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Call for Nominations: Hamilton Relay Better Hearing and Speech Recognition Award

Friday, April 10, 2020

The Hamilton Relay Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award recognizes individuals who are hard of hearing, late-deafened or have difficulty speaking and who demonstrate strong leadership, volunteerism and involvement within his/her community.

This award is given to one individual within each of the states where Hamilton Relay is the Telecommunications Relay Service and/or Captioned Telephone Service provider. Presented during the month of May in honor of Better Hearing and Speech Month, Hamilton is pleased to recognize the contribution of leaders in the community.

Do you know an individual who is making a difference in your community? Take time to nominate them today at https://hamiltonrelay.com/news/hamilton-relay-seeks-nominations-for-2020-better-hearing-and-speech-month-recognition-award-707.html. The deadline for nominations is April 10th.

Call for Applications: OAR Scholarship Program

Monday, May 4, 2020

The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) announced its 2020 Scholarship Program, which provides $3,000 scholarships to students across the autism spectrum. OAR is pleased to invite persons with an autism diagnosis (DSM-IV or later criteria) pursuing full-time, postsecondary, undergraduate education or vocation-technical training in any of the following:

  • Four-year undergraduate college or university
  • Two-year undergraduate college
  • Trade, technical or vocation school
  • Cooperative life skills programs

To learn more: Please visit the OAR Scholarships page or the OAR Scholarship FAQ page.

Application deadline: Applications are due by 11:59 pm EST on May 4, 2020.

Questions? Email scholarship@researchautism.org or call 703-243-3466.

DCASE Edu-Tours for DC Education Professionals

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

These are geared to DC education professionals, including charter school administrators, local leaders, DC agency staff, advocates and special education attorneys (not for parents or general community) and provide an intimate visit to these nonpublic special education schools to highlight their innovative vocational programs & special education classrooms with integrated clinical services & experiential learning and how they serve DC students.

Space is limited.

Click here for tour descriptions and to RSVP.

Click here for more information.

Questions? Email Molly Whalen at mwhalen@dcase.org.

Call for Applications: 2020 DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DC TAG)

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The DC Tuition Assistance Program (DCTAG) was created by Congress in 1999 by the District of Columbia College Access Act; PL 106-98 and amended by DC College Access Improvement Act 2002 and DC College Access Improvement Act 2007 for the purpose of expanding higher education choices for college-bound residents of the District of Columbia.

The DCTAG team is excited to share information with you about how you can use DCTAG to decrease the cost of college if you are an eligible DC student.

For more information and to apply (by Tuesday, June 30, 2020): Please visit https://osse.dc.gov/dctag.

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