLN)
Information on local chapters, conferences and other information from business owners on best practices in hiring, retaining and marketing to people with disabilities. http://www.usbln.com/
Institutes / Conferences
For a complete list of conferences, please visit the Conferences section of our Web site.
AAGP Annual Meeting
March 10-13, 2006: The Caribe Hilton, San Juan Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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
21st Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference
March 20-25, 2006: Los Angeles, CA
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
YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Network
May 1-5, 2006: New York, NY
Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS)
June 29th to July 1st 2006: Honolulu, HI
Kennedy Center Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference
August 3-6, 2006: Washington D.C.
Disability Issues Caucus of National Communication Association
November 6, 2006: San Antonio, TX
Research / Publications
Advancing Opportunities: Accommodations Resources for Federal Managers and Employees
Cultivating Leadership: Mentoring Youth with Disabilities
Customized Solutions for Today’s Workforce: The Job Accommodation Network
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