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Submit a Proposal: 21st Annual Management Information Systems Conference
http://ies.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/?id=290&cid=2
The 21st Annual Management Information Systems (MIS) conference, to be held February 27-29, 2008 in San Francisco, CA, is seeking proposals for concurrent sessions and Demonstrations in the CyberCafe. Topics are invited from all sources, but the major foci will be data use, data standards, statewide data systems, and data quality. Submission deadline: December 14, 2007.

Submit a Proposal: Society for Disability Studies 21st Annual Conference
http://www.uic.edu/orgs/sds/annualmeetings.html
The Society for Disability Studies is soliciting proposals for presentations for its 21st annual conference, to be held June 18-22, 2008 in New York City. Suggested topics include public health; violence, war, and terror; mobility and metaphor; housing, home, and homelessness; access and spatiality; immigration and translation; education; globalization and transnational critique; artistic practices, cultural production, and crip culture; history and memory; categorization and citizenship; public policy in the global city; bodies and borders; surveillance and security, visibility and invisibility; activist communities, strategies, and identities; architectural mappings and geographical textures; and pollution, garbage, and environmental devastation. Submission deadline: December 1, 2007.

Youth with Disabilities Ages 14-20: Enter the Real Economic Impact Tour Blogging Championship
http://www.reitour.org/blogs/
If you are between the ages of 14 and 20 and have a disability, you can enter the 2008 Real Economic Impact Tour Youth Championship. Up to five individuals will be selected to become the official REI Tour 2008 Youth Bloggers. Their blogs about their dreams of becoming financially independent, managing a budget, and/or opening a savings account, as well as other thoughts they have about working, saving money, and building assets will appear monthly on the REI Tour Web site from January to July 2008. Application deadline: November 30, 2007.

College Students with Disabilities: Apply for a MEAF-AAPD Congressional Internship
http://www.aapd.com/internships/internship08/MEAFinternInfo08.htm
The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation–AAPD Congressional Internship Program was created in 2002 to provide an opportunity for students with disabilities to work on Capitol Hill for 8 weeks and acquire valuable work experience. As paid summer congressional interns, participants gain insight into congressional office operations, public policy development, and constituents’ roles in the legislative and political processes. Application deadline for 2008 internships: December 14, 2007.

College Students with Disabilities: Apply for a Microsoft-AAPD Federal I.T. Internship
http://www.aapd.com/internships/internship08/MS-AAPDinternInfo08.htm
The Microsoft-AAPD Federal Information Technology (I.T.) Internship Program was created in 2003 to provide undergraduate students with disabilities who have a demonstrated interest in I.T. careers with the opportunity to participate in highly-sought-after federal internships. In 2008, this internship program will provide 10 students with disabilities with the opportunity to participate in an 11-week paid summer I.T. internship at a federal agency in Washington, DC. Application deadline: December 14, 2007.

Graduate-Level Online Courses in Transition Education and Services
http://www.continuinged.ku.edu/is/sped.shtml
The Transition Coalition at the University of Kansas (KU) is offering graduate-level online courses in transition education and services during the 2007-08 school year: Transition Assessment (November 12-December 16, 2007), Family Involvement and Student Involvement in Transition (January 14-February 10, 2008), Preparing Students for Employment and Postsecondary Education (March 3-30, 2008), and Interagency Collaboration during Transition Planning (April 28-May 25, 2008). Each course is worth 1 hour of graduate credit or 15 hours of continuing education credit. For more information, contact Amy Gaumer Erickson, Ph.D., aerickson@ku.edu or visit http://www.transitioncoalition.org/.

Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities and Their Families: Take a Technology Survey
http://www.idhd.org/survey/survey.php?sid=62
The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for the Advancement of Cognitive Technologies is seeking participants for a survey of how people with disabilities use technology. They are interested in gathering information from people with developmental disabilities (age 18+), acquired brain injuries, or problems with memory, as well as from people who provide them support. They hope the information obtained will help technology developers and researchers to create technologies that will promote the independence of people with disabilities.

Middle and High School Students and Teachers: Participate in the Lexus Environmental Challenge
http://www.scholastic.com/lexus/
The Lexus Environmental Challenge is an education program/contest comprised of four environmental challenges: land, water, air, and climate. Teams of 5-10 middle or high school students and one teacher-advisor define an issue, make a plan to address it, implement the plan, and report the results. Teams are encouraged to visually document their efforts through digital photos, digital videos, Web pages, PowerPoint presentations, etc. Winning teams from the four challenges will participate in a Final Challenge. Submission deadlines: Land -- October 5, 2007; Water -- November 5, 2007; Air -- December 5, 2007; Climate -- January 7, 2008.

States, Schools, and Organizations: Be Partners in National Bullying Prevention Awareness Week: October 21-27, 2007
http://www.pacer.org/bullying/bpaw/index.asp
National Bullying Prevention Awareness Week, October 21-27, 2007, is sponsored by PACER Center’s National Center for Bullying Prevention and co-sponsored by the National PTA, National Education Association, American Federation for Teachers, National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education, and School Social Work Association of America. During the Week, teachers, parents, and children are encouraged to increase community awareness about the prevalence and impact of bullying. Activities and materials to help reduce bullying in schools, recreational programs, and community organizations are available at http://www.PACERKidsAgainstBullying.org/. States, schools, and organizations are invited to be partners in the Week; contact bullying411@PACER.org.

Youth Workers: Take the 2007 Working With Youth Survey
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=723752175369
If you work with youth (ages 10-18) during out-of-school time hours, the National 4-H needs your help! Take a quick Web-based survey on your job satisfaction, your plans to continue working with youth and your perceptions of their skills in providing positive developmental settings for youth, the features of the out-of-school-time program in which you work, your professional experience and training, and characteristics and benefits of your job. Respondents can win one of ten $50 Amazon.com gift certificates.

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