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Provide Feedback on Your Experience with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
http://www.adata.org/comments.aspx
The national network of ADA & IT Technical Assistance Centers, also known as DBTACs, seeks comments on experiences with the ADA—specifically, in employment, building access, and access to public services. This feedback will help the Centers identify training gaps and issues needing increased technical assistance. Visit their on-line form and share what has worked for you, what barriers you still encounter, and how the ADA has made a difference in your life. The survey is brief and confidential.

Submit a Manuscript for a Monograph on Diversity and the Postsecondary Experience
http://education.umn.edu/CRDEUL/monographs.html
The University of Minnesota’s Center for Research on Developmental Education and Urban Literacy (CRDEUL) is seeking manuscripts for a monograph that will feature theory, research, and best practices focused on the opportunities, nature, and impact of diversity in higher education. Priority will be given to manuscripts that address perspectives of student populations traditionally underrepresented and underserved in postsecondary education. Submission deadline: August 21, 2006.

Submit a Session Proposal for the National Accountability Conference on Special Education and Early Intervention
http://www.rrfcnetwork.org/content/view/288/373/
The Regional Resource and Federal Centers, the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, and the National Center on Special Education Accountability Monitoring are soliciting session proposals for the National Accountability Conference on Special Education and Early Intervention (formerly the National Monitoring Conference), to be held in Denver on September 18-19, 2006. The purpose of the conference is “to improve results for children and families through dissemination of effective planning, implementation, and evaluation strategies which address SPP/APR indicators and other state indices.” Proposal submission deadline: June 30, 2006.

Apply to New Doctoral Program in Culturally Responsive Special Education
http://coe.asu.edu/candi/brochures/speced_cr.pdf
Arizona State University and the University of Arizona are seeking applications for a joint Ph.D. program in Special Education with an emphasis on culturally responsive education for students with learning disabilities or emotional/behavioral disorders. Students who are accepted into the program will receive support including a tuition waiver, research or teaching assistantship stipend, conference travel support, books, and health insurance. Informational flier available in PDF (1 page, 88 KB).

College Students: Apply to Be a White House Intern
http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/wh-intern.html
The White House Internship Program is seeking applicants. In addition to normal office duties, interns attend weekly lectures and tours and complete a service project. College students who are at least 18, who are U.S. citizens, and who have sound academic credentials, a history of community involvement and leadership, solid verbal/written communication skills, and a demonstrated interest in public service are encouraged to apply. Application deadline for the fall 2006 term (September 5 to December 15, 2006): June 16, 2006.

Filmmakers Ages 5-18: Enter National Neighborhood Day Short Film Contest
http://www.neighborhoodday.org/film.asp
National Neighborhood Day is hosting its second Short Film Contest for both professional and amateur filmmakers (including K-12 students and adults) to illustrate, through a film of five minutes or less, what a neighborhood that inspires them means to them. Film entries will be judged by a panel of renowned filmmakers. One or two prizes of $2,000 will be awarded in the K-12 category. Entry deadline: June 15, 2006.

Submit a Paper Proposal: 2007 CEC Convention and Expo
http://tinyurl.com/r88uy
The Council for Exceptional Children is soliciting paper proposals for its 2007 Convention and Expo, to be held April 18-21, 2007 in Louisville, KY. Proposal submission deadline: May 15, 2006. Call for Papers available in PDF (4 pages, 748 KB).

Young Artists with Disabilities: Enter a National Juried Exhibit
http://www.vsarts.org/prebuilt/showcase/gallery/exhibits/vw/2006/
VSA arts, with support from Volkswagen of America, is seeking entries for “Destination Anywhere,” a national juried exhibit for artists ages 16-25 who have physical, cognitive, or mental disabilities. Art must be an original work that has been completed in the last three years. Both representational and abstract works are welcomed. Eligible media include paintings and drawings, fine art prints, photography, computer-generated prints, and two-dimensional mixed media. The program will award 15 prizes ranging from $2,000 to $20,000. Entry deadline: July 14, 2006.

Young Hispanic Entrepreneurs: Apply for a LEAD Award
http://www.guardianlife.com/lead/
The Guardian Life Insurance Company’s Latino Entrepreneurial Award of Distinction (LEAD) rewards the entrepreneurial efforts of Hispanic youth ages 12-18. LEAD awards cash prizes totaling $30,000 to 15 young people across the U.S. who demonstrate budding entrepreneurship and who are taking the first steps toward financial independence and making a difference in their communities. Awards may be used to further educational goals and/or to support individual entrepreneurial pursuits. Entry deadline: May 31, 2006.

Youth: Enter Samsung's Hope for Education Essay Contest
http://www.hopeforeducation.com/cgi-bin/nabc/campaign/hfe/hfe_essay.jsp?eUser=
The winner of the Samsung and Microsoft Hope for Education Essay Contest will receive up to $200,000 in Samsung electronics and Microsoft educational software for his/her school. Entrants must provide an original, sincere, no more than 100 word essay answering the following question: “Do you know of an individual student or teacher or group of students who are missing out on opportunities because they don’t have access to technology?” Entrants must be legal residents of the fifty U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and minors must obtain parent/guardian’s consent. Entry deadline: June 30, 2006.

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