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The 2008 National Conference on Disability Inclusion & National Service

The 2008 National Conference on Disability Inclusion & National Service: Acting Today to Shape the Future, was a huge success and could not have been made possible without the collaboration of countless individuals and organizations from across the country.

Electronic copies of the conference workshops will be available on our website within the next few weeks. Please check back to see as the website will be updated frequently as we obtain new information. If you have any stories, pictures, comments or suggestions that you’d like to share with NSIP, please feel free to email us at NSIP@umb.edu.

Conference Materials for Download


Day One: Thursday, October 16, 2008

Workshop Block A

[A:1] The Future... in Universal Design (Part I)

[A:2] Recruitment Strategies in a Web 2.0 World

[A:3] Effective Design and Practices for Inclusive Mentoring Programs

[A:4] Fostering Lifelong Volunteering -- Start ’em Young

[A:6] Disability Inclusion and National Service: the Basics

Workshop Block B

B1 - See A1

[B:2] Cyber Service: Volunteering Unbound by Space, Place or Time

[B:3] National Service: An Appealing Option for Youth in Transition

[B:5] Program Spotlight: Diocese of Providence - Communities Connected AmeriCorps


Day Two: Friday, October 17, 2008

Workshop Block C

C1 - No information available

C2 - Please see Benefits Summit Information

[C:3] Nothing for Us Without Us: Preparing and Responding to Disasters

[C:4] Telling Your Story to Attract Partners, Members and Volunteers

C5 - No information available

C6 - No information available

Workshop Block D

[D:1] Building Strategic Partnerships to Foster Inclusion

D2 - No information available

D3 - No information available

D4 - No information available

[D:5] Measuring Disability Status: Your Story in Numbers

[D:6] Effective Practices for a Successful Standards Review

Workshop Block E

E1 - No information available

E2 - No information available

[E:3] e Paradigm Has Shifted…

[E:4]Making Accommodation Possible through Assistive Technology Tools

[E:5] Inclusion Outcomes & Indicators of Success

[E:6] Considering the Effect of Policies on People with Disabilities in National Service


Day Three: Saturday, October 18, 2008

Workshop Block F

F1 - No information available

[F:2] Promising Practices for Engaging People with ALL Abilities in Service

F3 - No information available

[F:4] Program Spotlight: Inclusive Crew Initiative

[F:5] Using Assistive Technology to Live Independently

Workshop Block G

G1 - No information available

[G:2] Strengthen Your Community through a National Service Program

[G:3] History and Overview of Disability Law and Implications for National Service Programs

G4 - No information available

[G:5] Recruitment: Old School Style


Benefits Summit



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©The National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) is a training and technical assistance provider on disability inclusion, under a cooperative agreement (#08TAHMA001) from Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). NSIP partners with the Association on University Centers on Disability, National Council on Independent Living, Association on Higher Education and Disability and National Down Syndrome Congress to build connections between disability organizations and all CNCS grantees, including national directs, to increase the participation of people with disabilities in national service.