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YAI International Conference on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
United States
New York
05/04/2015

YAI International Conference on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

May 4 – May 7, 2015 New York, New York

YAI's International Conference on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) is a global gathering on the future of the field and serves as a major forum for the exchange of ideas and information pertaining to programs, policies and strategies that enhance the lives of people with ID/DD. The conference attracts an annual audience of over 2,500 advocates, providers and specialists from throughout the United States and abroad. The event, hosted at the Hilton New York Midtown, features over 250 presenters exploring critical topic areas such as:

• New models of support

• Quality of Life

• Self Direction

• Advocacy

• Creating inclusive communities

• Staff development

• Evidence-based practices

• Family empowerment

• Technology and innovation

• Thought leadership

Who attends

Family members, people with disabilities, physicians, direct support professionals, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, administrators, higher education faculty, early intervention and special education professionals, behavioral health professionals and anyone working or committed to creating a society that embraces difference. 

Contact

Conference Manager
abbe.wittenberg@yai.org
212.273.6472

Academic, Allied Health Professional, Community Activist, Educator, Occupational Therapist, Parent, Physical Therapist, Social Worker, Speech Pathologist
Disease, Disability and Medicine in Medieval Europe
United Kingdom
12/06/2014

Disease, Disability and Medicine in Medieval Europe

6 - 7  December 2014 The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Pre-conference postgraduate workshop 5 December 2014

The conference will be preceded by a Graduate Workshop on medieval disability, free for all postgraduate students with an interest in disability studies.

Academic, Historian, Social Scientist
Gerry Schwartz and Heather Reisman 4th International Conference on Pediatric Chronic Diseases, Disability and Human Development
Israel
01/20/2015

Gerry Schwartz and Heather Reisman 4th International Conference on Pediatric Chronic Diseases, Disability and Human Development

January 20-23, 2015 Jerusalem, Israel

The Gerry Schwartz and Heather Reisman 4th International Conference on Pediatric Chronic Diseases, Disability and Human Development will be held in Jerusalem on 20-23 January, 2015.

The high rates of children with chronic diseases and disabilities impose a major challenge on the health, welfare and educational systems to help these children to integrate with their peers and later on be a productive part of our society, therefore, this year we directed our focus towards breaking the barriers and building bridges between the children, the families and the community. Furthermore, our society becomes more and more multicultural which requires cultural adjustments when approaching these children and their families.

Leading health and welfare care professionals from Israel and around the world will lecture and conduct symposia on a wide range of topics related to pediatric and adolescent chronic diseases, disabilities and human development.

Specific topics to be addressed include: the management of children and adolescents with chronic diseases, pain management, intellectual disability, autism, eating disorders, mental illness, impact of chronic disease and disability on human development, shared decision-making, improved quality of care and strategies for ensuring the social and educational enfranchisement of children with chronic diseases or people with disabilities, all these towards growing the child and part of the adult society.

The lectures and workshops of the Conference are geared to professionals from all disciplines involved in the care of children and adolescents with chronic diseases and people with disabilities as well as those involved in the field of human development and public health.

Health Services Researcher, Pediatrician, Physician, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Worker
American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association 26th Biennial Conference
United States
New York
04/21/2015

American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association 26th Biennial Conference

April 21 -25, 2015 Rochester, New York

Goal of the Conference

The American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (ADARA) is pleased to announce its 26th biennial conference which will be held in Rochester, New York on April 21-25, 2015.

ADARA traces its beginnings to the national workshop Rehabilitation Casework Standards for the Deaf held in St. Louis on May 23-27, 1966. The Professionals Rehabilitation Workers with the Adult Deaf (PRWAD), which later became ADARA, was officially launched May 25, 1966. This year's conference celebrates our 50th anniversary.

This biennial conference seeks to provide training and networking opportunities for serving deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing adults, students and/or children across multiple disciplines, including vocational rehabilitation and employment, education at all levels, social services, mental health, communication Access and Interpreting, to name just a few.

Allied Health Professional, Community Activist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker
7th International Deaf Academics and Researchers Conference
Belgium
02/05/2015

7th International Deaf Academics and Researchers Conference

5, 6 and 7 February 2015 Leuven, Belgium

The idea of the Deaf Academics conferences arose from the Amsterdam Manifesto created by some 35 individuals outside of the TISLR conference on July 26, 2000.

The aim of the Deaf Academics conferences is for Deaf academics and researchers:

to present and share our research findings;

gain a better understanding of the issues that we face in the academic environment;

feel empowered to carry on with our work;

maintain a (support) network.

The Deaf Academics conferences are held in International Sign only to provide direct access to academic discourse instead of through sign language interpreters. 

In 2015, the conference theme will be “Deaf Ethnographies and Politics”.

In Leuven we will  organize:

lectures linked to the conference theme;

workshops focusing on specific issues linked to Deaf academics’ practices, experiences and research methods;

seminars on publishing and applying for grants.

Academic, Deaf/Hearing-Impaired Person, Educator, Social Scientist
9th Deaf History International Conference
United Kingdom
07/14/2015

9th Deaf History International Conference

July 14-18, 2015 Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

The 9th Deaf History International Conference will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland on Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 July 2015.

Theme

The Conference theme is Deaf Sporting Heritage.  Over the years, deaf people cherished through sports from grass-roots to elite levels.  The Conference gives everyone the opportunity to have an insight of how important and influential sports have been for deaf people.

Academic, Historian, Social Scientist
Disability Sport: Changing Lives, Changing Perceptions?
United Kingdom
09/15/2014

Disability Sport: Changing Lives, Changing Perceptions?

The Centre for the International Business of Sport at Coventry University (UK) is hosting the inter-disciplinary conference ‘Disability Sport: Changing lives, changing perceptions?’ from 15 to 17 September 2014.

The conference will have five major topics:

• Disability sport and social inclusion

• Perceptions and portrayals of disability and disability sport

• The recreational and psychological value of sport for people with disabilities

• Sport and health for people with disabilities

• Disability sport for peace and development

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Social Scientist
American Therapeutic Recreation Association 2014 Annual Conference
United States
Oklahoma
09/13/2014

American Therapeutic Recreation Association 2014 Annual Conference

Resiliency, Innovation and Research

September 13-16, 2014 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) is the largest national membership organization representing the interests and needs of recreational therapists. Recreational therapists are healthcare providers who use recreational therapy interventions for improved functioning of individuals with illness or disabling conditions.

Join us for an educational and thought-provoking adventure in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. “Resiliency, Innovation and Research” is an exciting and tremendous learning opportunity for recreational therapists, students, educators and allied health professionals from around the world to come together to advance the practice of recreational therapy.

The purpose of ATRA’s conference is to:

1. Provide quality educational sessions to meet professional development requirements.

2. Strengthen relationships and understanding of client and professionals’ needs/priorities.

3. Contribute to the knowledge and skills of professionals.

4. Enhance recreational therapy practice by equipping professionals, students and educators with innovative program and treatment interventions.

5. Celebrate the contribution of individual members and ATRA to the advancement and development of the recreational therapy profession.

Allied Health Professional, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist
North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (NAFAPA) 2014 Symposium
United States
Michigan
10/16/2014

North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (NAFAPA) 2014 Symposium

“Generating New Scientific Knowledge in Adapted Physical Activity to Benefit Individuals With Disabilities”

October 16-18, 2014 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Allied Health Professional, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist
International Forum on Disability Management 2014 Conference (IFDM 2014)
Australia
11/16/2014

International Forum on Disability Management 2014 Conference (IFDM 2014)

16 November -19 November 2014 Melbourne, Australia

The IFDM 2014 will be held in Melbourne, Australia from Sunday 16 November to Wednesday 19 November 2014 and is hosted by the Personal Injury Education Foundation (PIEF), and supported by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and WorkSafe Victoria.

Held biennially since 2002, IFDM is a catalyst for addressing issues of disability on a world stage. IFDM is the only global conference dedicated to in-depth discussion of problems, trends, and best practices in disability management. A major goal of IFDM is to bring key policy makers into the discussion and be an agent of change.

A group of leaders gathered in Vancouver in 2002 to share best practices, measure and evaluate outcomes, and promote better public policy towards individuals with disability. This tradition continued with events in Masstricht (2004), Brisbane (2006), Berlin (2008), Los Angeles (2010), London (September 2012) and in Melbourne in 2014.

IFDM provides the only forum with delegates from across the globe representing the health, safety, and workers' compensation communities. A diverse group of employers, workers, risk managers, unions, practitioners, jurisdictional and local government agencies, the insurance industry, policy makers and the public travel to meetings to participate in presentations, discussions and workshops.

Program Themes

The Forum will consist of keynote presentations, panel and joint presentations, concurrent sessions, participative opportunities and practitioner workshops. The program will be structured around the following themes:

Research, education and continuing professional education for, and by disability management professionals.

The role of income security organisations (social security, personal injury insurance, income protection insurance) in promoting and achieving increased employment outcomes.

Multiple disadvantage (multicultural, indigenous) in achieving community participation and employment for people with disability.

Best practice in employment planning for specific health conditions e.g. persistent pain, mental health, chronic disease (including obesity), cognitive impairment, neurological conditions.

Return to work solutions for older workers

Innovative and best practice solutions resulting from initiatives in personal injury and disability management.

The role of disability management services in responding to victims of natural disasters, including climate change related disasters

Creating the disability employment continuum linking workplace health and safety, workplace health promotion and creating employment opportunities.

Supporting long term seriously injured / catastrophically injured people – what are the learnings from around the world.

Best practice solutions from implementing the new Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Measuring outcomes in disability management - increased community participation / independence, employment and sustained employment - for people with disability.

Health Economist, Health Services Researcher, Occupational Therapist, Pain Specialist, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant

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