2. Mobile Consulate/Consulado Móvil de Colombia, Birmingham, Oct. 3-4 —
3. Binational Health Day, Birmingham, Saturday October 4 – Cooper Green Mercy Hospital and Mexican Consulate
4. Kids-Count Conference, Friday — Hoover [registration deadline, Friday 10/3]
5. CO-OP 101: Introduction to Co-operative Business Training Saturday, , 2008, Epes
The Children’s Policy Council
This Friday, October 3, 2008 8:30 a.m.
Board Room Jefferson County Board of Education
* What procedures does the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) require schools to take when special education students violate a school’s ?
* Under what circumstances and for how long can a school suspend, expel, or otherwise change the placement of a special education student for disciplinary reasons?
* What special education services are schools required to provide to special education students when there is a disciplinary change of placement?
* What rights are afforded special education students when their misconduct is a manifestation of their disability?
* What recourse do parents have when they disagree with a disciplinary decision made by a IEP team?
Presenters: Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program
Nancy E. Anderson, Esq.
ADAP Staff Attorney and Children’s Advocacy Team Leader
Ms. Anderson is a graduate of Wellesley College and received her law degree from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She specializes in legal work involving children, including special education, mental health and behavioral services, and juvenile justice issues in Alabama.
Tuwanna McGee, M.Ed.
ADAP Senior Case Advocate, Children’s Advocacy Team
Ms. McGee holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in special education from the University of Alabama. She has worked in this field for over 20 years from a variety of perspectives, including that of a classroom teacher, special education coordinator, and Alabama State Department of Education staff member.
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Binational Health Day
Saturday October 4, 10-a.m. to 2 p.m.
High Blood Pressure
Information on obtaining a blue card, hospital services and community services
Entertainment for the whole family
Hosted by Gooper Green Mercy Hospital and The Mexican Consulate, Atlanta
The Alabama Kids Count Conference – Bridges out of Poverty Strategies for
Professionals and Communities
Blue Cross and Blue Shield building
450 Riverchase Parkway East on
Friday October 10, 2008.
For more information go to http://www.alavoices.org <http://www.alavoices.org/> .
This seminar gives both the social service provider and the community member key lessons in dealing with individuals from poverty. Topics include increasing awareness of the differences in economic cultures, how those differences affect opportunities for success, developing an action plan to improve services to clients and improving retention rates for new hires from poverty.
This seminar is based on the the book Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities, a collaboration between Ruby K. Payne, Philip DeVol, and Terie Dreussi Smith.
Last day to register is tomorrow, Friday, October 3, 2008.
Don’t miss out – register today!
one-day workshop of Southern Cooperatives/LAF is hosting a free
on Co-operative Business Development
Rural Training and Research Center
Saturday, , 2008. 9:00a.m. and end at 3:00p.m
Come and learn how to start your own cooperative business, how cooperative businesses operate and the financial resources needed to start your own business. This training is designed to provide participants with information on understanding the Co-operative Model and developing and managing a co-operative business.
In this training session, members will be trained on: Achieving , IDAs, Understanding Credit, The Co-operative Model, How to Start a Co-operative, Managing a Co-operative etc.
The meeting will start at . There will be a one hour Lunch break at 12:00 noon (lunch will be provided).
Please find attached a flyer with information about the training. Please send it out to anyone that you think may be interested.
Federation of Southern Cooperatives/LAF
P O Box 95
Epes, AL 35460
Wholesale goods and supplies
New York Times
October 3, 2008The latest arrest figures from the and a report released on Thursday by the Pew Hispanic Center indicate that fewer people are trying to enter the United States illegally and that the number living here without documents has declined.A Border Patrol spokesman, Jason Cilberti, said there were significant decreases in the numbers of arrests along the nation’s southwest border, with apprehensions falling by 78 percent around Yuma, Ariz., and more than 60 percent around El Paso. The Pew center report, which is based on census data, shows that for the first time in nearly a decade, the number of migrants entering the country illegally was lower than the number arriving through legal channels. Experts said the loss of low-wage jobs in the American economy, combined with intensified enforcement at the border and at worksites across the country, had caused immigrants to think twice before risking the increasingly dangerous journey to cross the southwest border illegally, bringing a significant reversal to a decade of rapid growth in immigration flows. As a result of those trends, Brazil projected the biggest declines in remittances from the United States in more than 10 years. from to The Pew report found that illegal immigration to the United States dropped to some 500,000 annually from 2005 to the present, from an average yearly rate of 800,000 between 2000 and 2004. Since 2000, the average number of legal immigrants entering the United States each year has remained steady at between 600,000 and 700,000. and groups advocating tougher immigration controls attributed the trend to crackdowns against illegal immigration, including record numbers of work place raids and deportations across the United States.The Pew center’s Jeffrey S. Passel said the study was not designed to explain why the inflows of illegal immigrants had declined. He speculated, however, that it was the result of a combination of factors, led primarily by the weakening economy and rising rates of unemployment in the construction and service industries, which rely heavily on immigrant labor. Another report by the center also released today, studied household income and found that the median annual income of noncitizen households — more than half of which are led by illegal immigrants — fell 7.3 percent from 2006 to 2007, while the annual income for all households rose by 1.3 percent.“If there are jobs in the United States, people will find a way to come fill them,” said Jeffrey Davidow, president of the San Diego-based Institute of the Americas. “If the jobs are not there, then coming to the United States might be too big a risk.”
But both Mr. Davidow and Mr. Passel agreed that a harsher political climate also played a role in making the United States less attractive to illegal immigrants.
A Pew survey of some 2,015 Latinos released in September showed that half reported their lives had worsened over the last year, while one in 10 said the police or other authorities had stopped and questioned them about their immigration status. One in seven of those surveyed said they had trouble finding or keeping a job because they were Latino. And one in 10 reported similar troubles finding housing.
“The anti-immigrant sentiment in towns and cities across the country seems to have contributed to flows back across the border,” Mr. Davidow said. “Those flows include people who are here legally and illegally, and who just don’t feel comfortable here anymore.”
from Mexico to Brazil suggested that the effects of those trends were being felt beyond America’s border. A report released Wednesday by the projected that the value of remittances from the United States to and the Caribbean would decrease this year for the first time since the bank began tracking the figures in 2000.
In Mexico, where remittances are the second-largest source of foreign income after oil, officials projected a 12 percent drop in remittances this year, the biggest decline on record. Other significant declines were projected by officials in El Salvador and Guatemala, which both rely on money from for more than 10 percent of their gross domestic products.
Augusto de la Torre, a World Bank, said slight improvements in several , including those of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama and Peru, might have compelled some people in the region to stay closer to home. at the
“For the first time in a decade, there are economies in Latin America that are doing better than in rich countries,” Mr. De la Torre said, “So people who were thinking of going to the United States, might now be migrating to other countries in the region.”