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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.

Leaders for Life: No Limits – No Boundaries
Conference
November 6, 2014 - November 8, 2014
Cleveland, OH
The Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) 2014 conference, “Transition Rocks,” will be held November 6-7, 2014, in Cleveland, OH. The conference’s transition related strands will include transition assessment, cultural diversity, postsecondary education and employment, family involvement, community partnerships, and others. The DCDT webpage includes information about the conference, pre-and-post conference activities, and how to register for the conference.

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.

National Dropout Prevention Network Conference
Conference
November 2, 2014 - November 5, 2014
Louisville, KY
The 26th Annual National Dropout Prevention Network Conference, “On Track for success: Each Student College and Career Ready,” will be held November 2-5, 2014, in Louisville, Kentucky. The conference is designed to enhance the leadership skills of adults seeking to strengthen interventions among school, community, and families especially those in at-risk situations. The conference program will focus on alternative pathways; college and career pathways; common core and the student at-risk; curriculum and instruction; data assessment and continuous improvement; leadership, policy, and governance; literacy; new literacy: media and technology; school climate; student, family, and community engagement; and student support services and interventions.

Disabled and Proud Conference 2014: Dare to Dream
Conference
October 18, 2014 - October 19, 2014
Syracuse, NY
Disabled and Proud is a national conference for current and future college students with disabilities – the next generation of leaders on campus and beyond. The conference provides opportunities for students to connect, educate, and motivate each other to pursue their academic and social goals with intention and direction; and encouragement to attendees to build more inclusive environments in their schools and on their campuses.

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