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Call For Applications: The HSC Foundation's Advocates in Disability Award
The HSC Foundation is seeking applicants for the 2013 Advocates in Disability Award (ADA). The Advocates in Disability Award goes to a young person with a disability between the ages of 14-26, who is dedicated to positively affecting the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families in the United States. The program also supports an innovative project developed by the award recipient that serves and empowers individuals with disabilities. The recipient will be awarded $3,000 in recognition of past disability advocacy and will receive up to an additional $7,000 in funding support for a proposed project. Apply online by March 15, 2013.
Education and Health Care Transition
The University of Floridaís College of Education offers an online Graduate Certificate program for graduate students or professionals in education, medicine, nursing, social work, law, public health, public policy, or work in other education or health-related areas. The program teaches skills for integrating education and health care transitions and building expertise in this emerging discipline.
Mansfield Hall Program and Residence for Young Adults Attending College and Transitioning to Independence
Mansfield Hall is a comprehensive, individualized program and residence in Burlington, Vermont, that supports young adults attending college and transitioning to independence. They serve students who have learning disabilities, mild autism, Asperger's syndrome, nonverbal learning disabilities, ADHD, executive functioning impairments, or other students with unique characteristics that may pose challenges in the transition to college life. Their goal is to provide skills training in all areas of adaptive functioning so students can flourish academically, socially, vocationally, and emotionally.
U.S. Department of Education Seeks Input on PROMISE Competitive Grant Program
The U.S. Department of Education seeks input on a new competitive grant program, Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE). The purpose of this program is to fund model demonstration projects in states to promote improved outcomes for children who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and their families. Under this program, projects must form strong and effective partnerships among state agencies responsible for programs that play a key role in providing services to child SSI recipients and their families and provide coordinated services and supports designed to improve the education and employment outcomes of child SSI recipients and their families. Comments may be posted on the PIN Blog and will be accepted until 5:00 PM EDT on March 17, 2013.
University of Oregon Seeks Special Education Teachers, Transition Specialists and Teachers to Complete a Survey on Mental Health, Disability and Transition
The University of Oregon is conducting a 15-25 minute survey to learn how mental health, disability and transition intersect and the needs of special and general education teachers and transition specialists in this area. Findings will provide information about potential needs for professional development. Participants in the survey will be entered in a drawing to win an iPad Mini or one of eight Amazon.com gift cards. Deadline: March 29, 2013.
Big IDEAs and NDPC-SD Website Survey
Big IDEAs and the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD) invite education stakeholders to complete a brief survey about their experience(s) with their website and eNewsletter, so that they may better meet website participantsí and newsletter subscribersí needs for information about school completion issues and effective dropout prevention programs. The information provided will remain completely confidential. Deadline for survey completion: February 15, 2013.
DCDT 2013 Call for Papers
The Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) has issued a call for proposals for presentations at their 17th International Conference, to be held November 14-16, 2013 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Guidelines for submitting a proposal are provided on the DCDT website. Deadline for proposals: April 12, 2013.
Job Development Course Offered by Virginia Commonwealth Universityís Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
The Job Development course offered by Virginia Commonwealth Universityís Rehabilitation Research and Training Center is made up of four weekly lessons. The course covers specific principles associated with job development via online lectures and readings and requires the learner to take action on his or her behalf to further develop a particular skill. Participants reflect on what they have learned from the online content and the field-based experiential activity by sharing personal insights with other course members.
Presidentís Environmental Youth Awards
The Presidentís Environmental Youth Award program promotes awareness of the nationís natural resources and encourages positive community involvement. Since 1971, the President of the United States has joined with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to recognize young peopleís efforts in protecting the nationís air, water, land, and ecology. Through this award, EPA and the Administration demonstrate commitment to environmental stewardship efforts created and conducted by the nationís young people. Application deadline: December 31, 2013.
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CADRE, the National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education, in partnership with the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), Bureau of Special Education and the Connecticut State Education Resource Center (SERC), is seeking proposals from skilled trainers to deliver a two-day IEP Facilitation Training and host four one-hour follow-up calls with trainees. Trainees will include private mediators/facilitators who will be made available to facilitate IEP meetings in Connecticut, representatives from other State Education Agencies who are involved with IEP facilitation programs, and CADRE staff. Trainees will arrive at the training having knowledge of special education and prior facilitation experience. It is hoped that the successful applicant will be identified by January 4, 2013.
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