National Technical Assistance Center (NTAC-AAPI)
NTAC e.News — November 2010
Asian/Pacific Islander Words of Wisdom
“Even differences prove helpful, where there are tolerance, charity, and truth”
Announcements: National and International
Public Hearings on Four Advance Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRMs)
The Department of Justice has scheduled three public hearings on four Advance Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRMs), which seek public comment on the possibility of revising the ADA regulations to address accessible web information and services, movie captioning and video description, accessibility of Next Generation 9-1-1, and accessible equipment and furniture. The ANPRMs were published in the Federal Register on July 26, 2010, and the comment period for them closes on January 24, 2011. For more information click here.
President Obama Signs "Rosa's Law"
President Barack Obama signed into law Rosa's Law (PDF), which will change references in federal laws from mental retardation to intellectual disability, and references to a mentally retarded individual to an individual with an intellectual disability. To read the statement by the press secretary, 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.
NASA Internship Opportunities for Summer 2011
NASA is looking to increase the number of blind and disabled students, pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers through internship programs. They have a two-percent hiring goal. Students can apply between November 1 and February 1. They can register for an account and look for internships anytime at http://intern.nasa.gov/. Internships run for ten weeks from May 31, 2011, through August 5, 2011.
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NIH Director's Early Independence Awards
This FOA issued by the National Institutes of Health, solicits applications for the NIH Directors Early Independence Award (DP5) from institutions/organizations that propose to appoint and support exceptional, early career scientists directly following the completion of their Ph.D. (or equivalent) or M.D. (or equivalent) training into an independent academic research position, thereby omitting the traditional post-doctoral training period from their career path.
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Grants for School-Based Health Centers Capital (SBHCC) Program
It is expected that the proposed projects will support the SBHC in providing more effective, efficient, and quality health care. Applicants must also demonstrate how their proposal will lead to improvements in access to health services for children at a SBHC. For more information, click here.
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=2xCJMtGWnrymH0WZYRKs8z0lLH52bYnQgcFBStpLQYs7VvVqqqwW!-1574785781?oppId=58275&mode=VIEW YouthBuild Grants will be awarded through a competitive process. Grant funds will be used to provide disadvantaged youth with: The education and employment skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency in occupations in high demand and postsecondary education and training opportunities.
Institutes / Conferences
Job Coaching Web Course
TRN, Inc. announces open registration for its popular 2-week, 20-hour Job Coaching web training covering key principles and hands-on tools for effective job design, instructional and behavioral support strategies, and the development of natural and co-worker supports for workers and youth with disabilities. For more information click here.
Topic Guides on ADA Transportation: Webinar Series
Funded by the Federal Transit Administration to provide technical assistance on transportation to transit agencies, riders, and advocates, the Topic Guides bring together the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Department of Transportation ADA regulations, FTA determinations, and best operational practices for ADA compliance. For more information, click here.
TASH Webinar Series: Cultural Competency: an Effective Tool to Outreach and Engage Underserved Populations
TASH's webinar series on Cultural Competency will arm educators, service providers, policy-makers and administrators with the information, skills and strategies needed to understand and engage culturally diverse populations. Each session tackles the complex issues associated with cultural competency, from the fallacy of equating diversity with cultural competency, to implementing cultural competency within organizations. Participants will explore the interplay of values, policies, structures, attitudes and behaviors and how they affect the ability to understand, reach out to and effectively engage populations who have traditionally been underserved. To learn more, click here.
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