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Fourth National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations: Integrating Community Needs into the National Health Agenda
Conference
September 28, 2004 - October 1, 2004
Washington, DC
The objectives of the Fourth National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations are: to showcase the best of culturally competent programs, services, and policies to national health organizations and leaders; to disseminate research and expertise to advance promising interventions; and to develop partnerships to improve access to effective care for all Americans. This meeting is designed for beginner and expert audiences concerned with culturally competent health care.

4th Annual LASER Urban Education Research Conference: Reconstructing Urban Education
Conference
September 23, 2004 - September 25, 2004
San Diego, CA
Linking Academic Scholars to Educational Resources (LASER), a project of the Office of Special Education Programs, announces their 4th Annual Urban Education Research Conference. This year's conference will focus on evidence-based research in urban education and how these findings can help us to reconstruct the status of special education across cultures.

National Organization on Disability Conference on Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities
Conference
September 22, 2004 - September 24, 2004
Arlington, VA
The National Organization on Disability, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Capital Region, announces a Conference on Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities. This conference is the first to focus on disaster preparedness, response, and recovery specific to the unique emergency needs of people with disabilities. High-level authorities from the emergency management, disability, and special needs communities, government agencies, private business, and the service, advocacy, and care networks will be at this forum to share and learn about each other's experiences, resources, and best practice models.

Using Work Incentives to Fund Micro Enterprises
Web-based Event
September 20, 2004
No Location Specified
In this Web cast, David Hammis of Griffin-Hammis Associates will discuss using Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS) as a small-business funding source that directly infuses operating cash into a business cash flow. He will address Impairment-Related Work Expenses (IRWE), Blind Work Expenses (BWE), and using Property Essential to Self Support (PESS) that allow unlimited cash resources in small business accounts not subject to the SSI $2000 personal resources limits. Mr. Hammis will explain how VR and Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding interact with net earnings from self-employment. He will also cover other critical issues related to self-employment such as Medicaid, Section 8, and small business loans.

Online Training Conference: Abuse of Persons with Disabilities
Web-based Event
September 9, 2004 - September 29, 2004
No Location Specified
This online professional training conference on the abuse of children and adults with disabilities will consist of 22 one-hour Webinars (online seminars) and an additional 10 hours of contact with the training faculty between 9/9/04 and 1/31/05. It's designed for professionals and workers in the fields of abuse/victimization and/or disabilities. Topics will include prevention, identification, investigation, prosecution, and treatment. Seminars will concern casework and caregiving where people with disabilities are victims of child abuse, domestic violence, dependent adult abuse, and elder abuse. Funded by a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, and presented by ARC Riverside (CA).

Making Mathematics Meaningful for Students with Learning Problems: Powerful Teaching Strategies that Work
Web-based Event
September 7, 2004
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
The Access Center’s Webinars (Web + Seminar = Webinar) are interactive online events that include a PowerPoint presentation, an opportunity to listen to the presentation over the phone, and an ability to ask questions. During this Webinar, Dr. David Allsopp from the University of South Florida's Department of Special Education will present on effective mathematics instruction for students with special needs. He will also share resources and tools that educators can use to ensure math content is consistent with the learning needs of diverse students.

The 4th National Reinventing Quality Conference: Developing and Integrating Quality Initiatives to Improve Performance and Enhance Inclusion
Conference
August 8, 2004 - August 10, 2004
Philadelphia, PA
A 3-day conference for advocates, self-advocates, family members, direct support professionals, consultants, and staff members of various agencies (providers, advocacy organizations, county/state/federal agencies, and others) to improve the quality of services to individuals with disabilities. This conference is sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, the Human Services Research Institute, and the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration.

2004 National Youth Leadership Conference: Learning, Living, Leading: Youth with Disabilities Continuing the Legacy
Conference
July 24, 2004 - July 27, 2004
Washington, DC
Participants will have exciting opportunities to learn from national disability leaders, public officials, and other young leaders with disabilities from all over the country at this conference, sponsored by the National Youth Leadership Network. Approximately 65 young leaders will be chosen to participate. Application deadline: March 17, 2004.

Speaking Out About Inaccessible Information and Telecommunication Technology
Audio Conference
July 17, 2004
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
The Information Technology Technical Assistance and Training Center is sponsoring this audio conference (with simultaneous Webcast captioning and two-way text communication capability) featuring a panel of experts who will describe how the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal laws and regulations apply to inaccessible technology, and how to use those laws to complain when inaccessible information and telecommunication technology is encountered. In addition, participants will be offered an opportunity to take direct action to address issues related to inaccessible technology. Preregistration (free) is required.

Third Annual Bridges to Employment Conference: Exploring Career Opportunities for Latinos with Disabilities
Conference
July 14, 2004 - July 16, 2004
Chicago, IL
This conference, sponsored by Proyecto Visión, through the World Institute on Disability and the Committee for the Integration of Latinos with Disabilities, will provide a national forum about issues concerning Latinos with disabilities and employment and offer a variety of employment and technology training opportunities.

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