CENTER FOR LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP
OKLAHOMA’S FEDERALLY DESIGNATED
UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (UCEDD)
September 2012 National Presidential Forum on Disability Issues Our presidential candidates, President Obama and former Governor Romney, have been invited to speak at the National Presidential Forum on Disability Issues on September 28. The event will be held in Columbus, Ohio and will allow the candidates to share their views on topics such as employment, transportation, healthcare, and education for people with disabilities. You can view the live webcast for free by registering at www.nfdi.org/. You also can help spread the word about the event by: • Liking the event on Facebook at facebook.com/National‐Forum‐On‐Disability‐Issues • Following the event on Twitter at twitter.com/nfdi and re‐tweeting messages using #nfdi2012 • Creating a letter, photo or video to encourage the candidates to attend by visiting www.nfdi.org/invite_candidates
Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology and Transition Planning The Family Center on Technology and Disability has published the Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology and Transition Planning in both English and Spanish. The guide includes an overview of transition planning and assistive technology, guidance on how to make a successful transition with assistive technology, information on laws governing accommodations and transition, and a glossary. The guide is available at http://www.fctd.info/show/fig_summary.
New NAEYC Web Page for Families The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has developed a new web page that provides resources specifically for families related to parenting and educating young children. The new page features “Families Today,” a column by Doctors T. Berry Brazelton and Joshua Sparrow, information on quality child care and preschool programs, a blog for families to share their stories, and other resources. Visit the new page at families.naeyc.org/.
Health Care Decision‐Making Curriculum The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council has developed a curriculum for people with disabilities, family members, support staff, and health care professionals to help support self‐advocates in making health care decisions and understanding informed consent. The curriculum is available at myhealthconsent.org. MARK YOUR CALENDAR
September 20‐21: Assistive Technology Expo, Northeastern State University, 3100 E. New Orleans St., Broken Arrow, OK. Visit www.theoatc.org/2012ATExpo.asp for more information. Sensory Friendly Films are provided at Quail Springs and Crossroads theaters in Oklahoma City for children with autism or other disabilities, their family members and anyone who would like to attend. All showings are at 10 a.m. and tickets are $4 or $5. Visit www.amctheatres.com/sff/ for more information. Upcoming showings: ○ September 22: Finding Nemo ○ October 13: Frankenweenie ○ November 10: Wreck‐It Ralph September 27: Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) Waiting List meeting, 1:30 p.m., Oklahoma State Capitol Building, Room 412‐C, Oklahoma City, OK. Call 405‐271‐4500, ext. 41004 or visit okwaitinglist.org for more information. September 28: Oklahoma Autism Network Adult Transition Training, 9 a.m.‐3 p.m., Oklahoma City, OK. For more information, e‐mail email@example.com. September 29: Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma Buddy Walk, Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, Oklahoma City, OK, 9 a.m.‐1 p.m. For more information, visit www.dsaco.org or call 405‐463‐5641. October 6: LOVE OKC/Convoy of Hope event ‐free groceries, lunch, health screenings, haircuts, and other services for people living in poverty ‐Old John Marshall High School, N McKinley Ave and NW 91st, Oklahoma City, OK. For more information call 405‐748‐0228 or visit loveokc.convoyofhope.org. October 22‐23: Oklahoma Statewide Autism Conference, Embassy Suites, Norman, OK. Website: www.okautism.org/conference November 3‐4: Oklahoma People First Annual Conference, Doubletree, 6110 S. Yale Ave, Tulsa, OK. For more information, e‐mail firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for registration form.
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