NTAC e.News — March 2010

Asian/Pacific Islander Words of Wisdom from His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.

“We pay too much concern to material things and neglect our inner resources.”

Explanation: The Dalai Lama, who has lived in exile from Tibet since 1959, emphasizes that all people possess the ability to achieve happiness and a meaningful life, but the key to realizing that goal is self-knowledge.

Compassion, he said, begins when a baby receives nourishment from his mother's milk. "When warm-heartedness takes seed, it can transform to unlimited, unbiased compassion, not based on other's attitudes. That feeling can even extend toward one's enemy."

Later in his speech, he made the point even more simply: "Loving kindness is the strongest antidote to anger."

At 73 years old, the Dalai Lama credited his own peace of mind with his ability to maintain physical health. His day, he said, begins at 3:30 a.m. and includes eight or nine hours of sleep.

"Peace of mind brings nice sleep."

Source: http://www.dalailama.com/news/post/218-dalai-lama-offers-words-of-wisdom-about-happiness

Announcements: NTAC

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.

For more information, please see: http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/.

Announcements: National and International

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Results of 'Tools for America's Job Seekers Challenge'

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the results of its Tools for America's Job Seekers Challenge. Recommendations have been tallied, and the top-rated sites in categories including general job boards, niche tools, career tools, career exploration tools and Web 2.0 (social networking) are now available.

The Disproportionate Impact of the Great Recession on Workers with Disabilities

This article offers clear evidence of the disproportionate effect of the economic downturn on workers with disabilities compared to their counterparts without disabilities.

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.

TASH 2010 Summer Internship

Undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students will work on activities that are aligned with TASH's mission and/or national agenda. Students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Internships focus on public policy, marketing, research, and non-profit management. Deadline to apply is March 31st.

Recent Products

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


Find a Work Incentive Seminar Near You

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is hosting a series of free community events around the country for beneficiaries with disabilities and their families. These Work Incentive Seminar Events (WISE) are held by local organizations and can help people receiving Social Security disability benefits (SSDI or SSI) learn more about the Ticket to Work Program, connect with local training and employment resources, and explore opportunities to increase income. For more resources in your state go to Disability.gov's homepage and select your state from the drop-down menu under "Information by State."

Wounded Warrior Web Site Upgraded

The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced that its National Resource Directory (NRD) Web site recently received a comprehensive system upgrade to provide users with easier access. This Web site compiles federal, state, local and non-profit resources for Wounded Warriors, Veterans, family members and caregivers in a single, searchable site. The site's new "bookmark and share" feature allows visitors to alert others to the resources they find most helpful through social bookmarking, Facebook, Twitter and other social networking tools. Visitors can also subscribe to Really Simple Syndication (RSS) or e-mail updates about new information that has been added to the site. The NRD is a collaborative effort among the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs (VA) and Labor (DOL).

OCA Accepting Scholarship Applications for Fall 2010

OCA, a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, economic, and political well-being of Asian Pacific Americans, is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the OCA-AXA Achievement, OCA-UPS Gold Mountain, OCA-Verizon, and OCA-Verizon College scholarships. All scholarships are valued at $2,000. Applications for all the scholarships are due by April 1, 2010. For more information, or to download the application, visit www.ocanational.org under "Scholarships" under "Programs."

Institutes / Conferences

SABE 2010 National Self-Advocacy Conference

The goal of SABE 2010 is to celebrate past accomplishments of the self-advocacy movement and to work together to develop strategies for full citizenship for people with disabilities in the United States. Presentations must focus on topics that improve the lives of people with disabilities in the three focus areas: self-advocacy, self-determination, and social capital. The conference has been rescheduled to September. To register as a presenter click here.

2010 Disability and Health Partners Meeting

Join fellow colleagues from around the country who provide disability and health programs in public health, independent living, government, and resource center settings. The conference will cover topics on health care access and policy, surveillance, evaluation, and much much more. To learn more about the conference, click here.

Using the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2 (NLTS2) Database for Research and Policy Discussion

The NLTS2 is designed to support research on a wide range of topics pertaining to youth with disabilities as they move from secondary school into adult roles. This seminar is open to advanced graduate students and faculty members from colleges and universities nationwide and to researchers, education practitioners, and policy analysts from federal, state, and local education and human services agencies and professional associations.

Human Rights and Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Conference

The 3Rs CURA (Community University Research Alliance) is planning a Conference to explore the challenges that families, agencies, and advocates face in increasing the awareness of the violations and in setting forth a proactive and preventative path to ensure that this millennium ends the history of abuse.

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