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School and Cyber Bullying
Conference
November 8, 2010 - November 9, 2010
Arlington, VA
The Performance Institute hosting the “School and Cyber Bullying Conference” on new strategies to minimize school bullying, prevent youth violence, and foster an inclusive, safe environment in the school district while coordinating a multifaceted, anti-bullying campaign.

Envisioning the Future
Summit Series
November 8, 2010 - December 6, 2010
No Location Specified
The Commissioner for the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) has called this Summit for discussion of the many complex issues affecting people with disabilities across the country – implementation of the Affordable Care Act, states’ new economic reality, persistent unemployment, education reform efforts, and our aging population, and more. ADD wants to hear how self-advocates, family members, allies, and professionals describe a vision of the future for individuals with developmental disabilities. Members of the public are invited to come and simply listen, or to present their ideas. Space will be limited and participants will be asked to register in advance. Opportunities to share written testimonies and commentary through a website will also be available. The summit November 8 in Orlando FL will be followed by summits November 15, 2010, in Dallas, TX; December 2, 2010, in Detroit, MI; and December 6, 2010, in Denver, CO.

Wisconsin Youth Panel: Our Employment Stories
Teleconference Call
November 4, 2010
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM   (Central)
The Wisconsin Cooperative Educational Services Educational Agency #2, supported by the Medicaid Infrastructure Grant and the Department of Public Instruction, will present this panel of three youth discussing their employment experiences including finding their jobs and accommodations they needed for the position. They will also talk about their transition from high school to secondary education, the community, and living on their own and offer advice for professionals and students on how to make a smooth transition. Further information is available from Pam Jenson, Transition Consultant, CESA #2, pamjenson@cesa2.k12.wi.us. Registration deadline: October 25, 2010.

State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Conference
October 28, 2010 - October 29, 2010
Fairfax, VA
Sponsored by George Mason University and others, the 2010 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities will provide an opportunity for colleges and universities, researchers, program staff, parents and self-advocates to discuss the current state of policies, research, and practice in the field. Panels including staff from PSE initiatives, parents, students and other experts will share effective practices during breakout sessions with an opportunity for group discussion.

Working with a Paraprofessional in School: Using the KASA Paraprofessional Toolkit
Web-based Event
October 27, 2010
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM   (Eastern)
Kids as Self Advocates (KASA) will sponsor this presentation on getting the most use from the documents in the KASA toolkit, which provides guidance on working successfully with a Paraprofessional in a school setting. A paraprofessional is an aide who works one-on-one with a student in classes and throughout the day. Students will share their own experiences of what has worked, and challenges they faced working with paraprofessionals. There will also be information about the process of creating these documents, what goes into running a Youth Led organization like KASA and the importance of youth involvement.

A Time of Opportunity: Engaging Communities in Supporting Healthy Youth and Young Families
Conference
October 26, 2010 - October 29, 2010
Austin, TX
Sponsored by Healthy Teen Network, “A Time of Opportunity: Engaging Communities in Supporting Healthy Youth and Young Families” will feature a first-day session on adaptation and implementing with fidelity, a track of workshops focused on research and evaluation, and opportunities to network with the community of adolescent health professionals on using evidence-based approaches and other issues in adolescent health. Deadline for on-line registration is October 8, 2010.

Laying the Groundwork: What Principals Can Do to Support Beginning Special Education Teachers through Mentoring and Induction
Web-based Event
October 21, 2010
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   (Eastern)
This webinar will focus on the role of principals in assisting beginning special education teachers (SETs) through induction programs. Principals can select appropriate mentors for both instructional coaching and socialization roles, shelter beginning SETs from overly heavy caseloads and complicated teaching assignments, help to define beginning SETs’ roles and responsibilities, and ensure time to collaborate with general education colleagues, particularly in RTI or inclusion schools. Serving as instructional leaders, sharing leadership, and promoting a positive school culture, principals provide the foundation upon which effective induction programs are implemented.

2010 Closing the Gap Conference
Conference
October 21, 2010 - October 23, 2010
Bloomington, MN
This year’s conference builds on a tradition of providing a comprehensive examination of the most current uses of technology by persons with disabilities and the professionals who work with them. Topics will cover technologies being applied to all disabilities and age groups in education, rehabilitation, vocation, and independent living. First-hand information about products and best assistive technology (AT) practices and strategies will be presented by and for teachers, therapists, clinicians, parents and end users alike.

Transition in the 21st Century
Conference
October 14, 2010 - October 16, 2010
Groton, CT
Sponsored by the Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT), this regional conference on current issues in transition will feature keynote speaker, LeDerick Horne, a motivational speaker, poet, and advocate for people with disabilities.

School’s Out: Policy Implications of Quality Accountability and Assessment in Afterschool Programs
Web-based Event
October 14, 2010
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Central)
High-quality afterschool and youth development programs can positively influence a range of child and youth outcomes, including academic, social, and emotional behaviors and development. This webinar will look at approaches to quality improvement, assessment, and accountability in afterschool programs in states and local communities around the country and the implications for policy. Panelists will highlight Prime Time, a nonprofit intermediary of community stakeholders in Palm Beach County aiming to enhance the quality of afterschool programs through a county-wide Quality Improvement System (QIS). This system provides a case study of a “lower-stakes” accountability model, in which the focus is less on periodic ratings of quality and more on continuous quality improvement. Panelists will discuss what is meant by “high-stakes” and “low-stakes” accountability and describe the development and implementation of the QIS by Prime Time.

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