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October 2001 E-News


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The Resource Zone

Other National Resources


Disability and Emergency Preparedness Resources from the National Organization on Disability  (May 2005)
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In light of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 in New York, Washington, D.C, and Pennsylvania, the National Organization on Disability (NOD) has prepared a comprehensive list of disaster and emergency resources specifically designed for individuals with disabilities. Resources include guidelines from the Red Cross and FEMA, tip sheets, fact sheets, articles, and off-line publications and articles.


Reconnecting Youth and Community: A Youth Development Approach
A guidebook that provides guidance to youth service providers, community leaders, and policymakers about how they can help communities shift from a problem-focused approach to serving youth to a community-youth involvement model.


Supported Employment in Business: Expanding the Capacity of Workers with Disabilities  (July 2001)
This book covers cutting edge issues of supported employment, ranging from funding to job development and intervention techniques. A valuable resource for adult service providers, supported employment specialists, and others. Available through the Training Resource Network, Inc. (TRN).


The Cruise to College Success: A Guide to the Transition to College for Students with Disabilities  (2004)
An innovative curriculum designed for new and college-bound students with disabilities by C.R.U.I.S.E. Consulting. This guide helps students do the necessary planning and gain knowledge and skills to be successful in college careers. Available for fee.

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What's Happening

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Get Wired!

Web Sites


America's Literacy Directory
A compendium of literacy programs available in every state and territory that strengthens the link between literacy services and job training programs allowing staff in respective programs access to the same current information.


Character Education Partnership (CEP)
A nonpartisan coalition of organizations and individuals supporting the idea that core ethical values such as respect, responsibility, and honesty can be a model for consensus and a model for youth. The site contains information on principles of effective character education, national schools of character, a resource center, publications, a newsletter, assessment, and more.


Public Education Network
Work to create systems of public education that result in high achievement for every child as well as educating the nation about the relationship between school quality and the quality of community and public life. Web site includes a wealth of information such as links and resources, news, events, and current initiatives.


TransCen, Inc.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the career development and employment needs of youth with disabilities, regardless of primary disability category, degree of disability, or nature of disability. TransCen, Inc. operates local direct service programs in the Rockville, MD area but also develops, implements, and researches initiatives that have national impact. Web site includes excellent information about services and publications.

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Funding Forecast

Additional Funding and Award Opportunities


Bayer/National Science Foundation Award for Community Innovation
Challenges teams of students in 6th-8th grade along with a coach to identify a community problem and use scientific methods and technology to develop an innovative solution. Teams chosen receive an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World Resort to compete in the final judging. One team will win a $25,000 Columbus Foundation Community Grant to implement their idea. Deadline January 31, 2002.


Covering Kids and Families
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF') has announced a $55 million initiative to increase the number of eligible children and adults who benefit from federal and state health care coverage programs, such as Medicaid, SCHIP, and new programs for working adults of modest incomes.


eSchool News School Funding Center
A daily source for schools to get up-to-the-minute information on grant programs, funding sources, and technology funding information. Articles, ongoing funding opportunities, as well as grant announcements.


Grant Writing Reference Tool
A new reference tool is available that provides everything from classic dictionary and thesaurus references to quotes and works of literature, as well as a searchable version of Strunk and White's classic "Elements of Style." If your computer has speakers, you'll even find an audio pronunciation guide.


Grant Writing Statistics
The newly published 2000 census report provides a wealth of data and statistics to document proposal needs. You'll find state and national data, detailed tables, rankings, comparisons, summaries, projections, income, poverty, genealogy, state profiles, economic census information, minority links, and much more.

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