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Youth-Led Webinar: Get the Picture February 07, 2014

On February 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST, the National Community of Practice (CoP) on Transition is sponsoring the first of three webinars on Youth Role in Transition Planning for professionals in the field.

The AAPD Robert J. Dole Leadership Series January 30, 2014

The AAPD Robert J. Dole Leadership Series will honor Senator Dole’s lifetime of leadership and encourage people with disabilities how to effectively and fully participate in public service. This program is designed to provide participants with comprehensive and long-term leadership skills. In addition, this series is designed to train people with disabilities on what it takes to run for and win elected office at every level of government.

2014 AAPD Summer Internship Call for Applications January 28, 2014

AAPD is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2014 summer internship program. To apply, please visit www.aapd.com/aapdinternship. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Webinar: The New GED January 17, 2014

Please join us on January 24th, 2014 at 1:30 pm (EST) for a webinar sponsored by the Cradle to College and Career Practice Group of the IDEA Partnership to learn about the changes to the Tests of General Educational Development (GED), which went into effect January 1, 2014.

YAP Microgroup Webinar on Individual Learning Plans January 17, 2014

January 21st, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST - YAP is fortunate to have the expertise of Curtis Richards is Director of the Center for Workforce Development at IEL to conduct a Webinar on using Individual Learning Plans to facilitate College and Career Readiness.

Youth and Adult Pathways (YAP) Series, Join the Career Planning Microgroup January 17, 2014

Looking for tools to strengthen career planning programs? Interested in ways to engage students in their own career pathways? Do you especially need support around career planning and students with disabilities?

Gilman International Scholarship Program Summer 2014 & Fall 2014-2015 January 16, 2014

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affair's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the online application is now open for students participating in study abroad programs and internships during the summer 2014 and fall/academic year 2014-2015 terms.

2014 disABLEDperson National Scholarship Competition January 14, 2014

disABLEDperson, Inc. and co-sponsor eQuest are excited to announce disABLEDperson's Spring 2014 nationally based scholarship competition for college students with disabilities. This competition begins on January 13, 2014 and ends on March 15, 2014 for the $1000.00 award.

2014 Through The Looking Glass Scholarship January 13, 2014

Through the Looking Glass and its National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families are pleased to announce new scholarships specifically for high school seniors or college students who have parents with disabilities. A total of fifteen $1000 scholarships will be given out Fall 2014.

Call for Proposals 2014 National Forum on Dropout Prevention for Native and Tribal Communities January 09, 2014

Submit a proposal for the 2014 National Forum on Dropout Prevention for Native and Tribal Communities. The deadline to submit a proposal to present at the conference is Febuary 21, 2014. The conference will be held at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, MN. The conference dates are April 27-30, 2014.

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