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Youth-Led Webinar: Get in the Picture March 19, 2014

The National Community of Practice (CoP) on Transition is sponsoring the second of three webinars on Youth Role in Transition Planning for professionals in the field.

Conference on Military Connected Children with Special Health Care Needs and their Families March 12, 2014

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and The HSC Foundation present a conference on Military Connected Children with Special Health Care Needs and their Families. This conference will be held on April 14th & 15th on the NIH main campus.

Reminder: Now Accepting Applications For The Advocates In Disability Award (ADA) Program March 12, 2014

The HSC Foundation’s ADA Program is seeking the next generation of disability advocates!
Young leaders with a disability are encouraged to apply for up to $10,000 in funding!

2014 Spring HEATH NYTC Newsletter March 10, 2014

Please check out our 2014 HEATH NYTC Spring newsletter!! We have three great articles!! In addition to our articles, we have information on new transition materials, conference and webinar opportunities, new scholarship opportunities, and websites to add to your favorites!! Happy Readings!!

Youth and Adult Pathways OVAE project webinar on Data & Continuous Improvement March 06, 2014

Easter Seals is a leading a one-month online community related to using data for continuous program improvement. This work is part of our participation in the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Youth and Adult Pathways Microgroup. Join this free Webinar on Wednesday, March 12th at 2:00 p.m. EST.

DC Disability Community Mayoral Candidates Forum March 04, 2014

This forum is an opportunity for the DC disability community to meet the candidates and hear their platforms and views on important disability issues.

Free Inclusion Conference: Keys to Leadership Girl Scout Conference on Inclusion and Leadership March 04, 2014

The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital (GSCNC) is excited to announce the 6th annual Keys to Leadership: Girl Scout Conference on Inclusion & Leadership, to be held March 8, 2014 at American University in Washington, DC. This conference specifically aims to include girls of all abilities, and to provide motivating, thought-provoking sessions to help them embrace their own uniqueness and that of others.

Keys to Leadership: "Facing Your Fear Factory", Adult Inclusion Session March 04, 2014

This highly–interactive workshop will allow participants to face the fears involved in inclusion (I wasn’t trained for this! I don’t know what to do! I don’t know anything about that disability!) through activities designed to promote an understanding of inclusion and how to support children with disabilities. The trainer will also facilitate a one-hour informal question and answer session regarding behavior and will share examples of support such as wiggle seats, fidgets, weighted lap pads, and visual schedules.

Making My Mark: Independent Living 101 March 04, 2014

The National Youth Leadership Network is proud to announce the introduction to "Making My Mark: Independent Living 101". These independent living training tools were made by and for young people with disabilities. NYLN will be hosting two trainings at the National Youth Transitions Center on March 7, one at 12:00 p.m. and the other at 4:00 p.m.

Register for the DC FAFSA College Expo! February 26, 2014

The first ever Washington DC FAFSA College Expo will take place on Saturday, March 15, at the University of the District of Columbia. Over 30 colleges have registered for the event. The DC FAFSA College Expo will have sessions focused on scholarship opportunities, DC TAG, financial aid 101, and FAFSA completion assistance. See the attached flyer for more details. Students and families from the greater DC region are required to register for this event. To register, please go to: http://bit.ly/FAFSA-Expo.

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2015-2016 Planning Ahead: Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

September 24, 2015

While education beyond high school in the United States is optional, it has b