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2015 Gatlinburg Conference on Research & Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
United States
Louisiana
04/01/2015

2015 Gatlinburg Conference on Research & Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

April 1 to 3, 2015 New Orleans, Louisiana

The 48th Annual Gatlinburg Conference

The Gatlinburg Conference continues its tradition as one of the premier conferences in the United States for behavioral scientists conducting research in intellectual and related developmental disabilities.

Theme: Bringing Big Data to I/DD

The Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities was established in the 1960's as a forum for the exchange of scientific findings and as a mechanism to promote scientific networking.

The overall aims of the conference:

• Promote exchange of information regarding the latest findings in behavioral & biobehavioral research on the causes, prevention and interventions for intellectual disability and related developmental disabilities.

• Further our understanding of the manifestations of those disabilities.

• Better characterize the contexts in which people with disabilities and their families live.

• Promote collaboration among behavioral scientists.

• Provide a major training resource for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other junior scientists entering the field of intellectual disabilities research.

Academic, Behavioral Scientist
2015 National ADA Symposium
United States
Georgia
05/10/2015

2015 National ADA Symposium

May 10-13, 2015 Atlanta, Georgia

The Premiere Conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act

The National ADA Symposium is a project of the ADA National Network which is comprised of ten regional centers that provide information, training, and materials on the Americans with Disabilities Act. The conference, held annually for the past 17 years, has earned the reputation as the most comprehensive training event available on the ADA and disability related laws. The 2015 National ADA Symposium will be co-hosted by the Great Plains and Southeast ADA Centers.

The National ADA Symposium is designed to provide the latest information on ADA regulations and guidelines, implementation strategies, and best practices through dynamic, interactive sessions.

Our goal is to make sure participants get useful information that is applicable to their work and daily lives. Over 95% of prior Symposium attendees reported they learned something that they could use on the job and/or in their communities.

Academic, Lawyer, Policy Analyst, Public Servant
Claiming Full Citizenship: Self Determination, Personalization and Individualized Funding
Canada
10/15/2015

Claiming Full Citizenship: Self Determination, Personalization and Individualized Funding

Thursday, October 15 - Saturday, October 17, 2015 Vancouver, BC, Canada

With the passage of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, self-determination, personalization and individualized funding initiatives have a new foundation upon which to build. In countries all over the world, these initiatives are transforming the lives of people with disabilities. Like the shift from institutions to community services, these initiatives are a momentous step forward in assisting disabled and elderly people achieve meaningful and rewarding lives as full citizens. In October of 2015, UBC Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship is hosting: Claiming Full Citizenship: an international conference on Individualized Funding, Self Determination, and Personalization.  We invite you to join us and share in the excitement and fellowship of this important event.

15 years after “The Seattle 2000 Declaration on Self-determination & Individualized Funding”, an international gathering of researchers, policy makers, government representatives, service providers, agency administrators, as well as advocates and allies from the community living, independent living, and seniors sectors, will be coming together to:

• Hear stories of the transformative power that these initiatives have had on the lives of people with disabilities

• Share current research on the efficacy, cost, and outcomes

• Reflect on past mistakes, oversights and learnings

• Examine viable policies and implementation strategies

• Discuss the successful models of planning, facilitation, and supported decision making implementation and management

This is a rare opportunity to:

• Meet new like-minded leaders from all over the world

• Gain an overview of a range of models and practices

• Learn how support agencies have changed their practices to find innovative means to incorporate these new ways of supporting people

• Hear about the pragmatics of planning, support and administration

• Learn how governments have responded to the policy and administrative challenges and opportunities

• Hear the latest research on self-determination, personalization, individualized funding and supported decision making initiatives

Plan to be there and become part of this international movement for transformative social change.

Learning Objectives:

• Evaluate the progress in achieving the vision set out in the Seattle 2000 Declaration on Self Determination and Individualized Funding

• Share lessons learned on the implementation of self-determination, personalization, individualized funding and supported decision making

• Promote cross national, cross cultural and cross sector dialogue

• Share best practices

• Support the realization of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities through promoting the effective global implementation of self-determination, personalization and individualized funding

• Create a roadmap for the effective implementation of self-determination, personalization, individualized funding and supported decision making

• Foster cooperative networks across jurisdictions, sectors and interests that will continue after the conference

Who Should Attend:

The conference is intended to bring together a broad range of people from around the world and from different constituencies and sectors to share experiences and dialogue to support the effective implementation of self-determination, personalization and individualized funding and ultimately to promote the full and effective citizenship of those who rely on formal and informal supports to participate to their full capacity.

To this end this we invite:

• Person with intellectual, physical and other disabilities

• Seniors

• Families, advocates and allies

• Disability and seniors organizations

• Researchers and educators

• Service and support providers

• Health and human service professionals and students

• Human service and health policy and program analysts

• Decision makers in government and the community sectors

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about this conference, please contact Katia at 604.822.0054 or email katia.ipce@ubc.ca.

Academic, Community Activist, Disabled Person, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
6th International Conference on Disabilities
Israel
07/06/2015

6th International Conference on Disabilities

July 6-9, 2015 Tel Aviv, Israel

Beit Issie Shapiro is honored to invite you to participate in our 6th International Conference on Disabilities which will focus on “Unity and Diversity in Action.”

Since 1994, Beit Issie Shapiro’s International Conference on Disabilities has been taking place every four years. This event is a unique opportunity for academic, medical and community professionals, researchers, policy makers, service providers, people with disabilities, and family members, to meet with colleagues from around the world and take part in the latest state-of-the-art knowledge, research and practice in the field of disabilities.

It is our goal to improve the lives of all who live with disabilities and their families, and to build a better inclusive society. By bringing together allies who share this vision, we have an opportunity to share best practices and learn from one another.

Academic, Community Activist, Disabled Person, Family Caregiver, Social Scientist, Social Worker
2015 Pacific Rim Conference on Disability and Diversity
United States
Hawaii
05/18/2015

2015 Pacific Rim Conference on Disability and Diversity

May 18 & 19, 2015 Honolulu, Hawaii

The Pacific Rim International Conference, considered one of the most ‘diverse gatherings’ in the world, encourages and respects voices from “diverse” perspective across numerous areas, including: voices from persons representing all disability areas; experiences of family members and supporters across all disability and diversity areas; responsiveness to diverse cultural and language differences; evidence of researchers and academics studying diversity and disability; stories of persons providing powerful lessons; examples of program providers, and; action plans to meet human and social needs in a globalized world.

In 2015, new topic areas will promote thoughtful discussion and suggest new ways to integrate education, technology, advocacy, activism and interdisciplinary research. We all strive to strengthen communities and enhance the lives of all human beings. Together, we can harness the tremendous synergy generated by the intermingling and cross-fertilization of diverse perspectives, and ‘spread the word’ as we continue our professional and personal life journey.

Academic, Educator, Social Scientist, Social Worker
30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference
United States
Colorado
03/02/2015

30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference

March 2-7, 2015 San Diego, California

The 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, also known as the CSUN Conference, will be held March 2-7, 2015 at the San Diego Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel. The CSUN conference is the world’s longest-running and largest conference of its kind on the topic of assistive technology and the positive impact on persons with disabilities. The conference draws more than 4,500 persons annually who attend sessions, visit the exhibit halls, and participate in affiliate meetings and informal gatherings.

Allied Health Professional, Biomedical Engineer, Occupational Therapist, Technologist
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

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