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UPDATE:  Progress from the National Disabilities Awareness Committee   

The NDAC established six new task forces at their October 13th, 2014 meeting --- Research & Surveys, Torch of Gold, Woods Services Award, Program Resources, Social Media, and Publications Review.   The brief description of each follows:

· Torch of Gold Task Force to establish a set of award guidelines

· Woods Services Award Task Force to revise the nomination form (with input from the Woods Services Foundation) and to formalize the selection process

· Social Media Task Force to create and maintain a Facebook and Twitter account

· Publications Review Task Force to update existing literature and develop new resources 

· Surveys and Research Task Force to survey and collect input from volunteers 

· Program Resources Task Force to respond to volunteer inquiries and develop and post frequently asked questions 

 

The Education & Training task force has nearly completed a new presentation entitled “Introduction to Abilities Awareness for Leaders”. I is presently being field tested and is expected to be generally available in January 2015.

 

UPDATE: CHADD’s October 2014 magazine cover article --- Scouting and ADHD

The Scouting and ADHD article can be downloaded. The article was written by the wwswd.org webmaster!

disAbility Awareness Challenge 2017 --- Recruiting STAFF

The 2017 National Scout Jamboree will be held at the new Summit Bechtel Scout Reservation in West Virginia. The disability Awareness Challenge will be there! Check out opportunities to participate as a STAFF member. See the Staff Recruitment Package for details (this is still current, and will be updated in mid-2015 as more information develops) and expectations.

disAbility Awareness Challenge 2013 --- STAFF Newsletters and information

The 2013 National Scout Jamboree provided a new experience at a new location. Those who were on staff received periodic “dAC Newsletters”. An archive of the Newsletters and related information can be accessed on the Jambo News page.

UPDATE:  New forms approved by National Disabilities Awareness Committee   

 

An updated “Individual Scouting Advancement Plan” (ISAP) will be released as a BSA form soon.  Also, a new form, the “Request for Registration Beyond the Age of Eligibility” form will also be released. Stay tuned for information on how to download these new forms!

 

UPDATE: Training opportunities at Florida Sea Base and at Philmont Training Center in 2015

 

The Conference on Education for Advancement Administrators (CEAA) will be held at Florida Sea Base January 11-17, 2015. It will include a disabilities breakout session on Thursday and Friday. During that breakout the new “Introduction to Abilities Awareness for Leaders” and "Advancement - Including Scouts with Disabilities" courses will be previewed. Three members of the NDAC will facilitate the session and initial plans are to work on developing a new presentation addressing how to establish a council or district disabilities awareness committee, using input and experience from participants.

 

Mark your calendars! “Disabilities Awareness: Building Council and District level resources” will take place at Philmont Training Center from July 12 – 16th, 2015. This Philmont course will focus on how to start Disability Awareness committees in you district/council, resources, and sharing of training materials for use in your units, districts, and councils.   

disAbilities Awareness Challenge at 2010 National Jamboree

         For the seventh Jamboree in a row at Fort A.P. Hill, VA, a staff of dedicated Scouters created a challenging venue to provide Boy Scouts and their leaders the opportunity to become aware of devices that have been developed for the disAbled, to give them the opportunity to "experience" having a disAbility, and to demonstrate to them that those who have severe limitations can adapt and lead wholesome lives.  [NOTE: The disAbilities Awareness Challenge was also at the 2005 National Jamboree, but your webmaster was not JView pictures of the dAC 2010 venue. {NOTE, this is a large file and may take 5-10 minutes to upload for saving or viewing.]

disAbilities Awareness Challenge at 2001 National Jamboree

For the fifth Jamboree in a row, a staff of dedicated Scouters created a challenging venue to provide Boy Scouts and their leaders the opportunity to become aware of devices that have been developed for the disAbled, to give them the opportunity to "experience" having a disAbility, and to demonstrate to them that those who have severe limitations can adapt and lead wholesome lives.  [NOTE: The disAbilities Awareness Challenge was also at the 2005 National Jamboree and contained additional opportunities.]  View pictures of the dAC 2001 venue.

Scouting for Youth With Disabilities Manual (Autism Disorder Spectrum update)

An updated Autism Spectrum Disorder chapter has been developed for the Scouting for Youth With Disabilities Manual. We have posted it on the Scouting Resources page of our website for your immediate use. We understand that it, or an abridged version, will be included in the next version of the manual.

Scouting for Youth With Disabilities Manual

The first printing of this manual is OUT OF PRINT and is scheduled to be updated and revised. In the meantime, an electronic copy of this manual can be found through this site (under Scouting Resources) and on the national BSA website at http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34059.pdf  It is presently being updated and a new version is targeted for late 2013.

disAbilities Awareness Challenge at Northern California 100th Anniversary Jamboree (April 15-18, 2010)

Your webmaster conducted a "mini" disAbilities Awareness Challenge at this regional jamboree held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA. The event consisted of four activities: dyslexia experience, one-armed volleyball, beep ball fielding, and wheelchair basketball. See some pictures!

Disability Awareness Merit Badge Tracking Sheet

We have placed the Disability Awareness Merit Badge Requirements on the Advancement Page. Experienced Scouters have developed a Tracking Sheet to assist Scouts in organizing their progress. The Tracking Sheet is available for downloading in Adobe Acrobat Reader (.pdf) and Rich Text Format (rtf) on the US Scouting Service Project website.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Training Skit

As part of his Woodbadge ticket Brian Schuldt developed a skit which has been in use since as a training tool in the Chief Seattle Council, WA. This is a great skit for Train the Trainer, Adult Leader Training, Commissioners College, or Pow Wows. It's short and to the point, a great topic for Roundtables. View the skit

DisabilityDirect.gov

This is the new U.S. Government Website, announced at the 10th Anniversary celebration of the ADA. It contains a wealth of information on topics such as Children & Youth, Civil Rights, Employment, Education, Health, Housing, Income Support, Recreation & Travel, Tax Credits, Technology, and more. It is well worth a visit.  disAbility.gov

Eagle Project that keeps on rolling...

Here's an Eagle Project that has really "left a legacy"! In September 2004, Troop 41 of New Berlin, Wisconsin, ran the Soapbox Derby "Special (S) Class" or the 20th year in a row!  View the 20th Anniversary race in PowerPoint.

 

 


 

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