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Calendar of Disability Events 2002



 

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    
January 16-19, 2002 ATIA 2002 Conference and Exhibition
Orlando, FL
ATIA 2002 Conference and Exhibition
For more information, contact the Assistive Technology Industry Association, 526 Davis St., Ste. 217, Evanston, IL 60201; Phone 877-OUR-ATIA (877-687-2842); Fax: 847-869-5689; E-mail ATIA@northshore.net; Web site
www.ATIA.org
January 25 Accessibility and Macromedia: using Macromedia products to create accessible web content This event forms part of a programme of RNIB Campaign for Good Web Design Supporters Network events. The events take place in London bi-monthly. For more information contact Julie Howell at julie.howell@rnib.org.uk  or visit http://www.rnib.org.uk/digital 

 

 

February    
February 20-22, 2002 "Holistic and Creative Choices." International conference Adelaide, Australia
"Holistic and Creative Choices." International conference. Adelaide, Australia. Contact: Plevin and Associates at +61 (08) 8379 8222 or mailto:plevin@camtech.net.au or visit website
http://www.plevin.on.net/hacc/home.htm
March    
March 11-15, 2002 Second International Congress Rehabilitation 2002
Habana Cuba
Theme:Integral Rehabilitation Central Disability, REH
Correspondence:
Head Committee Organizer Dr. Eulogio Montoya Guibert
Congress Organizer Lic. Mireya Mesa Tamargo
Convention Plaza of Habana, Cuba - Telephone (537)287996, 283470
Email:
mireya@palco.cu
March 18-23, 2002 17th Annual CSUN Conference: Technology and Persons with Disabilities Los Angeles, California
17th Annual CSUN Conference: Technology and Persons with Disabilities
Contact: Center on Disabilities,
California State University-Northridge,
18111 Nordhoff Street-DVSS,Northridge, CA 91330
Tel: 818-885-2578
 Email: ltm@csun.edu 
http://www/csun.edu/cod/ 
March 22 - 24, 2002 Abilities Expo - Florida Fort Lauderdale, FL USA
Broward County Convention Center
 
The Abilities Expo, the show dedicated to educating and improving the lives people with disabilities, senior citizens, their families & caregivers, healthcare and education professionals, allows you to discover new products and services - from computers to athletic equipment and mobility products to daily living aids - all conveniently displayed for you to see, test and compare.

For more information, please visit the Abilities Expo website: www.abilitiesexpo.com  

 

April    
April 12 - 14, 2002 Abilities Expo - New York Metro Edison, NJ USA
New Jersey Convention Center
The Abilities Expo, the show dedicated to educating and improving the lives people with disabilities, senior citizens, their families & caregivers, healthcare and education professionals, allows you to discover new products and services - from computers to athletic equipment and mobility products to daily living aids - all conveniently displayed for you to see, test and compare.

For more information, please visit the Abilities Expo website: www.abilitiesexpo.com  

 

April 12-14, 2002 ICE Canadae: Independence, Community and Empowerment Orillia, Ontario
ICE Canadae: Independence, Community and Empowerment
Contact: Ontario March of Dimes,
Tel: 1-800-263-3463
Email: info@dimes.on.ca 
April 16-19, 2002 Braille in the Age of Digitisation Copenhagen, Denmark
Braille in the Age of Digitisation
Contact: Visual Impairment Knowledge Centre,
Rymarksvej 1, 2900
Hellerup, Denmark,
FAX: 45-39-61-94-14
Email: visinfo@visinfo.dk 
April 17-22, 2002 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Annual Convention & Expo New York, NY., United States
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Annual Convention & Expo
Contact: Anmarie Kallas
Fax: (703)620-2521
E-mail: aka@cec.sped.org 
http://www.cec.sped.org/
May    
May 2-4, 2002 2nd International Conference on Parents with Disabilities and their Families Oakland, CA., United States
Oakland Marriott Hotel
The conference was organized by Through the Looking Glass, National Resource Center for Parents with Disabilities
Contact: Elizabeth Gray
2198 Sixth Street, #100
Berkeley,  CA  94710-2204
Telephone: (800) 644-2666 or (510) 848-1112
FAX: (510) 848-4445
Email: conference@lookingglass.org 
www.lookingglass.org/conference 
May 6 - 8 2002 Providing Culturally Competent Disability Services to Persons Born in other Countries Washington,D.C.
Wyndham City Center Hotel
he conference will examine the impact of culture on attitudes toward disability and how this can affect communication between service providers and consumers. Best practices in cross-cultural rehabilitation will be presented and discussed. A pre-conference workshop on Culture Brokering will be held May 6.
Associated Organization: The Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE)
Country: United States
Contact: Nancy Wilkins
Address: University at Buffalo, 515 Kimball Tower
 Buffalo,  New York  14214
Telephone: 716-829-3141 ext.149
FAX: 716-829-3217
Email: nwilkins@buffalo.edu 
Date: May 6 - 8 2002
Web Site:
http://cirrie.buffalo.edu/conference/CIRRIE2002.html 
May 10-14, 2002 Internal Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) World Congress on Osteoporosis. Lisbon, Portugal
Internal Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) World Congress on Osteoporosis. Lisbon, Portugal. Contact: IOF Secretariat +33 472 91 41 77, Fax: +33 472 36 90 52 or
mailto:info@ioflyon.org
May 15, 2002 Assistive Technology Expo 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Gold Country Fairgrounds
1273 High Street
Auburn, CA
For more information contact Placer Independent Resource Services Center (PIRS) at (530) 885-6100 voice, (530) 885-0326 TTY. FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING
May 17, 2002 Disability Awareness Train-the-Trainer Program 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
San Francisco, CA

The purpose of this program is to cultivate a cadre of trainers from the disability community to represent the World Institute on Disability (WID) in providing disability awareness training to corporations, public agencies and nonprofit organizations. WID ultimately strives to develop an extensive database of trainers and consultants in the Bay Area disability community and at-large. WID is currently focusing only on the Bay Area and seeks individuals with considerable expertise in disability issues and who have experience speaking in front of groups. If you are interested in participating in this training, please forward your resume along with the skills assessment form (located in the employment section of the website).

For more information contact Dede Leydorf, 
Training and Public Education Manager, 
World Institute on Disability at 
510 16th Street, Suite 100, Oakland, CA 94612.  (510) 763-4100 or 
fax to (510) 763-4109, 
(510) 208-9493 TTY. 
E-mail  dede@wid.org
Visit WID's website at  http://www.wid.org  

May 22, 2002 Independence Forum: Transportation 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Small Exhibition Hall
10 Avenue of the Flags
Marin County
Civic Center Fairgrounds
San Rafael, CA
Free to the Public
For more information contact the Marin Center for Independent Living at (415) 459-6245.

 

May 25-28, 2002 16th Nordic Congress of Gerontology Aarhus, Denmark
16th Nordic Congress of Gerontology
Contact: Dansk Gerontologisk Selskab
Aurehojvej 24, Dk 2900 Hellerup
Denmark
Tel: 45/3962 7627
Fax: 45/3962 6627
E-mail: dgs@geroinst.dk 
May 28 - June 1, 2002 AAMR 26th Annual Meeting and Exhibit Show Orlando, FL  USA
Wyndham Palace Resort & Spa

This 26th Annual meeting will showcase the latest innovations of today and the dreams for the future. This annual meeting will focus on hands-on solutions you can take home and apply-solutions that will improve everyone's quality of life. You will learn about advances in research and technology that offer new possibilities for people with mental retardation and related disabilities. You will learn about workforce solutions that will foster independence and improve quality of life. You will examine programs and services that nurture lives. You will learn what works from the experts.

For more information please contact:
Paula Hirt, 
American Association on Mental Retardation, 
444 N. Capitol Street, NW, 
Suite 846, 
Washington, DC 20001. 
 (202) 387-1968 or (800) 424-3688 . Or e-mail 
E-mail pahirt@aamr.org   
 http://www.aamr.org/Events/index.shtml   

 

May 27-29, 2002 International Forum on Disability Management Vancouver, B.C.International Forum on Disability Management
Contact: NIDMR
3699 Roger Street,
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8E3
 http://www.nidmar.ca 
June    
June 1-2, 2002  Access Redding Expo 2002 Saturday & Sunday

Mt. Shasta Mall

Independent Living Services of Northern California (ILSNC) invites you to join us for an exciting weekend designed to benefit both you and the community.

An amazing display of assistive technology devices ranging from high-tech computer screens to operated by eye movement to low-tech devices such as specially designed door handles for people with dexterity problems.

Some very innovative special events are planned for the weekend - Children's singing choirs, public officials competing in a timed wheelchair event, 4-H puppy demonstrations, guide dog demonstrations, classic R&B band featuring musicians with disabilities

There will be sign language interpreters for all of the events held on stage.

All questions concerning the event can be answered by calling our Redding ILSNC at (530) 242-8550 or Chico ILSNC at (530) 893-8527.

 

June 7-9, 2002 Abilities Expo - Southern California Long Beach, CA USA

Long Beach Convention Center

The Abilities Expo, the show dedicated to educating and improving the lives people with disabilities, senior citizens, their families & caregivers, healthcare and education professionals, allows you to discover new products and services - from computers to athletic equipment and mobility products to daily living aids - all conveniently displayed for you to see, test and compare.

For more information, please visit the Abilities Expo website: www.abilitiesexpo.com  

 

June 13-14, 2002 HANDICAP 2002 Paris, France
HANDICAP 2002
Contact: Etienne Colle
Université Evry Val d'Essonne, CEMIF
40 rue du Pelvoux
CE1455 Courcouronne - 91020 EVRY Cedex
Email : ecolle@cemif.univ-evry.fr 
Tel : 01 69 47 75 57
or
J.M. Toulotte - Laboratoire I3D - Université des Sciences et Technologie de Lille
Batiment P2, 59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex
Email : jmt@cal.univ-lille.fr 
Tel : 03 20 43 48 78
Fax: 03 20 43 65 67
http://www.lasc.univ-metz.fr/ifrath/handicap2002/
June 21 - June 24, 2002 17th International SHHH Convention Seattle, WA,  United States
17th International SHHH Convention
Self Help for Hard of Hearing People
2002 Convention
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Bonnie England-Convention Planner
mailto:Bengland@shhh.org
401 789-0533 Voice
To fax call first, same number

Nancy Nizankiewicz-Exhibits and Sponsors
mailto:Nnizankiewicz@shhh.org
301-657-2248 Voice
301-657-2249 TTY
301-913-9413 Fax

Al Gravenhorst-Convention Advertising
Alby@mymailstation.com
(847) 615-9272 Voice
(847) 615-9274 Fax

June 23-28, 2002 13th World Congress of Occupational Therapists
Action for Health in an New Millennium

Stockholm, Sweden
13th World Congress of Occupational Therapists
Action for Health in an New Millennium
Box 760, S-131 24 Nacka, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 466 24 40
Fax: +46 8 466 24 24
E-mail: wfot2002@akademikerhuset.se 
http://www.wfot2002.com/
June 26 - June 29 The National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems (NAPAS) Renaissance Hotel
Washington  DC
 napas@earthlink.net  
202-408-9514 Fax: 202-408-9520
June 26 - 30, 2002 Building Communities of Hope NAMI 2002 Annual Convention Cincinnati, OH USA

Cincinnati Convention Center

This event promises to equip you with the knowledge, the contacts and the energy to meet challenges and exploit opportunities to build a community of hope for people with mental illness and those who love them. Detailed learning tracks will include several sessions each and will focus on eight specific communities.

For more information contact:
The National Alliance of the Mentally Ill, 
Colonial Place Three, 
2107 Wilson, Blvd., Suite 300,
 Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 524-7600 or (800) 950-6264.
 http://www.nami.org/  

June 27-30, 2002 XIV Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology Vienna, Austria
XIV Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology
Contact: Dept.of Biomedical Engineering and Physics
Christine JANCIK
Waehringer Guertel 18-20/4L
A 1090 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43-1-40400/1984
E-mail: Josef.Kollmitzer@akh-wien.ac.at  Jancik, AKH/4 L
http://www.bmtp.akh-wien.ac.at/bmt/ISEK2002/home.html
June 27 - July 1, 2002 RESNA 25th International Conference on Technology & Disability:Research, Design, Practice RESNA
1700 North Moore Street, Suite 1540
Arlington, VA 22209-1903
Phone: 703-524-6686 
Fax: 703-524-6630 
TTY: 703-524-6639
email: info@resna.org  
 http://www.resna.org   
June 29 - July 6, 2002 American Council of the Blind's National Convention  Westchase Hilton
West Houston  TX  
 info@acb.org  
202-467-5081
July    
July 3 - July 9, 2002 National Federation of the Blind's National Convention Galt House Hotel
Louisville  KY  
Contact:
  nfb@nfb.org  
410-659-9314
July 3-8

National Association of the Deaf 46th Biennial NAD Conference "Hand in Hand — We Make a Difference!"

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, DC

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) invites you to participate in the 2002 Biennial NAD Conference. The Conference theme is, "Hand in Hand — We Make a Difference!" The theme signifies the importance of partnerships to accomplish goals set forth in the Conference to improve our lives.

Biennial NAD Conferences, rotated annually among the various regions of the country, have traditionally brought together at least 2,500 deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, deaf blind and hearing consumers, parents, youth, professionals, educators, organizational and corporate representatives for five days of professional development, training, networking, governance meetings, receptions and related evening events.

http://nad.org/conf/ 

July 5-7, 2002 National Down Syndrome Society National Conference 2002 - A Celebration of Community Opryland Hotel
Nashville, TN

The 2002 National conference is a gathering of people with Down Syndrome, family members and professionals that work to ensure that all people with Down Syndrome have the opportunity to achieve their full potential in community life. Through networking, special events and interactive presentations by national experts, this is an informative and fun event for the whole family and for people that care about people with Down Syndrome.

For more information contact: 
The National Down Syndrome Society, 
666 Broadway, 
New York, NY 10012.
Phone: (800) 221-4602 or 
Fax: (212) 979-2873 or 
E-mail: info@ndss.org 
 http://www.ndss.org  

July 8-10, 2002 Assets 02 Fifth ACM SIGCAPH Conference on Assistive Technologies

Assets 02 Fifth ACM SIGCAPH Conference on Assistive Technologies
Edinburgh, Scotland
Contact: Andrew Sears, ACM
Tel: 001-410-455 3883
FAX: 001-410-455-1073
Email: asears@umbc.edu 
Web Site: www.acm.org/sigcaph/assets02/ 

July 8-12, 2002 Association for Higher Education and Disability Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel
Arlington, VA 
AHEAD@umb.edu
July 8-13, 2002 Deaf Way II
Deaf Way II
Location: DC Convention Center
Washington, DC
Sponsor: Gallaudet University
Contact: Deaf Way II Registration
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695
(202) 651-6064
(202) 651-6112 TTY
(202) 651-6113 fax
info@deafway.org
registration@deafway.org
www.deafway.org
Scope: National Audience: Professional
July 15-20, 2002 8th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP Linz, Austria
8th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP
Contact: Dr. Klaus Miesenberger
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Altenbergerstr. 69
A-4040 Linz, Austria
Phone: + 43 732 2468-9853
Fax: + 43 732 2468 9322
E-mail: k.miesenberger@aib.uni-linz.ac.a  http://www.ocg.or.at/frameset-aktivitaeten.html?activities/events/icchp.html
July 17 - 21, 2002 Champions & Challenges 2002 National Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism Society of America
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown Hotel
Indianapolis, IN

In July 2002, parents and professionals will have a unique opportunity to learn about the most recent research and programming for autism, Asperger's disorder, and other pervasive developmental disorders.

Call the ASA conference hotline at 1.888.233.2864 for more information or send an e-mail to conference@autism-society.org.

http://www.autism-society.org/society/conference/asa_conference_2002.html 

July 19 -21, 2002 Abilities Expo - Cleveland Cleveland, OH
I-X Center
The Abilities Expo, the show dedicated to educating and improving the lives people with disabilities, senior citizens, their families & caregivers, healthcare and education professionals, allows you to discover new products and services - from computers to athletic equipment and mobility products to daily living aids - all conveniently displayed for you to see, test and compare.

For more information, please visit the Abilities Expo website: www.abilitiesexpo.com  

 

July 19-25, 2002 The 8th International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders. Stockholm, Sweden
The 8th International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders. 
Stockholm, Sweden.
Contact: Alzheimer's Association at (312) 335-5813 or visit
http://www.alz.org
July 21-25, 2002 The 7th International Conference on Low Vision
Vision 2002
Goteborg, Sweden
The 7th International Conference on Low Vision
Vision 2002
Box 5078, 402 22 Göteborg, Sweden
Tel: +46-31-81 82 00
Fax: +46-31-81 82 25
E-mail: vision2002@gbg.congrex.se 
http://www.congrex.com/vision2002/
August    
August 10-15, 2002 ISAAC 2002: 10th International Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication 

ISAAC 2002: 10th International Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication Odense, Denmark

Web Site:  www.isaac2002.dk 

August 16 - 18, 2002 Abilities Expo - Chicago Metro Rosemont, IL USA
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
The Abilities Expo, the show dedicated to educating and improving the lives people with disabilities, senior citizens, their families & caregivers, healthcare and education professionals, allows you to discover new products and services - from computers to athletic equipment and mobility products to daily living aids - all conveniently displayed for you to see, test and compare.

For more information, please visit the Abilities Expo website: www.abilitiesexpo.com  

 

August 25-30, 2002 IFIP TC.13 Stream "Usability: Gaining a Competitive Edge"

IFIP TC.13 Stream "Usability: Gaining a Competitive Edge"
Montreal, Quebec

WebSite: www.wcc2002.org 

September    
September 1-5, 2003 Interact 2003 Zurich, Switzerland
Interact 2003
Contact: http://www.interact2003.com 
September 11-13, 2002 Ministerial Conference on Ageing (MiCA) Berlin, Germany
Ministerial Conference on Ageing (MiCA). Foreign Ministry, Berlin, Germany. 
Contact: mailto:Weltaltenplan@t-online.de or visit
http://www.mica2000.de
September 12-13, 2002 Employment ACCESS 2002
"Access Solutions for Employment"
We are pleased to announce that employment ACCESS 2002 will be hosted by Microsoft Corporation. The conference will be held at their Mt. View Campus.

Employment ACCESS 2002 is a unique conference that focuses only on employment issues (strategies for employment, accommodations, education and training, technology) for people with disabilities from both the rehabilitation community and the employer's perspective. Conference Highlights include: Technology Vendors, Career Fair, Corporate Representatives, Presentations on All Disabilities and much more.

For more information, and to be put on the mailing list for registration, call (408) 245-7330 
E-mail eA2002@sensoryaccess.com 

http://www.sensoryaccess.com/events/registration.html 

September 12-15, 2002 The Fourth National Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome Ogden, UT
The Fourth National Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome
Medical, Prevention, Investigation and Legal conference on the shaken baby syndrome.
Contact: Teresa Brechlin
2955 Harrison Blvd, Suite 102
Ogden UT,  84403  USA
Telephone: 801-627-3399
FAX: 801-627-3321
Email: tbrechlin@dontshake.com  

 Website: www.dontshake.com 

September 18-20, 2002

 

ICDVRAT 2002 - 4th Int. Conf. on Disability, Virtual Reality & Associated Technologies Veszprem, Hungary
Professor Paul Sharkey
Interactive Systems Research
Department of Cybernetics
University of Reading
Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AY, UK
Tel: +44 118 931 6704
Fax: +44 118 931 8220
Email: Professor Paul Sharkey

http://www.cyber.rdg.ac.uk/icdvrat 

 

September 20 - 22,2002 Abilities Expo - New England Boston, MA, USA
Bayside Expo Center
The Abilities Expo, the show dedicated to educating and improving the lives people with disabilities, senior citizens, their families & caregivers, healthcare and education professionals, allows you to discover new products and services - from computers to athletic equipment and mobility products to daily living aids - all conveniently displayed for you to see, test and compare.

For more information, please visit the Abilities Expo website: www.abilitiesexpo.com  

 

September 22-26, 2002 31st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology. 

 

Montreal, Canada
31st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Contact: Conference Secretariat at
mailto:info@cagacg.ca
September 22-26, 2002 Life, Liberty Security!

The 13th World Congress of Inclusion International will investigate whether the rights expressed in Article 3 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights are or are not being realised in the lives of people with intellectual disability.

Country of Origin: Australia
Address: 84 Queensbridge Street
City: Southbank
State or Province: Victoria
ZIP or Postal Code: 3006
Telephone: 61 3 9682 0244
Fax: 61 3 9682 0288
Email: inclusion@icms.com.au

October    
October 3-5, 2002 3rd Annual World Congress and Exposition on Disabilities Orlando, Florida
3rd Annual World Congress and Exposition on Disabilities
Contact: Willie Robles,
Tel: 877-923-3976
EMail: wrobles@wcdexpo.com 
www.wcdexpo.com
.

 

October 12-14 Third International Conference on Family Care: Empowerment Through Innovation  The Third International Conference on Family Care will be a forum for caregiving groups, advocates and policy makers from around the globe to share their experiences and lessons in creating innovative and effective programs to empower and assist family caregivers. Following the successful gatherings in London in 1998 and Brisbane, Australia, in 2000, this three-day conference will highlight best practices on both the governmental and private sector levels with the goal of advancing the caregiving agenda.

National Alliance for Caregiving
 4720 Montgomery Lane, 
Suite 642
 Bethesda, MD  20814 USA
Telephone: 301-718-8444
FAX: 301-652-7711
 Les Plooster Email: lesplooster.nac@erols.com 
http://www.caregiving.org/content/conference2002.html 

October 27-30, 2002 Maturity Matters: 6th Global Conference on Ageing Perth, Australia
Maturity Matters: 6th Global Conference on Ageing
Contact: Office of Seniors Interests,
Level 4 32 St Georges Terrace,
Perth, Western Australia, 6000
Tel: 61-8-9220-1104
FAX: 61-8-9220-1158
Email: nicl@fcs.wa.gov.au
 http://www.congresswest.com.au/IFA
November    
November 1-30, 2002  III Congreso Virtual "Integración sin Barreras en el Siglo XXI" Red de Integración especial (RedEspecial WEB)

Education, Technology, Assistive Technology and Persons with Disabilities.
Free congress, only by e-mail, in Spanish and Portuguese.

Contact: Graciela j. Caplan
Alsina 1569 - 2do. piso
Buenos Aires, Argentina
ZipPostalCD: 1212
Telephone: 5411 49310020
Email: gcaplan@redespecialweb.org 
http://www.redespecialweb.org/index1.htm 

November 1-2, 2002 2nd Annual International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) November 1-2, 2002 in conjunction with the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Orlando, Florida.
for more information, email Vera Meyerkova
http://www.imfar.org/i
November 5, 2002 Disability Career Expo New Yorker Hotel
New York, NY 10001
Breakfast Keynote: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Career Expo and Workshops 10 AM – 5 PM 

“Nothing About Us Without Us“ marks the theme for the first Annual Disability Career Expo and workshops to celebrate the conclusion of this years’ Disability Awareness Month. October is a federally recognized designation that calls attention to the issues people with disabilities face, particularly in employment. Roughly 70 percent of people with disabilities are unemployed. National Events for the month will include various seminars and proclamations throughout the country, culminating with Disability Mentoring Day on Oct. 24. The Disability Career Expo is being produced and promoted by Equality Staffing, Inc. and Diversityforhire.com. The Disability Career Expo and Employer Educational Workshops will be held in New York City on Tuesday, November 5th. Individuals, representing all populations in the disability community, can present their qualifications and abilities to more than an expected 80 employers and thousands of jobs. The Disability Career Expo is scheduled to kickoff with a Breakfast and Keynote Speaker at 8:00 AM at the New Yorker Hotel. All Companies and organizations are invited to recruit and get educated on the latest disability employment issues.

 

Steven Garcia
914 Wynnewood Rd. Ste. 1B
Pelham
NY
10803
949-388-8220
steven.garcia@diversityforhire.com 

http://www.disabilitycareerexpo.com 

November 5, 2002 Disability Job Fair and Employer Workshops Disability Job Fair and Employer Workshops

Date: Tuesday, November 5th

Disability Awareness Month Culminates in New York with a Disability Job Fair and Employer Workshops

In celebration of Disability Awareness Month Diversityforhire.com and Equality Staffing are combining forces to produce a Disability Career Expo and Employer Educational Workshops in New York City on Tuesday, November 5th. Individuals, representing all populations in the disability community, can present their qualifications and abilities to more than an expected 60 employers and thousands of jobs. In celebration of Disability Awareness Month Diversityforhire.com and Equality Staffing are combining forces to produce a Disability Career Expo and Employer Educational Workshops in New York City on Tuesday, November 5th. The day will commence with a CEO breakfast, and Nick Buoniconti, Miami Dolphin's Hall of Famer (in the early 80's, his son, Mark, sustained a cervical spinal cord injury during a college football game which resulted in quadriplegia) will deliver the keynote address. Individuals, representing all populations in the disability community, can present their qualifications and abilities to more than an expected 60 employers and thousands of jobs. The Disability Career Expo & Employer Workshop is scheduled to take place at the New Yorker Hotel from 10AM – 5PM with a CEO breakfast at 8:AM. Corporate giants, diversity training and educational companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations will be invited to recruit and present at the expo. According to Jeff Klare, Equality Stuffing’s executive director, “the Disability Career Expo is the first such career expo targeted to the disability community here in the big apple. This also marks the culmination of disability awareness month and will bring real world attention to hiring people with disabilities. While the unemployment rate for the general population rises, this also gives disability minded employers time to review their strategies for the next hiring wave. The unemployment rate of working-age individuals with disabilities, both nationally and locally, continues to hover around 70%, even though the vast majorities say they can and want to work. “While it is hard to tell how many of the job seekers will ultimately become employed as the result of the career expo, I am confident that through word of mouth and other advertising we should deliver a good supply of quality candidates for our exhibitors”, says James Henry, Co-Producer of the career expo. “I also want the job seekers to know that our employers are not just going through the motions," continued Henry, "We would like employer exhibitors who are really interested in considering disability workers for their positions, that way it really means something for our contingency”. Klare and Henry believe that The Disability Career Expo and educational workshops for employers is an excellent way for employers to become better acquainted with the skills and abilities of America's disability community. Even if they do not hire someone that day, they can literally see that people with disabilities can work, want to work and are only looking for the opportunity to prove themselves in the workplace. For Job Fair, Disability Employer Workshop, or Keynote Breakfast information please 

call 914-738-0880 or 212-212-608-3300.

http://www.HireDisAbility.com 

James-Henry Davis
 914 Wynnewood Rd
Pelham
NY    10803      USA

FAX: 914-206-3744
Email: james@hiredisability.com 

 www.hiredisability.com 

November 7, 2002 The 4th Annual Ever Widening Circle Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
San Francisco, CA

The event will feature music, dance, comedy and other artistic forms. There will be a special reception for sponsors. This event benefits the World Institute on Disability (WID) and the Corporation on Disabilities and Telecommunications (CDT).

For more information contact:
 Naomi Griffin at WID at 
(510) 763-4100 
 http://www.wid.org  

November 10-13 Hawaii Biometrics Conference Sheraton 
Waikiki

Peggy Regentine, Professor
Windward Community College
45-720 Keaahala Rd.
Kaneohe, HI 96744
808.235.7312(W)
808.235.7398(Fax)
peggy@hawaii.edu 
http://biometrics.wcc.hawaii.edu/  

 

November 22 - 24 Abilities Expo - Northern California San Mateo, CA, USA
San Mateo County Expo Center

The Abilities Expo, the show dedicated to educating and improving the lives people with disabilities, senior citizens, their families & caregivers, healthcare and education professionals, allows you to discover new products and services - from computers to athletic equipment and mobility products to daily living aids - all conveniently displayed for you to see, test and compare.

For more information, please visit the Abilities Expo website: www.abilitiesexpo.com  

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