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Understanding Culture and Cultural Responsiveness
Certification Training
May 14, 2007 - May 16, 2007
Denver , CO
Participants in this certification training from the National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt) will define culture, understand the development of a culturally responsive perspective and pedagogy, consider the impact of culture on individuals and systems, learn what happens when we are not culturally responsive, understand the power of words and labels, and develop a diversity perspective.

Imagine . . . Everybody Works
Conference
May 10, 2007 - May 11, 2007
Columbus, OH
This conference will help people engaged in employment for individuals with autism share information, sharpen their skills, and renew their commitment to advancing employment in their own communities. Participants will enjoy quality speakers, productive dialogues, formal and informal networking, and exhibits from vendors of tools and techniques they can utilize to enhance the employment outcomes and the lives of people with disabilities. Presented by the Autism Society of America and APSE: The Network on Employment.

Overview of Secondary Conditions Associated with Spina Bifida and a Special Look into the Role of Assistive Technology
Web-based Event
May 10, 2007
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM   (Eastern)
This Webinar, presented by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, will share the results of studies on 1) the prevalence of secondary conditions such as obesity, social isolation, depression, and lack of independence among youth with spina bifida in relation to race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic factors; and 2) the role of assistive technology in promoting health and reducing secondary conditions. The researchers will also present transition issues and challenges identified by the youth with spina bifida who participated in the studies. Participation is free, but registration is required.

Second Annual Symposium: The Role of School Districts in Creating and Sustaining High Performing Urban Schools
Symposium
May 4, 2007 - May 5, 2007
San Diego, CA
Participants in this National Center for Urban School Transformation symposium will have the opportunity to learn from and converse with leaders from several of the nationís outstanding urban schools and districts, and will also hear internationally renowned keynote speakers and award-winning superintendents.

Law Day 2007: Liberty Under Law: Empowering Youth, Assuring Democracy
Observance
May 1, 2007
No Location Specified
May 1, 2007 is Law Day 2007, an annual observance of the American Bar Association. This year, Law Day will focus on the intersection of youth and law. Many youth will come into contact with the legal system, whether through family court, foster care, or the juvenile justice system. In addition, all youth need to understand their rights and responsibilities under the law to become effective participants in our nationís civic life. Visit this Web site to learn how you can participate in Law Day 2007.

Charting the Future in Developmental and Learning Disabilities
Conference
April 30, 2007 - May 4, 2007
New York, NY
Topics to be featured at this YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities conference include advocacy/self-determination; aging; Autism Spectrum Disorders; clinical issues and practices; day services; dual diagnosis; early childhood; early intervention; employment training; family supports; health care/medical issues; inclusion; legal, ethical, and policy issues; life planning; management/supervision; media/public relations; profound ID/DD; psychopharmacology; quality of life; residential services; sexuality; special education; staff training; technology; transitions; womenís issues; and workforce issues.

Meeting the Nationís Need for Personal Assistance Services: State of the Science
Conference
April 27, 2007
Washington, DC
Participants in this conference, sponsored by the Center for Personal Assistance Services, will discuss the current research and policy implications for personal assistance services (PAS) in the home, community, and workplace; and identify the potential future directions for research and policy regarding PAS. Agenda items will include PAS: A Public Policy Challenge; Need and Unmet Need for PAS, Its Consequences, and Costs; and Trends in the PAS Workforce.

Breaking Ranks 2007 Urban Secondary School Showcase
Showcase
April 23, 2007 - April 24, 2007
Chicago, IL
This showcase will highlight more than 20 of the nationís most innovative and successful middle and high schools. Participants will learn the strategies and techniques that have made these schools leaders in secondary education. Presented by the Center for Secondary School Redesign and the National Association for Secondary School Principals.

National and Global Youth Service Day
Observance
April 20, 2007 - April 22, 2007
No Location Specified
Millions of young people across America will take part in National & Global Youth Service Day (NGYSD), an event which seeks to mobilize youth to identify and address the needs of their communities through service; support youth on a lifelong path of service and civic engagement; and educate the public, media, and policymakers about the year-round contributions of youth as community leaders. Visit this Web page to register your NGYSD 2007 project, find NGYSD 2007 projects in your area, get materials to help plan your project, and apply for grants to support your project.

CECís 2007 Annual Convention & Expo
Conference
April 18, 2007 - April 21, 2007
Louisville, KY
The Council for Exceptional Childrenís 2007 Annual Convention & Expo, the largest conference on special and gifted education in the world, will feature the latest information on topics in special and gifted education, including the new Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulations, identifying students with learning disabilities with response-to-intervention, assessment and accountability, evidence-based practice, the 2 percent flexibility option, autism, preparing students for transition, effective strategies to teach content, and the newest resources for students with disabilities.

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