Other National Events Listed in Past Issues
IDEA Public Meeting
June 17, 2005
John H. Hager, assistant secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) at the U.S. Department of Education, announces a public meeting to receive comments on the proposed rules to implement programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004. Meetings will take place 1:00 PM-4:00 PM and 5:00 PM-7:00 PM (Central). For more detailed information, contact OSERS at 202-245-7468.
National Rehabilitation Transition Conference: From Roots to Wings: Guiding Youth With Disabilities to Employment
June 16, 2005 - June 17, 2005
The Rehabilitation Services Administration, the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), State VR agencies, State educational agencies, youth leadership organizations, consumer organizations, and other stakeholder groups are planning a national conference that will offer learning experiences and networking opportunities for State VR agency and State education agency staff at both the state and local levels. This conference will bring together VR and education policymakers and practitioners, as well as personnel from collaborating agencies who work with transitioning youth with disabilities.
Joining Forces for Better Outcomes: CWLA 2005 Juvenile Justice National Symposium
June 1, 2005 - June 3, 2005
Participants in the Child Welfare League of Americaís Juvenile Justice National Symposium will learn how child welfare and juvenile justice systems can collaborate to ensure better outcomes for children. The Symposium will provide participants with valuable tools to better integrate services across systems of care and opportunities to learn how other jurisdictions are working to overcome the obstacles they face in undertaking this work. It will include more than 30 workshops on topics such as blended funding, state and local reform initiatives, alternatives to incarceration, girls in the juvenile justice system, disproportionate minority contact, and promising delinquency prevention programs.
Keeping Quality Teachers: The Art of Retaining General and Special Education Teachers
Teleconference Call / Webcast
May 25, 2005
No Location Specified
Karen Mikkelsen from the Northeast Regional Resource Center (NERRC) at WestEd will give an interactive presentation on NERRCís new publication (by the same name as the teleconference). It contains a framework for action that includes resources, practices, and strategies that promote the retention of quality teachers. It is recommended that you read the introduction and chapter 1 of the book (available in PDF) prior to this event. You may participate by phone (download the Powerpoint presentation the day before) or by connecting via the Web and simultaneously listening by phone (see Setup Wizard to be sure your computer is configured properly). Participation is free, but registration is recommended.
May 18, 2005
No Location Specified
IDEA 2004 becomes active July 1, 2005. In this Web cast, Dr. Troy Justesen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education, will provide an update on the development of the implementing regulations for IDEA 2004, outline the next steps, describe opportunities for the public to provide comment, and address issues raised in those comments to help us understand some key changes in this latest version of IDEA as well as what those changes may mean. Sponsored by Independent Living Research Utilization, a program of the Institute for Rehabilitation and Research.
Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation: Policy, Program Development, and Service Provision in Community-Based Settings
May 9, 2005 - May 11, 2005
New York, NY
This conference, presented by YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities, will feature more than 250 prominent speakers and will include sessions on advocacy/self-determination, aging, case management, clinical issues and practice, day/residential services, employment, family supports, health care, life planning, management/supervisory, offenders with disabilities, policy/legislation, and social work education. It will feature a special keynote session with Mario M. Cuomo, former Governor, New York State. YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities is a non-profit, non-sectarian network of agencies serving over 20,000 people with mental retardation and developmental and learning disabilities daily.
Finding Better Ways: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Children, Youth, and Families
May 2, 2005 - May 4, 2005
New Orleans, LA
Sponsored by the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) Walker Trieschman Center, Behavioral Health Division, and Mental Health Advisory Board, this conference is a showcase for agencies, child welfare and behavioral health professionals, researchers, and educators to share innovative and successful programs, treatment models, and approaches. It will examine best practice models and emerging strategies for responding to the increasing need of children and families for mental health services. Participants will learn about the application and replication of successes that presenters have achieved in their agencies and communities, as well as lessons learned from their struggles and ongoing challenges.
Early Childhood Development: What Parents Need to Know
April 19, 2005
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Central)
The U.S. Department of Education offers a monthly satellite television series focusing on the No Child Left Behind Act. Aprilís show will explore current research on brain development and early learning, how early childhood programs can meet the needs of all students, and types of professional development early childhood professionals need to ensure that they can prepare all students for elementary school. To participate, locate a facility with satellite downlink capabilities, call your local cable access station or school board channel and give them the satellite coordinates, or visit the siteís Registration Gateway for local viewing options.
Making Sense: Autism and Sensory Processing
April 15, 2005
Sponsored by The Kid Foundation, this conference will feature Morton Ann Gernsbacher, psychology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as the keynote speaker. She will discuss her research on the cognitive processes and mechanisms that underlie language comprehension. Breakout session topics will include: medical issues in autism, the auditory-vestibular link to communications using the dynamic listening systems, classroom behavior problems, the relation of sensory processing to anxiety and coping, sleep problems in autism, using sensory-based interventions for social interactions, balancing curriculum and individual student needs, and more. Registration deadline: March 31, 2005.
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April 13, 2005
As a part of a year-long study, the National Council on Disability (NCD) is sponsoring five public forums around the country to gather testimony from people with disabilities, their families, and their advocates on the impact the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) has had on their lives. NCD is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress to enhance the quality of life for all Americans with disabilities and their families. For more information on this forum, contact Fritz Rumpel at the Lockheed Martin Service, Inc. at Fritz.Rumpel@lmco.com or 912-927-1514.
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