Disabilities History & Awareness: Calendar of Events

Date Event
Sept. 18-19, 2014 Getting Real Conference: Growing Out of the Disability World and Into the Real World (Humble Civic Center)
Sept. 18, 2014 Webinar: Websites and the ADA: Accessibility in the Digital Age (Free, registration is required)
Sept. 19, 2014 Webinar: Housing Issues for People with Disabilities: The ADA and Other Laws (Registration is required)
30th Annual Texas Brain Injury Alliance (TxBIA) Statewide Conference (Austin Marriott North at La Frontera, Round Rock)
Deadline: Request for Proposals for Speakers for the Spring 2015 Texas State Independent Living Conference (Austin Marriott North at La Frontera, Round Rock)
Sept. 22, 2014 Deadline for Pen 2 Paper: A Disability-Focused Creative Writing Competition (Sponsored by the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities)
Webinar: Do Ask, Do Tell: Creating a Disability Inclusive Workplace, Encouraging Employees with Disabilities to Self-Identify, (Free, registration is required)
Sept. 24, 2014 Texas Disability Issues Forum (Radisson Downtown Hotel, Austin)
  Austin Autism Society Daytime Support Meeting (Held at Central Market Mezzanine, 4001 North Lamar Blvd., Austin)
  Bridging the Gap Job Fair (The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center, 5151 McArdle Road, Corpus Christi)
Sept. 25-28, 2014 American Council of the Blind of Texas Annual Conference (San Antonio Hilton Airport Hotel, 611 NW Interstate 410 Loop, San Antonio)
Sept. 27, 2014 Global Abilities Rec Fest (Philadelphia, PA)
  Sensory Friendly Film: "Dolphin Tale 2" (AMC Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of Texas Highway, Austin)
12th Annual Adaptive Land and Water Sportsfest (Lake Gladewater, Longview)
Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Camp Mabry Texas National Guard, 2200 West 35th Street, Austin)
2014 Overcoming Obstacles Conference (Region 5 Education Service Center, Edison Plaza, 350 Pine Street, Beaumont)
Sept. 30- Oct. 2, 2014 The Arc's 2014 National Convention (New Orleans, LA)
Sept. 30, 2014 Deadline: Accessibility Professionals Association/Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities (APA/GCPD) Accessibility Awards nominations ($50 per submission)
  Human Socialization Skills Workshop (Held at Paramount Baptist Church, 3801 South Western Street, Amarillo)
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. 6, 2014 Webinar: White House Summit and Research Forum on Improved Health and Fitness for Americans with Disabilities (Free, registration is required)
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)
Oct. 11, 2014 North Texas Buddy Walk (Held at the University of Texas at Arlington Intermural Baseball Fields, Fielder and Mitchell)
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 (CTD))
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)
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)
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. 12, 2014 Expanding Horizons Conference: 8th Annual Institute on Learning Differences ($39,registration is required)
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. 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)
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. 11, 2014 Webinar: Getting Your AT Party Started: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions about Program Building ($49, registration is required)

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.