Disabilities History & Awareness: Calendar of Events

Date Event
Sept. 30- Oct. 2, 2014 The Arc's 2014 National Convention (New Orleans, LA)
Oct. 1-3, 2014 19th Annual Texas RehabACTion Network (TRAN) Conference (Held at Embassy Suites Hotel, Frisco)
Oct. 1, 2014 Webinar: Disability Etiquette 101 ($35, registration is required)
Oct. 2-3, 2014 15th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference (MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston)
Oct. 2, 2014 Webinar: Accessibility Standards (Free, registration is required)
Oct. 3-4, 2014 Camp Craig Allen Annual Amateur BBQ Cook-Off and Festival (Held at Toyota Stadium, Frisco)
Oct. 3-5, 2014 Discovery Retreat for 11th and 12th Graders (Held at Variety's Peaceable Kingdom Retreat, Killeen)
Oct. 3, 2014 Deadline: Paralyzed Veterans of America's 11th Annual National Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest (Hosted by Paralyzed Veterans of America)
Oct. 4, 2014 NAMI Walks San Antonio (Wheatley Heights Sports Complex, 200 Noblewood Drive)
NAMI Walks El Paso (Held at Memorial Park, 1701 North Copia Street)
Oct. 6, 2014 Webinar: White House Summit and Research Forum on Improved Health and Fitness for Americans with Disabilities (Free, registration is required)
Oct. 7, 2014 Bell County Judge and Commissioners Committee for Persons with Disabilities Annual Rusty Awards Banquet (Contact Peggy Cosner at peggy.costner@hoctilc.org or 254-933-7487)
Oct. 9-10, 2014 Functional Analysis and Treatment of Severe Behavior Disorders (Held at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel, 1500 Convention Center Drive, Arlington)
Oct. 9, 2014 Webinar: Protecting Children with Disabilities from Abuse: Strategies for Grades K 7 (Registration is required)
Webinar: The ADAAA and Its Effect on Section 503 (Free, registration is required)
Deadline: OpenAIR Accessibility Internet Rally Registrations (Cost: Varies, registration is required)
Oct. 10, 2014 Mental Illness Awareness Week Annual Conference: Families, Culture and Mental Illness (Texas Health Resources University, 8194 Walnut Hill Drive, Dallas)
Accessibility Professionals Association (APA) Regional CE Training (Held City of Plano Municipal Center, 1520 K Avenue)
Oct. 11, 2014 2014 Fall Transition Fair (Held at Texas A&M University-Central Texas, 1001 Leadership Place, Killeen)
Exploring the World of Vision Loss (Contact Neva Fairchild at neva@afb.net or 214-438-5316)
All Diverse Abilities Walk, Run and Roll and Diversity Health Resource Fair (Held at Westfield High School, Spring ISD, 16713 Ella Blvd., Houston)
North Texas Buddy Walk (Held at the University of Texas at Arlington Intermural Baseball Fields, Fielder and Mitchell)
UH Clear Lake Autism Center Speaker Series: Rewards as Tools for Success (University of Houston-Clear Lake Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2700 Bay Area Blvd.)
Oct. 13, 2014 Breaking the Mold: A Seminar for Employers (MHMRA Conference Center, 7033 Southwest Freeway, Houston)
Oct. 14, 2014 Breaking the Mold: A Seminar for Employers (Held at First Methodist Church, 400 North Fredonia, Longview)
Oct. 15, 2014 Webinar: Service Animals and You (Free, registration is required)
White Cane Day (Held at Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe Street, Austin)
Webinar: Interpreting Hospital Documentation ($25, registration is required)
Oct. 16 & 23, 2014 Webinar: Technology for Successful Employment ($75, registration is required)
Oct. 17-18, 2014 Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival (Hosted by the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities)
Oct. 18, 2014 Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Held at Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth)
Oct. 21, 2014 Lex Frieden Employment Awards ceremony (Held at the Baylor Hospital Conference Center, 3410 Worth Street, Dallas)
Webinar: Transition (Free, registration is required)
Oct. 22, 2014 Webinar: Fifty Ways to Teach Your Learners with Everyday Technologies ($49; Registration is required)
Oct. 23, 2014 Webinar: Stress, Burnout, and Working with Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD) (Registration is required)
Webinar: Breakthroughs in Stem Cell Therapies (Free, registration is required)
White Cane Safety Day (Held at Houston Library Plaza Downtown)
Oct. 24, 2014 DisAbility Employment Networking Event (Contact Joseph Kenney at joseph.kenney@dars.state.tx.us or 210-331-0835)
Oct. 25, 2014 Sensory Friendly Film: "Book of Life" (AMC Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of Texas Highway, Austin)
Houston Walk4Hearing (Held at University of Houston Lynn Eusan Park, 4500 University Drive)
Beaumont Buddy Walk (Held at Event Centre, 700 Crockett Street)
Oct. 26, 2014 AccessAbility Fest (Held at El Mercado Market Square, 514 West Commerce, San Antonio)
Oct. 27-28, 2014 Autism Conference in Texas (Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel and Conference Center, San Marcos)
Oct. 28, 2014 Webinar: How Can We Save Independence? (Cost: Varies, registration is required)
Oct. 29, 2014 Webinar: iPads and the Struggling Reader: Apps to Help Students through the Reading Process ($49, registration is required)
Oct. 30, 2014 Goodwill of Central Texas 19th Annual Hall of Honor (Held at AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue, Austin)
Nov. 6-7, 2014 23rd Annual Texas Autism Conference (Held at the American Bank Center, Corpus Christi)
Nov. 6, 2014 Webinar: Memory and Note-Taking for Interpreters ($25, registration is required)
Webinar: Accessible Retail Stores and Spaces (Free, registration is required)
Webinar: VA Benefits for Veterans' Dependents (Free, registration is required)
Nov. 8, 2014 Spooky Camp Out (Held at Arc Ridge, Ben Wheeler)
Kick-Off to National Epilepsy Awareness Month (Held at Gilley's Dallas, 1135 South Lamar Street)
Nov. 9, 2014 Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas Buddy Walk (Held at AT&T Plaza at Victory Park, 2500 Victory Avenue)
Nov. 13-14, 2014 Expanding Horizons Conference: 8th Annual Institute on Learning Differences (Lone Star College Kingwood Conference Center, Kingwood)
Nov. 13-15, 2014 25th Annual Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) Conference (Held at Hyatt River Walk, San Antonio)
Nov. 13, 2014 Webinar: The ADA and Law Enforcement: There's More to It Than Ramps (Free, registration is required)
Webinar: Ethical Treatment of Challenging Behavior in Students with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities (Cost: varies, registration is required)
Nov. 14-16, 2014 Spina Bifida Association of North Texas Family Camp (Held at Camp John Marc, Meridian)
Nov. 15, 2014 Developing Functional and Expanded Communication Using ABA (MHMRA Conference Center, 7033 Southwest Freeway, Houston)
Nov. 19, 2014 Webinar: Adapting Books: Collaborative Practices in Language and Literacy ($49, registration is required)
Nov. 20, 2014 Webinar: Accessibility Anywhere Almost, CART and Captioning for Web-Based Applications ($49, registration is required)
Nov. 21, 2014 DisAbility Employment Networking Event (Contact Joseph Kenney at joseph.kenney@dars.state.tx.us or 210-331-0835.)
Nov. 29, 2014 Sensory Friendly Film: "Home" (AMC Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of Texas Highway, Austin)
Dec. 2 & 9, 2014 Webinar: Motivational Interviewing: Enhancing Motivation for Change ($75, registration is required)
Dec. 4, 2014 Webinar: Accessible Emergency Transportable Housing (Free, registration is required)
Dec. 5-7, 2014 Camp Craig Allen Family Camp Session (Collin County Adventure Camp, 1180 West Houston Street, Anna)
Dec. 11, 2014 Webinar: Getting Your AT Party Started: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions about Program Building ($49, registration is required)
Building Bridges Holiday Art Show (Held at The Arc of the Capital Area, 4902 Grover Avenue, Austin)
Dec. 13, 2014 Sensory Friendly Film: "Paddington" (Held at AMC Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of Texas Highway, Austin)

If you know of Disabilities History & Awareness events that are not represented on this calendar, please send an email to cper@dars.state.tx.us.

To see more events in your city and around Texas and the nation, visit the Governor´s Committee on People with Disabilities´ calendar.