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National Council on Disability's Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee Teleconference/Meeting
Teleconference Call
July 9, 2004
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This teleconference meeting, which will take place at 4:00 p.m. ET on Friday, July 9, is open to the public. The National Council on Disability's (NCD) Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to NCD on issues affecting people with disabilities from culturally diverse backgrounds. It identifies issues, expands outreach, infuses participation, and elevates the voices of underserved and unserved segments of the population to help NCD develop federal policy to address the needs and advance the civil and human rights of people from diverse cultures. Interested participants should contact Geraldine Drake Hawkins at 202-272-2004 (voice), 202-272-2074 (TTY), 202-272-2022 (fax), or ghawkins@ncd.gov.

The Initiative for Self Determination and Transition's Summer Institute
Conference
June 23, 2004 - June 24, 2004
Chelsea, MI
Sponsored by the Initiative for Self Determination and Transition at Wayne State University, this Institute will focus on practical strategies to support self-determination throughout the lifespan. The keynote speaker will be Dr. David Myers, professor of psychology at Hope College and author of several books related to positive psychology. Participants will select from one of three intensive training strands: “Linking Self-determination to Individualized Education Plans, Educational Development Plans and the Core Curriculum,” “Co-active Coaching: A Model to Promote Self-determination in Adolescents,” and “We All Win: Building Self-determination and Resiliency for Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers and the Adults Who Care for Them.”

The 2004 Work-Life Conference
Conference
June 15, 2004 - June 16, 2004
New York, NY
The 2004 Work-Life Conference will examine how to increase the engagement and resilience of the workforce. Participants will hear expert overviews on global trends affecting life on and off the job that are moving engagement and resilience to center stage.

Health Promotion for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: The State of Scientific Evidence
Conference
June 1, 2004
Philadelphia, PA
This national conference will address the state of the scientific evidence concerning health promotion topics as they relate to the population of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Topics to be presented include physical activity and mobility, obesity and overweight/nutrition, access to health care, hypertension, alternative and complementary medicine, case management/care coordination, mental health, health risk assessment tools, epilepsy, safety/injury and violence, reproductive health, respiratory health, tobacco use/substance abuse, and conceptual health promotion models.

20th Annual Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities: Promises to Keep, Futures to Seek
Conference
March 29, 2004 - March 30, 2004
Honolulu, HI
Since the first Pacific Rim (Pac Rim) Conference in 1985, the scope and size of this premier event has grown to include participants from the U.S. Mainland, Alaska, Pacific Islands Nations, Japan, Australia, the Philippines and numerous other countries. Persons with disabilities, family members, researchers, and service providers join policymakers and nationally recognized speakers to share resources for communities to fully accept and support persons with disabilities. This year's theme, "Promises to Keep, Futures to Seek", reflects on the promises and goals made and the opportunities created for persons with disabilities. Sponsored by the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and others.

2004 ASCD Conference: Faces of Education: Courageous Actions, Powerful Stories
Conference
March 19, 2004 - March 22, 2004
New Orleans, LA
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) will host its 59th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show which will feature sessions presented by nationally known consultants and academicians on a wide variety of topics, including the No Child Left Behind Act, the achievement gap, quality teaching, curriculum reform, diversity, international issues, assessment and evaluation, and early childhood education.

Community-Based Instruction
Web-based Event
March 9, 2004
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM   (Eastern)
With so many changes occurring in today's schools, the need for functional and authentic programs for all students, including students with disabilities, remains a high priority for teachers, families, and communities. This seminar outlines the basic components of community-based instruction, offers a systematic approach for implementing community learning into the curriculum, and examines how to assess and generalize learned skills. Participants will understand the fundamentals of community-based instruction and conceptualize how to integrate the basic premises into the operations of their local school program. This Web seminar is sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Building Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities Training Forum
Conference
March 3, 2004 - March 4, 2004
Chicago, IL
The Training Forum, sponsored by the Employment & Labor Training Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor, will provide the facts about many new programs, grants, and initiatives available to the Workforce System to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities. The sessions will teach attendees how to tap into and integrate these resources at the state and local levels. In addition, National and Regional speakers will provide strategies for developing policies and initiatives, plus techniques for those attendees providing direct services to One-Stop customers with disabilities.

The 2nd Anniversary of No Child Left Behind
Satellite Teleconference
January 20, 2004
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM   (Eastern)
The U.S. Department of Education launched a new monthly television series entitled Education News Parents Can Use to help parents understand the new No Child Left Behind law and all the important changes it will bring. To view live Webcasts of Education News (you will need the free RealPlayer G2 software, which can be downloaded from the site), or archived Webcasts of past programs please visit http://www.connectlive.com/events/ednews/. Registration is required.

Autism Summit Conference: Developing a National Agenda
Conference
November 19, 2003 - November 20, 2003
Washington, DC
In response to growing public health concerns regarding rising rates of autism, government agencies will sponsor this conference to engage in a public dialogue concerning issues such as implementation of optimal services, early screening and diagnosis, and biomedical research. The conference will include general keynote sessions from public officials, as well as targeted sessions to cover each of these specific content areas.

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