• The 6th International Conference on Disabilties - Unity & Diversity in Action : Tel Aviv

  • 2015-07-06
  • 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.
  • DRN Conference 2015 - Honouring the Cultural Diversity in Disability

  • 2015-05-21
  • DRNBC's two-day annual conference brings together educators, disability services providers, and community members from across the province to share knowledge, latest research, new ideas and common experiences.
  • Claiming Full Citizenship: Self Determination, Personalization and Individualized Funding

  • 2015-10-15
  • 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.
  • European Union of Supported Employment

  • 2015-05-27
  • The European Union of Supported Employment (EUSE) and the Portuguese Association of Supported Employment (APEA) organize the 12th European Conference of Supported Employment, an event to be held in Lisbon, Portugal 2015, May 27th to 29th at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. The theme for the 12th European Conference is: “Improving Diversity through Supported Employment”.
  • Pacific Rim 2015

  • 2015-05-18
  • 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. Take your first steps to the islands by visiting the website: We welcome your ideas, suggestions and enthusiasm. Then join us in Waikiki, Hawaii, May 18 & 19, 2015.
  • The 36th Annual Seating Symposium

  • 2016-03-01
  • Online abstract submission is now available. Call for Abstract Deadline May 31, 2015 Dates March 1 – 4, 2016 Location The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC, Canada Description 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 outcomes. The format for the symposium will include pre-symposium, plenary, instructional, paper and poster sessions. Extensive opportunities will be provided for networking with colleagues. Learning Objectives At the completion of this symposium, participants will be able to: 1. Identify and compare new and existing positioning and mobility equipment 2. Discuss the emerging research evidence supporting seating and mobility practices 3. Identify resources for seating and mobility practice 4. Compare and discuss new seating and mobility techniques and interventions 5. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of a number of innovative service delivery models
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