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LeadCast Blog Invites Entries from Scholars
http://niusileadscape.org/bl/
The Equity Alliance at ASU’s LeadCast blog was initially created to talk directly to school principals, and has expanded to include researchers, practitioners, scholars, and state and district administrators dedicated to improving education through advocacy, research, social agency and the arts and transforming the ways education is conceptualized and delivered in this country. They invite scholars interested in submitting blog entries to email niusileadscape@asu.edu.

Learning Disabilities Association of America Seeks Submissions for 2013 Conference
http://www.ldaamerica.org/conference/index.asp
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) is seeking submissions for the 2013 Conference to be held in San Antonio, TX, February 13-16, 2013. Proposals to present a paper, conduct a workshop, provide an informational session, or make a formal presentation are invited. 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; sessions on new ways to ensure successful transition, use assistive technology, access the general curriculum, provide a continuum of services, and foster productive adulthood; and hands-on practical techniques for Table Talk and reports of research for Poster Sessions. Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2012.

National Council Seeks Youth Voices
http://www.generationon.org/
generationOn seeks new members for its National Youth Advisory Council. The council offers 12 middle and high school students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to participate in a service-learning and leadership development program. generationOn equips and mobilizes youth to take action through service clubs, schools, youth organizations, campaigns and youth leadership initiatives. Deadline for applications: April 10, 2012.

National Education Startup Challenge
http://nesc.challenge.gov/
The U.S. Department of Education has launched the National Education Startup Challenge, which invites students in middle school, high school, and college and out-of-school youth to develop innovative, real world solutions to improve education. Youth from across the country are encouraged to submit a business plan and a video pitch for a for-profit or non-profit startup that includes an innovative strategy, product, or service designed to address one of these four topics: Middle Grades Matter: helping middle school students transition to high school and stay on track to graduate; Skills, Skills, Skills: providing students in rural, urban, and/or high-poverty communities with opportunities for internships or other work - and community-based learning experiences that help them develop skills for success in postsecondary education, 21st century careers, and civic life; Education Pays: making it easier for students and families to find and select high-quality, affordable postsecondary programs, whether colleges, universities, or career training programs, that provide good value; Finishing Faster: increasing the likelihood that postsecondary students complete their degrees and decreasing the time it takes them to finish, e.g., by improving and speeding up remedial education. Deadline: May 1, 2012.

National Education Startup Challenge Invites Youth to Propose Education Solutions
http://nesc.challenge.gov/
The U.S. Department of Education has launched a National Education Startup Challenge, inviting students in middle school, high school, and college and out-of-school youth to develop innovative solutions to improve education. Youth from across the country are encouraged to submit a business plan and a video pitch for a for-profit or non-profit startup that includes an innovative strategy, product, or service designed to address one of these four topics: Middle Grades Matter; Skills, Skills, Skills; Education Pays; and Finishing Faster. Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2012.

National Transition Conference Seeks Proposals
http://www.transition2012.org/
The 2012 National Transition Conference: College and Careers for Youth with Disabilities seeks proposals for the May 30-June 1 conference in Washington, DC. Deadline for proposals: March 27, 2012.

The 4th Annual HCTRC Research Symposium Seeks Abstracts
https://uncodum.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_77A6vbYjaM6KMpS
The Health Care Transition Research Consortium (HCTRC) and GotTransition – the National Health Care Transition Center, in collaboration with the Chronic Illness & Disease Conference, Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care, seek abstracts for presentation at the 4th Annual HCTRC Research Symposium, October 17, 2012, in Houston Texas. This research symposium invites researchers, clinicians, consumers and families to share their health care transition expertise and experience; foster the development of this emerging and growing field of science and specialty practice; and facilitate networking among colleagues and consumers. They are interested in receiving abstracts addressing: Young Adult/Parent Experience, Quality Improvement/Program Design, Education, Research/Outcomes, Service Models, and Other (i.e. abstract category not listed; thematic presentation involving several presenters) Submission deadline: May 31, 2012.

Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research & Training Center (VCU RRTC) Online Course: Customized Employment
http://www.worksupport.com/training/webcourses/ce.cfm
The Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research & Training Center (VCU RRTC) offers an online course in “Customized Employment,” March 26-April 23, 2012 Customized employment uses a flexible blend of strategies, services, supports, and funds to facilitate employment outcomes for job seekers with complex needs through negotiated employment relationships. Topics Covered: Overview of customized employment, Ways to get to know the job seeker, Strategies to find jobs & Blending supports and funds. Course Credit: Individuals who complete the course may earn 1.6 CEUs, 16 CRCs and a Certificate of Course Completion.

Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research & Training Center (VCU RRTC) Online Course: Personalized Job Development
http://www.worksupport.com/training/webcourses/job_development.cfm
The Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research & Training Center (VCU RRTC) offers an online course in “Personalized Job Development,” March 19-April 16, 2012. Job development is the process of locating and creating work opportunities for individuals with disabilities. This is achieved by earning an opportunity to engage an employer and then earning a commitment to meet, interview, and hire a specific job seeker. Topics Covered: Core Values, Strategies for Personal Improvement, Contact & Presentation Strategies. Individuals who complete the course may earn 1.6 CEUs, 16 CRCs and a Certificate of Course Completion.

2012 Southwest Conference on Disability Seeks Proposals
http://cdd.unm.edu/swconf
The 2012 Southwest Conference on Disability seeks proposals on the theme “Access For All: To Boldly Go Where Everybody Else Has Gone Before,” with emphasis on: Access To Health, Physical Access, Access To Employment, Access To Technology, and Access To Behavioral Health Through High-Quality Service Partnerships. The conference will be held October 9-12, 2012. Deadline for proposals: May 11, 2012.

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