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12th Annual Mayor's Disability and Diversity Expo

Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Join ODR for the 12th Annual Mayor's Disability and Diversity Expo to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

The purpose of this free event is to advance the conversation on equal opportunities and inclusive environments for people with disabilities, complete with informational sessions and over 40 exhibitors.

This year’s Expo will highlight the important initiatives and programs offered throughout the District including a graduation ceremony of this year’s cohort of certified ADA Coordinators. Learn from experts during a panel discussion on service animals, entrepreneurship, benefits counseling, and transitioning from school into the workforce.

Lunch will be served.

Place: Student Center - 4200 Connecticut Ave., NW

Click here to learn more and register.

Lifeline Partnership: Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Halloween Costume Dance | Sat., Oct. 26 | 6:00pm-9:00pm | $7-$10 | No meal served
Put on a costume and join us for a fun night of dancing. We will have party snacks. Tickets are $7.00 with a reservation and $10.00 at the door.

Place: First Trinity Lutheran Church - 501 4th St., NW (First Trinity is one half-block from the Judiciary Square metro station. Parking is available at the corner of 4th and E Streets.)

Please let us know you are coming so that we have enough food and supplies.

To make a reservation: Contact Pastor Susanne Blume at (202) 628-4819 or Lifeline@FirstTrinityDC.org.

Call for Recruiters: Georgetown University's Postgraduate Service Options Fair 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Please join us at Georgetown University's Postgraduate Service Options Fair for students exploring opportunities and commitments for service and social justice after graduation. Share your organization's full-time volunteer service and social justice opportunities.

Please note: The Service Options Fair on November 12, 2019, is open to all DC university students and will be held in the Healey Family Student Center Great Room from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

Depending on the number of registrants, you will have a table and/or share a table with another recruiter. Lunch and beverages will be provided to recruiters and students.

Click here to register.

Requests for Accommodation: Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by October 25 at dcmission@georgetown.edu.

The Service Options Series is hosted by the Center for Social Justice and events are supported by Campus Ministry and Cawley Career Education Center.

DCASE Edu-Tours for DC Education Professionals

Thursday, November 7 - 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.

Georgetown University's Postgraduate Service Options Fair

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Explore postgraduate service opportunities and meet recruiters from social justice service organizations such as City Year, Public Allies, Lutheran Volunteer Service, and Alliance for Catholic Education.

All DC university students are welcome.

Place: Georgetown University's Healey Family Student Center Great/Social Room - 3700 O St., NW

Click here to register.

The Service Options Series is hosted by the Center for Social Justice and events are supported by Campus Ministry and Cawley Career Education Center.

2019 Exceptional Schools Fair

Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The Exceptional Schools Fair showcases schools and programs that ensure every child receives an exceptional education. Come and find out about individualized programs that will help your child thrive both academically and socially.

Place: Katzen Arts Center - 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Click here to register.

For more information: Please visit http://exceptionalschoolsfair.com/.

Sponsored by: The American University School of Education, Teaching and Health

Call for Participants: IDEA Parent Survey 2018-2019

Monday, December 16, 2019

Dear Parents or Guardians,

This is a survey for families of students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) who received special education services during school year 2018-19 (August 2018 – June 2019). Your responses will help to improve services and results for children and families.

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) collects this information and reports a summary of the results to the US Department of Education as a part of DC’s Annual Performance Report, as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

By completing this survey you will help inform the training and resources OSSE provides for families regarding special education. OSSE will share a summary of the results from the survey with your child’s school, but no individual information (names, addresses or contact information etc.) will be shared about you and your child. Your responses are confidential.

You can complete the survey online by using the following link:
www.surveymonkey.com/r/OSSEparentsurvey2018-19

Please note you may skip any item that you feel does not apply to you or your child. This survey should take approximately 10 minutes of your time and will remain open until Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. If you have more than one child who received special education services, please feel free to complete a survey for each child.

If you have questions or need assistance in completing the survey, please contact Ms. Adrienne Rodriguez. Education Program Specialist within Community Learning and School Support, at (202) 478-5947 or by email at Adrienne.Rodriguez@dc.gov. Thank you in advance for your participation, and we look forward to hearing from you.


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