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England Exchange


Mobility International USA is currently seeking individuals with and without disabilities for an 18-day exchange in England. People ages 18-24 with interest in learning new culture, performing arts and developing leadership are eligible. Application is due March 15, 2003. Cost is $850 and scholarships are available. Cost includes airfare and lodging. For information or application materials contact Stephanie Gray PO 10767 Eugene, OR 97440. Voice and TTY number 541-343-1284.Email is exchange@miusa.org and the website is www.miusa.org.


Job Fair


Job Fair 2003 for people with disabilities will take place on Thursday, April 24, from 8:00 to noon at the Hyatt Regency Denver, 1750 Welton Street, in downtown Denver. Last years fair attracted 35 employers and nearly 600 job seekers, and similar numbers are expected this year. Employer information was sent out on January 24, but employers seeking to register for Job Fair 2003 may contact Adrienne Cancino at 303-937-1226 or adrienne.cancino@state.co.us. For general information regarding Job Fair 2003 for people with disabilities, please contact Joe Lewis at 303-866-2493
or joe.lewis@state.co.us


What’s Happening


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Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities Theater


“Victor/Victoria”
Book by Blake Edwards
Music by Henry Mancini/Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse/Additional Music by Frank Wildhorn
Directed by Rod A. Lansberry


This glittering and glamorous musical set in Paris in the 1930s is a comedy about a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman. Victoria becomes a celebrity by singing in Parisian nightclubs disguised as a female impersonator. The twist comes when a Chicago gangster makes Victor the object of his obsession and sets out to prove that Victor is a woman. April 8 - May 4


Audio-Described Performance: Saturday, May 3, 2:00 p.m.


Cost: Friday and Saturday (7:30 p.m.): center and side, $36; value, $30
Tuesday through Thur. (7:30 p.m.): center and side, $30; value, $24
Saturday and Sunday (2:00 p.m.) and Wednesday (1:00 p.m.): center and side, $30; value, $24


Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities Children’s Theater and Family Events


“Stuart Little”
Based on the book by E.B. White/Adapted by Joseph Robinette
Music by Ronna Frank/Lyrics by Joseph Robinette and Ronna Frank
Directed by Christopher Willard


The giant adventures of Stuart, a pint-sized, mild-mannered mouse born into a human family come to life on stage in this lively musical version of E.B. White’s well-loved literary classic. When he sets out to reunite with his best friend, Margalo the bird, Stuart learns about leaving home, growing up and discovering ones purpose in life. “Stuart Little” is ideal for ages four and older.


Feb. 11 - May 9


Audio-Described Performance: Tuesday, April 22, noon


Shadow Interpreted Performances: Thursday, April 24, 10:00 a.m. and noon


Cost: $6 Friday, April 25, 10:00 a.m. and noon


Western Slope Technical Assistance Center Open


WesTAC, the new assistive technology (AT) technical assistance project housed at the Mesa County Workforce Center in Grand Junction is now open.


The Center is designed to provide assistive technology training, technical assistance, and other services as needed. These services will be provided to Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, educators, clinicians, and people with disabilities. The Center also provides students, VR clients, and other users with adaptive equipment on a trial basis to determine suitability prior to the purchase of equivalent equipment.


For more information, contact Cathy Bodine, with the Colorado Department of Education and Assistive Technology Partners at (303) 315-1280, or e-mail her at Cathy.Bodine@UCHSC.edu.


 

National Black Deaf Advocates 2003 Annual Conference

Call for papers
Denver, Colorado August 20-24, 2003


The National Black Deaf Advocates announces a call for papers for its annual conference in Denver, Colorado on August 20-24, 2003. The 2003 conference theme is Soaring Higher: Meeting the Challenges, Realizing the Opportunities. Topic areas are advocacy, technology, education and culture. Scholars, both deaf and hearing, disability advocates, hearing parents of deaf children, teachers of deaf students and others in the disability field are urged to submit papers. Presentation topics closely related to the conference theme are especially encouraged.


Dr. Isaac O. Agboola Gallaudet University Department of Business Washington, DC 20002
Fax: 301.805.4469 Email: isaac.agboola@gallaudet.edu


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