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Overview of Self-Employment: A Customized Job
Web-based Event
September 8, 2006
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM   (Eastern)
This Web conference from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability/Adult will give an overview of self-employment and related activities that create a viable business, furthering economic development in an area and meeting a job seeker’s employment needs. Some businesses may be more easily developed via a partnership or alliance with other businesses, while others may require consideration of who the “potential business owner” is and the resources to support business opportunities. Participation is free, but registration is required; to register, e-mail your name and phone number to rachael.webb@umb.edu with the subject line “Customized Employment.”

Transition into High Demand Industries: 2006 RSA National Employment Conference
Conference
August 21, 2006 - August 23, 2006
Arlington, VA
This conference, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration, will include general sessions on 1) general labor market trends, demographics, and high-growth industries; 2) what employers are thinking; 3) employers in hospitality and service industries; 4) the VR-Business Network and featured state VR programs; 5) employers in banking and finance; 6) employers in healthcare; 7) employers in science and technology; and 8) mentoring, internships, and apprenticeship programs. Concurrent sessions will also be offered.

IQ Testing: Not Just About the Numbers
Web-based Event
August 16, 2006 - August 23, 2006
2:00 AM - 3:30 PM   (Eastern)
IQ testing is frequently used to determine a child’s eligibility for special education and programming. During this 2-part Advocate Academy Webinar, participants will learn about different types of IQ tests, including the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (Third and Fourth Editions); styles of learning; and test interpretation. IQ testing as it relates to changes in the identification of specific learning disabilities contained in IDEA 2004 will also be discussed. Participation requires access to a phone and a computer with internet access (preferably high speed). Registration is required and a registration fee does apply.

Disability Statistics: What are the “Real” Numbers and How do you Make Sense of Them?
Teleconference Call
August 15, 2006
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM   (Central)
This teleconference, hosted by the ADA and IT Technical Assistance Centers, will explore various databases and how they measure the number of people with disabilities in a variety of categories (employment, income, etc.). Andrew Houtenville of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Demographics and Statistics at Cornell University will describe how these statistics are collected and reported by various entities such as the Census Bureau and Social Security Administration. Learn how you can use these databases to inform policymakers and others. Registration is required and a registration fee does apply.

Career Development: Using Principles of Discovery and Career Enhancement
Web-based Training
August 8, 2006 - August 22, 2006
No Location Specified
This 2-week Web-based training course from TRN will focus on developing career goals through innovative vocational assessment, career development skills, and vocational profiling. Topics will include principles of career planning (including self-determination, person-centered planning, and discovery to develop career goals), vocational assessment (including job shadowing, Web-based assessments, interest inventories, workplace audits, and situational assessments), career development (including building confidence through enhancing job-seeking skills, appearance, interviewing, and skills portfolios), and vocational profiles (including developing career goals, future statements, and résumé building).

Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability Conference
Conference
August 3, 2006 - August 6, 2006
Washington, DC
The Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) conference is the annual gathering of ADA/504 Coordinators and Accessibility Managers in the cultural arts. Participants will engage in an open dialogue with representatives from the Disability Rights Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, share ideas and learn about successful practices in other arts organizations and cultural institutions, learn about best practices and how to develop sound policies, and participate in discussions with leaders in the field. Sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

2006 National Autism Conference
Conference
July 31, 2006 - August 4, 2006
State College, PA
This conference will provide comprehensive, evidence-based information to help educators, providers, and families develop effective educational and therapeutic programming for all students with autism spectrum disorders. Family members, physicians, speech-language pathologists, administrators, higher education faculty, general and special education professionals, early intervention staff, related service personnel, behavioral health staff, and others interested in autism spectrum disorders are encouraged to attend.

ADA 16th Anniversary Town Hall Meeting and Seminar: A National Dialogue on the State of Disability
Seminar
July 26, 2006
Washington, DC
The National Council on Disability and its federal partners will hold this town hall meeting and seminar to observe the 16th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This meeting is open to the public and free of charge, but space is limited. The event will also be Webcast and archived for later viewing. For more information, please contact Mark Quigley at ncd@ncd.gov.

Differentiation and the Brain-Friendly Classroom PDF document
Workshop
July 23, 2006 - July 26, 2006
Portland, OR
This practice-based workshop will feature leading experts in the fields of differentiation and brain-compatible teaching, as well as research-based instructional strategies that are classroom-tested and results-oriented. With special emphasis on the core areas of reading, writing, and math, sessions will focus on improving student achievement toward meeting or exceeding state-mandated standards and No Child Left Behind. Sponsored by Corwin Press and Teacher's Workshop. Brochure available in PDF (6 pages, 759 KB).

Tap Into Underutilized, Highly-Qualified Job Applicants and Advancers that Include People with Disabilities, Seniors, and Others
Web-based Event
July 18, 2006
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
During this Webinar, sponsored by the National Business Services Alliance, attorney John D. Kemp—a leading expert on issues relating to disability rights—will: provide an overview of America’s exponentially growing workforce shortage; review today’s urgent employee development, training, and workforce shortage needs; illustrate the value of sustaining existing employees (such as people reaching retirement age); and invite participants to take a lead role in a contemporary talent management solution that targets skilled candidates, including seniors and those with disabilities. Participation is free, but registration is required.

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