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Youth in International Development and Foreign Affairs Internship Program January 05, 2016

The summer 2016 Youth in International Development and Foreign Affairs internship program is still open for applications until January 12, 2016. The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) launched its internship program in 2013.  USICD's internship program focuses on U.S. citizen youth with disabilities who intend to pursue careers in international development or foreign affairs.  The summer 2016 internship program will bring a group of talented U.S.

2016 Career Link Mentoring Program December 14, 2015

The USBLN is looking for college and university students and recent college graduates with disabilities, including military veterans with disabilities, who are really motivated and understand the value of building your career networks. STEM majors are in high demand.

New Black, Disabled, and Proud Website for College Students December 14, 2015

The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) is pleased to announce a new "Black, Disabled and Proud" website (www.blackdisabledandproud.org) available through the HBCU Disability Consortium, which is now permanently housed at AHEAD.  This website is for Black and African American college students with disabilities, but has many resources that may be of interest to all college students, parents, faculty, staff, and disability services providers.  This website was developed in partnership with Syracuse University, the Universi

TASH Webinar Series December 14, 2015

Creating School Cultures Where all Students Thrive - A Series on PBIS and Trauma Informed Practices is a four part web series co-presented by TASH and the National Association of Elementary School Principals. The purpose of this webinar series is to provide education leaders with an understanding of the philosophy, evidence base and approaches involved in PBIS and Trauma Informed Practices; how these two different approaches intersect and complement each other; and why they are both needed to adequately support all students.

2016 PA COP Transition Conference Call for Proposals December 09, 2015

The 2016 Pennsylvania Community on Transition Conference--Unlocking Potential: Promoting Strengths and Inspiring Success.  The conference is scheduled forJuly 20-22, 2016, at the Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel in Stat

Call for Proposals 2016 Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity December 09, 2015

The 2016 Pacific Rim International Conference is requesting more proposals in the area of Disability Studies.  The conference theme focuses on exploring the Margins from the Center and the Center from the Margins.  The deadline for proposals is Thursday, December 17, 2015

FREE WEBINAR: Does All Mean All? Culturally Diverse Families and Access to Services December 09, 2015

The Institute for Community Inclusion is hosting this webinar focusing on how culturally diverse families access employment services for their family members with disabilities.  Researchers Judith Gross (University of Kansas) and Grace Francis (George Mason University) have worked intensively with Hispanic families in rural areas of Kansas.

Free Webinar: Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) Evidence Based and Promising Practices December 09, 2015

This webinar session will walk participants through the organization of effective practice resources on NTACT’s website.  The session will include an explanation of the levels of evidence that support research-to-practice resources and guidance on how to access and use the materials. NTACT’s Knowledge Development team will lead this webinar intended for researchers and practitioners, alike.

FREE WEBINAR: Understanding Cerebral Palsy at Work December 09, 2015

n the final session of the DC Metro Business Leadership Network’s 2015 Disability @ Work Series, O’Ryan Case, from United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), will provide a broad understanding of cerebral palsy and share perceived and real barriers to employment and retention.

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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