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Calendar of Disability Events 2001


Listed below are important Disability conferences or other conferences which often have disability-related activities and events. Since disability issues are the primary concern of this site, it is also suggested that disability related papers can  be submitted to these events where possible. Should  you wish to submit a paper related to disabilities check the URL provided for submission dates.  If you know of  other conferences not here, please  add your listing, by sending details to: please send details to icdri@icdri.org or by going to the Conference Registration Page.  If you need to modify an entry here, please do so by contacting us at icdri@icdri.org or going to the Conference Event Modification Page.

This calendar was compiled, as a convenience for our readers, by Steve Jacobs. Neither Steve, nor ICDRI, assume responsibility for any errors contained herein. However, if you know of a correction that needs to be made please submit it to our staff at icdri@icdri.org or you may use the Conference Event Modification Page to make any needed changes.

Another great Calendar 2005-2006 built by Steve and his organization is found at: http://www.ideal-group.org/calendar 


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DATE

EVENT NAME

DESCRIPTION

January
 Date: January 25-27, 2001 Technology, Reading & Learning Difficulties San Francisco, CATechnology, Reading & Learning Difficulties
"The focus for TRLD 2001 is on ways to use technology in education for reading, learning disabilities, staff development and adult literacy, as well as, integrating technology across the curriculum." 

http://www.trld.com 

March
March 20-22, 2001 FOSE 2001 Washington DC Convention Center
"FOSE is the largest information technology exposition serving the government marketplace." 

http://206.144.247.81/ 

 March 19-24, 2001 CSUN's Sixteenth Annual International Conference "Technology and Persons with Disabilities" CSUN's Sixteenth Annual International Conference "Technology and Persons with Disabilities"
Los Angeles, CA
Conference sponsored by California State University Northridge, on people with disabilities and technology Los Angeles, CA

http://www.csun.edu/cod/ 

July
July 30-August 2, 2001   Open Publish 2001 - 1st annual conference for standards in publishing
Location: Sydney Hilton Hotel, Australia
Open Publish 2001 - 1st annual conference for standards in publishing
Date:
Submission Deadline: March 30, 2001

http://www.openpublish.com.au/ 

August
August 2-4, 2001 Annual Conference of the United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC): 2001 An AAC Odyssey Location: Radisson Hotel
St. Paul, MN
Annual Conference of the United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC): 2001 An AAC Odyssey
Sponsor:
United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC)
Contact: United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
P.O. Box 21418
Sarasota, FL 34276
(941) 312-0992
USSAAC@aol.com
Scope: National
Audience: Professional
Abstract: This conference will bring together parents and users of ACC systems, as well as, leaders in the field of AAC, clinicians, educators, and manufacturers to address the diverse issues surrounding service delivery, employment, education and intervention. Activities for augmented communicators will be a highlight of the conference 

 

August 3-5, 2001 2001: A Technology Odyssey Location: Doubletree Hotel
Pittsburgh, PA
2001: A Technology OdysseySponsors: American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)
Contact: Mark Uslan, Manager
American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
(212) 502-7638
muslan@afb.net 
www.afb.org 
August 5-10, 2001 1st International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction New Orleans, LA, USA
UAHCI 2001
1st International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
Contact: Prof. Constantine Stephanidis
E-mail: cs@ics.forth.gr 
http://uahci.ics.forth.gr 
August 5-10, 2001 9th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Conference: 9th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
URL: http://www.sidar.org/convoca.htm 

 Submission Deadline: November 2000
Web Access Presentations:
August 8-10, 2001 17th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning Madison, WI
17th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning
For more information, contact Kimary Peterson, Conference Manager; Phone 608-265-4159; Fax 608-265-7848;
E-mail distel@education.wisc.edu ; Web Site www.uwex.edu/disted /conference/
August 8-11, 2001 25th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics San Diego, California, United States
25th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics
Rick Lieber, PhD, Meeting Chair
University of California
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California 92093
E-mail: rlieber@ucsd.edu 
http://www.asb-biomech.org/conference01/conference.htm 
August 15 - 17, 2001 Florida ADA Convention
MAKING IT HAPPEN
Orlando, Florida,

Contact Julie Shaw

shawj@dms.state.fl.us 

http://www.AbilityForum.com 

August 23-25, 2001 4th Annual National Respite & Crisis Care Networking Conference 4th Annual National Respite & Crisis Care Networking Conference
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel
Sacramento, CA
Sponsors: ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
Regional Crisis Nursery Collaboration of Northern California
Contact: Maggie Edgar
ARCH Program Manager
ARCH National Respite Network
800 Eastowne Drive, Suite 105
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(888) 671-2594
edgar@zipcon.net  
www.archrespite.org
 
Scope: National
Audience: Professional
Abstract: This conference aims to bring together caregivers, providers, policy makers, researchers, and many other stakeholders in the field of respite in order to network and share ways of collaborating, advocating for, and marketing these services to consumers. Plans are underway to provide opportunities to share and learn in the areas of public policy and advocacy, outcome evaluation, funding, coalition building, respite and crisis care programs and service delivery, as well as other topics.
August 30-September 3, 2001 2001 American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference New Orleans, LA
2001 American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference
For more information, conact ATRA, 1414 Prince St., #204, Alexandria, VA 22314; Phone 703-683-9420; Fax 703-683-9431; Web Site 
www.atra-tr.org
September
September 3-6, 2001 Association for the Advancement of assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) Ljubljana, Slovenia
Association for the Advancement of assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE)
Contact: AAATE Conference 2001
Prof. Dr. Crt Marincek
c/o CANKARJEV DOM
Cultural and Congress Centre
Congress Department
Presernova 10, SI-1000 Ljubljana
SLOVENIA
Tel: +386 61 223 841, +386 61 1767 151
Fax: +386 61 217 431
E-mail: kongres@cd-cc.si 
http://aaate2001.ir-rs.si/
September 3, 2001 Association of Occupational Therapists in Computer Technology AGM York, U.K.
Association of Occupational Therapists in Computer Technology AGM
Contact: Jane Bache,
Tel: 020-8780-4500 Ext. 5107
Email: pro.otct@otspecialisms.co.uk 

 

September 3-6, 2001 AAATE 2001 Ljubljana, Slovenia
AAATE 2001
Contact: Crt Marincek
c/o Cankarjev Dom, Cultural and Congress Centre,
Presernove 10,
SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Email: kongrs@cd-cc.si
http://aaate2001.ir-rs.si/program.htm 
September 4-8, 2001 Spine Society of Europe 3rd Annual Meeting
Gothenburg, Sweden
Eurospine 2001
Spine Society of Europe 3rd Annual Meeting
Congrex Göteborg AB
P.O. Box 5078
SE-402 22 Gothenburg, Sweden
Phone: +46-31-81 82 00
Fax: +46-31-81 82 25
E-mail: eurospine@gbg.congrex.se 
http://www.congrex.se/eurospine2001/
September 6-9, 2001 European Conference on ICT and SEN

 

European Conference on ICT and SEN
September 6-9, 2001
Copenhagen, Denmark
Contact:
 http://www.tess.dk/ict 
September 8-9, 2001 Disability in the 21st Century: Refocus on an Old Issue

 

Melbourne, Australia
Disability in the 21st Century: Refocus on an Old Issue
Pre Conference Symposium (see
http://www.physiotherapy.asn.au/conferences/apa_conferences.htm#Paedatric Conference on the September 10-12 Melbourne  Below)
September 9-14, 2001 IPA's Tenth International Congress Nice, France
IPA's Tenth International Congress
Contact: Nice Acropolis, Congress Secretariat
1 esplanade Kennedy - BP 4083
06302 Nice Cedex 04
France
Tel: 33(0)4 93 92 81 61
Fax: 33(0)4 93 92 83 38
E-mail : ipa2001@nice-acropolis.com 
or
Contact: International Psychogeriatrics Association
550 Frontage Rd., Ste 2820
Northfield - IL 60093
U.S.A.
Tel. 1+847.784.1707
Fax 1+847.784.1705
E-mail : ipa@ipa-online.org
http://www.nice-acropolis.com/ipa2001/
September 10-12, 2001 2001 National Paediatric Physiotherapy Conference
Melbourne, Australia
2001 National Paediatric Physiotherapy Conference
Contact: APA NPPC Secretariat
Conference Logistics
PO Box 201
Deakin West ACT 2600
Phone: (02) 6281 6624
Fax: (02 6285 1336
E-mail: conference@conlog.com.au
http://www.physiotherapy.asn.au/conferences/apa_conferences.htm#Paedatric Conference
September 12-14, 2001 International Conference on Technology and Aging
Toronto, Canada
International Conference on Technology and Aging
Contact: Conference Secretariat:
Absolute Conferences & Events Inc.
144 Front St. W., Suite 640
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 2L7
Tel: (416) 595-1414 ext. 223 (within Toronto)
(800) 284-7530 (within the Canada or the United States)
Fax: (416) 979-1819
E-mail: bbuchanan@look.ca 
http://www.icta.on.ca/ 
September 12-15, 2001 Vienna International Workshop on Functional Electrostimulation Vienna, Austria
Vienna International Workshop on Functional Electrostimulation
Contact: Deptartment of Biomedical Engineering and Physics
Secretary Ch.Jancik
Waehringer Guertel 18-20/4L
A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43-1-40400/1984
Fax: +43-1-40400/3988
E-mail: fesws2001@bmtp.akh-wien.ac.at 
http://www.bmtp.akh-wien.ac.at/bmt/e/fesws/home.html
September 13-16, 2001

Brain Injury and the Law: 
What You Need to Know 

Brain Injury Association presents: 
Brain Injury and the Law: 
What You Need to Know 
September 13-16, 2001 
Wigwam Resort near Phoenix, Arizona 
http://www.biausa.org/conferences.htm#Law

 

September 19-20, 2001 The First International Conference Disability, Rehabilitation and Inclusion The First International Conference Disability, Rehabilitation and Inclusion
Beirut, Lebanon
Main Topics: Organization and Administration Services for disability in the new millenium, Disability Research and how it serves disability issues. The disability world and the use of media. Health prevention issues and its relationship to disability. The role of NGO's and UN agencies regarding disability issues in the third world countries.
Sponsor: Under the Highest Patronage of His Excellency The President of the Republic of Lebanon General Emile LAHOUD, Rehabilitation International Arab Region in Collaboration with National Rehabilitation Development Center (NRDC)
Languages: English
Contact Address:
National Rehabilitation and Development Center:
Abey, Kaza Aley(Contact Person)
PO Box 11-732
Beirut-Lebanon
E-Mail:nrdc@destination.com.lb or nrdc-conf@hotmail.com
Tel/Fax:961-5-210-337/8
or 961-1-630-134
September 14-15, 2001 Audio Description International Audio Description International
Washington, D.C.
Contact: Accessibility Program
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,
2700 F street NW
Washington D.C. 20566-0001
Tel; 202-416-8728
TTY: 202-416-8728Email: access@kennedy-center.org 
September 20-22, 2001 The 6th National Conference on Advancing School-Based Mental Health The 6th National Conference on Advancing School-Based Mental Health
Location: DoubleTree Hotel-Columbia River
Portland, OR
Sponsors: The Center for School Mental Health Assistance, University of Maryland School of Medicine; The Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice; The Policymaker Partnership at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Inc.
Contact: Sylvia Huntley
Center for School Mental Health Assistance
University of Maryland, Psychiatry
680 West Lexington Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201-1570
(888) 706-0980; (410) 706-0980
shuntley@psych.umaryland.edu
http://csmha.umaryland.edu
Scope: National
Audience: Professional
Abstract: Learn about developments in school mental health. Discuss issues facing the field and strategies to address them. Gain knowledge about approaches to meeting mental health needs of youth, and methods of expanding and enhancing school mental health efforts. Participate in training tracks. Three specialty tracks have been added to facilitate in-depth discussion and learning about issues in the field. These tracks include: 1) Mental Health Promotion, 2) Expanding Collaborative Initiatives between Education and Mental Health, 3) Systems of Care and School Mental Health
September 21-23, 2001 National Down Syndrome Congress 29th Annual Convention
National Down Syndrome Congress 29th Annual Convention
Location: Hyatt Regency Tech Center
7800 Tufts Avenue
Denver, CO 80237
(303) 779-1234; (800) 233-1234
Sponsor: National Down Syndome Congress
Contact: National Down Syndome Congress 2001 Convention
Building 5, Suite 100
7000 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30328
(800) 232-NDSC
www.ndsccenter.org
Scope: National
Audience: General
Abstract: It is the purpose of the National Down Syndrome to create a national climate in which all people will recognize and embrace the value and dignity of persons with Down Syndrome.
September 22-24, 2002 ????? "FourFive -- Ageing People and Work Life." International Expert conference Tampere, Finland "FourFive -- Ageing People and Work Life." International Expert conference. Tampere, Finland. Contact: Dr.Olavi Manninen at mailto:olavi.manninen@uta.fi or Conference Secretariat mailto:yyhata@uta.fi
September 23-25, 2001 Canadian Seating and Mobility Conference Canadian Seating and Mobility Conference
Toronto, Ontario
Contact: CSMC Info,
58 Shepard Place
New Hamburg, Ontario
Tel: 519-662-3542
FAX: 519-662-4730
EMail: csmc@golded.net
 http://www.csmc.ca 

 

September 23-28, 2001 "Health and Social Care of the Older Citizen." 

 

 

Belfast, Ireland
"Health and Social Care of the Older Citizen." INE Seminar, The British Council. Contact: mailto:network.events@britishcouncil.org or visit http://www.britishcouncil.org/networkevents/2000/0146an.htm
September 28-30, 2001 World Congress & Exposition on Disabilities

 

World Congress & Exposition on Disabilities
Location: Georgia International Convention Center
Atlanta, GA
Sponsors: Allergan
Sigma-Tau
MetLife
Contact: World Congress & Exposition on Disabilities
210 Route 4 East, Suite 403
Paramus, NJ 07652
(877) 923-3976
(201) 226-1446 fax
wcdinfo@wcdexpo.com
www.wcdexpo.com
Scope: International
Audience: General
Abstract: The World Congress & Exposition on Disabilities (WCD), a international conference and trade show, now in its second year, will take place at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, September 28-30, 2001. The WCD is intended to educate, inform and provide an exchange of ideas for people with disabilities and special healthcare needs and those involved in their care and development
September 28-29, 2001 13th International Conference for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

 

 13th International Conference for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Main Topics: Against all odds,The first of its kind in a developing country, all people with a special interest in Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus in developing countries. Delegates of national organizations for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus, All NGO’s with concern for disabled people or working in developing countries, and Governmental and non-governmental policy makers in health and development work. Sponsor: CCBRT
For more information:
http://www.ifglobal.org/daressalaam/againstallodds.htm
September 29 - October 3, 2001 2001 NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CHILDHOOD DEAFNESS "FAMILIES, CHILDREN & LITERACY IN THE 21ST CENTURY"  

 

2001 NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CHILDHOOD DEAFNESS "FAMILIES, CHILDREN & LITERACY IN THE 21ST CENTURY"  

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), in partnership with Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD), and in collaboration with the American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC), is developing plans for the 2001 National Symposium on Childhood Deafness. The symposium will be held in Sioux Falls from September 29 to October 2, 2001. The conference theme, "Families, Children & Literacy in the 21st Century," is indicative of the symposium's focus on critical issues of early identification, appropriate interventions, and the development of literacy for deaf individuals of all ages. This is a consumer-driven event targeting issues related to the provision of services, as well as addressing a multitude of topics relevant to the theme. We invite submissions for presentations on the following topics: 

Infant Screening and Interventions, Language and Cognitive Development, Social & Emotional Wellbeing and Development, Family Support and Services, Policy and Program Development, Literacy and Numeracy 

Assessment, Distance and Web-based Education Child-Centered Educational Leadership, Implications of Existing and Emerging Technologies in Education 

Workshops will be 50 minutes in length and multiple sessions may be requested. Abstracts of presentations must include name(s) of presenter(s), title, and a description of the presentation not to exceed 150 words. 

Send submissions by close of business on Thursday, February 1, 2001 to: Jay Innes, NAD Education Center Director, 814 Thayer Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4500.  

NAD Education Center Director
Jay Innes  
NAD Education Center 
814 Thayer Avenue  
Silver Spring, MD 20910-4500  

FAX: 301-587-1791  
innes@nad.org 

October
October 1, 2001 Helen Keller Achievement Awards 2001 

 

Helen Keller Achievement Awards 2001 

The 2001 Helen Keller Achievement Awards Dinner Dance will be held on Monday, October 1, 2001, at the New York Marriott Marquis.  

Established by AFB in 1994, the Helen Keller Achievement Awards (HKAA) acknowledges Ms. Keller's extraordinary efforts and promotes the notable accomplishments of individuals who are role models or who improve the quality of life for people who are blind or visually impaired, and all people who are disabled. 

For further information on this event, please contact: 

Contact: Delia Monroe 
Phone: (212) 502-7623 
E-Mail: delia@afb.net 
URL: http://www.afb.org

October 1, 2001 Work Site Accommodations: A Symposium for Employers Work Site Accommodations: A Symposium for Employers
Rosslyn, Virginia
Contact:
Tel: 304-293-5313
FAX: 304-293-6661
Email: conference@rtc1.icdi.wvu.edu
 

http://conference.icdi.wvu.edu 

 

 

October 2-3, 2001 IDEAS 2001 IDEAS 2001
Washington, D.C.
Contact:
EMail: ideas@cessi.net 
October 4-6, 2001 International Council for Children and Youth with Behavioral Disorders Atlanta, Georgia, United States
International Council for Children and Youth with Behavioral Disorders
Programming for a Diverse Population of Children and Youth with Emotional/ Behavioral Disorders: New Challenges and New Opportunities for Ensuring Positive Outcomes
Contact: Dr. Lyndal M. Bullock
Institute for Behavioral & Learning Differences (IBLD)
University of North Texas
P. O. Box 310860
Denton, Texas 76203-0860
Phone: 940-565-3583
Fax: 940-565-4055
E-mail: E-mail: bullock@tac.coe.unt.edu
http://www.unt.edu/behavioraldisorders/ccbd_top.htm
October 4-6, 2001 5th Annual Research Conference of the Nordic Network on Disability Research NNDR
Disability, Life and Quality
Copenhagen, Denmark
5th Annual Research Conference of the Nordic Network on Disability Research NNDR
Disability, Life and Quality
Contact: The Danish University of Education
The Project Secretariat
Emdrupvej 101
DK-2400 Copenhagen, Denmark
Tel.: +45 26 30 66 03
Fax: +45 39 69 12 78
E-mail: projekt@dpu.dk
http://www.nndr2001.dk/
October 4-6, 2001 22nd Annual Southeast Augmentative Communication Conference Birmingham, AL
22nd Annual Southeast Augmentative Communication Conference
For more information, contact SEACC, 2430 11th Ave. North, Birmingham, AL 35234; Phone 205-251-0165;
Fax 205-226-9107; E-mail
seac@ucpbham.com
October 4-7, 2001 Second International Congress on Vascular Dementia.

 

Paphos, Cyprus
Second International Congress on Vascular Dementia. Paphos, Cyprus. For more inforamtion: http://www.kenes.com/vascular or
mailto:vascular@kenes.com
October 9-10, 2001 Celebrating 50 Years of Brain Research at the NIH

 

Celebrating 50 Years of Brain Research at the NIH
Location: Natcher Auditorium, Main Campus
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Contact: NINDS-OCPL
Room 8A16, MSC 2540
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 2092-2540
(866) 502-7246
girolamp@ninds.nih.gov or 50BRAIN@masimax.com
Scope: National
Audience: Professional
Abstract: We hope this seminar, co-sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Institute of Mental Health, will convey the current excitement in neuroscience, review what brought us to this point, and indicate what we may expect 10 years from now and into the millennium.
October 11-14, 2001 Second International Conference on Parents with Disabilities

 

Second International Conference on Parents with Disabilities
Location: Oakland Marriott Hotel
Oakland, CA
Sponsor: Through the Looking Glass
Contact: International Conference
Through the Looking Glass
2198 Sixth Street, Suite 100
Berkeley, CA 94710
Scope: International
Audience: General
Abstract: This conference will feature international speakers addressing a wide variety of topics related to parents with disabilities including child custody, adoption, pregnancy and birthing, legal rights and assistive technology. The conference will be an opportunity for parents, researchers and practitioners from the U.S. and abroad to present their work and exchange information. A National Task Force on Parents with Disabilities and their Families will reconvene at the conference
October 11-13,2001 Fourth National Guide Dog Conference Fourth National Guide Dog Conference
Vancouver, B.C.
Contact: Lori Sheppard,
TEL: 604-522-9222
 http://www.nationaldogguideconference.com 
October 15-17, 2001 HC2001- Human Computer Interaction HC2001- Human Computer Interaction
Florianopolis, Brazil
Contact:
Email: ihc2001@inf.ufsc.br 
October 12-14, 2001

 

European Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children

 

Rome, Italy
European Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children
Italian Society of Clinical Movement Analysis
ESMAC-SIAMOC Joint Congress
Contact:PTS Congressi S.r.l.
Via Tevere, 20
00198 Rome - Italy
Fax: +39 06 85 35 60 60
E-mail: maurapts@tin.it 
http://www.cbi.polimi.it/esmac-siamoc-2001/index.html
October 14-16, 2001   Outreach Scholarship 2001 Conference Conference: Outreach Scholarship 2001 Conference
URL: http://www.outreach.psu.edu/C&I/OutreachScholarship2001/ 
Location: The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
Submission Deadline:
Conference: Congreso Iberoamericano Iberdiscap 2000
URL: http://www.iai.csic.es/iberdiscap/ 
Location: Madrid, Spain
Date: October 18-20, 2001
Submission Deadline: November 2000
Web Access Presentations:

http://www.iai.csic.es/iberdiscap/, http://www.outreach.psu.edu/C&I/OutreachScholarship2001/ 

October 16-17, 2001 Preconference - Computer Technology in Special Education and Rehabilitation

 

Preconference
October 18-20, 2001
19th Annual Conference
Minneapolis, MN
Closing The Gap
Computer Technology in Special Education and Rehabilitation
For more information, contact Closing The Gap, P.O. Box 68, Henderson, MN 56044; Phone 507-248-3294;
Fax 507-248-3810; E-mail info@closingthegap.com; Web Site
www.closingthegap.com/conf/index.html
October 17, 2001 8TH NATIONAL DISABILITY STATISTICS AND POLICY FORUM WHO COUNTS AS HAVING A DISABILITY? 

 

8TH NATIONAL DISABILITY STATISTICS AND POLICY FORUM WHO COUNTS AS HAVING A DISABILITY? 
October 17, 2001 
The Washington Court Hotel 
Washington, DC 

The theme of this Forum concerns concepts, definitions, and measures of disability for use in population surveys and implications for research and policy 

Sponsored by the Disability Statistics Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, University of California, San Francisco 

Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education 
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research 
For further information, contact: 
Disability Statistics Center 
415-502-5210 (voice), 415-502-5208 (fax), 
415/502-5205 (TDD) 

distats@itsa.ucsf

 

October 18-19, 2001 Overcoming the Challenges of Stress and Depression for Return-to-Work Programmes Overcoming the Challenges of Stress and Depression for Return-to-Work Programmes
Ottawa, Ontario
Contact: NIDMAR,
109-1815 Alta Vista Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3Y6
Tel: 613-260-2951
FAX: 613-260-2954
Email: nidmar@on.aibn.com 
October 18-20, 2001 23rd International Conference on Learning Disabilities

 

23rd International Conference on Learning Disabilities
Location: Charlotte Marriott City Center
100 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 333-9000; (800) 228-9290
Sponsor: The Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD)
Contact: The Council for Learning Disabilities
P.O. Box 40303
Overland Park, KS 66204-4303
(913) 492-8755
(913) 492-2546 fax
Scope: International
Audience: General
Abstract: This year's conference focuses on three themes: learning, attention, and behavior. In planning the program, we spoke with leaders across the nation in K-12 education, special education, reading, language, law, educational leadership and educational policy. Half-day and whole-day preconference workshops are planned for those who choose to concentrate their attention on specific topics. In addition, a variety of one- or two-hour sessions across the conference will address your professional needs and interests.
October 18-20, 2001 Closing The Gap: Computer Technology in Special Education and Rehabilitation 19th Annual Conference

 

Closing The Gap: Computer Technology in Special Education and Rehabilitation 19th Annual Conference
Location: Radisson Hotel South and Hotel Sofitel
5601 West 78th Street
Bloomington, MN
Sponsor: Closing The Gap
Contact: Closing The Gap
P.O. Box 68
Henderson, MN 56044
(507) 248-3294
(507) 248-3810 fax
www.closingthegap.com
Scope: National
Audience: General
Abstract: Topics will cover a broad spectrum of technology as it is being applied to all disabilities and age groups in education, rehabilitation, vocation, and independent living. People with disabilities, special educators, rehabilitation professionals, administrators, service/care providers, personnel managers, government officials, and hardware/software developers will share their experiences and insights at what has become known as a networking experience -- the annual Closing The Gap Conference.
October 18-19, 2001 Second Employment and Disability Employment Policy Institute 

Second Employment and Disability Employment Policy Institute 

October 18-19, 2001 

Theme- "The Persistence of Low Employment Rates for People with Disabilities: Causes and Policy Implications." 

Washington Court Hotel, Washington D. C. 

Sponsored by Cornell University and Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Economic Research on Employment Policy for Persons with Disabilities 

For further information, contact Susanne M. Bruyère, Project Director Cornell University, smb23@cornell.edu  (Email)  

607/255-7727 (Voice) 607/255-2763 (Fax) 607/255-2891 (TTY) www.ilr.cornell.edu/rrtc  (RRTC Website) 

 

October 19-20, 2001  Integrating Differences, Theories and Applications of Universal Design Integrating Differences, Theories and Applications of Universal Design
New York, New York
Contact: Celia Baez,
Office of Academic Affairs, FIT-SUNY,
7th Ave at 27th Street,
New York, New York, 10001
Tel: 212-217-7456
Email: baezcel@fitsuny.edu
http://www.fitsuny.edu 
October 19-20, 2001 The Pacific Regional Conference on Asians & Pacific Islanders with Disabilities Sponsored by the California Governor's Committee for Employment of Disabled Persons and over 16 partnering organizations including the Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities, the Social Security Administration, the regional DBTAC, the San Francisco Mayor's Office on Disabilities, and several independent living and advocacy organizations. Topics covered include the ADA, employment and training programs, community networking, and educational and resource empowerment. Sessions on the first day will be at the Federal Building in Oakland with a job fair at Nile Hall in Preservation Park. The sessions on the second day will be held in Preservation Park. For conference and registration information send an e-mail to apidc@hotmail.com or call (800) 695-0350 (note: TTY users, hit spacebar).
October 23-25, 2001 "Enhancing Life Quality of the Elderly in the New Century." 2nd International Symposium on Chinese Elderly Shanghai, China
(New Dates)
"Enhancing Life Quality of the Elderly in the New Century." 2nd International Symposium on Chinese Elderly. Contact: Christine Uong at (415) 377-9909 or mailto:christineuong@ocioa.org or visit 
http://www.ocioa.org
Call for papers: Abstracts due by August 3rd, 2001.

http://www.ocioa.org

Oct. 23-27, 2001  WebNet 2001 Conference: WebNet 2001
URL: http://www.aace.org/conf/webnet/ 
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2001

http://www.aace.org/conf/webnet/

October 25-27, 2001 17th International Alzheimer's Disease Conference

 

Christchurch, New Zealand
17th International Alzheimer's Disease Conference
Contact: Centre for Continuing Education
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800, Christchurch
New Zealand
Tel: 64/3 364-2534
Fax: 64/3 364-2057
E-mail: alz@cont.canterbury.ac.nz 
October 25-27, 2001 II Congreso Iberoamericano de Tecnologías de Apoyo a la Discapacidad
IV Congreso Iberoamericano de Comunicación Alternativa y Aumentativa

 

Mar del Plata, Argentina
II Congreso Iberoamericano de Tecnologías de Apoyo a la Discapacidad
IV Congreso Iberoamericano de Comunicación Alternativa y Aumentativa

Contact: Forum 6 - Congresos & Eventos
Santa Fe 53
(8300) Neuquén
República Argentina
Tel/Fax: (54) + 299 + 4470389 (de 9 a 13 hs)
Tel/Fax: (54) + 299 + 4426222/4420527/4430207
E-mail: forum6-congresos@infovia.com.ar 
http://www.sidar.org/jornadas/vjorna.htm
October 25-27, 2001 Council for Educational Diagnostic Services (CEDS) Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Council for Educational Diagnostic Services (CEDS) Annual Conference
Contact: Sandra Latchford, Conference Chair
Tel: (506)453-3515
Fax: (506)453-3569
E-mail: sandral@unb.ca
http://www.unr.edu/unr/colleges/educ/ceds/indexceds.html
October 25-27, 2001 Fifth Annual Meeting and Seminar on Initiatives on Disability and Accessibility (SIDAR) Fifth Annual Meeting and Seminar on Initiatives on Disability and Accessibility (SIDAR)
 Mar del Plata - Argentina
Hotel Costa Galana(*****)
Main Topics: Joint Meeting - Latin America's Second Congress - On Issues supporting Technology and Disability. The Fourth Congress - Alternatives to Increasing Communication; ... enpowering capabilities with Communication..
For More Information:
http://www.redespecialweb.org/SIDAR-IBERDISCAP2001/index.html
October 26-27, 2001 Pathways 2001: Learning Disabilities Conference Pathways 2001: Learning Disabilities Conference
Sudbury, Ontario
Contact:
Tel: 705-566-8181 ext:7219
Email: mrmcintosh@cambranc.on.ca
 http://cambrianc.on.ca/pathways 
October 29 -30, 2001 State of Science Conference  The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telecommunications Access is pleased to present a two-day State of the Science conference at the Gallaudet University/Kellogg Conference Center in Washington, DC on October 29-30, 2001. The conference will focus on the future of telecommunications and identify research issues and strategies for attaining accessibility and usability by people with disabilities. 

Contact: Paula Tucker at paula.tucker@tap.gallaudet.edu , 202-651-5049.

November
November 1-3, 2001 Fifth Annual Collaborative Conference: Achieving New Heights With Assistive Technology, A Rocky Mountain Regional Collaboration Denver, Colorado
Fifth Annual Collaborative Conference: Achieving New Heights With Assistive Technology, A Rocky Mountain Regional Collaboration
For more information, contact Maureen Melonis, Assistive Technology Partners, 1245 E. Colfax, Suite 200, Denver, CO, 80218, USA; Phone 303-315-1280, TTY 303-837-8964; Fax 303-837-1208; Email maureen.melonis@uchsc.edu; Web Site
www.uchsc.edu/atp
November 5-7, 2001
Human Factors in Telecommunications 2001
Bergen, Norway
Bergen, Norway
Human Factors in Telecommunications 2001
Contact: HFT2001,c/o Knut Nordby,
Telenor R&D
P.O.Box 83 N-2027
Kjeller, Norway
FAX: 47-63-81-00-76
Email: hft2001@telenor.com 

 

November 6, 2001
Ready and Able Conference: Including Volunteers with Disabilities Toronto, Ontario
Ready and Able Conference: Including Voluteers with Disabilities
Contact: Audrey Jamal, Volunteer Centre of Toronto,
Suite 207, 344 Bloor Street West,
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3A7
Tel: 416-961-6888
FAX: 416-961-6859
Email: ajamal@volunteertoronto.on.ca
 http://www.volunteertoronto.on.ca  

 

November 7-8, 2001 Doing "IT" Right, A Statewide Conference About Access to Electronic and Information Technology (IT) for People with Disabilities Doing "IT" Right, A Statewide Conference About Access to Electronic and Information Technology (IT) for People with Disabilities
Being held November 7th and 8th in Harrisburg, PA  
 http://www.temple.edu/inst_disabilities/piat/events/nov7-8.htm
 
http://www.temple.edu/inst_disabilities/piat/aware2001/index.html 
November 12-13, 2001 Successful Aging Okinawan Style: Modern Science Meets Ancient Wisdom." Okinawa International Conference on Longevity Okinawa, Japan
"Successful Aging Okinawan Style: Modern Science Meets Ancient Wisdom." Okinawa International Conference on Longevity, Busena Terrace Beach Resort, Nago City, Okinawa, Japan. Information available at
http://www.oic-longevity.wwma.net
November 14-16, 2001 Accessing Higher Ground: Assistive Technology in Higher Education

 

Boulder, CO
University of Colorado at Boulder and Millenium Hotel Boulder
Accessing Higher Ground: Assistive Technology in Higher Education
Additional Info: Disability Services at the University of Colorado at Boulder presents our fourth annual conference on assistive technology. Visit our web site for details.
For more information, contact Howard Kramer, Disability Services, 107 UCB, Boulder, CO., 80309-0107, USA; Phone 303-492-8671; Fax 303-492-5601 Email Dsinfo@spot.colorado.edu Web Site:
www.colorado.edu/sacs/ATconference
November 15-17, 2001 2001 TASH Conference: "Imaging the Future" 2001 TASH Conference: "Imaging the Future"
Location: Anaheim Marriott Hotel
Anaheim, CA
Sponsor: TASH
Contact: TASH
29 West Susquehanna Avenue, Suite 210
Baltimore, MD 21204-5201
(410) 828-8274
(410) 828-6706 fax
info@tash.org
www.tash.org
Scope: National
Audience: General
Abstract: The TASH annual conference is one of the largest disability meetings in the country, attracting an average of 2,100 attendees each year. Exceptional education, research and advocacy workshops and sessions, as well as networking opportunities are hallmarks of TASH conferences.
November 15-18, 2001 Third International Short Film Festival "The Way We Live" Third International Short Film Festival "The Way We Live"
Filmmuseum Munchen
Main Topic: This festival is intended not only to promote the production, showing and distribution of authentic short films of, with or about persons with an impairment, but also to bring together film professionals and disabled persons, too stimulate cooperations between them.
For more information see website http://www.abm-medien.de/filmbuero/2001_e.htm
email:
festival@abm-medien.de
November 21-24, 2001 More Than Skin Deep Adelaide, Australia
More Than Skin Deep
MPA Twelfth Biennel Conference
Contact: MPA Conference Secretariat
PO Box 949
Kent Town SA 5071
Phone: 08 8363 1307
Fax: 08 8363 1604
E-mail: mpaa@fcconventions.com.au 
http://www.physiotherapy.asn.au/conferences/apa_conferences.htm#MPA Conference
November 21-24, 2001 2001 SouthChina Rehabilitation Forum Guabgzhou City, China
2001 SouthChina Rehabilitation Forum
Contact:
 http://www.ste.com.cn 
November 22-24, 2001 International Conference on Augmentative and Alternative Communication Calcutta, India
International Conference on Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Contact: ncpedp@vsnl.com  (Indian National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People) or
ssei@vsnl.com
  (Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy)
November 22-24, 2001
Silent Voices: an International Conference on AAC Calcutta, India
Silent Voices: an International Conference on AAC
Contact:
 http://www.iicpindia.com  
November 27-28, 2001 Techshare 2001 Birmingham, U.K.
Techshare 2001
Contact:
Tel: 024-7636 9548
FAX: 024-7636 9501
EMail: techshare@rnib.org.uk
http://www.techshare.org.uk 
November 28-30, 2001 National Supported Employment Conference Halifax, Nova Scotia
National Supported Employment Conference
Contact: Wendy Levy,Innovative Planning.
P.O.Box 28011,
Dartmouth NS, B3W 6E2
FAX: 902-484-3199
Email: wlevy@accesswave.ca 
December
December 3, 2001 European Day of Disabled People European Day of Disabled People
"The Need for Legislation"
"Design for all" Roundtable, an Initiative
of the European Commission in Collaboration
with the European Disability Forum
Brussels, Belgium
http://eddp.edf-feph.org

 

December 10-15, 2001 Campaign 2001: 9th Policy and Technical Assistance Hanoi, Vietnam
Campaign 2001: 9th Policy and Technical Assistance Conference of the UN
Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons
Contact:
EMail: campaign2001@fpt.vn 
 http://www.campaign2001.fpt.nm 
December 14-17, 2001 Second International Huaxia Congress of Endocrinology Hong Kong, China
Second International Huaxia Congress of Endocrinology. Hong Kong, China. Contact: Congress Secretariat at (852) 2369-9052-4 or
mailto:pc@pctourshk.com

   

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