Other National Events Listed in Past Issues
Student and Family Engagement: Lessons Learned from the Check & Connect Intervention Studies
January 23, 2008
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Central)
In this teleconference, sponsored by the Exiting Community of Practice, Dr. Sandra Christenson will describe Check & Connect, an evidence-based model for engaging students at school and with learning. She will also share evidence of Check & Connectís effectiveness from two experimental studies and three replication studies, provide suggestions for implementing Check & Connect in local schools, and take questions from the audience. To access the call, dial 866-393-8073 and enter the passcode *2830894* (including the asterisks before and after the number). Participation is free, and registration is not required.
Engaging Students with School: The Essential Dimension of Dropout Prevention Programs
January 22, 2008
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern)
NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 12/11/2007. In this National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities Webseminar, Dr. Sandy Christenson will describe universal and individualized dropout prevention interventions for students with and without disabilities. She will explain the ideal heuristic to achieve an assessment-to-intervention link, as well as data-based interventions that maximize the person-environment fit. She will discuss effective interventions with a focus on attendance and academic skills, and indicators of studentsí commitment to learning, perceptions of academic and social competence, and sense of belonging. Registration is required, and is free for the first 150 registrants.
Project ACTION Audio Conference on ADA Paratransit Eligibility
January 10, 2008
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)
In this Easter Seals Project ACTION teleconference, Kristi Ross will address the basics about paratransit eligibility, including alternative eligibility determination processes, appeals of eligibility determinations, and how to involve people with disabilities in the eligibility process. Participation is free, but registration is required.
Evidence-Based Practices in Secondary Transition
January 9, 2008
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern)
In this free teleconference, co-sponsored by the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) and OSEPís Exiting Community of Practice, Dr. David Test of NSTTAC will present findings from a literature review of evidence-based practices in secondary transition (see http://www.nsttac.org/?FileName=evidence_based_practices to review the findings prior to the teleconference). He will also respond to audience questions regarding the resources NSTTAC is developing from these findings. To participate, dial (866)593-4318 and enter the conference ID #27138234.
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
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 Allenís 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 disabilitiesí career development as well as to meeting businessesí 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
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
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
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
December 11, 2007
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commissionís 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.
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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 email@example.com with the following info: Name, Organization, Email, and Phone, and indicate if you require CART to participate.
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