Other National Events Listed in Past Issues
Mental Health America’s Annual Conference
June 9, 2011 - June 11, 2011
The 2011 Mental Health America (MHA) conference will gather advocates, consumers, educators, researchers, business and community leaders, health professionals, and MHA affiliates to examine opportunities to strengthen wellness in individuals and communities through advocacy, education, and service delivery.
National Conference on Volunteering and Service
June 6, 2011 - June 8, 2011
New Orleans, LA
The 2011 National Conference on Volunteering and Service, volunteer and service leaders from the nonprofit, government and corporate sectors, will be in New Orleans, June 6-8. In addition to many general sessions, there are several that focus specifically on disability and service, including: Targeted Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Non-traditional Volunteers and Service Members; and Stories from the Field: Members & Volunteers with Disabilities Sharing Their Experiences Inclusion 101: Creating an Welcoming Service Environment. The conference strives for full access and accommodations for people with disabilities.
Inclusive Communities: Pathways to Realizing the Vision AAIDD National Conference
June 6, 2011 - June 9, 2011
St Paul, MN
The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) 135th Annual Meeting, “Inclusive Communities: Pathways to Realizing the Vision,” will provide practitioners, researchers, teaching faculty, policymakers, funders, and advocates with effective and emerging practices, research, and information on important policy initiatives. The conference will feature plenary sessions, panel and poster presentations, interactive cafés, task force and special interest group meetings, and networking events. Pre- and post-conference workshops will address special topics in depth.
Alliance for Excellent Education: Engineering Solutions to the National Literacy Crisis
May 26, 2011
No Location Specified
The Alliance for Excellent Education’s webinar, “Engineering Solutions to the National Literacy Crisis,” will deal with the importance of comprehensive literacy plans, the competitive Striving Readers grant program, and the need for improving educator effectiveness. Young adults who lack reading and writing proficiency are likely to become unskilled workers in a world where literacy is a condition for success. Webinar participants will discuss the key levers to scale and sustain literacy improvements.
Family Involvement in Transitions to Adulthood
May 24, 2011
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Pacific)
Family members, youth, service providers, and researchers will offer perspectives on how to involve families in services in ways preferred by youth and young adults. They will discuss developmental, legal and confidentiality issues that affect young people, the balancing act between families and providers, the role of mentors and adult allies, and the strengths and needs of diverse families; and ideas on how to help navigate conflicts between youth and families, with information on family support organizations, and understanding the family journey.
5th Annual Secondary Transition State Planning Institute
May 17, 2011 - May 20, 2011
The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) will hold its 2011 “Annual Secondary Transition State Planning Institute” May 17-20 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Attendees may represent education, vocational rehabilitation, adult services, families, youth, and other stakeholders in secondary transition from their state. Participating state teams will develop knowledge of and participate in facilitated planning to re-visit or develop plans for building state capacity to improve secondary transition education and services, including school completion, and outcome data collection and use.
The Nature of Effective Individualized Learning Plans and Their Promise in Supporting College and Career Readiness
May 12, 2011
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Central)
Based on an on-going national study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), this webinar will describe the nature of individualized learning plans (ILPs), share ILP implementation practices, identify how ILPs serve as a bridge in supporting both college and career readiness outcomes, and describe empirical research results related to these efforts.
Career and Technical Education and Dropout
May 10, 2011
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern)
The National Dropout Prevention Center at Clemson airs a monthly radio webcast, Solutions to the Dropout Crisis, on topics related to dropout prevention. The May webcast is on Career and Technical Education (CTE) and its importance to dropout prevention and school reform.
Healthy School Communities Virtual Conference
May 10, 2011 - May 13, 2011
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Eastern)
ASCD's Healthy School Communities staff, guest speakers, ASCD authors and representatives from HSC mentor sites will hold a virtual conference May 10-13, 2011, for those interested in aligning health and education at their schools and in finding out what’s working in U.S. and Canadian schools.
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May 8, 2011 - May 11, 2011
Las Vegas, NV
The 2011 National ADA Symposium will feature sessions on the new ADA regulations, 2010 Standards for Accessible Design, and the EEOC ADA-AA regulations.
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