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Think College Northeast Regional Capacity Building Institute
Capacity Building Institute
June 15, 2015 - June 16, 2015
Boston, MA
Think College will hold a Northeast Regional Capacity Building Institute event June 15-16, 2015. It will focus on offering strategies and resources to support the growth and development of inclusive postsecondary education options for students with intellectual disabilities. Presentations will be offered in strands: Program Development, Employment Outcomes, Inclusive Academics, and Policy/Legislation/Research. The event will be keynoted by Dan Habib, award-winning film-maker of “Including Samuel” and other films focused on inclusion of students with disabilities in all aspects of education and community.

Check & Connect Preparation and Implementation Training
Training
June 11, 2015 - June 12, 2015
St. Paul, MN
A Check & Connect Preparation and Implementation Training will be held in St. Paul MN, June 11-12, 2015. This 2-day training provides education administrators and lead staff with a thorough overview of Check & Connect and its background and how to prepare their site for implementing Check & Connect.

AAIDD Making a Difference Through Research, Practice, and Policy
Conference
June 1, 2015 - June 4, 2015
Louisville, KY
The 2015 American Association on Intellectual and Development Disabilities (AAIDD) will hold its annual conference, “Making a Difference Through Research, Practice, and Policy,” will be held June 1-4, 2015, in Louisville, Kentucky. The conference offers four blocks of concurrent sessions featuring information on the outcomes of more than 100 projects, programs, and research studies. The deadline to make hotel reservations at the preferred rate is May 1, 2015.

PACER Taking the Next Steps: Preparing for Success in Postsecondary Education Workshop
Workshop
April 29, 2015
Minneapolis, MN
PACER will hold a workshop, “Taking the Next Steps: Preparing for Success in Postsecondary Education,” Wednesday, April 29, 2015. An increasing number of youth with disabilities are choosing to continue their education after high school. This free workshop for parents of youth will provide information on how to help youth prepare for success in college, understand the value of postsecondary education, and access needed supports. The workshop will be held at PACER Center and also be available via Livestream.

PACER Housing Resource and Information Fair
Information Fair
April 11, 2015
Minneapolis, MN
PACER Center will hold its annual Housing Resource and Information Fair, Saturday, April 11, 2015. It’s important for parents of children and young adults with disabilities to explore options for independent living and housing as early as possible. At the Information Fair, families can meet service providers and discuss housing options, services, and supports. State and county representatives, and resource and referral organizations, will be available to answer questions. E-mail susan.shimota@pacer.org for more information or call 952-838-9000.

Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Web-based Event
February 23, 2015 - May 21, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   (Eastern)
Think College has upcoming three webinars on topics related to postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities. “Participatory Action Research,” February 23, 2015, will discuss how college students with intellectual disabilities are conducting research into their experiences in college using Participatory Action Research strategies. In “Inclusive Campus Communities,” March 24, 2015, TPSID staff and Think College staff engaged in a dialogue related to how to create inclusive campus communities will discuss promising practices that support inclusion. In “Vocational rehabilitation Partnerships that Support College for Students with Intellectual Disabilities,” May 21, 2015, TPSID projects that have developed innovative agreements with Vocational Rehabilitation in their respective states will share details of those agreements and discuss how Vocational Rehabilitation helps support postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities.

Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Workshops
February 20, 2015 - May 8, 2015
Monroe Twp., NJ
Eden Autism Services has upcoming four workshops on aspects of teaching students with autism spectrum disorders. “Effective Inclusion for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder,” February 20, 2015, will cover learning characteristics, strategies and supports, social skills training, token systems, behavior management, and the role of the paraprofessional. “Professional Training in Behavioral Teaching Strategies,” April 16-17, 2015, will cover overview of autism, teaching techniques, principles of reinforcement, functional analysis of behavior, functional communication strategies, curriculum and IEP development, and classroom design and structure. “Teaching Social Skills,” April 24, 2015, will cover setting up a social skills group, assessment and goals, teaching strategies, generalization, and data collection. “Behavior Analyst Certification Board,” May 8, 2015, will provide BCBA required training. The workshops are is offered to professionals, paraprofessionals and parents interested in learning about autism and Applied Behavior Analysis.

PACER Center Workshops for Parents and Professionals
Workshops
February 19, 2015 - March 31, 2015
No Location Specified
In February and March 2015, PACER Center has upcoming many 2-hour workshops, some morning and some evening, in various locations throughout Minnesota, to parents of children with disabilities and the professionals working with families. Workshop topics include areas of interest in special education, including information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) program, early childhood, the area of transition for students 14-21 (housing, post secondary, employment, and community), assistive technology, and many more. The workshops can be attended in person or streamed on-line. Their website provides details of time, location, and registration.

National Mentoring Summit
Summit
January 28, 2015 - January 30, 2015
Washington, DC
The 2015 National Mentoring Summit will bring together practitioners, researchers, corporate partners, government and civic leaders, national youth-serving organizations and the network of affiliate Mentoring Partnerships to explore and advance mentoring’s positive impact on individuals and communities. Deadline for Early Bird registration: October 3, 2014.

DCDT 2014: Transition Rocks
Conference
November 6, 2014 - November 8, 2014
Cleveland, OH
“DCDT 2014: Transition Rocks,” sponsored by the Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT), will focus on transition-related strands, including transition assessment, cultural diversity, postsecondary education and employment, family involvement, and community partnerships. The International DCDT Conference brings together secondary transition stakeholders from across the country to network and focus on research-based strategies to support youth with disabilities as they transition from school into post-school life. Deadline for Early Bird registration: October 6, 2014.

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