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Annual Women with Disabilities Empowerment Fair

Each year, the Houston Center for Independent Living hosts this event, which includes workshops about different issues for women with disabilities, such as self-esteem, sexuality, art, and more. Date: October 15, 2011


Disability Mentoring Day

Disability Mentoring Day promotes career development for students and job-seekers with disabilities through job shadowing and hands-on career exploration. With leadership, coordination and resource materials from AAPD, local communities around the country organize their own activities to bring students and employers together for informational sessions about career opportunities and one-on-one mentoring with volunteers at public and private places of employment. In 2006, Proyecto Visión did a complete writeup of Disability Mentoring Day. Read it in our archives. Date: October 19, 2011


YO! Webinar Training Series

Youth Organizing! Disabled and Proud (YO!) is a program that connects, organizes, and educates young people with disabilities. One of the ways it does this is by hosting a series of webinars online where you can learn about different issues, such as getting a personal assistant, how to get a job without losing disability benefits, and where to get information about going to college with a disabilility. Upcoming webinar dates: November 4, 2011


International Day of Persons with Disabilities

On this International Day of Persons with Disabilities, as well during the year-long celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, let us use “dignity and justice for all of us” as a rallying call, as these principles are far from being realized for everyone. Dignity and justice are embodied in the civil, cultural, economic, political, and social rights promoted by the Convention. Therefore, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities is a time to make a renewed commitment to the ratification and full implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol.

The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. The theme of the Day is based on the goal of full and equal enjoyment of human rights and participation in society by persons with disabilities, established by the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons, adopted by General Assembly in 1982. Date: December 3, 2011


Perspectives on Employment of Persons with Disabilities Conference

Get an edge in recruiting, hiring and retaining qualified federal employees with disabilities. Attend the 27th Annual Perspectives on Employment of Persons with Disabilities Conference to find the latest information on personnel policies and practices, developments in technology, legal updates, and resources that will help your agency achieve its goals. Through workshops, keynote speakers and a general session you will hear from key officials and experts knowledgeable in disability employment issues in the federal sector. Perspectives also offers a unique opportunity to learn from and network with your federal colleagues from across the nation in an informal and comfortable setting. Federal HR and EEO specialists, hiring managers, and others who manage employment matters concerning persons with disabilities should attend the Perspectives Conference! Dates: December 7-9, 2011


Race, Ethnicity, and Disability: State of the Science Conference

VCU Project Empowerment, funded by the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), invites you to attend Race, Ethnicity, and Disabilities: State of the Science Conference. Mark your calendar for this conference that will bring expert researchers and educators to present about the state of the science of disability research involving racial and ethnic minorities in Arlington, VA. Dates: March 1-2, 2012


National Association of Law Students with Disabilities Conference

This conference provides law students with disabilities with many opportunities to strategize about employment, advocacy, and community. Whether your interests are in public interest law, government work, working for a large private law firm, or something else, the weekend is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with many lawyers and law students with disabilities who are leaders in their respective fields. Dates: March 9-12, 2012


Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities

This conference will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. PacRim is one of the worlds top rated international educational offerings in the field of disabilities. It will include presentations from policymakers, community leaders, advocates, and nationally recognized professionals. This year we have a special focus on girls and women, indigenous peoples, and veterans. Other topic areas include autism, deaf and hearing impaired, disability rights, employment, the economy and poverty, Universal Design and more. Dates: March 26-27, 2012


Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability Annual Conference

The Multiple Perspectives On Access, Inclusion And Disability conference was created to serve as a catalyst for positive change. Each year a series of workshops provide a forum for individuals and organizations to expand their knowledge and perspectives, and an opportunity to increase community resources through the synergy of collaboration. The workshops are designed to bring a diverse audience together to discuss the full spectrum of disability issues and experiences. To ensure broad participation from the university community, business, state and local government, educators, advocacy organizations, social service agencies, and individuals with disabilities sponsors are sought each year to subsidize conference participants. Dates: April 24 and 25, 2012


2012 National Transition Conference: College and Careers for Youth with Disabilities

This important conference in Washington, DC will provide a forum for the development of an action agenda, bring together critical partners in the transition community to exchange innovative ideas and approaches; demonstrate knowledge gained from policy implementation; share transition practices and research findings; and promote and facilitate the development of networks and relationships. Dates: May 30 - June 1, 2012


The Annual Conference of the Association on Higher Education And Disability

The Association provides opportunities for professional development to those who work to assure usable, sustainable and inclusive higher education environments for students, faculty, and staff with disabilities and who believe society is ultimately enriched by difference. Dates: July 9-14, 2012