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					The 2008 National Employment and disAbility Conference: “Careers Through the Years – Phases Through the Ages” September 15 to 17, 2008
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CONFERENCE PURPOSE: A national employment conference that defines the services of vocational rehabilitation through the needs of business customers and career planning for people with disabilities at all ages and stages of life. The conference will bring together business leaders, vocational rehabilitation service providers, and other stakeholders interested in the employment of people with disabilities. The conference theme will address employment through the various stages of a person’s life – from preparing for employment (transitioning youth) through workplace attachment for the older worker. Contemporary issues in employment will be addressed throughout the conference, including:  The redesigned SSA Ticket To Work program;  Services for returning veterans;  Employment issues for individuals with mental illness, and  The transition of students with disabilities from school to work.

The conference will address five aspects of employment throughout a person’s lifetime:  Preparing for employment  Finding employment/Re-entering the workforce  Maintaining employment  Advancing in employment  Employment and the older worker . CONFERENCE SESSION SCHEDULE:
Sunday, September 14, 2008 4:00 – 6:00 PM Registration Monday, September 15, 2008 7:00 – 8:30 AM Registration 8:30 – 10:00 AM Opening General Session 10:00 – 10:20 AM Break 10:20 – 11:30 AM General Session Employer Panel 11:30 – 1:00 PM Lunch on You Own 1:00 – 2:15 PM General Session Setting the Stage: Economists /Impact of the economy 2:15 – 3:30 PM General Session What Employers Want 3:30 – 3:45 PM Break 3:45 – 5:00 PM Concurrent Sessions Preparing for Employment 6:00 – 7:30 PM Reception Honoring Employer Partners Tuesday, September 16, 2008 7:00 – 8:30 AM Registration 8:30 – 9:45 AM General Session Veterans Re-Entering Employment 9:45 – 10:15 AM Break 10:15 – 11:30 AM General Session New Ticket Regulations and Implications 11:30 – 12:45 PM Lunch on Your Own 12:45 – 2:00 PM Concurrent Sessions Re-entering Employment

2:00 – 2:15 PM 2:15 – 3:30 PM 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Break Concurrent Sessions Maintaining Employment Concurrent Sessions Advancing in Employment/Older Workers

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 7:30 – 8:30 AM Registration 8:30 – 9:15 AM General Session Consumer Panel 9:15 – 11:15 AM General Session VR Business Partners 11:15 – 11:45 AM Break 11:45 – 12:15 PM General Session Federal Employment Partners 12:30 PM Adjournment

LODGING: Hotel reservations can be made by calling: Marriott Key Bridge Hotel 1401 Lee Highway Arlington, VA 22209 Phone: (703) 524-6400 (800) 228-9290 To receive a discounted group rate for the hotel room, mention function Code: National Employment Conference – Reference #1-PUT036 when making reservations.
The cutoff date for hotel registration at the conference rate of $189.00 (for single, double, triple, or quadruple) plus 10.25% taxes is Friday, August 22, 2008. Please indicate any special accommodation needs to the hotel.

The 2008 National Employment & disAbility Conference: “Careers Through the Years – Phases Through the Ages”
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For Credit Card payment, this form must be completed and mailed. No faxed copies will be accepted for Credit Card payment. I authorize GWU to charge $ ________ to my credit card Card #________________________________ Exp. Date: ____________________________ Name as listed on card: _____________________________________ Signature_____________________________ Cardholder phone:______________________

The 2008 National Employment and disAbility Conference: “Careers Through the Years – Phases Through the Ages”
September 15 to 17, 2008 Marriott Key Bridge Hotel Arlington, Virginia

REGISTRATION FORM (Please Print or attach business card)

Name: __________________________ Title: ___________________________ Agency: ________________________ Address: ________________________ City: ___________________________ State: _________ZIP: _____________ Phone: _________________________ Fax: ___________________________ Email: _________________________

Please Note: Conference registration includes: Continental breakfasts, conference materials, breaks. and a reception. Lunches are NOT provided. Return the registration form with payment to: The George Washington University Mid-Atlantic Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program (GWU/RRCEP) 2011 Eye Street NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20006 Phone: (202) 973-1550 Fax: (202) 775-0053 TTY: (202) 973-1544 Internet Access: http://www.gwu.edu/~rrcep **********

ADA Accommodation Request:
REGISTRATION FEES: BEFORE September 1, 2008: $260 AFTER September 1, 2008: $275 Full payment is required with registration Make payment to: The George Washington University (Tax I.D. number: 53-0196584) Fee Submitted: ____$260 ____$275

Presented by the

US Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration
in cooperation with the

Council of State Administrators Of Vocational Rehabilitation
and

METHOD OF PAYMENT: (Check One) Check (Payable to George Washington University)  Purchase Order #___________________ (Please attach copy)  Visa  MasterCard

The George Washington University Mid-Atlantic Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program