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K-12 and Beyond: The Importance of Internships to Student with Disabilities and Businesses, Featuring Booz Allen Hamilton Emerging Leaders Internship Program as a Best Practice
Web-based Event
January 8, 2008
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
This JAN/U.S. BLN Webinar will feature Barbara Haight from Booz Allen Hamilton, who helped to create and implement Booz Allen’s Emerging Leaders internship and leadership development program for college students with disabilities. Barbara will speak about the importance and value of internships to students with disabilities’ career development as well as to meeting businesses’ recruitment needs. The Emerging Leaders program will be discussed as one model for businesses to access students with disabilities. She will also offer best practices for internship placements and other examples of business-focused programs. Registration is required and a registration fee does apply.

Disability Law & Policy, Present & Future
Teleconference Call
December 18, 2007
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM   (Eastern)
Reviewing previous research efforts, this teleconference will set out a blueprint for the role of research, policy, and law in advancing the civic, economic, and social participation of persons with disabilities in a global society. It will review past public policy efforts and research findings regarding workers with disabilities and discuss current and future research initiatives on the cutting edge of promoting successful employment outcomes for people with disabilities. It will present promising research methodologies in multidisciplinary-field disability and employment research. Finally, it will put forth challenges and opportunities for research, policy, and legal initiatives, setting the agenda for the next quarter century. Registration is required and a registration fee does apply.

Research and Dissemination in Indian Country: Indianonish, Email, and Other Surprises
Web-based Event
December 14, 2007
No Location Specified
This Webcast from the National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research in collaboration with the Independent Living Research Utilization program will describe false assumptions and cultural differences that prevent effective research and dissemination on Indian reservations, discuss modifications to typical research designs to effectively work on Indian reservations, and summarize the research by Spirit Lake Consulting on how individuals with disabilities and their families obtain information. Presented by Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and Dr. Erich Longie of Spirit Lake Consulting. Participation is free, but registration is required.

ACTE 2007 Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo: Connecting Education and Careers
Conference
December 13, 2007 - December 15, 2007
Las Vegas, NV
The 2007 conference of the Association for Career and Technical Education will include sessions from the following divisions: administration, adult workforce development, agricultural education, business education, engineering and technology education, family and consumer sciences education, guidance and career development, health science technology education, marketing education, new and related services, special needs, teacher education, and trade and industrial.

The LEAD (Leadership for the Employment of Americans with Disabilities) Initiative
Web-based Event
December 11, 2007
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s LEAD initiative was created to address the alarming decline in the number of individuals with severe disabilities employed in federal agencies. Participants in this Job Accommodation Network Webcast will learn about the special hiring authorities and opportunities available for people with disabilities. This session will also provide information on how to quickly and effectively accommodate employees with disabilities at little or no cost. Registration is required and a registration fee does apply.

Understanding Section 508 and Web Site Accessibility
Web-based Event
December 11, 2007
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   (Eastern)
In this Webconference, Jeff Coburn, Web Specialist at the Institute for Community Inclusion, will introduce Web site accessibility for individuals with little experience with Web technology and Web developers in the national service field. He will cover Section 508, Web site standards, and universal access. He will also describe practical guidelines and tests. There will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions. Participation is free, but registration is required: RSVP by noon EST on Friday, December 7 by emailing nsip@umb.edu with the following info: Name, Organization, Email, and Phone, and indicate if you require CART to participate.

Equity, Opportunity and Inclusion: 2007 TASH International Conference
Conference
December 6, 2007 - December 8, 2007
Seattle, WA
For over 30 years, the TASH conference has been the largest and most progressive conference in the nation focused on strategies for achieving equity, opportunities, and inclusion for people with disabilities. Attendees of TASH 2007 will renew their sense of community, re-ignite their passion for TASH's mission, learn practical information for immediate use, access the newest research findings and innovations, and get involved in current national issues and policy debates.

Ideas in Action: Baldwin Academy
Web-based Event
December 5, 2007
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
Baldwin Academy is an elementary school in La Puente, California with a high poverty, high minority student population that performs well above its peers. In this interactive presentation from WestEd’s SchoolsMovingUp initiative, school and district leaders interested in honing their instructional programs will learn from principal Bonnie Wilson about successful strategies at Baldwin. Topics will include Baldwin’s focus on shared decision-making and collaboration, providing professional learning opportunities, conducting ongoing analysis of data, and creating a culture of high expectations and extensive family involvement. Participation is free, but registration is required.

Differentiating Instruction with Technology
Web-based Event
December 4, 2007
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Central)
This Webinar from Don Johnston, Inc. and the Center for Implementing Technology in Education will share a successful model for implementing differentiated instruction with technology and provide a toolkit of resources, strategies, and practice guides to help participants differentiate planning, instruction, management, and student assessment. Presenters will include Judy Zorfass, Associate Center Director, Education Development Center, Inc.; and Jenna Wasson, Research Analyst, Center for Applied Special Technology. Participation is free, but registration is required.

Building Effective Youth Councils – How and Why To Do It
Web-based Event
December 3, 2007
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM   (Eastern)
This Forum for Youth Investment Webinar will offer an opportunity to hear from both youth and policymakers about the great work being done by youth councils (youth-led bodies that advise state and local policymakers) and the Forum for Youth Investment’s keys for effective youth councils, as outlined in its recent paper, “Building Effective Youth Councils.” Participation is free, but registration is required.

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