National Technical Assistance Center (NTAC-AAPI)
NTAC e.News — August 1, 2008
Asian/Pacific Islander Words of Wisdom
“Don't ignore the small things--the kite flies because of its tail.”
NEW! Earn 10 CEUs online- starting this month!!!
The tenth offering of the online course, "Introduction to Disability/Rehabilitation with Asian/Pacific Islander Americans," will begin August 18th. Unfortunately, we must increase the tuition for this offering to $100. However, for this still-reasonable tuition payment, you can complete this popular course while earning 10 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to apply to your CRC. To provide this offering, we must have a minimum enrollment of a dozen professionals, so tell all your colleagues to register with you.
Announcements: National and International
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) - Proposal to Revise ADA Regulations under Title II and Title III
On Friday, May 30, 2008, Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey signed proposed regulations to revise the Department's ADA regulations, including its ADA Standards for Accessible Design. On Tuesday, June 17, 2008, the proposed regulations were published in the Federal Register. The proposed regulations consist of a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the ADA regulation for State and local governments, a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the ADA regulation for public accommodations and commercial facilities, a Regulatory Impact Analysis, and two supporting appendices. Click here for more information.
U.S. Department of Education Vacancy Announcement
Supervisory Education Program Specialist, GS-1720-15 located in the Office of Special Education Programs, Research to Practice Division, closes on August 11, 2008 and is open to everyone. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the announcement or wish to apply, you must submit your application online through this link.
NICU Developmental Specialist (Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, or Physical Therapy) - Child Development & Rehabilitation Center, Oregon Health & Science University
This therapist will provide individualized therapeutic evaluations and interventions, develop and implement treatment plans, and assist in the process of discharge planning and/or care coordination primarily in the NICU setting, but also on occasion for acute care at CDRC/DCH. Possibility to participate in monthly developmental follow-up clinic in the outpatient department of CDRC. Assessment areas may include, but are not limited to: developmental status; feeding; positioning; daily routines of self care, play, sensory integrative, and perceptual-motor processing; cognitive-communication development; and motoric abilities. Therapeutic intervention is provided to promote or develop age appropriate developmental and functional skills across domains. Qualified candidates must have feeding experience with premature infants. Click here to learn more.
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Updated "Innovations in Effective Compassion" Website Now
You are invited to visit the newly-updated Innovations in Effective Compassion website! The site was created as part of the "Innovations in Effective Compassion" National Conference, hosted by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives on June 26 and 27, 2008. On the site, you can explore ways the Faith-Based and Community Initiative has transformed government's approach to addressing human need... how nonprofits have been strengthened... and, ultimately, how faith-based and community groups have partnered with government to bring both help and hope to millions in need across America and beyond.
Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities--Center on Dispute Resolution
The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance (TA), supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research. Clickhere for more information.
Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities--Center on Positive Behavioral Supports
The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance (TA), supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research. Click here for more information.
Institutes / Conferences
The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and California Volunteers Present Ignite and Unite A Partnership Summit to Strengthen Communities
On August 18th, the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and California Volunteers will host a conference in Sacramento, California from 830am till 5pm. The conference is designed to highlight and strengthen the role of faith-based and community organizations in meeting the needs of their communities with a special focus on resources and partnership opportunities. This event will provide resources and training on a variety of topics including volunteer trends and management, disaster preparedness and response, crime prevention/intervention, prisoner reentry, accessing private, State and Federal resources, and more. This event is part of a series of regional conferences hosted by the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives across the country and around the world. These events are designed to connect frontline nonprofit organizations with resources to help strengthen and expand the services they offer and facilitate opportunities to network with community partners and government officials. Breakout sessions will feature information on State and Federal grants and practical guidance on the grant-writing process; opportunities for non-financial collaboration between government and nonprofit programs; and successful practices of effective human service organizations. The conference is free, but pre-registration is required. Registration is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Ask the Department of Justice: Proposal to Revise ADA Regulations under Title II and Title III - National Network of ADA Centers "ADA Audio Conferences"
On June 17, 2008 the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division published the long awaited proposed regulations to revise the Department's ADA regulations for State and local governments and public accommodations and commercial facilities, including its ADA Standards for Accessible Design. This special 2 hour session provides individuals an opportunity to learn more about the proposed regulations and direct specific questions to the U.S. Department of Justice. This session will be recorded and a written transcript will become part of the public record for consideration as the U.S. Department of Justice moves forward with the rulemaking process. FORMATS: Telephone, Streaming Audio via the Internet and Real-Time Captioning via the Internet. COST: $25.00 per connection for Telephone; $15.00 per connection for Streaming Audio via the Internet; $15.00 per connection for Real-time Captioning via the Internet. Click here for a schedule of sessions.
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