NTAC e.News — October 2010

Asian/Pacific Islander Words of Wisdom

“There are no national frontiers to learning.”
Japanese Proverb
Source: http://www.wow4u.com/japaneseproverbs/index.html

Announcements: NTAC

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for the 27th Annual Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities is now open. Go to http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/submissions/ for more information, then submit an abstract and come join us in the islands on April 18th and 19th, 2011.

Announcements: National and International

Administration on Developmental Disabilities: Envisioning the Future Summit Series

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) will be holding a series of meetings over the next several months. During these Envisioning the Future summits, ADD wants to hear from self-advocates, family members, allies and professionals about their vision for the future of individuals with developmental 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.

Psychology Postdoctoral LEND Fellowship in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities- Center on Human Development & Disability, University of Washington

The Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) at the University of Washington in Seattle is seeking applications for one (1) half-time, two-year psychology postdoctoral fellowship in neurodevelopmental disabilities. For more information about this opportunity, please click here.

Recent Products

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


New Online Return-to-Work Toolkit Now Available

ODEP created its new online Return-to-Work Toolkit to help employers and employees understand the return-to-work process and provide resources to assist in getting employees back on the job quickly and smoothly. Effective return-to-work approaches can protect an employee's earning power and boost an organization's output as the employee adds value while still recuperating. Furthermore, in many instances, work itself plays an important role in the recovery process.

Institutes / Conferences

Consider submitting a proposal to the 2011 Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities.

The Pacific Rim International Conference invites you to submit proposals to the 27th Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities. In the tradition of Pac Rim, the 2011 conference will visit familiar themes and explore new directions--Exploration and Innovation.

35th Annual TASH Conference

This year's conference, entitled Embracing Difference ... It's Time!, will be held December 8 - 11, 2010, at the Sheraton Denver Hotel in beautiful Denver, Colorado. The TASH Conference is the largest and most progressive international conference advancing equity, opportunity and inclusion for people with disabilities.

Research / Publications

ODEP Adds Three New Briefs to Publications Library

The Briefs, which address the Earned Income Tax Credit, Promoting Soft Skills Mastery, and Teaching Soft Skills are now available.

How Many SSDI Beneficiaries Leave the Rolls for Work? More Than You Might Think

Knowing how many people on the Social Security disability rolls return to work--and eventually leave the rolls--is critical to monitoring program performance and informing policy change. A well-known statistic on those who leave the rolls for work appears in the 1999 Ticket to Work (TTW) and Work Incentives Improvement Act...to read the full publication, click here.

Providing Health Benefits and Work-Related Services to Social Security Disability Insurance Beneficiaries

In 2006, the Social Security Administration (SSA) designed and funded the Accelerated Benefits (AB) Demonstration to test whether earlier access to health care and related services for new Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries who lack health care coverage would lead to improved health, increased employment, and reduced reliance on SSDI benefits...To read on, click here.

A Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for People Seeking Employment

This document explains the employment-related rights of people with disabilities under the ADA. Includes answers to questions about reasonable accommodations and what to do if you think your rights have been violated.

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