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Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize: Independence! 2011 Annual Conference on Independent Living
Conference
July 13, 2011 - July 16, 2011
Washington, DC
The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) will hold its 2011 conference in Washington, DC.

Introduction to Research and Promising Practices in Secondary Transition
Web-based Event
July 12, 2011
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM   (Eastern)
The second in a four-part series of webinars on Research and Promising Practices in Secondary Transition, “Preparing Youth with Disabilities for Careers After High Schools,” will be held July 12, with the third, “Evidence Matters in High School Transition,” on July 19, and the fourth, “Healthy Transitions for Youth with Disabilities,” July 26, 2011. Students with disabilities face many challenges as they enter adult life. This series will provide participants with new research on the topic of transition from school to adult life in the areas of school-agency collaboration, career development, data collection, and healthy lifestyles. Participants will understand current research and evidence-based practices for immediate application.

Project Search’s Fifth Annual International Conference & Gala
Conference
July 11, 2011 - July 15, 2011
Minneapolis, MN
Project SEARCH’s annual conference is an opportunity for its international network of partners to gather for education, training, and shared-learning to assist new and existing program sites in executing the Project SEARCH model.

Higher Education 4th Annual Conference of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
Conference
July 11, 2011 - July 17, 2011
Seattle, WA
The annual international AHEAD conference brings together professionals in the fields of higher education and disability for a week of information-sharing, networking, theoretical and practical training. AHEAD provides opportunities for professional development to those who work to assure usable, sustainable and inclusive higher education environments for students, faculty, and staff with disabilities, and believe society is enriched by difference.

Strengthening Institutions That Serve Asian American And Pacific Islander Americans
Forum
June 27, 2011 - June 28, 2011
Washington, DC
Sponsored by APIASF and held in Washington, DC. As a part of the APIASF Higher Education Summit series, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) will host the APIASF College Completion Forum: Strengthening Institutions that Serve Asian American and Pacific Islander Americans. The forum will bring together multicultural political leaders, higher education researchers and administrators, representatives from the private and government sectors, community organizations, foundations, and students, to discuss the national college completion agenda and its impact on the APIA community. The attendance on the first day of the forum is open to the public. The second day of the forum is by invitation only.

Successful Transitions to High School: Promoting High School Success and Facilitating College Readiness
Web-based Event
June 23, 2011
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM   (Eastern)
The U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with United Way Worldwide, National PTA, SEDL, and Harvard Family Research Project, will hold the seventh webinar in their Achieving Excellence and Innovation in Family, School, and Community Engagement series on June 23, 2011. The webinar will highlight innovative practices that facilitate the transition to high school, information about how schools can help families stay engaged in their children’s education during the high school years, and services that offer essential information and assistance for students and their families throughout the college application process.

Effective Vocational Rehabilitation Programs for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Web-based Event
June 21, 2011
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM   (Central)
SEDL and partners on the National Advisory Panel of the Vocational Rehabilitation Service Models for Individuals with the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) project have implemented a process for identifying and validating vocational rehabilitation effective practices. This initiative is important because rates of ASD are increasing, while employment rates for people with disabilities are declining. People with ASD tend to experience lower employment rates than other persons with disabilities. Three programs have been identified as effective for competitive employment strategies for people with ASD. This webinar is the first in a three-part series highlighting each of these programs, and it will focus on Job Path, a vocational rehabilitation vendor demonstrating effective practices for people with ASD, and how its program design and practices that have helped place consumers in competitive employment.

Equity and Ethnicity in Special Education: Addressing Legal Issues of Disability and Race Discrimination
Web-based Event
June 21, 2011
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM   (Eastern)
Sponsored by the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), “Addressing Legal Issues of Disability and Race Discrimination” is the second in a series of four webinars on “Equity and Ethnicity in Special Education.” (The first was “The Challenges of Cultural Congruence,” June 16.) It will be followed by “Representing Parents Whose Dominant Language Is Other Than English,” June 29, and “Disproportionality: what Are We Doing About It?” July 14, also from 2:00-3:30 pm Eastern time.

Mental Health America’s 2011 Annual Conference
Conference
June 9, 2011 - June 11, 2011
Washington, DC
Mental Health America’s 2011 Annual Conference will gather advocates, consumers, educators, researchers, business and community leaders, health professionals and representatives from its network of 300 affiliates to examine opportunities to strengthen wellness in individuals and communities through advocacy, education and service delivery. The conference provides an opportunity for people in the mental health field to connect with others committed to promoting improvement in health outcomes and decrease in mental health problems and substance use conditions in the United States.

Models of Blended Learning: What Works for Your District
Web-based Event
June 9, 2011
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
Districts, being held accountable to do more and to do so with less funding, are looking for ways to engage students and boost academic achievement. Blended learning, a teaching practice that combines face-to-face and online learning, offers models of instruction to engage students in and out of the classroom. The webinar is available “on demand” any time 24 hours after the event.

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