New RSA Technical Assistance Web Site
RSA is proud to announce a new Web site that allows public access to summary descriptions of State-requested technical assistance projects completed by its National Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center. Just go to the http://www.dtiassociates.com/RSA/projects.cfm. (link to external Web site)
(December 24, 2002)
Department of Education, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Spotlight Partnership to Increase Employment Among People With Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education announced a partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Center for Workforce Preparation to acquaint business with programs and resources available at the Department of Education and the Chamber to help employers tap into the disability community for qualified workers.
(October 18, 2002)
DisabilityInfo.gov Web Site Unveiled
DisabilityInfo.gov is the result of a collaborative effort across multiple federal agencies, including OSERS and the Department of Education. Containing information on civil rights, education, employment, housing, health care, technology and transportation, among other subjects, the site is designed to be a one-stop source of government information relevant to people with disabilities, their families, employers and service providers.
(October 16, 2002)
President Proclaims National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2002
(October 2, 2002)
Paige Hails 12th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act, Cites Education Department Contributions
U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige today paid tribute to the 12th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by hailing the progress that the law has enabled people with disabilities to make.
(July 26, 2002)
Loss of Legendary Advocate for Disability Rights Mourned
Justin Dart Jr., a leader of the international disability rights movement and a renowned human rights activist, died on Saturday, June 22, 2002, at his home in Washington, D.C. He was widely recognized as "the father of the Americans with Disabilities Act" and "the godfather of the disability rights movement".
(June 24, 2002)
The Twenty-third Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of IDEA
The Twenty-third Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of IDEA.
On May 10, 2002, the U.S. Department of Education released its Twenty-third Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
(May 10, 2002)
RSA announces the 2002 National Employment Conference - Disability & Employment on August 18-21, 2002
Call for Papers: The deadline for nominations to the conference has been extended. The new deadline is MONDAY, JUNE 17TH, 2002
Conference Brochure (HTML) (PDF)
(May 10, 2002)
The No Child Left Behind Act
Ensuring that Students with Disabilities Receive a High-Quality Education
( Kathryn J. Hayes, Office of Public Liaison, The White House)
(March 20, 2002)
Assistant Secretary Announces Public Meetings and Invites Written Comments on Programs Administered by OSERS Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as Amended
(March 18, 2002)
Lee is New Director of the Office of Special Education Programs
U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige today announced that Stephanie Smith Lee will serve as director for the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
(February 22, 2002)