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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Job Accommodation Issues
Teleconference Call
May 2, 2006
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
This teleconference will provide an update from the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on the most common Americans with Disabilities Act questions being asked by employers. The speakers will also provide legal and practical answers to participants' pre-submitted questions. Medical exams/inquiries, safety, direct threat, and other tough accommodation issues will be addressed. Presenters will include Sharon Rennert, Attorney Advisor, EEOC; and Linda Batiste, JAN Consultant. Registration is required and a registration fee does apply. Sponsored by JAN.

Pathways to Success in Developmental and Learning Disabilities: Innovative Programs, Strategies, and Policies that Work!
Conference
May 1, 2006 - May 5, 2006
New York, NY
This conference, presented by YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities, will feature in-depth sessions on advocacy/self-determination; aging; Autism Spectrum Disorders; clinical issues and practices; day services; early childhood; employment training; family supports; health care; inclusion; learning disabilities; legal, ethical, and policy issues; life planning; management/supervisory issues; media/public relations; profound intellectual disabilities; psychopharmacology; quality of life issues; residential services; sexuality; special education; staff training issues; technology; transitions; women’s issues; and workforce issues.

Transition from High School to College: The First Steps for Students with Disabilities
Conference
April 28, 2006
New Brunswick, NJ
Secondary and postsecondary education staff, disability professionals, parents, and students are invited to this conference on the transition of students with disabilities from high school to postsecondary institutions. The conference will improve participants’ understanding of the obligations of postsecondary institutions and high schools as well as the responsibilities of students themselves.

Negotiating Assistive Technology Supports and Services
Web-based Event
April 26, 2006
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM   (Eastern)
This Advocate Academy Webinar, presented by Dave L. Edyburn, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Exceptional Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will provide training and professional development to prepare and support individuals who work with families and organizations on behalf of children with disabilities. Registration is required and a registration fee does apply.

Differentiated Instruction: An Overview and One Classroom's Transformation
Web-based Event
April 25, 2006
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM   (Eastern)
Differentiated instruction allows all students to access the same curriculum by providing entry points, learning tasks, and outcomes tailored to students’ needs. This Access Center Webinar will provide an overview of differentiated instruction, introduce differentiation strategies, and present the story of a classroom that has been transformed through differentiation. Presented by Dr. Melissa Storm of The Access Center and Lori Centerbar of Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School in Vermont. Participation is free and registration is NOT required.

Inclusion Imperative: A Two-Day National Conference Honoring Diversity
Conference
April 21, 2006 - April 22, 2006
Syracuse, NY
This conference will feature keynote speakers John Hockenberry, Simi Linton, and Gerardine Wurzburg and presentations on numerous disability-related topics. Sponsored by the School of Education at Syracuse University. Registration deadline: April 14, 2006.

Successful Strategies for Middle and High School Inclusion
Web-based Event
April 20, 2006
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
This interactive presentation from WestEd’s SchoolsMovingUp initiative will focus on practical classroom applications to support students with mild to moderate disabilities in the general education setting. Lisa Dieker, Associate Professor in the Department of Child, Family, and Community Sciences at the University of Central Florida, will discuss co-teaching between general education and special education; building collaborative school and classroom environments; and adapting the environment, curriculum, and instruction using techniques proven to help all students. Free registration is required.

Inspiring Excellence: Great Teachers, Great Principals
Television Broadcast
April 18, 2006
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM   (Eastern)
The April edition of Education News Parents Can Use, a television series from the U.S. Department of Education, will showcase award-winning educators and schools; explore how effective teaching is at the core of America’s long-term economic competitiveness; highlight strategies to recruit, train, and reward effective teachers and principals; and reveal how programs like the Adjunct Teacher Corps, Teacher-to-Teacher, and the American Competitiveness Initiative are strengthening our nation’s teachers, schools, and students. Registration is required.

Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability Conference: Personal Perspectives and Social Impact: The Stories We Tell
Conference
April 17, 2006 - April 18, 2006
Columbus, OH
The goal of the sixth annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability conference is to encourage presenters and participants to reflect on how personal experiences create and transform social, cultural, and legal realities through a look into what the psychologist Theodore Sarbin referred to as “the storied nature of human conduct.” Presented by the ADA Coordinator's Office of The Ohio State University.

Providing Employment Supports for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities
Web-based Event
April 11, 2006
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM   (Eastern)
The President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health endorses evidence-based supported employment as a way to assist people with serious mental illness lead productive work lives. This Webcast from Worksupport.com will focus on individualized job supports and ways to develop the employer relationship. Registration is required and a registration fee does apply.

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