NTAC e.News — November 1, 2009

Asian/Pacific Islander Words of Wisdom

“Mind like parachute - only function when open!”

From: Charlie Chan at the Circus

Source: http://www.drberlin.com/bkintro2.htm

Announcements: NTAC

Call for Proposals

Come join us in Honolulu; the Call for Proposals is now Open for the 26th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities, which will be held April 12th and 13th, 2010. For more information please visit their website.

Announcements: National and International

2009 NDEAM Message from Assistant Secretary Kathy Martinez

"Disability is part of the natural diversity of human life. It touches all of us, whether through our own individual experience or that of a family member, neighbor, friend or colleague. As such, we all have a role in--and benefit to gain from--advancing equality for people with disabilities in all sectors of society, including the workplace." To read the complete 2009 NDEAM message from Assistant Secretary Martinez visit the home page of the Office of Disability Employment Policy in the United States Department of Labor website.

Positions Available

Employment Opportunities Posted on AUCD.org

Several new jobs with locations all across the country have been posted on the AUCD website. To view them, click here.

Positions Available for People with Disabilities

Bender Consulting Services is a technology-based consulting firm, specializing in creating employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the information technology, engineering, nursing, finance/accounting, business and various other competitive employment areas in 18 states and the District. Advisors and those interested should visit their website for more information.

Recent Products

For a complete list of NTAC products, please visit the Products section of our Web site.


The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation's largest 501c(3) non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) with financial need. To learn more and apply,click here.

QualityMall Has Opened a New Department on Microenterprises

Microenterprises offer people with disabilities career opportunities that make use of their talents and interests by owning and running their own businesses. The Microenterprise section of Quality Mall showcases a number of resources about forming and supporting microenterprises, as well as profiles of microenterprises. To learn more, click here.

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Employment

This presentation will provide an overview and practical suggestions for supporting individuals with ASD to be competent, productive, and socially included co-workers and colleagues. This includes issues related to effective communication, understanding social challenges and the hidden curriculum, behavior support, production competence, and interdependence.

Institutes / Conferences

Without Exception

The Building Community and Creating Opportunities for People with Intellectual Disabilities who have Severe Reputations, Behavioral Challenges and Mental Health Care Needs conference will be held on November 8th - 10th at the Embassy Suites River Center.

Research / Publications

Regulations to Implement the Equal Employment Provisions of the ADA

EEOC is responsible for enforcement of Title I of the ADA, as amended, which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADA Amendments Act keeps the basic definition of "disability" as an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a record of such an impairment, or being regarded as having such an impairment. To read the whole document click here.

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