July 25, 2012 | Issue 22  

The National Association Of Councils On Developmental Disabilities (NACCD)
The NACCD announced that its 2012 Annual Conference, scheduled for October 15-16 in Los Angeles, CA. has been cancelled.

Position Posted For Executive Officer Position For The California Committee On Employment Of People With Disabilities (CCEPD)
Under the general direction of Department of Rehabilitation’s Deputy Director of Independent Living and External Affairs Division, the Executive Officer will be responsible for providing guidance, direction, and executive leadership to the CCEPD members and staff regarding the development and implementation of CCEPD priorities, and building collaborative relationships with other state and local partners to accomplish these priorities.
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Save The Date- September 25th California Consortium For Postsecondary Education For People With Developmental Disabilities
Center for Healthy Communities, Los Angeles, CA.

US Labor Department's Office Of Disability Employment Policy, Administration On Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities Join Forces
Kathleen Martinez, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy, and Sharon Lewis, commissioner of the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, have signed a memorandum of agreement. Together, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy and AIDD, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Community Living, will work to expand and promote integrated employment as the first employment option for individuals with significant, including intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
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Access Presentations From The Annual Capacity Building Conference in May 2012  
The conference was a partnership between NSTTAC and the IDEA Partnership's Community of Practice on Transition, the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities, and the National Post-School Outcomes Center. Topics covered included: inclusive transportation systems, family employment awareness training, information needs of families in transition, legal issues in transition, and making sense of connections between in-school variables and post-school outcomes.
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Description of Supported Employment Practices, Cross-System Partnerships, and Funding Models of Four Types of State Agencies and Community Rehabilitation Providers
The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Vocational Rehabilitation (VR-RRTC), funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), recently released a report presenting the findings from survey and case study research investigating supported employment (SE) service provision. The goal of the research was to identify the role and impact of VR agencies within the larger SE service delivery system in the United States and territories.  Issues for further consideration are presented on the topics of SE funding, partnerships, and service provision.
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College Urged For 'Glee' Character With Down Syndrome
When students on Fox's "Glee" graduated this season, many considered college. Now a Twitter campaign is calling on the show's writers to make the same plan for a character with Down syndrome.

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The Projected Image: A History of Disability In Film
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will dedicate the month of October to exploring the ways people with disabilities have been portrayed in film. The special month-long exploration will air Tuesdays in October, beginning Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. (ET).
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