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National Center for Technology Innovation: 2008 Technology Innovators Conference: Thriving in a Global Marketplace
Conference
November 20, 2008 - November 21, 2008
Washington, DC
The National Center for Technology Innovation invites technology innovators, researchers, practitioners, instructional and assistive technology vendors, philanthropists, policymakers, OSEP projects, and the media to the Technology Innovators Conference. Thriving in a Global Marketplace explores the marketplace of ideas, highlighting the critical role that technology plays in transforming the educational experience for all students.

Introduction to the Ready by 21 Challenge
Web-based Event
November 19, 2008
1:00 AM - 2:00 AM   (Eastern)
Ready by 21, presented by the Forum for Youth Investment, is a challenge to all who care about children and youth to learn a different way to approach the tasks of managing, making or measuring change at any level from the classroom to the capitol, so that they can make decisions that lead to bigger goals, bolder strategies, better partnerships. This webinar will guide participants through the components of the Ready by 21 Challenge: the Big Picture Vision, Strategic Planning and Priority Setting, Big Picture Changemakers, and Ready by 21 Introductory Guides and Materials.

Everything You Need to Know about the Enforcement of the ADA but Were Afraid to Ask
Audio Conference
November 18, 2008
1:00 AM - 2:30 AM   (Central)
A few of the many questions people ask about the ADA and the enforcement process are: When do I file? What agency do I file with? What is alternative dispute resolution? Can I file at the state and federal level at the same time? What is a designated agency? What if I miss the 180 day filing deadline? This audio conference, sponsored by the National Network of DBTAC-Regional ADA Centers, will review the enforcement options available to individuals and explain the various methods for pursuing a complaint under the various titles of the ADA.

Network of Autism Training and Technical Assistance Programs (NATTAP) Conference
Conference
November 18, 2008 - November 21, 2008
Columbus, OH
The 2nd annual NATTAP Conference will gather educators, service providers and parents from across the United States and from around the globe to: review current systems models for addressing the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), promote use of best practice in research and intervention, and provide methods for capacity building – all of which contribute to improving outcomes for individuals ages 3-21. Applications are being accepted for trainees and family members to volunteer at the Conference. Volunteers agree to work one full day (7:00 am - 6:00 pm) of the conference and receive complimentary registration for the other two days. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis with preference given to parents and family members and undergraduate and graduate students. To register or volunteer, see the conference website for further information.

Empowering Youth Achievement in a New Economy
Conference
November 17, 2008 - November 20, 2008
Chicago, IL
The goal of the 9th Annual National Youth Development Symposium is to provide best practices and program guidance to workforce development professionals who serve youth, and leadership growth opportunities for the youth they serve. Workshop proposals must be submitted online by August 11.

PEN Annual Conference: Legacy, Focus, and Impact
Conference
November 16, 2008 - November 18, 2008
San Francisco, CA
Public Education Network (PEN) will hold its 2008 annual conference in the city where local education funds got their start 25 years ago. The conference will examine the legacy of Local Education Funds (LEFs), the focus of their work, and the impact their work has had on public education. LEF members and others will come together to recognize the historic contributions of LEFs to education reform, and to look to the future of the field.

Cornell University’s Employment and Disability Institute Webinar on the 2007 Disability Status Report
Webinar
November 12, 2008
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM   (Eastern)
Cornell University's Employment and Disability Institute (EDI) will host an online webinar to present the findings of the 2007 Disability Status Report. The free webinar will explore recently released 2007 American Community Survey data related to disability and employment, education, poverty, household income and labor earnings. Cornell Research found that in 2007, 36.9% of working-age (21-64) people with disabilities were employed, compared with the 79.7% of people without disabilities; 24.7% of working-age Americans with disabilities lived in poverty, compared to 9.0% of those without disabilities. These dramatic discrepancies are longstanding and continue to separate Americans with disabilities from their peers without disabilities. To register for this free webinar, please go to the website.

National Association for Multicultural Education 18th International Conference
Conference
November 12, 2008 - November 16, 2008
New Orleans, LA
NAME’s 2008 Conference is “Beyond Celebrating Diversity: ReACTivating the Equity and Social Justice Roots of Multicultural Education.” Registration deadline is August 15, 2008.

Opening Doors: A State of the Science Conference
Conference
November 10, 2008 - November 11, 2008
Bethesda, MD
The Opening Doors Conference on accessing services for children and youth with disabilities and special health care needs from traditionally underserved communities will share the lessons being learned with the Opening Doors project in Boston as an example of community-based participatory research, and is intended for practitioners and researchers in rehabilitation, education and public policy; community-based organizations; and individuals with disabilities and families.

Igniting Sparks: Connect to Hope!
Conference
November 6, 2008 - November 8, 2008
Minneapolis, MN
The Healthy Youth, Healthy Communities Conference is sponsored by the Search Institute. Conference highlights include programming on asset-based community initiatives, juvenile justice, prevention, the public sector, service learning, spiritual development, and youth-serving organizations.

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