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Global Youth Service Day
April 25 – 27 is Global Youth Service Day where young volunteers from around the world will take action and celebrate youth service and community engagement.

Paid Summer Internships for Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math Student with Disabilities
Through a program called Entrypoint!, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offers paid summer internship opportunities for college students with disabilities who are pursuing degrees in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business. Through partnerships with IBM, NASA, Merck, NOAA, Google, Lockheed Martin, CVS, NAVAIR, and university science laboratories, AAAS identifies and screens fulltime undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities, with at least a B average to place them in paid summer internships in both the private industry and government agencies. Interested students are encouraged to apply asap.

SABE 2008 Conference Call for Presentations
Self-advocates are invited to submit proposals to lead one of over 70 workshops at the SABE 2008 conference. All sessions are led by self-advocates, on topics of their own choosing. Don't miss out on being part of the largest gathering of self-advocates in the country! There is no limit to the number of presentations a proposer can submit. Proposals must be received by May 15, 2008 and follow the criteria listed on the website. Notification of acceptance will be mailed on June 15, 2008. To fill out and submit a proposal go to the url.

Secretary of Labor’s New Freedom Initiative Award
U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao has called upon nonprofit organizations, small businesses, corporations, and individuals that have demonstrated exemplary and innovative efforts in advancing the employment and workplace environment of people with disabilities to submit entries for the 2008 Secretary of Labor’s New Freedom Initiative Award. Nomination deadline: May 30, 2008.

Wireless Computer Lab Sweepstakes
Discovery Education and CDW-G will award wireless computer labs, valued at more than $50,000 each, to five schools. Maximum Award:. Legal residents of the U.S. who are 18 years and older and who are employed at accredited public, private, or parochial schools in the U.S. containing any class with students from kindergarten through Grade 12 are eligible. Entry deadline: May 1, 2008.

Does Your School Provide Travel Training to Youth with Disabilities? If so, Easter Seals Project ACTION Would Like to Hear from You
Easter Seals Project ACTION (Accessible Community Transportation In Our Nation) wants to learn more about schools that provide travel training to youth with disabilities—specifically, what led these schools to provide such training. Selected schools will be contacted to provide information for a product for schools that do not currently provide travel training but are considering doing so. If you know of a school that provides travel training to youth, please send the name of the school, a contact person, and their contact information to Penny Everline at by March 21, 2008.

Enter an Educational Case Study Competition
In connection with the Effective Education Partnerships Conference (EEPC), DeHavilland Associates is presenting a case study competition. The company has published three hypothetical case studies: one for businesses, one for schools, and one for partnership organizations. Entrants must identify key issues and describe how they would resolve the challenges presented in the case study. Winners will receive $500 and recognition at the EEPC conference. Anyone working in the field of community/school partnerships is eligible to submit an entry; entrants do not need to attend the July 10-11 EEPC conference in Fairfax, VA. Entry deadline: May 15, 2008.

Girls Ages 13-18: Apply to Participate in a Microsoft DigiGirlz High Tech Camp
DigiGirlz High Tech Camp is a technology camp for girls. Its goal is to educate and inspire girls by introducing them to the opportunities and career choices available in the high-tech industry. During the camp, the girls are exposed to executive speakers, technology tours and demonstrations, networking, and hands-on learning workshops. This summer, DigiGirlz camps will be held in Charlotte, NC; Fargo, ND; Irvine, CA; Las Colinas, TX; Redmond, WA; Stony Brook, NY; and Washington, DC. Participation is free (non-local participants must cover their own travel and lodging costs), but application is required. Application deadlines vary by location.

Submit a Paper/Poster Proposal for The First Annual Urban Service-Learning Symposium
Practitioners currently involved in the development and implementation of service-learning programs in urban communities; individuals interested in designing future programs; and participants from community-based organizations, K-12 and higher education institutions, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies are invited to submit paper and/or poster proposals for The First Annual Urban Service-Learning Symposium, to be held June 26, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Symposium’s objective is to establish mechanisms for building institutional capacity in service-learning and civic engagement activities in urban communities. Proposal submission deadline: March 31, 2008.

Transition Professionals, Special Educators, etc.: Apply to the GWU Graduate Transition Special Education Certificate Distance Education Program for Fall 2008
The George Washington University’s Graduate Transition Special Education Certificate Distance Education Program is now recruiting students for Fall 2008. The program responds to the IDEA amendments of 2004 (P.L. 108-446) that mandate transition services, including ongoing assessment, curriculum planning, and collaboration with stakeholders such as community agency personnel, school administration and faculty, and parents. Graduate students enrolled in special education and related programs (e.g., school counseling, rehabilitation counseling); school professionals including transition specialists and secondary special educators; professionals working in vocational rehabilitation settings; related service personnel; and advocates and parents are invited to apply. Application deadline: April 1, 2008.

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