[Nfbc-info] Call for papers Western Regional Disabilities Conference

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Western Region Disability Conference
"Changing the Face of Human Service"
November 4-5, 2010


The Center for Disability Innovation,
Resources for Independence, Central Valley, and
The Rehabilitation Counseling Masters Program
California State University, Fresno

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce the "Call for Papers" for the 2010 Western Region Disability Conference. The conference will be Thursday and Friday, November 4th and 5th at the Radisson Hotel in Fresno, California. The Western Region Disability Conference has three goals:

  a.. Bring highly qualified, outside expertise to the region
  b.. Showcase local examples of excellence and resources
  c.. Feature local research by service providers, faculty and students
The conference planning committee is soliciting papers consistent with a theme appropriate to the difficult times we are now facing - "Changing the Face of Human Service".  In order to accommodate as many presentations as possible, two types of formats are acceptable. You may submit a proposal for a breakout session or a poster session. Each day has a focus: the first day is the youth component and the second day is geared towards adults. Topics should relate to:

  a.. Innovative practices that result in changing human service
  b.. Implications of healthcare reform on people with disabilities
  c.. Working with transitional age youth
  d.. Working with Veterans
  e.. Accessing State/Federal Systems- Social Security, Behavioral Health, Department of Rehabilitation
  f.. Effective Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities
  g.. Increasing Employment and Community Integration Outcomes


Call for Papers

We are looking for empirical research, demonstration models, and current or emerging issues in disability related to the topics above. A purpose of the conference is to promote research by up and coming scholars. Therefore, graduate students and new faculty are encouraged to present. Similarly, local professionals are encouraged to share exemplary practices or useful resources.


Details of Submission

Submissions are due no later than July 16, 2010. Only electronic submissions are eligible for consideration. 

How to Submit
Email submission to wrdcpapers at gmail.com. You will receive immediate email acknowledgement of submission. Please contact Laura Rodriguez at rodriguezlaura at csufresno.edu or (661)-549-6028 if you have any difficulty. 

We want to develop this into the premier disability conference in the region. However, with limited funds, we are unable to subsidize the cost of presenters. Therefore, presentation at the conference is reserved only to those who register for the conference. You do not need to register to submit but if selected, you will have to register in order to present. To register, visit http://education.csufresno.edu/rcp/disability-conference/index.shtml. 

All submissions must include the following:

No longer than 80 characters, excluding punctuation marks and spaces. Be as accurately descriptive as you can.

Rationale for the Proposal and Content Description
Do not exceed 200 words excluding punctuation marks and spaces.

Please describe the following as concisely as possible:

·   Why this topic is important or useful

·   What educational content is covered

Format of Presentation: Please check one of the following

First preference: _____Breakout       _____Poster         ____Either

Audiovisual Equipment and Accommodations
We will make every effort to meet your audiovisual and/or reasonable accommodation needs. Please contact Laura Rodriguez at rodriguezlaura at csufresno.edu or (661)-549-6028 if you have any difficulty.

Please note: All handout material must be available in alternate formats including CD and large print. Presenters are responsible for production of alternative format material. Please contact Laura Rodriguez at rodriguezlaura at csufresno.edu or (661)-549-6028 if you have any difficulty.


Presenter Information

Main Presenter/Contact Person 
The main presenter is also the contact person and chair of the session. This person is responsible for notifying all other participants of acceptance, rejection, scheduling and any other information related to the session. Please include the following:

  a.. The main presenter's contact information including work affiliation, primary mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and email address.
  b.. In a brief paragraph, provide the main presenter's qualifications. 
List all additional co-presenters providing primary mailing address, telephone number, and email address at the time of proposal submission. No more than 6 presenters, including the chair, will be listed in the printed program per session. 

Availability of Presenters 
Submission of this proposal is an acknowledgement that all presenters agree to:

  a.. Be available to present on the day of the conference
  b.. Not charge a separate fee for attending your session
  c.. Pay the registration fee to attend the conference
Review Process

Review and Notification Schedule 
Submissions are due no later than July 16, 2010. An email will be sent immediately acknowledging the receipt of your proposal. If you do not receive an email notification within one week of submitting your proposal, Please contact Laura Rodriguez at rodriguezlaura at csufresno.edu or (661)-549-6028 if you have any difficulty. We will inform presenters if their proposal has been accepted by July 30, 2010. 

Proposals Review and Selection Committee 
All proposals will be blind reviewed by the Proposal Review Committee. 

Thank you for your proposal!
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