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Using Medicaid Waivers to Finance Home and Community-based Services
Web-based Event
September 21, 2010
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM   (Eastern)
In this webinar, presented by the National Wraparound Initiative, Constance Conklin (Mental Health Services to Children and Families, Department of Community Health) will focus on the use of Medicaid waivers, with a specific emphasis on 1915(c) waivers, to support wraparound implementation. Seven states are using 1915(c) waivers to serve Medicaid enrollees in the community instead of requiring hospital level of care, and eight states are using 1915(c) waivers for Medicaid enrollees rather than psychiatric residential treatment level of care. 1915(c) waivers are actually used in almost every state to serve at least some segments of Medicaid populations.

USBLN: Aligning Disability with the Bottom Line: Talent, Market Share, and Supplier Diversity
Conference
September 19, 2010 - September 22, 2010
Chicago, IL
The 2010 US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) Annual Conference & Expo theme is Aligning Disability with the Bottom Line: Talent, Market Share, and Supplier Diversity. It is a national employer-to-employer event that taps into the economic potential of people with disabilities. It brings corporate, government, disability-owned businesses, and BLN affiliates together to create workplaces, marketplaces, and supply chains where people with disabilities are fully included as professionals, customers and entrepreneurs.

Think College/TASH Webinars
Web-based Event
September 15, 2010 - October 13, 2010
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM   (Eastern)
Think College and TASH are holding a series of webinars together on issues relating to persons with disabilities in September and October: Sept. 15, “Postsecondary Education For People With Intellectual Disabilities: Overview, Higher Education”; Sept. 22, “Funding Postsecondary Programs For Students With Intellectual Disabilities”; Sept. 29, “Transition To College For Students With Intellectual Disabilities”; Oct. 6, “Creating Inclusive College Options: Strategies And Promising Practices”; and Oct. 13, “Strategies To Support Employment In PSE Programs.”

TRN, Inc., Career Development for Youth and Adults with Disabilities Web Course
Web-based Event
September 14, 2010 - September 27, 2010
No Location Specified
Career Development is a 2-week, approximately 20-hour web training on developing career goals through vocational assessment, career development skills, and vocational profiling for youth and adults with disabilities. Topics will include principles of self-determination, the discovery process, and situational assessment, as well as entry jobs versus dream jobs, self-employment, career exploration strategies, self-presentation, and other approaches. Participants can log on at any time from any computer with internet access during the course access period to participate in the training. Successful completers receive a certificate. The course will be facilitated by Rob Hoffman, a well-known consultant who has taught extensively on the employment of people with disabilities.

Strategies to Increase School Completion Rates for Students with or at Risk for Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
Web-based Event
August 20, 2010
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM   (Eastern)
Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (EBD) continue to demonstrate the worst post-secondary outcomes among all groups of students, in part due to their large dropout rate. This webinar will focus on two current federally funded Centers that focus on prevention and intervention among high school students at risk for school failure due to problem behavior. First, the need for consistent pro-active environmental supports across a continuum will be discussed through School-wide Positive Behavior Supports. Second, preliminary work will be presented from a recently funded research center focusing specifically on students with EBD within high schools. Participants will be provided with promising ideas and directed to available resources to assist them in implementation.

Data Driven: Making Student Data Accessible and Meaningful to Families
Web-based Event
August 10, 2010
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM   (Eastern)
The U.S. Department of Education has adopted using data for school improvement as a major education reform priority. In the past decade, the Department, school districts, and states have spent more than a billion dollars to build data systems to foster improvement and now can transform this data into information that can promote student success by tracking academic progress and by guiding the daily actions of families, schools, communities, and the students themselves. This third webinar, “Data Driven: Making Student and School Data Accessible and Meaningful to Families,” will look at practical examples of how districts and schools use data to engage families in their children's education. The webinar will introduce tools that help practitioners, districts, and schools to incorporate data into their own family engagement strategies.

The Reinventing Quality Conference
Conference
August 8, 2010 - August 10, 2010
Baltimore, MD
The Reinventing Quality Conference is for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, family members, direct support professionals, administrators of community support agencies, advocates, managers, and government leaders, all committed to a vision of a better future for people with intellectual/ developmental disabilities. This year’s conference focuses on how forward thinking states, providers, self advocates and families are not only weathering the economic crisis but using it as a fulcrum to improve quality and lives for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Reap What You Sow: Harvesting Support Systems
Training
July 29, 2010 - July 31, 2010
Raleigh, NC
This National Youth Leadership Network hands-on training opportunity focuses on ways to work with young people to help create their own support systems. Support systems are teams of people that help individuals make their goals realities. This event is created for young people, parents, siblings, friends, allies, teachers, and community support providers.

How Young Adults Use the Internet to Access Mental Health Information and Support
Web-based Event
July 27, 2010
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   (Pacific)
According to Pew Internet research, “every day, more people go online for medical advice than actually visit health care professionals.” This may be especially true for young adults, as their access to health care and other supports is more limited than other populations. Using the latest research as well as results from focus groups conducted by Pathways to Positive Futures, this webinar will address how young adults use the Internet to manage their mental health.

Accessing the World through International Exchange
Conference
July 13, 2010
Denver, CO
People in the U.S. disability community are invited for this half-day seminar and luncheon in Denver, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. The “Who, What, Where and Why” of international exchange will be discussed, including overseas cultural, educational, professional and volunteer programs for U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and others with disabilities. Registration deadline June 21, 2010.

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