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American Sign Language & English Bilingual Early Childhood Deaf Education: Birth to 5 Certificate Program

This Graduate certificate program is designed to offer a program of study for in-service and pre-service professionals who work with or are seeking careers working with deaf and hard of hearing children from birth to 5 years old and their families in educational settings.



Learn to Promote Positive Behavior and Increase Learning in the Classroom

Courses in applied behavior analysis can help you systematically implement plans to manage classroom behavior and bring about positive behavioral changes. University of Cincinnati offers two online behavior analysis programs for highly competent, knowledgeable educators looking to make a positive change in the lives of their students.



Universal Design for Learning Seminar

The Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky will present a free seminar about Universal Design for Learning, from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. This seminar will provide participants with a framework and skills to incorporate UDL strategies in the postsecondary setting, as well as a basic "tool kit" of skills to use when approaching teaching and learning. Participants will also be presented with examples of innovative uses of UDL elements in higher education.



Health Disparities Research at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Disability: A National Conference

Save the Date! Health Disparities Research at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Disability: A National Conference April 25 & 26, 2013 Washington, DC



APHA 2012 Disability Section Annual Meeting Scholarship

Applications Due Sept 12

The Disability Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) is excited to announce a minimum of four $1000 conference travel scholarship opportunities to attend the 2012 APHA Annual Meeting from October 27-31, 2012 in San Francisco, CA. This year's APHA Annual Meeting theme, "Prevention and Wellness Across the Lifespan," presents an opportunity to discuss the impact that prevention and wellness have on physical and mental health at all ages.



Community Collaboration: Establishing Partnerships in Challenging Times

The National Healthy Tomorrows Technical Assistance Resource Center and Community Access to Child Health Program at the American Academy of Pediatrics will host a free webinar on how to build successful strategic partnerships and connections with families and the community. The webinar is open to health care professionals. Healthy Tomorrows grantees and CATCH grantees and facilitators are especially encouraged to attend.



AAIDD 136th Annual Meeting - Events for Early Career Professionals

*2012 Annual Conference Events for Students and Early Career Professionals Monday, June 18, 2012 9:00-10:00am Leadership Forum & Open Membership Meeting Tuesday, June 19, 2012 8:30-9:30pm Paul H. Brookes Student and Early Career Professionals Happy Hour Location: Mortimer?s Pub Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:15-1:45pm Student and Early Career Professionals Luncheon Guest Speakers: Lynda Bersani, Katherine McDonald



Effects of Interdisciplinary Training on MCH Professionals, Organizations, and Systems

Effects of Interdisciplinary Training on MCH Professionals, Organizations, and Systems Presented by: Lewis Margolis, MD: Associate Professor, Maternal and Child Health, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Angela Rosenberg, Dr. P.H.: Associate Professor, Department of Allied Health Sciences, UNC Chapel Hill Moderator: Laura Kavanagh, MPP: Director, MCH Workforce Development Date/Time: Tuesday, May 15, from 2 to 3:30pm. Registration:



Ethical Issues in Developmental Disability Research

Researchers conducting research with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities encounter a variety of ethical challenges. These ethical challenges intersect with US federal law that governs the rules and regulations of human subjects research and local review of research through Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). IRBs seek to ensure that research participants? rights and well-being are protected; guiding principles that are shared throughout the world. Since individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities may experience greater vulnerability, researchers need to consider contextually-relevant factors (e.g., consent capacity, risk/benefit ratios) to meet the goals of ethical research. These ethical issues are complex for even the most experienced researchers and IRB members.



What Counts? Latest Disability Statistics from Federal Surveys and Resources

Dr. Andrew Houtenville will discuss the latest Annual Disability Statistics Compendium released in November 2011. Accessible, valid data and statistics are important to support decisions related to policy improvements, program administration, service delivery, protection of civil rights, and major life activities for people with disabilities. He will highlight data that are important in the area of employment-related research and services.



UIC MCH Leadership Development and Coaching Program

The UIC MCH Program is currently accepting applications for the UIC MCH Leadership Development and Coaching Program which will begin in January 2012. This is a 6-month, distance-based program that includes 6-monthly, 1-hour calls focused on Authentic Leadership Development: Strengths Based Leadership, Values-Based Leadership and Decision-Making, Self-Awareness, Emotional-Intelligence, Ideal-Self, Work-Life Balance, Self-Care, and Whole Life Leadership. Each participant also meets with a personally assigned, certified, professional coach in two, 45-minute phone sessions every month. Additionally, participants identify a set of unique goals s/he will work towards over the course of the program.



Empowering the 'Forgotten Ones' Through Systems Change: A Statewide, Cross-disability Conference Looking at the Challenges Faced by Immigrants and Culturally Diverse Individuals with Disabilities in Pennsylvania

The conference culminates an 18-month project sponsored by the Pennsylvania Development Disabilities Council to achieve greater cultural and linguistic competence in the disability service system. Through the use of surveys, focus groups, structured interviews, and a literature review, the project research team, focused on systems-level issues, examined the needs of selected immigrant and refugee communities in Pennsylvania, and worked to identify model cultural competence practices both in Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the country.

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