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March 18, 2003 -- More and more organizations are offering trainings by teleconference or online. These trainings save on the cost and wear and tear of travel, and enable many more people to participate. Below we've listed some of the ones coming up in the next few weeks.

TASH is offering an 8-session series of telephone conferences this month through June on issues related to self-determination, presented by experts in the field. The first is March 25, ("Why Do We Think Self-Determination Works?") the second March 27 ("Self-directed Support Corporations: Understanding The Concepts"). Each lasts 90 minutes; you must register at least two business days in advance. Registration fees for attending the teleconferences range from $25 per session for a TASH member with a disability to $55 for nonmembers; there are discounts for group participation or for registering for the entire series. For more information, and for the entire list of teleconferences, go to or call 410-828-8274, ext. 0.

On March 26, ILRU's Community Living Technical Assistance Exchange presents a free webcast with attorney Steve Gold on "Using State Housing Agencies to Obtain Affordable, Accessible, Integrated Housing." Besides representing numerous individuals with disabilities in discrimination lawsuits, Steve Gold has represented ADAPT and NOT DEAD YET. To link to the Web cast and download accompanying materials, visit -- for instructions on how to access the webcast, visit "A visit to this site a few days prior to the webcast will allow you to test your computer, software, and system configuration," says ILRU. If you plan to attend this webcast, please email in advance.

April 4 is the deadline for registering to attend the April 15 teleconference on "Best Practices in Reasonable Accommodation: Back to the Basics," put on by ILRU's Disability Law Resource Project, with Karen Michael, Esq., Vice President, Employee Relations Consultant, SunTrust Bank MidAtlantic and the Virginia Business Leadership Network. The registration fee for the session is $40 ($25 for nonprofits); for more information and online registration, go to

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