National Technical Assistance Center (NTAC-AAPI)
NTAC e.News — December 15, 2007
Asian/Pacific Islander Words of Wisdom
“Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hau'oli Makahiki Hou”
NEW! Happy Holidays!
The National Technical Assistance Center for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities wishes all of our network members the very best this holiday season!
Earn 10 CEUs Online
The eighth offering of the “Introduction to Disability/Rehabilitation with Asian/Pacific Islander Americans” online course is tentatively set to begin on January 14, 2008. For a nominal tuition payment of $20, you can earn ten Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to apply to your CRC.
Announcements: National and International
Workers with disabilities gaining attention in India
India has the good fortune of having one of the largest workforces in the world. A recent World Bank report has pointed out how a sizeable section - those with disabilities - barely even features in its scheme of things. This neglected group presently consists of anywhere between 40-90 million people. Making a conscious effort to take them along in India's growth story would not only alleviate their current situation, but also give an incremental boost to our economy. Read the whole article here.
Director of Government Relations - Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR), Bethesda,Maryland
Contact: Carl Suter, Chief Executive Officer, email@example.com CSAVR serves as a resource for the formation and expression of the collective points of view of State VR programs on all issues affecting the provision of quality rehabilitation services to persons with mental and/or physical disabilities. CSAVR seeks an experienced individual to relate to Congress on disability employment issues. Minimum 3 years Hill experience, with in-depth understanding of legislative and regulatory processes required. Knowledge of federal disability programs and policy is highly desired.
Health Policy Analyst/Senior Health Policy Analyst - The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
CBPP is seeking a health policy analyst to focus on emerging health reform efforts in states across the country.Ê Candidates should have a strong background in health policy, including an understanding of the barriers low-and moderate income people face in obtaining health coverage; knowledge of the interaction among public programs, employer-provided health insurance, and the individual health insurance market; and familiarity with issues that arise in state health reform initiatives such as individual and employer mandates, pooling of risk, guaranteed issue, and ERISA. Click here for a full job description.
For a complete list of NTAC products, please visit the Products section of our Web site.
Steppingstones of Technology Innovation for Children with Disabilities
Grants to improve results for children with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration and use of technology; supporting educational media services activities designed to be of educational value for children with disabilities; and providing support for captioning and video description for use in the classroom setting. Application deadline is January 9, 2008. Click here for more information
National Job Site to Connect Employers with Disabled Workers
AccessibleEmployment.org is designed to provide employers with one central place to post employment positions and search resumes of qualified disabled candidates. In addition, AccessibleEmployment.org also allows potential job candidates to post their resumes for review by prospective employers who have made a commitment to include people with disabilities in their workforce. The website was started by the New Jersey Business Leadership Network (NJ BLN), which in turn was established with generous support from the Henry H. Kessler Foundation. http://www.accessibleemployment.org/
Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems
The Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools is estimated to give 19 awards of $250,000 to increase student access to high-quality mental health care by developing innovative approaches that link school systems with the local mental health system. Eligible Applicants: State educational agencies; local educational agencies; and Indian tribes. The application deadline is January 30, 2008. Click here to read more
Empowerment for Americans with Disabilities: Breaking Barriers to Careers and Full Employment
The National Council on Disability offers recommendations to supplement best practices and existing public policies and initiatives integral to the employment of people with disabilities. It has two broad aims: 1) to summarize existing knowledge regarding employment of people with disabilities; and 2) to present new information on the perspectives of employers, people with disabilities, and disability specialists on key barriers and facilitators of employment. Click here to read more
Institutes / Conferences
For a complete list of conferences, please visit the Conferences section of our Web site.
2008 Annual Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) Conference
February 25-26, 2008; New Orleans, Louisiana
TASH/APSE Collaborative Web Training - Working Life: Towards a Lifestyle of Employment for All.