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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.

2015 National Autism Conference - Richmond, VA

March 4, 2015 to March 5, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia

If you are a special education teacher, speech & language pathologist, OT, social worker, psychologist, psychiatrist, counselor, administrator, regular education teacher, paraprofessional, or parent this conference is for you! Come and learn practical strategies for school and home that will empower your student or child to succeed, while capitalizing on his/her strengths. In addition to addressing the topics of social skills, behavior, executive functioning, independent thinking and inclusion strategies for students/children with autism spectrum disorder, the conference will also feature presentations by Rebecca Moyes, M.Ed., and Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D.
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2015 Abilities Expo - Los Angeles

March 6, 2015 to March 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California

Abilities Expo reaches out to all ages and all sectors of the Community, including wounded veterans, persons recovering from immobilizing accidents, seniors with age-related health concerns, children with disabilities, individuals with mobility and spinal issues, people who have vision and hearing impairments, people with developmental disabilities and many more. Abilities Expo features three days of cutting-edge products and services, compelling workshops, and fun-for-the-whole-family activities. Attendees will be able to: . Discover the latest products and services designed to meet the daily challenges of people with disabilities. . Attend seminars and workshops that address a wide range of themes - from dating to financial planning and from choosing a wheelchair to canine assistance. . Participate in adaptive sports, crafts, dance, technology showcases, and assistance dog demos.
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South Carolina Assistive Technology Expo 2015

March 26, 2015 in West Columbia, South Carolina

Don’t miss the chance to see and try products for people with all types of disabilities and age-related limitations! The SC Assistive Technology Expo is the only event of its kind in South Carolina, offered only once a year, free of charge. It’s a unique gathering of many people interested in discovering new ideas, networking with others, and expanding their horizons. Over 50 exhibits and 12 workshops are available. Workshops address technology that helps students of all ages with physical or learning disabilities, tools that help people of all ages with communication challenges and those who can’t read regular print. Come learn about how older people and high school graduates can live more independently, using robots and other electronic technology. A special workshop will cover how to make offices, homes, churches, or anywhere more accessible to clients or visitors with disabilities. Sessions also cover many options that make life and work easier for people with disabilities or anyone who uses a computer, iPhone, iPad or similar device. Web and information technology accessibility are also addressed.
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9th Annual Autism & ALL Special Needs Expo

April 4, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Autism & ALL Special Needs Expo will provide families and educators with the opportunity to gather important information about autism services in the community. At this free one-day event, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with providers, therapist, doctors, and organizations that offer services for autism. This is a family-centered event, so families are encouraged to bring their children. Free family activities will be provided all day. Educators and Families DO NOT need to register.
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World of Possibilities Disabilities, Healthy Aging and Independent Living Expos - Rockville, Maryland

April 11, 2015 in Rockville, Maryland

The World of Possibilities Disabilities, Healthy Aging and Independent Living Expos provide participants with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and explore the latest and greatest products, services, technology and resources. At the expo, participants will have access to: Assistive and adaptive devices, durable medical equipment, computer software, instructional materials, mobility products, adaptive learning tools, disability law resources, recreation/travel resources, adapted bikes/adapted exercise equipment, personal care products, communication devices, products for the visually impaired and/or deaf or hard of hearing individuals, local agencies and support groups, informative workshops, free benefits planning, product demonstrations, personal care attendants, free wheelchair rental and repair, and free parking.
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95th Annual American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Conference & Expo

April 16, 2015 to April 18, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee

Connect to over 5,000 occupational therapy professionals and over 350 exhibitors at AOTA’s 95th Annual Conference & Expo. There, attendees will be able to gain direct access to thousands of health care decision-makers; network, influence, and interact with occupational therapy practitioners, students, educators, dealers, and distributors; and learn about products and services, continuing education, or career opportunities in a specialized forum.
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2015 Accessibility Summit

April 17, 2015 to April 18, 2015 in Vienna, Virginia

The 2015 Accessibility Summit will provide families, caregivers, churches, educators, community leaders, and other professionals with the chance to hear from experts on the front lines of disability. Attendees will leave with exciting ideas, innovative strategies, and valuable resources to initiate meaningful changes in their homes, schools, churches, and communities. Choose from among 42 workshops and 4 pre-conference panels that emphasize the importance of strengthening family connections; share proven models for disability ministries; offer practical information on financial planning; discuss transition issues; consider ways to allow for greater inclusion; and examine strategies for managing behaviors at home and in the classroom. The Exhibit area will also include over 50 exhibitors representing companies and organizations specializing in products and services of interest to those affected by disability. Do not miss this opportunity to connect with vendors and groups serving the special needs community.
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2015 Brain Health Fair

April 18, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Presented by the American Academy of Neurology, the Brain Health Fair is a FREE, daylong family event connecting hundreds of patients, families, and caregivers affected by a brain disease, as well as the general public interested in brain health. Attendees will learn from some of the best and brightest neurologists in the world about the latest research advances in multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, stroke, dementia, movement disorders, neuromuscular disease, autism and other brain diseases. Each year the Brain Health Fair is scheduled during the opening day of the American Academy of Neurology's Annual Meeting, which brings over 12,000 neurologists and health care professionals into a participating U.S. city.
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2015 Abilities Expo - New York

May 1, 2015 to May 3, 2015 in Edison, New Jersey

Abilities Expo reaches out to all ages and all sectors of the Community, including wounded veterans, persons recovering from immobilizing accidents, seniors with age-related health concerns, children with disabilities, individuals with mobility and spinal issues, people who have vision and hearing impairments, people with developmental disabilities and many more. Abilities Expo features three days of cutting-edge products and services, compelling workshops, and fun-for-the-whole-family activities. Attendees will be able to: . Discover the latest products and services designed to meet the daily challenges of people with disabilities. . Attend seminars and workshops that address a wide range of themes, including travel, home modifications, finance, dating, physical therapy for kids, cutting-edge technologies, finding the correct mobility device and much, much more. . Participate in adaptive sports, crafts, dance, technology showcases, and assistance dog demos.
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World of Possibilities Disabilities, Healthy Aging and Independent Living Expos - Timonium, Maryland

May 2, 2015 in Timonium, Maryland

The World of Possibilities Disabilities, Healthy Aging and Independent Living Expos provide participants with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and explore the latest and greatest products, services, technology and resources. At the expo, participants will have access to: Assistive and adaptive devices, durable medical equipment, computer software, instructional materials, mobility products, adaptive learning tools, disability law resources, recreation/travel resources, adapted bikes/adapted exercise equipment, personal care products, communication devices, products for the visually impaired and/or deaf or hard of hearing individuals, local agencies and support groups, informative workshops, free benefits planning, product demonstrations, personal care attendants, free wheelchair rental and repair, and free parking.
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Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

May 18, 2015 to May 19, 2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii

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.
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M-Enabling Summit - Conference and Showcase 2015

June 1, 2015 to June 2, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia

The M-Enabling Summit is a joint initiative of the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) and E.J. Krause & Associates (EJK) to promote mobile accessible and assistive applications and services for senior citizens and persons with disabilities leveraging the latest operating systems, handsets and tablets based technologies. The two day high-level conference and showcase is entirely dedicated to solutions promoting and implementing accessible mobile communications and services for senior citizens and persons of all abilities. During the Summit, participants will gain insight on how accessible mobile applications and services transform customer relations for the private and public service sectors. Further, the Summit will provide the opportunity to network with influential industry and government leaders from around the world.
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International Mobility Conference 2015 (IMC 15)

July 6, 2015 to July 9, 2015 in Montréal, Quebec Canada

The program will be shaped around the theme, “A world of innovation.” Rapid technological advancement and the complexities of an increasingly diverse blind and visually-impaired population are confronting today’s Orientation and Mobility practitioners, researchers, and interrelated disciplines. The IMC 15 conference will explore and promote the exchange of knowledge and practices, both between and within countries, in areas linked to research and intervention, such as: • Environmental and transportation accessibility; • Development of technology and medical advances; • Innovative services for increasingly complex populations and social environments; and • Value of an interdisciplinary intervention approach for enhanced rehabilitation outcomes. IMC 15, an international Orientation and Mobility (O&M) forum, will allow participants to: Gather information, learn, share, and network.
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2015 Abilities Expo - Houston

July 31, 2015 to August 2, 2015 in Houston, Texas

Abilities Expo reaches out to all ages and all sectors of the Community, including wounded veterans, persons recovering from immobilizing accidents, seniors with age-related health concerns, children with disabilities, individuals with mobility and spinal issues, people who have vision and hearing impairments, people with developmental disabilities and many more. Abilities Expo features three days of cutting-edge products and services, compelling workshops, and fun-for-the-whole-family activities. Attendees will be able to: . Discover the latest products and services designed to meet the daily challenges of people with disabilities. . Attend seminars and workshops that address a wide range of themes, including travel, home modifications, finance, dating, physical therapy for kids, cutting-edge technologies, finding the correct mobility device and much, much more. . Participate in adaptive sports, crafts, dance, technology showcases, and assistance dog demos.
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2015 Abilities Expo - Boston

September 18, 2015 to September 20, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts

Abilities Expo reaches out to all ages and all sectors of the Community, including wounded veterans, persons recovering from immobilizing accidents, seniors with age-related health concerns, children with disabilities, individuals with mobility and spinal issues, people who have vision and hearing impairments, people with developmental disabilities and many more. Abilities Expo features three days of cutting-edge products and services, compelling workshops, and fun-for-the-whole-family activities. Attendees will be able to: . Discover the latest products and services designed to meet the daily challenges of people with disabilities. . Attend seminars and workshops that address a wide range of themes, including travel, home modifications, finance, dating, physical therapy for kids, cutting-edge technologies, finding the correct mobility device and much, much more. . Participate in adaptive sports, crafts, dance, technology showcases, and assistance dog demos.
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American Occupational Therapy Association's (AOTA) Specialty Conference: Education Summit

October 17, 2015 to October 18, 2015 in Denver, Colorado


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