NTAC e.News — September 1, 2009

“Ezen hicheevel zaya hicheene ” -Mongolian Proverb

Translation: If you endeavor, fate will favor you.

Source: http://www.mongoliatoday.com/issue/1/wisdom.html

Announcements: National and International

National Disability Employment Awareness Month Poster Available to Order

The 2009 NDEAM poster is available to order online in English and Spanish. Read about the poster and how to order.

State Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Supplement for Supported Employment Services

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (the Act), requires each State to submit to the Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) a State Plan for the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services program and the State Supported Employment (SE) Services program that meets the requirements of sections 101(a) and 625 of the Act. Program funding is contingent on Departmental approval of the State Plan and its supplement. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request can be viewed here.

Positions Available

National Summit on Disability Policy 2010

The National Council on Disability (NCD) is seeking people with disabilities, individuals representing grassroots organizations and others to help shape disability policies and programs for the next decade.

Associate Administrator, Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr) - HRSA, Rockville, MD

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is currently conducting a search for applicants for the position of Associate Administrator, Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr). This position located in Rockville, Maryland, is in the Senior Executive Service (SES).

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program Inviting Applications

The purpose of the Jacob K. Javits (JKJ) Fellowship Program is to award fellowships to eligible students of superior ability, selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise, to undertake graduate study in specific fields in the arts, humanities, and social sciences leading to a doctoral degree or to a master's degree in those fields in which the master's degree is the terminal highest degree awarded to the selected field of study at accredited institutions of higher education. For more information click here.

Recent Products

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


Solicitation for Grant Applications - National Technical Assistance, Policy, and Research Center for Employers on Employment of People with Disabilities.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy announces the availability of up to $1.6 million to fund a National Technical Assistance, Policy, and Research Center for Employers on the Employment of People with Disabilities. Applications must be received by 5:00 PM Eastern Time, September 10, 2009. For more information click here.

Help Starting A Small Business

People with disabilities who want to start a business can find assistance and support from a number of different local agencies. The fact sheet lists some of the many resources that are available across the country that can help you become self-employed or start a small business.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month Poster Available to Order

Expectation + Opportunity = Full Participation. This year's theme for National Disability Employment Month captures the vital role that expectations play in our successes as individuals and as a society. The NDEAM 2009 Poster is available in both English and Spanish. The posters are available in one size, 20" x 15," at no cost to you.

Institutes / Conferences

Registration Opens for the 2009 Perspectives on Employment of Persons with Disabilities Conference

Learn more, and take advantage of early bird rates here.

Without Exception:

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 November 8, 2009 Pre-Conference Embassy Suites Cincinnati-RiverCenter; November 9-10, 2009 Conference Northern Kentucky Convention Center.

Research / Publications

Think College For Families: What Youth and Families Should Know About the Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

These briefs details some of the essential activities that students and their families should undertake as transition planning occurs. It also provides numerous resources and links to additional information. It also serves as a companion piece to the Student and Family sections of the Think College Web site.

Disabilities in the Workplace Case Series

The intention with the five cases in this series is to demonstrate "best practices" in the employment of people with disabilities. The most recent rates tell a similar story, but many companies and corporations have created corporate cultures that are supportive of people with disabilities, often making their inclusion part of the overall human resources strategy to create diverse organizations. To read, click here.

Strategic Use of Individualized Learning Plans: Preparing Students with Workforce Readiness Skills for 21st Century Jobs

The purpose of this Research Brief is to expand the definition and scope of Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs), describe the range of workforce readiness skills that can be effectively communicated within ILPs, and demonstrate how ILPs can be used to design quality learning experiences that result in tangible workforce skill indicators.

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