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Calendar of Disability Events 2004


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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March 2 - 4, 2004 20th International Seating Symposium

This international symposium addresses current and future developments in the areas of seating, positioning and mobility. Topic areas include service delivery, product development, research and evaluation.


 Call for Abstracts Deadline - June 15th, 2003

CALL FOR PAPERS, INSTRUCTIONAL COURSES AND SPECIAL SESSIONS Proposals for presentations that address seating and mobility issues for people with physical disabilities are requested. Submissions discussing associated issues such as cognition, vision, feeding and other topics which impact seating and mobility are also encouraged.

Contact Name: Elaine Liau

Address: 105 - 2194 Health Sciences Mall
 Vancouver  BC  V6T 1Z3
Telephone: 604-822-0054
FAX: 604-822-4835

Email: interprof@cehs.ubc.ca


March 7-9, 2004 2004 National Rehabilitation Association Governmental Affairs Summit


For the past twenty-two years, the National Rehabilitation Association has been proud to host its Annual Governmental Affairs Summit in the Washington, D.C. area, which continues to attract the best and the brightest in the field of vocational rehabilitation.

National Rehabilitation Association
633 South Washington Street
Phone 703-836-0850
Fax 703-836-0848
email: info@nationalrehab.org



May 3-7 2004 The Keys to Success in Developmental and Learning Disabilities


The Keys to Success in Developmental and Learning Disabilities

YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities

The five-day conference will feature more than 300 prominent speakers from throughout the United States and abroad. More than 175 seminars and workshops will focus on critical issues in the field of developmental and learning disabilities.

List of topics:

  • Advocacy/Self-Advocacy * Psychopharmacology for Non-Medical Staff
  •  Challenging Behaviors * Clinical Issues * Recreation and Leisure
  •  Day Services * Residential Services
  •  Early Childhood * Sexuality and Social Skills
  •  Employment Training and Placement * Special Education
  •  Family Support Services * Staff Training * Health Care * Technology
  •  Inclusion * Transitional Services * Management * Workforce Issues

Contact Name Abbe Wittenberg
460 West 34th St.
New York 10001
Phone: 212-273-6193
FAX: 212-629-4113
Email: awittenberg@yai.org

June 10-12 2004 Collaborative Assistive Technology Conference of the Rockies Collaborative Assistive Technology Conference of the Rockies
Date(s): June 10-12 2004
Location: Westminster (Denver), Colorado
For more information, contact:

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
1245 E. Colfax, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80218
Fax: (303) 837-1208
TTY 303-837-8964

Contact: Maureen or Sherri
Description: Assistive Technology Partners, at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the Colorado Department of Education SWAAAC teams are proud to announce the upcoming merger of their conferences.  The new venue, the Collaborative Assistive Technology Conference of the Rockies, will be the largest assistive technology conference in the Rocky Mountain Region.  With over 50 sessions geared toward every age and disability, there is something for everybody!  Presenters are among the most respected in their fields.

Phone: 303-315-1280
URL: www.uchsc.edu/atp


August 14-15  It Takes a Village: Building A Strong Texas Brain Injury Community  It Takes a Village: Building A Strong Texas Brain Injury Community

The conference will be held at the Westin Oaks Galleria in Houston, Texas.

Contact: Chip Howe
1339 Lamar Square Dr., #103
 Austin,  TX  78704
Phone: 512-326-1212
Fax: 512-326-8088


October 14-17

Rehabilitation: Securing the Blessings of Liberty for ALL "Rehabilitation: Securing the Blessings of Liberty for ALL" October 14-17, 2004

Sheraton- Society Hill
Philadelphia, PA
Hotel Room Rates are $127/night single or double plus tax.
For more information call 888-258-4295 or visit

National Rehabilitation Association
 633 South Washington Street
 Phone 703-836-0850
Fax 703-836-0848
 email: info@nationalrehab.org

November 17-20, 2004 2004 TASH International Conference on Inclusion - "Blazing The Trail" 2004 TASH International Conference on Inclusion - "Blazing The Trail"

Contact: Denise Marshall

Address: 29 W. Susquehanna Ave, Suite 210
Baltimore : MD 21204
Telephone: 410-828-8274 x 103
FAX: 410-828-6706
Email: dmarsh@tash.org

Date: November 17-20, 2004

With over 300 sessions…
2004 TASH Conference on Inclusion - "Blazing The Trail"
The largest conference in the world to focus on innovative and effective strategies for achieving full inclusion of all people with disabilities, features over 300 sessions, exhibits, roundtable discussions, and poster sessions jam-packed with info. It provides a forum for individuals with disabilities, families, advocates, policymakers, administrators, educators, scholars, and others to create dialogue and action for reform.
For information: http://www.tash.org/2004reno/

Some of the topics at the TASH Conference focus on the following themes:
▪ Building Partnerships & Communication
▪ Inclusive Education Across the Lifespan
▪ Transition, Community Living & Employment
▪ Diversity, Values, Equality, & Advocacy
▪ Quality of Life


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