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(Fwd) Focus: Disabilities - California

From: Eric D. Pierce <>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 11:39:18 -0800
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Mitsubishi Foundation
The mission of the MEA Foundation is to contribute to a better world for us all by helping young people with disabilities, through technology, to maximize their potential and participation in society. For Grant information, see:

53 Million Americans with Disabilities (1 in 5) This and other data just released from 1997 census findings:

Scholarship for Women with Disabilities
The ELA Foundation will be awarding two scholarships, worth $2000, for women with disabilities who are pursuing a graduate degree. All applications must be received by June 15, 2001. More info under Grants/Scholarships at:

eAffinity Groups - Self Employment
Diversity world has started several new email discussion groups. The one on self employment for people with disabilities is particularly active! For more information, see:

Governor's Committee Quarterly Meeting - June 28 -29 Capitol Plaza Holiday Inn, Sacramento CA For Details, call (800) 695-0350

For California Employers Only
The California Business Leadership Network is hosting meetings for employers in the SF Bay, Los Angeles, and San Diego areas - to update them on California's new employment laws for people with disabilities. Details at:

Online courses in Accessible Web Design
Beginners Barrier-free Web Design Workshop (next course April 30, 2001) Barrier-free Advanced Accessible Web Design (next course April 2, 2001) See here for details:
New Freedom Initiative
Grants of up to $50,000 are available to all States - as the first stage of implementing President Bush's "New Freedom Initiative". Details on the Initiative are at:

The best $9 you will ever spend on Job Retention Ordered in quantity, Denise Bissonnette's new book "30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee" can cost as little as $9 per person. Excellent for job clubs and post-placement support programs. See:

Rob McInnes
Diversity World Visit our new diversityshop!

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