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Making Abstract Core Curriculum Accessible to Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities
Web-based Event
September 7, 2005
No Location Specified
During this Webinar, Dr. June Downing from California State University, Northridge will identify ways to make abstract core curriculum relevant and meaningful to those students with labels of significant and multiple impairments. Samples of adaptations will be used to highlight points made across K-12 curriculum. Hosted by the Access Center and the National Technical Assistance Consortium for Children and Young Adults Who Are Deaf-Blind in collaboration with the LRE Part B Community of Practice.

Recreation Access: Research to Practice
Webcast
September 7, 2005
No Location Specified
This Webcast will highlight some of the National Center on Accessibility's research findings on visitor expectations and access to swimming pools, trails, golf courses, playgrounds, and other recreation areas. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions related to accessing parks and recreation facilities. Sponsored by the Disability Law Resource Project at the Independent Living Research Utilization Program.

Teacher-to-Teacher Summer Workshops
Workshop
August 1, 2005 - August 3, 2005
San Jose, CA
This summer, the U.S. Department of Education will host a series of workshops for K-12 teachers and principals in which some of the nation’s best teachers and researchers will share strategies for raising student achievement and describe the latest research-based practices. Subjects covered at the workshops will be evenly distributed among elementary and secondary school instruction. Breakout sessions will cover the content areas of literacy/reading, mathematics, science, history, and the arts. Additional sessions will be held on school leadership, the No Child Left Behind Act, using data effectively, and teaching strategies which can help all levels of students to improve academically. Registration is free but required.

What’s New in the New IDEA: Early Intervention, Assessment, Identification, and IEPs
Web Seminar
July 26, 2005
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM   (Eastern)
The Council for Exceptional Children is offering a series of Web seminars on the policy changes in IDEA 2004’s provisions. In this seminar, Deborah Ziegler and Daniel Blair will present an overview of the policy changes in IDEA 2004’s provisions on early intervening, participation in assessments, parental consent, alternate assessments, and universal design; identification of learning disabilities; and changes to IEP content, IEP team attendance, and multi-year IEPs. Participation cost is $250.

What’s New in the New IDEA: Discipline
Web Seminar
July 19, 2005
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM   (Eastern)
The Council for Exceptional Children is offering a series of Web seminars on the policy changes in IDEA 2004’s provisions. In this seminar, Deborah Ziegler and Daniel Blair will present an overview of the policy changes in IDEA 2004’s changes to provisions on discipline, including manifestation determination, stay put, student code of conduct, and interim alternative educational settings. Participants in this Web seminar will be able to identify IDEA’s statutory provisions related to discipline, potential changes in practice based on new policy, and proposed regulatory changes for implementing the discipline provisions in IDEA. Participation cost is $250.

Autism Society of America’s 36th National Conference: In Tune with the Future
Conference
July 13, 2005 - July 16, 2005
Nashville, TN
Autism Society of America (ASA), an organization that works to promote lifelong access and opportunity for all individuals within the autism spectrum and their families to be fully participating, included members of their community, hosts its 36th national conference “In Tune with the Future.” Several education-related concurrent sessions include “Middle School and High School - Strategies for Success,” “Strategies to Promote Academic Achievement for Students on the Autism Spectrum,” and “Issues and Strategies in Supporting Students in General Education Settings.” Online registration available (“early bird” registration ends May 6, 2005).

IDEA Public Meeting
Public Meeting
July 12, 2005
Washington, DC
John H. Hager, assistant secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) at the U.S. Department of Education, announces a public meeting to receive comments on the proposed rules to implement programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004. For more detailed information, contact OSERS at 202-245-7468.

The Essentials of Small Schools: Principles and Practices for Equity and Achievement
Conference
July 11, 2005 - July 15, 2005
Tacoma, WA
The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) will host the 2005 Small Schools Project Summer Institute, “The Essentials of Small Schools: Principles and Practices for Equity and Achievement” at the University of Puget Sound, in Tacoma, Washington. This institute will include workshops, discussion groups, and facilitated planning time organized around the question, “How do we design and continuously improve schools that support powerful instruction and success for all students?” Workshops and roundtables will be led by staff from CES mentor schools. Presenters and speakers will include some of the most effective, renowned small school educators in the country.

Teacher-to-Teacher Summer Workshops
Workshop
July 11, 2005 - July 13, 2005
Minneapolis, MN
This summer, the U.S. Department of Education will host a series of workshops for K-12 teachers and principals in which some of the nation’s best teachers and researchers will share strategies for raising student achievement and describe the latest research-based practices. Subjects covered at the workshops will be evenly distributed among elementary and secondary school instruction. Breakout sessions will cover the content areas of literacy/reading, mathematics, science, history, and the arts. Additional sessions will be held on school leadership, the No Child Left Behind Act, using data effectively, and teaching strategies that can help all levels of students to improve academically. Registration is free but required.

National Down Syndrome Society Conference: Imagine
Conference
July 7, 2005 - July 10, 2005
Chicago, IL
The National Down Syndrome Society 2005 National Conference, “Imagine,” will bring together parents, family members, professionals, teens, and adults with Down Syndrome for education, networking, celebration, and more. Attendees will learn best practices in education, health care, employment, community living, and inclusion; learn from and meet experts from around the country; find out about the newest products, programs, and services; acquire the most current information on education, research, and advocacy; learn about resources for babies, children, adolescents, and adults with Down syndrome; meet and network with hundreds of affiliate leaders from across the country; and more.

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