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Youth Transitions Collaborative Seeks Resumes from Youth with Disabilities
The Youth Transitions Collaborative is seeking the resumes of young people and young veterans with disabilities who are looking for work (full-time or part-time) in the private sector. These resumes will be incorporated into a database that will help employers connect with qualified young candidates with disabilities. The National Youth Transitions Resume Database will be national in scope and will be open to young people and employers from across the country. For more information or to submit a resume, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Week Seeks Nominations for 2014 Education Leaders
“Education Week” wants input for its second annual special report profiling district leaders who have brought fresh, successful ideas to their school communities in any area from academics to daily operations. They want to hear about superintendents or other district-level administrators whose approaches or innovations would inspire colleagues nationwide. Winners are selected by the “Education Week” editors and will be profiled in the 2014 Leaders To Learn From special report and recognized at a live event in Washington, DC. Deadline for nominations: August 1, 2013.
Southwest Conference on Disability Call for Papers
The 2013 Southwest Conference on Disability, to be held in Albuquerque, NM, October 8-11, 2013, seeks proposals for presentations on the themes of: The Rehabilitation Act at 40: Promises Kept, Promises Still to Keep; Assistive Technology: Opening the Door for People with Disabilities; When the Community, Business and Government Collaborate, People with Disabilities Work!; Access to Health for Women with Disabilities; and Brain Injury: A Family Affair Across the Lifespan. Deadline for proposals: June 10, 2013.
Survey on Perceptions of Youth with Disabilities Returning to Schools
The University of Oregon and Arizona State University seek special and general education teachers, transition specialists and paraprofessionals to take part in a survey on perceptions of youth with disabilities returning to schools from the juvenile justice system. Completers will be entered into a lottery to win an iPad Mini and gift cards. The survey is part of a study to explore perceptions of youth with disabilities and their outcomes from the juvenile justice system and their performance in the classroom. Teachers, transition specialists, and school staff who work with transition age youth with disabilities are invited to complete this 15-25 minute online survey. Deadline for completing the survey: June 17, 2013.
Learning Disabilities Association of America Seeks Submissions for 2014 Conference
The Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) of America seeks submissions for the 2014 Conference in Anaheim, CA, February 19-22, 2013, 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 of assistive technology, access to the general curriculum, providing a continuum of services and fostering productive adulthood; and hands-on practical techniques for Table Talk and reports of research for Poster Sessions. For 2014, a special focus will be placed on research best practices and skill building of both children and adults in culturally diverse populations. A new strand in the program will be “Correctional Education and Justice System.” Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2013.
National Dialogue: Join the Conversation for Change
The “Join the Conversation for Change” online national dialogue is a two-week discussion hosted by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, Health and Human Services and Social Security Administration, May 13-27, 2013. Participants are sharing their input on federal legislative and regulatory barriers and opportunities to improve transition outcomes for youth with disabilities. This input is important to the Departments, which encourage participation in the discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.
Youth Service America Seeks Applications for Youth Ambassador Program
Youth Service America, in partnership with the Festival of Children Foundation, is accepting applications for the National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador program, an initiative to help young people ages 16-22 address critical issues facing youth in the United States. Each Ambassador will receive support, advocacy training in the nation’s capital, and planning-guidance for their respective service projects. Fifty-one youth ambassadors will be selected, one per state and the District of Columbia, to join a national network of young people who will use their collective voice in service to other youth. Each Ambassador will receive a $1,000 grant and be flown to Washington, DC, for a training program. Ambassadors will receive ongoing networking opportunities with other youth ambassadors across the country, as well as ongoing training and mobilization resources to help advance participants’ service initiatives.
Applicants must be between 16-22 years old, reside in the US, be able to attend a training in Washington, DC, in September and participate in Global Youth Service Day (April 11-13, 2014), and collaborate with a sponsoring organization or school. Deadline for applications: June 16, 2013.
Learning Disabilities Association of America Call for Proposals
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) is seeking proposals for the 2014 Conference to be held in Anaheim, CA, February 19-22, 2014, from anyone wishing to present a paper, conduct a workshop, provide an informational session, or make a formal presentation. LDA values sessions that present current and best practices, including basic information about the nature of learning disabilities as well as innovative approaches to advocacy, assessment, intervention, and instruction. A new strand for the 2014 LDA Conference is Correctional Education and Justice System. Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2013.
Nominate a Youth Changemaker
The Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council has teamed with SparkAction to find the best and the brightest young people and youth councils in America and seeks nominations for “superstars” in localities who are changing government for the better.
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The 2013 Southwest Conference on Disability Call For Papers is now open. The conference will be held October 8-11, 2013, in Albuquerque NM during the forty-first International Balloon Fiesta, and is accepting proposals on the following themes: The Rehabilitation Act at 40: Promises Kept, Promises Still to Keep; Assistive Technology: Opening the Door for People with Disabilities; When the Community, Business and Government Collaborate, People with Disabilities Work!; Access to Health for Women with Disabilities; and Brain Injury: A Family Affair Across the Lifespan. The deadline for proposals is May 28, 2013.
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