Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Family members, educators, and others interested in understanding more about Indiana’s special education law are invited to a full-day conference on Monday, March 21 titled Indiana Special Education Law Working for You – A Toolkit for Success to be held at the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd., Room 450, Indianapolis.
Sponsored by the Riley Child Development Center and the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center of Riley Hospital for Children, and supported by the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, speakers will provide an overview of Indiana’s Article 7 special education law in the morning and how to use it, while breakout sessions in the afternoon will cover topics such as behavior strategies, case conference preparation, transition IEPs, social skills, discipline, IEP tools and post-secondary planning. Participants will leave with information to address current challenges related to special education law in Indiana.
The Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities is providing 50 full scholarships to family members of Indiana students with disabilities to attend the conference. Fees without scholarships are $70 for a family member and $100 for professionals.Full information about the conference schedule and scholarships is available at http://pediatrics.iu.edu/sections-and-faculty/child-development/3rd-annual-indiana-special-education-law . Online registration can be found at http://pediatrics.iu.edu/sections-and-faculty/child-development/3rd-annual-indiana-special-education-law/course-registration. For additional information, contact the Riley Child Development Center at (317) 944-8167 or e-mail Rylin Rodgers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
The AAIDD 135th Annual Meeting, Inclusive Communities: Pathways to Realizing the Vision, will provide leading practitioners, researchers, teaching faculty, policymakers, funders, and advocates with effective and emerging practices, cutting edge research, and valuable information on important policy initiatives. The conference will feature plenary sessions, panel and poster presentations, interactive cafés, task force and special interest group meetings, and networking events. Pre- and post-conference workshops will address special topics in depth.
For exhibits and sponsorships: http://www.aaidd.org/content_5246.cfm?navID=328
For hotel information: http://www.aaidd.org/content_266.cfm?navID=336
Thursday, February 3, 2011
In addition to overnight accommodations, hotels, motels, and other places of transient lodging offer many different types of amenities, such as swimming pools, fitness facilities, spas, restaurants, and conference rooms.
This session will provide an overview of requirements for transient lodging facilities in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Guidelines, including those that address sleeping rooms, bathrooms, and other spaces and amenities.
Presenters will include Jim Pecht and Earleen Sesker, Accessibility Specialists from the U.S. Access Board. The Webinar is free but registration is required. Visit http://www.accessibilityonline.org (click on the “Registration Information” web link to start the process).
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Thursday – February 10, 2011
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
2853 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
$40 – Family Members
$75 - Professionals
For questions, contact email@example.com
Register online at www.aboutspecialkids.org
Registration for the training will be closed on February 8, 2011
Monday, January 31, 2011
If you haven’t filled out the survey yet, please do so before February 5, 2011.
Participation is especially requested from these counties, where there are ZERO responses!
Jennings Newton Ohio Posey
Pulaski Putnam Rush Union
For print copies of the survey or for alternative formats, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812-855-6508, toll-free 800-825-4733,
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington and DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) sponsor the AccessComputing Alliance in order to increase the participation of people with disabilities in computing careers. College students with disabilities from anywhere in the United States who are pursuing Computer Science or other computing majors are encouraged to join the AccessComputing Team.
Team members engage in online MENTORING and are eligible for help with PAID COMPUTING INTERNSHIPS.
To join the team, students must complete and submit an application, available online at:http://www.washington.edu/accesscomputing/team_app.html
For more information or help with the application, students are encouraged to contact Brianna Blaser at email@example.com
The AccessComputing project is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Being physically active is good for everybody. This is especially true for people with disabilities who tend to participate in less physical activity, carry excess weight, and have higher rates of chronic heart disease and other health conditions. The intention of this video contest is to illustrate to society that people with disabilities do live healthy active lifestyles as well as share various ways to get physical activity for individuals with disabilities and activity limitations.
Whether it's indoor or outdoor, recreational or competitive, solo or team, easy or intensive, show us (and the rest of the world) how you (successfully or unsuccessfully) get enough activity in a 1- to 10-minute video clip! See the video contest rules and entry form at http://www.ncpad.org/newsletter/newsletter.php?letter=123§ion=1593. For a sample video, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AGgD9rFdsA.