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REMINDER CALENDAR - SEMINARS AND NATIONAL EVENTS

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THIS MONTH


2/24 Sunday 6:00 p.m.

The NFB and THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLIND STUDENTS present a phone conference from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on how blind professionals and students are succeeding in courses in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, also known as STEM courses. Call in on 712-770-5197 using access code of 265669. This should be of interest to blind students in middle, high, college and graduate school, professionals, and parents of blind school-aged children.

2/28 Thursday DEADLINE

Deadline for submissions for the November/December 2019 SPECIAL ISSUE ON EMPLOYMENT AND VISUAL IMPAIRMENT in the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness that focus on a variety of topics related to employment and visual impairment, including barriers to employment, employment outcomes, job retention, use of assistive technology, and skills and training. Also welcome are professional articles about staff development and public education programs that relate to the employment of individuals with visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities.

MARCH 2019


3/11 Monday through 3/15 Friday

The THIRTY FOURTH ANNUAL CSUN CONFERENCE will be presented by CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE in Anaheim, California. Disneyland! Contact CSUN Center on Disabilities at conference@csun.edu or 818-677-2578.

3/28 Thursday and 3/29 Friday

The JACOBUS TENBROEK DISABILITY LAW SYMPOSIUM will be held at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute in Baltimore will focus on how public attitudes about disability induce negative stereotypes and also will explore strategies for combatting the stigma attributed to persons with disabilities by exploring how we frame the image of disability in advocacy.

APRIL 2019


4/01 Monday SUMMER SESSION DEADLINE

NASA INTERNSHIPS are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. These opportunities serve students by integrating interns with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA facility or the advancement of NASA's missions. NASA is looking to increase the number of students with disabilities pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math careers through their regular internship programs; this is not a special program for students with disabilities. The Fall session deadline will be July 01.

4/06 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

FBC’s SHARP program meets on Saturdays at The Foundation for Blind Children, 1234 East Northern Avenue in Phoenix. Today is Super Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. doing activities like art, science, and home economics. There is no cost. Sign up deadline is 3/30. For more details check the Facebook page at the above link or call them at 602-678-5817.

4/15 Monday through 4/18 Thursday

The 2019 CONFERENCE OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Over 3,000 attendees are expected to attend this largest multidisciplinary conference covering issues of aging and quality of life for older adults. Contact them at 415-974-9600 or membership@asaging.org.

MAY 2019


5/01 Wednesday DEADLINE

DEADLINE to apply for the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND’S BRIEF GRANT awarded in February. The BRIEF grant applications are accepted and disbursed three times per year. Applications are due by January 1, May 1, and September 1 for disbursements paid in February, June, and October. Go to acb.org/arizona/brief.html for details.

5/17 Friday and 5/18 Saturday

The 2019 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EYE CARE & VISION is in Philadelphia and has the theme of ADVANCING THE EYE HEALTH FOR FUTURE VISION Contact them at 888-843-8169 or ophthalmology@americanevent.org .

JUNE 2019


6/01 Tuesday

The 2019 PARTNERS IN PREPAREDNESS SUMMIT will be held at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix. This biennial preparedness summit involves communities, individuals, and organizations working on disaster readiness Contact Sara Ann Joehnk at saraann@azsilc.or at 602-262-2900 or via their web site.

6/16 Sunday through 6/19 Wednesday

The Great Plains ADA Center hosts their annual NATIONAL ADA SYMPOSIUM in Dallas Texas.

6/16 Sunday through 6/22 Saturday

The National Federation of the Blind ENGINEERING QUOTIENT program is a weeklong summer engineering program for blind and low-vision teens from around the United States. Participants spend each day engaged in activities designed to strengthen their knowledge of engineering as well as their problem solving abilities. In the evenings, participants explore the local community and participate in various recreational activities. Blind and low-vision teens who are ready to learn new things, meet new people, and have an adventure this summer are encouraged to apply. There are no fees for this program. Contact STEM@nfb.org.

JULY 2019


7/01 Monday FALL SESSION DEADLINE

NASA INTERNSHIPS are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. These opportunities serve students by integrating interns with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA facility or the advancement of NASA's missions. NASA is looking to increase the number of students with disabilities pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math careers through their regular internship programs; this is not a special program for students with disabilities.

7/06 Saturday through 7/11 Thursday

The AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND CONFERENCE AND CONVENTION will be held in Rochester, New York. To subscribe to the announcement list, send a blank email to acbconvention-subscribe@acblists.org. Contact Janet Dickelman at 651-428-5059 or janet.dickelman@gmail.com.

7/07 Sunday through 7/12 Friday

The 2019 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND NATIONAL CONVENTION will be held at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact the NFB at 410-659-9314 or nfb@nfb.org.

7/10 Wednesday through 7/14 Sunday

The 2019 GLOBAL FOUNDATION FOR PEROXISOMAL DISORDERS INTERNATIONAL FAMILY AND SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE is at Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center. This conference will bring together patients, families, practicing physicians, researchers, professionals, medical students, and organizational supporters. Contact conference@thegfpd.org.

7/13 Saturday

The Usher Syndrome Coalition's one-day conference, the USH CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE, is at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel. It is the largest annual gathering of the Usher Syndrome community. Join them for this opportunity to learn the latest on developing treatments from leading USH researchers while connecting with hundreds of affected individuals, their families, and professionals serving the deafblind community. Contact Nancy O'Donnell at 855-998-7437 or n.odonnell@usher-syndrome.org.

7/30 Tuesday through 8/04 Sunday

The 2019 NATIONAL BEEP BASEBALL WORLD SERIES will be in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center. Contact them at 2019@nbba.org.

AUGUST 2019


8/02 Friday through 8/05 Monday

The fourteenth bi-annual INTERNATIONAL CHARGE SYNDROME CONFERENCE is in Dallas at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Parents have described the conference as a rite of passage, a family reunion, a place to meet and network with others facing the same challenges, learn from professionals (medical, clinical and educational), and leave better informed about how to help their child with Charge Syndrome. Contact them at info@chargesyndrome.org or 516-684-4720.

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