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This page lists upcoming meetings, conferences, calls for papers, workshops and educational opportunities that relate to assistive technology and other disability-related issues. Click on a "More Details" at the end of each conference's description to see more information.

2014 Abilities Expo - Houston

July 25, 2014 to July 27, 2014 in Houston, Texas

The Abilities Expo features cutting edge technologies, products and services from exhibitors offering the latest products and services to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. Attendees will include people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans, caregivers and healthcare professionals. Manufacturers, distributors, and service providers will offer discounts exclusively to attendees. Workshops will focus on issues that affect the community from finance to fitness to dating. There will be fun activities including adaptive sports, dance performances, and activities for the kids.
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2014 Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Summit & Expo

August 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada

The summit will bring together renowned leaders from medicine, health care, policy and government to explore and implement holistic strategies to strengthen the continuum of care for patients with spinal cord injuries or related diseases. The summit will focus on sharing knowledge and building skills, delivering optimal patient outcomes and advancing milestones in spinal cord injury and related diseases treatments and cures.
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2014 Abilities Expo - Boston

September 5, 2014 to September 7, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts

The Abilities Expo features cutting edge technologies, products and services from exhibitors offering the latest products and services to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. Attendees will include people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans, caregivers and healthcare professionals. Manufacturers, distributors, and service providers will offer discounts exclusively to attendees. Workshops will focus on issues that affect the community from finance to fitness to dating. There will be fun activities including adaptive sports, dance performances, and activities for the kids.
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2014 - Living Longer: Aging with Intellectual Disability Conference

September 18, 2014 in Framingham, Massachusetts

This conference aims to attract approximately 500 human services leaders, professionals, families and guardians interested in learning more about challenges associated with intellectual disability and aging. Topics will include clinical and family supports, environmental changes, guardianship, Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Keynote speakers are Matthew Janicki, PhD, of the Institute of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois of Chicago and Julie Moran, DO, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Consultant, Tewksbury Hospital and Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Like the general population, people with intellectual disability are living longer thanks to advances in medical science and likewise experiencing age-related conditions such as dementia at increasing rates. This presents new and complex challenges for direct support professionals, clinicians, managers, families and guardians. The conference will address this emerging need by bringing together experts and innovators in the field to share their knowledge.
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2014 - 32nd Annual Closing The Gap Conference

October 13, 2014 to October 17, 2014 in Bloomington, Minnesota

This year's conference builds on a tradition of providing a comprehensive examination of the most current uses of technology by persons with disabilities and the professionals who work with them. 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. Come and learn, first-hand, about the products and best AT practices and strategies by and for teachers, therapists, clinicians, parents and end users alike.
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2014 Abilities Expo - Bay Area

November 21, 2014 to November 23, 2014 in San Jose, California

The Abilities Expo features cutting edge technologies, products and services from exhibitors offering the latest products and services to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. Attendees will include people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans, caregivers and healthcare professionals. Manufacturers, distributors, and service providers will offer discounts exclusively to attendees. Workshops will focus on issues that affect the community from finance to fitness to dating. There will be fun activities including adaptive sports, dance performances, and activities for the kids.
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2015 Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Conference and Exhibition

January 27, 2015 to January 31, 2015 in Orlando, Florida

ATIA 2015 Orlando is a learning and networking event for professionals, parents, and students in the field of Assistive Technology (AT). Exhibitors, presenters and attendees will learn the latest cutting edge information, products, services and best practices in AT for service professionals serving children, students and adults with disabilities. Participants can hear first-hand from product leaders and successful practitioners how AT is a transformative power for the services they provide and the individuals with disabilities they serve. Participants also will be able to connect face-to-face with top AT experts while networking with and learning from like-minded peers from around the world.
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