Thursday, January 27, 2011

News from the Va. Board for People with Disabilities

1. Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is holding its national conference in Atlanta July 17-22; registration is requested by Jan. 31. More than 2,500 attendees are expected. Six scholarships are available for the conference. For information, go to

2. Free children's dental clinic at the Charlottesville Free Clinic; children with special needs up to age 18 and all children under 3. Application deadline is Feb. 7; services will be offered on Feb. 26 and March 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 Charlottesville, May 7 in Saltville, and May 14 in Martinsville. For more information, go to Kami Piscitelli at the Virginia Dept. of Health, 804-864-7804 or

3. Brain Injury Conference on March 12 in Richmond. Deadline to register is Feb. 26; for more details go to\

4. 10th Annual Autism Conference in Richmond, March 8-9; Commonwealth Autism Service is hosting a 2-day conference for parents, teachers, clinicians, first responders, and others interested in autism. The final session will feature a panel of employed individuals with autism and their workplace supervisors plus audience Q and A. To register, go to or call 800-649-8481.

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