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Learning Disabilities Association of America Extends Deadline for Submissions
http://ldaamerica.org/conference/index.asp
The Learning Disabilities Association of America, seeking submissions for the 2012 Conference for papers or other formal presentations, workshops, or informational sessions, has extended its deadline from May 15 to May 25, 2011.

Learning Disabilities Association of America Seeks Submissions for 2012 Conference
http://ldaamerica.org/conference/index.asp
Learning Disabilities Association of America seeks submissions for the 2012 Conference (in Chicago, IL, February 22-25, 2012), for papers or other formal presentations, workshops, or informational sessions. LDA values sessions on current and best practices, including basic information about the nature of learning disabilities as well as innovative approaches to advocacy, assessment, intervention, and instruction; new ways to ensure successful transition, use assistive technology, access the general curriculum, provide a continuum of services, and foster productive adulthood; and hands-on practical techniques for Table Talk and reports of research for Poster Sessions. Presenters are limited to one major presentation, and sessions may not promote commercial products and/or services. Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2011.

CADRE Seeking Proposals to Present at Showcasing Exemplary Practices
http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/calendar/
CADRE, the National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education, is seeking proposals to present at Showcasing Exemplary Practices: The Fifth National Symposium on Dispute Resolution in Special Education. The Symposium will convene October 26-28, 2011, in Eugene, Oregon. Further information on the Request for Proposals, available by email from cadre@directionservice.org. Deadline for proposals: May 27, 2011.

Learning Disabilities Association of America Seeks Submissions for 2012 Conference
http://www.ldaamerica.org/conference/index.asp
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) is seeking submissions for the 2012 Conference to be held in Chicago, IL, February 22-25, 2012. Proposals to present a paper, conduct a workshop, provide an informational session, or make a formal presentation are invited. LDA values sessions on current and best practices, including basic information about the nature of learning disabilities as well as innovative approaches to advocacy, assessment, intervention, and instruction; sessions on new ways to ensure successful transition, use assistive technology, access the general curriculum, provide a continuum of services, and foster productive adulthood; and hands-on practical techniques for Table Talk and reports of research for Poster Sessions. Presenters are limited to one major presentation, that sessions may not promote commercial products and/or services. Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2011.

United Way Announces Effort to Recruit Education Volunteers
http://liveunited.org/content/splash
To help schools and communities improve, United Way Worldwide has announced that it plans to recruit one million volunteer readers, tutors, and mentors. “Few issues are as important as the national debate on our education systems, yet the voices of everyday people haven't been part of the conversation,” said Brian Gallagher, president and CEO of United Way Worldwide. “United Way has been listening to the concerns of Americans across the country, and what we're hearing is that they care deeply about the success of the schools and young people in their communities, and they want to be involved.”

100 Best Communities for Young People Contest
http://americaspromise.org/Our-Work/Community-Action/100-Best-Communities.aspx
America’s Promise Alliance and ING Foundation want to identify the nation’s “100 Best Communities for Young People,” the best places for young people to live, learn, and thrive. Winners receive benefits including technical assistance and training sessions to help strengthen successful local programs. Application deadline: May 27, 2011.

Deadline Extended for Commencement Challenge
http://www.whitehouse.gov/commencement
Public high schools that would like to have President Obama as this year’s commencement speaker can apply under the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge. Deadline for applications: March 11, 2011.

Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs Invites Submissions to Support Transition
www.findyouthinfo.gov/resourcesubmission.aspx
The Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs invites submission from the public of resources to support successful transitions of transition-age youth. Entries that are approved for posting on the website (www.FindYouthInfo.gov) can include state or local strategic plans to support youth, research articles, youth-produced public service announcements (PSAs), etc. All materials and resources posted must be free of charge and hosted on either a government or non-profit website. In addition to information on supports for transition-age youth, submissions also are accepted for a range of other youth topics such as health and nutrition, positive youth development, substance use, and parenting.

National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development’s Technical Assistance to Support Beginning Special Education Teachers
http://ncipp.education.ufl.edu/files_18/TechAssistApp.html
The National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development (NCIPP) gives technical assistance to schools and districts working to provide differentiated instruction and mentoring supports for beginning special education teachers. This year’s deadline for applications for technical assistance is April 1, 2011.

Are You a Parent of a Child on the Autism Spectrum?
http://www.bu.edu/kidsincontext/
Boston University is conducting a study to develop a comprehensive measure of adaptive behavior of children and youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), ages 3-21 years. The researchers are looking for 600 parents (legal guardians) of children and youth with an ASD, ages 3-21, from across the United States to complete an online survey asking questions about their child's ability to perform everyday life tasks and about his/her behaviors.

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