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“Transition in the 21st Century”
Conference
October 14, 2010 - October 16, 2010
Groton, CT
The “Transition in the 21st Century” Regional Conference, sponsored by the Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT), will be held in Groton, Connecticut. It will feature keynote speaker, LeDerick Horne, a nationally recognized motivational speaker, poet, and advocate for people with disabilities.

TASH 2010 Symposium for Change
Symposium
October 12, 2010 - October 13, 2010
Washington, DC
TASH will convene its 2010 Symposium for Change October 12-13 in Washington, DC. The Symposium’s theme is “Eliminating Disparities for People of Color with Significant Disabilities or Support Needs,” and it is targeted at self-advocates, families, and advocacy organizations; researchers, professors, and students; educators and special educators; disability and community service providers; civil rights advocates and organizations; and local, state, and federal policymakers.

Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth
Workshop
October 7, 2010 - October 8, 2010
Portland, OR
The “Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth” workshop will deliver 200 approaches answers to turnaround problems such as violence, apathy, truancy, defiance, ADD, school failure, bad attitudes, and poor motivation. A special focus will be on children with challenges and disabilities. The workshop is sponsored by Youth Change Workshops. The workshop is for teachers, youth workers, counselors, psychologists, court workers, social workers, justice workers, foster parents, and school administrators.

Merging Career Tech with College Prep: Insights from Successful High Schools
Web-based Event
October 7, 2010
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   (Eastern)
Students enrolled in programs that fuse core academics with career and technical skills are less likely to drop out of high school and more likely to complete the classes for college admission. This approach to high school reform, known as Linked Learning, partnership academies, and multiple pathways, is remodeling the traditional curriculum. Instead of separate tracks for vocational and college preparation, high schools are combining them, merging occupational courses into a rigorous academic curriculum to prepare all students for both college and careers. The most successful programs focus on interdisciplinary, project-based learning, partnerships with local business, industry, and institutes of higher education, and a culture of collaboration in schools. The webinar panelists will share tips for building successful programs and summarize the research findings.

The Virtual AD/HD Conference
Web-Based Conference
October 4, 2010 - October 6, 2010
No Location Specified
Sponsored by ADDA and others, this web-based conference makes it possible without the expenses of travel to hear experts in AD/HC, ask them questions, connect with others in the AD/HD community, and learn about tools and resources for succeeding in life.

TransCen Webinar Series: The Way to Work
Webinar Series
September 29, 2010 - October 20, 2010
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   (Eastern)
TransCen, Inc., is repeating on successive Wednesdays at 3:00 PM its series of four “Way to Work” webinars: “Not Just Any Workplace: Planning for Work Experiences and Jobs,” September 29, 2010, on effective ways to help youth plan and prepare for successful work experiences and jobs, including gathering information and learning about youth skills, interests, and need for support and accommodation; “Where Are They: finding and Recruiting Employers,” October 6, 2010, on bringing employers to agree to bring youth with disabilities into their workplaces, what they expect from the youth and professionals who represent them, and what strategies are effective for negotiating work experiences and jobs; “On the Job, Now What: supporting Youth to succeed,” October 13, 2010, on ways to support youth in the workplace, effective methods to evaluate job performance, determining the most appropriate accommodations on the job, and developing effective partnerships with employers to benefit both employers and employed; and “Creating Worlplace Partners: Keeping Employers Happy,” October 20, 2010, on ensuring that employers are able to provide the most effective work experience for youth, helping them become comfortable with youth with disabilities and their workplace accommodations, and ensuring that they are pleased and willing to continue to host youth in the workplace.

Individualized Supports Planning in Special Education: Applications to Students with Intellectual Disability
Web-based Event
September 27, 2010
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM   (Eastern)
This webinar will discuss how to apply the principles of supports planning to create a meaningful system of supports for students with intellectual disability by building on the strengths, and addressing the challenges in social thinking that students with intellectual disability may experience. The content draws upon best practices presented in the 11th edition of “Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, and systems of Supports, a manual on defining and classifying intellectual disability published by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports
Web-based Event
September 27, 2010
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM   (Eastern)
The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) is sponsoring this webinar on “Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports,” on creating a meaningful system of supports for students with intellectual disabilities, planning individualized supports to build on a student’s strengths, and addressing the challenges in social thinking that students with intellectual disabilities may experience. (The content is based on the 11th edition of “Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports,” the official definition manual of the AAIDD.

“Honoring Our Past, Shaping Our Future”
Conference
September 27, 2010 - September 28, 2010
Orlando, FL
The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities is sponsoring “Honoring Our Past, Shaping Our Future: 40 years of Councils on Developmental Disabilities,” in Orlando, Florida. The conference provides opportunities to share resources and ideas that highlight Council accomplishments and best practices on a range of issues affecting people with developmental disabilities. This year’s conference will have sessions on employment, transition, capacity building, housing, technology, health, and self-advocacy.

Achieving Dramatic Improvement: An Exploratory Study
Web-based Event
September 22, 2010
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
In this SchoolsMovingUp webinar, Martin Orland, Director of WestEd’s Evaluation Research Program, and Daniel Aladjem, Project Research Analyst at the American Institutes for Research, two of the authors of “Achieving Dramatic Improvement: An Exploratory Study,” will present this webinar. They will share reform-related approaches and themes common across 11 schools that stood out from a larger study for their significant improvement in student achievement and describe differences in the specifics of the schools’ improvement efforts.

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