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Beyond the NIDCD: News from Other Organizations

The Stuttering Foundation and Boston University co-sponsor The Eastern Workshop: Cognitive Approaches to Working with People Who Stutter on June 13-24. This two-week program will include training in cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, Palin parent-child interaction therapy, and family communication skills. Full fellowships are available from the Stuttering Foundation. For more information, call (800) 992-9392 or visit www.StutteringHelp.org. The deadline to register is March 15.

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) announces the 2011 NAD Youth Leadership Camp from June 22 through July 20 at Camp Taloali, which features 111 acres of forested land in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. Camper and staff application forms are now online. The camper application deadline is March 31, 2011, and the staff application deadline is April 6, 2011.

Hands and Voices is devoted to improving support for families with children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and the professionals who serve them. Hands & Voices is working closely with special education researcher Harold Johnson at Michigan State University on a pilot project, in Colorado, called Observe, Understand, and Respond: The O.U.R. Children’s Safety Project. The project addresses the higher risk that children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing have for abuse and neglect. To learn more about this project, visit the Hands and Voices website, or join in their wiki.

Easter Seals Project ACTION (Accessible Community Transportation in Our Nation) offers training, technical assistance, and transportation service to people with disabilities, and has worked to promote universal access to transportation under federal law and beyond. ESPA hosts teleconferences and webinars on accessible transportation topics, online courses, and community-based coalition-building events. Real-time transcription is offered for all distance learning events, and interpreters are available for in-person training. For more information, visit www.projectaction.org, e-mail projectaction@easterseals.com, call (800) 659-6428 or TDD (202) 347-7385.