National Technical Assistance Center (NTAC-AAPI)
NTAC e.News — January 2010
Asian/Pacific Islander Words of Wisdom
“One kind word can warm three winter months.“
NTAC-AAPI would like to wish all the eNews readers an enjoyable holiday season and a prosperous 2010.
Call for Proposals
Come join us in Honolulu; the Call for Proposals has been extended and 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 see: http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/submissions.
Announcements: National and International
DOL Announces Regulatory Agenda That Addresses Employment of Individuals with Disabilities and Disabled Veterans
On December 7, 2009, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announced the Department's Regulatory Agenda. This agenda includes anticipated revisions to the regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended (VEVRAA). To read fact sheets about these proposed regulatory changes, click here for The Evaluation of Recruitment and Placement Results under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. For The Evaluation of Recruitment and Placement Results under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, click here.
ASPH/CDC Public Health Internship Program
The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) is pleased to announce the availability of nine new summer internship opportunities with the ASPH/CDC Public Health Internship Program. The internship program is a great way for current students to fulfill their masters' practicum requirement, as well as apply their academic training to gain valuable onsite experience. Internship positions will be based at various Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Centers/Offices/Institutes (CIOs), located at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, GA and nationally.
Research Experience for Undergraduates Programs in Quality of Life Technology (QoLT ERC) and Rehabilitation Engineering (ASPIRE)
Pitt & Carnegie Mellon are recruiting for their 2010 Research Experience for Undergraduates programs in Quality of Life Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering. This particular research focuses on assistive technology and devices designed to benefit individuals with disabilities. This research field attracts students of many different academic backgrounds such as engineering, computer science, rehabilitation science, and other physical sciences. Most importantly, Pitt & Carnegie Mellon offer a comfortable, inclusive environment for students with disabilities.
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.
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Asia Pacific Leadership Program
The Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) links advanced and interdisciplinary analysis of emergent regional issues with experiential leadership learning. The APLP empowers future leaders with the knowledge, skills, experiences and supportive community needed to successfully navigate personal and regional change in the 21st century. Graduates leave with an expanded regional perspective. They are knowledgeable about the societies and issues of the Asia Pacific region and trained to exercise leadership and promote cooperation in a variety of cultural, geographical and institutional environments. For more information, visit there web page here.
Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program-Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Projects
The purpose of this program is to provide research training and experience at an advanced level to individuals with doctorates, or similar advanced degrees, who have clinical or other relevant experience.
Disability.gov Job Seekers Update: Find a Job in Your State
This resource map from Choose Work has information about work incentives programs, employment networks, vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies and other contacts in your state that can help you find and keep a job.
Institutes / Conferences
Weathering the Storm: Employment in Difficult Times
This is a conference for professionals highlighting best practices in supporting people with disabilities in career planning, customized employment, and transition from school to work. Click here to read more about it.
Research / Publications
Studying State Legislation of Cultural and Linguistic Competence
Researchers at the National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University analyzed efforts by 14 states to integrate cultural and/or linguistic competence into curricula, continuing education and licensure requirements for health and mental health care professionals. For more information click here.
What Can YOU Do? Poster Series
The Campaign for Disability Employment is proud to present the What Can YOU Do? Poster Series. The series is designed with many audiences in mind and includes posters that display positive messages about disability and employment. Visit their website to download one poster or all seven posters in PDF format.
Higher Education and Disability: Education Needs a Coordinated Approach to Improve Its Assistance to Schools in Supporting Students
This October 2009 report from the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) examines what is known about the population of postsecondary students with disabilities; how postsecondary schools are supporting students with disabilities; the challenges faced by postsecondary schools face in supporting students with disabilities; and how the Department of Education is assisting postsecondary schools in supporting the needs of these students.
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