Click on a month below to see scheduled events. The "Go to website" link under each listing provides additional information. For events listings submitted by LD OnLine visitors, please see the forums area.

January 2013

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National Braille Literacy Month

This month is a time of increased awareness about the importance of Braille in empowering people who are blind or have a visual impairment.

Jan 8 - 14

Universal Letter Writing Week

Take some time to write a holiday thank you, or just tell a friend you care!

Jan 11

AADP Summer Internship Application Due!

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) offers a summer internship program in Washington, D.C., for students and recent graduates with disabilities. Interns spend 10 weeks working in a variety of settings including: federal agencies, congressional offices, and nonprofit or for-profit organizations.

Jan 13

Lecture: The Responsive Classroom

What exactly is the Responsive Classroom? How can it foster a caring classroom community? Find out by attending this free Lab School Lecture Series event!

Location: Washington, D.C.

Jan 16

Lecture: Success in the Post-Secondary World

Do you have a high school student looking to plan the future? Are you wondering what academic and professional opportunities will be available to him or her? This free lecture at the Lab School will cover all you need to know about your child's opportunities for success.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Jan 17

Parent Education Class

Topic: Does My Child Need a Psycho-educational Evaluation?

Does your child struggle in reading, writing or math, have difficulty maintaining attention or following through with assignments? A psycho-educational evaluation will determine if your child’s difficulties are due to a learning disability, ADHD and/or emotional issues, as well as provide you with a profile of how she learns best. Learn about the red flags that may indicate that your child would benefit from an assessment.

Location: Palo Alto, California

Jan 28

ALA Youth Media Awards

19 awards will be announced, including the 75th anniversary year of the Randolph Caldecott Medal, John Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Book Awards and Michael L. Printz Award.

Apr 29 - Jan 30

Pacific Rim Conference: Disability and Diversity

The Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity focuses on building a sense of community and providing opportunities for people with disabilities of all backgrounds. This year's conference offers workshops on providing employment resources, lectures on best practices in treatment and research, and discussions of culturally competent care.

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii


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