Other National Events Listed in Past Issues
People on the Move: Using All Transportation Options (ADA and Beyond…): A FREE “train-the-trainer” initiative to increase accessible transportation in your community
March 12, 2008 - March 13, 2008
New Orleans, LA
Each year, Easter Seals Project ACTION (Accessible Community Transportation In Our Nation) offers five of these trainings providing teachers and trainers the basic tools needed to expand community transportation options. Human service providers, transportation providers, school personnel, individuals who use community transportation, and advocates who support community change are invited to apply to attend. Application deadline: January 17, 2008.
Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference
March 10, 2008 - March 15, 2008
Los Angeles, CA
Persons with disabilities and their family members; special education teachers; university professors and researchers; occupational and physical therapists; alternative and augmentative communication clinicians; manufacturers, distributors, and developers; community agency personnel; policymakers; private and public rehabilitation service providers; rehabilitation engineers; assistive technology practitioners and suppliers; speech and language clinicians; and human resource specialists should attend this conference, which is presented by California State University-Northridge’s Center on Disabilities. Speakers will include Jim Fruchterman and Ray Kurzweil.
Exploring the Future and Creating a Timeline
March 10, 2008
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (Eastern)
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) representatives want and need to be a part of the transition team. When should a teacher invite VR into the process and what is the role of the VR counselor? In this Webinar, a transition specialist and a VR counselor will walk through the process of identifying services and the timelines for accessing services using a case study. Information regarding the age of majority will also be presented. Presented by the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center and the RRTC on Workplace Supports and Job Retention. Participation is free, but registration is required.
Two Things Your Parents Told You: Get a Job and Stay in School
March 6, 2008
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Eastern)
In this teleconference from the Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health’s Transition-Aged Youth Community of Practice, two states will share their expertise in developing and implementing supported employment and supported education for youth in transition and the impact of these efforts on employment outcomes and school performance. To participate, call 1-877-326-2337 and enter conference ID 4294308#.
NCES Winter Forum and 21st Annual Management Information Systems Conference
February 25, 2008 - February 29, 2008
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) will sponsor a 2-day meeting of the membership of the National Forum on Education Statistics on February 25-26, to be immediately followed by the 21st Annual Management Information Systems (MIS) Conference. The MIS Conference provides concentrated information about best practices, innovative ideas, current issues, and practical how-to advice about MIS for K-12 education. It brings together people who work with information collection, management, transmittal, and reporting in school districts and state education agencies. This year, the MIS Conference will offer more than 80 presentations, demonstrations, and workshops conducted by practitioners from K-12 information systems.
21st Annual Research Conference: A System of Care for Children’s Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base
February 24, 2008 - February 27, 2008
This conference, presented by the Research & Training Center for Children’s Mental Health, will facilitate the exchange of ideas for improving service systems for children with serious emotional and behavioral disturbances and their families and will elevate the discussion to identify specific strategies for creating comprehensive, integrated services systems matched to the context of the communities they serve. Researchers, evaluators, administrators, policymakers, planners, advocates, educators, service providers, and family members are invited to attend.
2008 Conference on Inclusive Education: Designing Classrooms for Success
February 14, 2008 - February 16, 2008
Are you interested in increasing student achievement? Do you want to learn concrete strategies that support students in inclusive classrooms, how to build collaborative relationships between families and schools, or how to engage students at all levels of the curriculum? Then join PEAK Parent Center for its 2008 Conference on Inclusive Education and experience its world-class presenters and strategy-packed, hands-on sessions on planning and teaching using the principles of Universal Design.
The Literacy and Social Development Connection: Using Effective Instruction to Improve Outcomes for Children and Adolescents with Challenging Behavior
February 8, 2008 - February 9, 2008
February 8-9, 2008
Teachers, supervisors, assessment personnel, administrators, and other professionals with responsibility for the delivery of effective services to students with challenging behaviors; teacher educators who design and implement personnel preparation programs and others responsible for staff development; and researchers who study effective programming for students with challenging behaviors are invited to attend this professional development forum, sponsored by the International Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.
14th Joint National Conference on Alternatives to Expulsion, Suspension, & Dropping Out of School
January 31, 2008 - February 2, 2008
Lake Buena Vista, FL
This conference is presented by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in partnership with the National Alternative Education Association, the Coalition for Safe & Effective Schools, and the National Charter School Clearinghouse.
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January 30, 2008 - February 1, 2008
The 11th annual ALLIANCE National Conference will bring together representatives from parent centers, the U.S. Department of Education, technical assistance centers, and schools to share information about special education issues and working with families. It is sponsored by the Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers National Center at PACER, in collaboration with the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs and the ALLIANCE Regional Parent Technical Assistance Centers. Registration deadline: December 5, 2007.
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