September 18, 2013 | Issue 70

Core 9 "Defining Ourselves" Art Exhibit
Dates:  September 7-21, 2013
Hours:  Friday - Saturday, 4pm - 8pm
Location:  Expo Arts Center, Long Beach, CA
In its ninth year, CORE is a curated art show presented by Arts & Services for Disabled, Inc., and the National Arts and Disability Center at UCLA.  The exhibit provides an opportunity for artists with disabilities to display and sell their work.  CORE is also a forum for artists, community members, and arts and disability advocates to build common bonds and promote themselves through the arts.
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How to Find a Work Incentives Coordinator in California
Many Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) programs are back on track. WIPA community work incentives coordinators offer in-depth information and individual counseling about Social Security disability benefits and the effect of work on these benefits.  These experts are vital in providing accurate information around this complex subject.  They dispel the myths and concerns that keep many capable people with disabilities from seeking and maintaining gainful employment.  See the link below to find your local WIPA project.
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CA Perkins Nontraditional & Special Populations Conference 2013: "How Do I… …Special Populations?"
Pre-Conference Date:  December 2, 2013
Conference Dates:  December 3-4, 2013
Location:  Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento, CA
Learn strategies to ensure that students from special populations, including those that are nontraditional, succeed in school and in the changing workforce. Improve Your Perkins Core Indicators, Better Serve Your Students, Improve Your CTE Programs, Network, Participate in Legislatively Mandated Professional Development, and Share Your Knowledge. Good for K-12, adult & community college administrators, deans, faculty, counselors, program coordinators, student service coordinators, NGO directors/staff, business partners, SB70 Directors, WIB Directors, ELL/ESL Practitioners, and DSPS educators, among others.  Teams from schools, districts, or collaboratives are encouraged to attend.  Discounted registration fees for teams of two or more. Every third attendee from the same team is FREE.  Attend the conference and explore ways to increase student and program success & completion! 
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CALL FOR PRESENTERS for "A Bridge to Success," California Institute on Secondary Education
Submission Deadline:  September 20, 2013
Conference Dates:  December 2-4, 2013
Location:  Town & Country Hotel, San Diego, CA
The California Institute on Secondary Transition invites proposals from the full range of professionals who serve individuals with disabilities, including classroom teachers, diagnosticians, researchers, teacher trainers, consultants, parents, agency partners, etc., in the following areas:  Transition to Postsecondary Education; Self Advocacy; Parent Role in Transition; Connecting to Community Support; and Transition to Employment.  This institute is sponsored by the CA Community of Practice and CA Transition Alliance in collaboration with San Diego State University, California Department of Education, WorkAbility I, CA Department of Rehabilitation, and CECY, which will be sponsoring and presenting 5 sessions by CECY members.  A Presenter Application is at link below.
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Online registration and hotel reservations for the Institute are open:
Event flyer here.
Hotel reservations flyer here.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS for 31st Annual Cal-TASH Conference and Membership Meeting
Submission Deadline:  November 17, 2013 
Conference Dates:  March 7-8, 2014
Location:  San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront, Burlingame, CA

The Cal-TASH organization supports practices that promote TASH's resolution that all people, regardless of their label or perceived level of disability, should have the supports they need to direct the course of their own lives, and to live and participate successfully in inclusive schools and communities.  Proposals accepted will demonstrate innovation, collaboration, pioneering and trailblazing, energy, and research-based practices that assist individuals with disabilities and their families with inclusive lives.  Team presentations are encouraged wherever possible, including individuals with disabilities, family members, and professionals.  Conference early registration is September 25, 2013 -January 31, 2014.  A Proposal Application is at the link below.
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