February 11, 2013 | Issue 46  

ODEP`s Maria Town Speaks to CECY Youth Advisory Committee
Maria Town, a Youth Policy Advisor at the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), and the U.S. Department of Labor, gave a presentation on Monday, February 4 to the CECY Youth Advisory Committee on “soft skills for competitive, community employment.” Read about her views on youth leadership.
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U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R–Miss.) Reintroduces TEAM Act Legislation to Support Youth with Intellectual Disabilities
Harper reintroduced three bills collectively referred to as the “Transition Toward Excellence, Achievement and Mobility” (TEAM Act), that aims to support youth with significant disabilities from adolescence to adulthood and refocus federal resources on
improved outcomes in post-secondary education and integrated employment.

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Possibilities Video Series
The Possibilities Video Series illustrates the lives of individuals with disabilities who live, work and attend schools in their communities.
- Bjorn, Tom & Danny Feeling Right at Home
- Meet Greta

AT Network Contest Displays How Technology Is Being Used
View and vote on finalists of the AT Network Contest and see ways that technology is helping communication and community living for individuals with developmental disabilities. “My Tech Tongue” was made by Javier Chavez, a previous member of the Tarjan Center’s Advisory Committee.
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In/finite Earth, A National Juried Exhibition of Emerging Artists, Ages 16-25, with Disabilities
Entry Deadline: June 9, 2013
Sponsored by Volkswagen Group of America, In/finite Earth aims to showcase artwork that illuminates innovative viewpoints at the intersection of environmentalism, creativity, and disability. This call for art asks artists to engage in the physical, emotional, and creative ties we share across our planet, and present their artistic perspectives regarding the natural world, sustainability, and our collective future. Fifteen artists will be selected for an exhibition in Fall 2013 and will share $60,000 in cash awards.
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