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NTAC e.News — February 1, 2009
Asian/Pacific Islander Words of Wisdom
“None of us is as smart as all of us” --Japanese Proverb
2010 Pacific Rim Conference
Come join us in Honolulu at the 26th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities, which will be held April 12th and 13th, 2010.
Announcements: National and International
ODEP Announces Listening Sessions Schedule
From January through March the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and its federal partners will hold a series of six Listening Sessions in DOL regions across the country. These sessions will provide an opportunity for members of the public to provide input to senior federal officials on their ideas for more effective ways to employ women, Veterans and minorities with disabilities, and what is currently working in their communities to increase employment among people with disabilities.
Looking Ahead: A Message from Assistant Secretary Kathleen Martinez
With the books now closed on 2009, many business owners and organization leaders are assessing their plans and priorities for the months and year ahead. This is certainly true at the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), and they are excited to share some of the ideas and initiatives that will shape our work in 2010. To read more, click here.
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.
Public Policy Fellowship Program 2010-2011
The program provides a one-year full-time exposure to the federal public policy making process, and includes a stipend and modest relocation expenses. Selected fellows must be prepared to live in the Washington, DC area during their fellowship year and to devote themselves full-time to the fellowship. In addition, applicants have the opportunity to participate in the Intensive Bioethics Course offered at the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Institute of Bioethics at Georgetown University. For more information on this course go to http://kennedyinstitute.georgetown.edu/.
ASPH/CDC/PRC Minority Health Fellowship Program
The ASPH/CDC/PRC Minority Health Fellowship Program provides a unique training opportunity for under-represented minority students currently enrolled in doctoral level, research-based programs at schools of public health or accredited universities with CDC-funded PRC. The trainees will gain practical, first-hand experience in prevention research and contribute to expanding minority representation in the public health prevention research workforce. To learn more, click here.
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Funding of Assistive Technology to Make Work a Reality
A booklet from the National Assistive Technology (AT) Advocacy Project of Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., can be downloaded in PDF format. It describes funding work-related AT through special education programs, state vocational rehabilitation agencies, Medicaid, Medicare and SSI's Plan for Achieving Self Support (PASS).
SSA Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Projects
Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Program. The WIPA program also provides information on the availability of protection and advocacy services to beneficiaries with disabilities, including beneficiaries participating in the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program. To learn more, click here.
Institutes / Conferences
For a complete list of conferences, please visit the Conferences section of our Web site.
5th International Women's Institute on Leadership Disability
There are only a limited number of openings. Limited scholarships may be available based on applicant's demonstrated financial need. Application deadline is March 1, 2010.
Web Course - Career Development for People with Disabilities
TRN, Inc. has opened registration for the popular Web Course: Career Development for Youth and Adults with Disabilities on March 3 - 16, 2010. For more information, or if you wish to register; click here.
Research / Publications
Universal Design for the Workforce Development System
A reference guide on universal design that shows how universal design strategies should be part of all functions performed by public and private workforce development systems, including in marketing and outreach, orientation, assessment, service coordination, service delivery and business services. This link opens the PDF document.
Matching Human Resources to Service Needs
The National Council on Disability (NCD) released a report titled Workforce Infrastructure in Support of People with Disabilities: Matching Human Resources to Service Needs, calling for policymakers at all levels of government to proactively address current shortages and examine how labor market changes are driving both current and future supply. Click here to open and view the pdf.
The State of Housing in America in the 21st Century: A Disability Perspective
The National Council on Disability (NCD) has released this report entitled The State of Housing in America in the 21st Century: A Disability Perspective. The report provides recommendations to improve housing opportunities for people with disabilities. The research contained in this report presents a comprehensive overview of the state of housing in the twenty-first century, and answers important questions about the current housing needs and options for people with disabilities living in the United States.
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