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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.

American Occupational Therapy Association's (AOTA) Specialty Conference: Adults with Stroke

January 9, 2015 to January 10, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana

For years intervention for person with stroke was treated primarily as a medical condition. As we have learned more about the population of people who have strokes, including children, adults and older adults, we have learned that stroke must be treated as a chronic health condition that seriously impairs the occupations of the person and their families. Occupational therapy (OT) practitioners must build interventions to address the occupational performance and participation issues of those with stroke at the acute, rehabilitation, and community level. Sessions will cover a wide range of topics, including: OT’s unique contribution in the management of stroke; mild neurological injury following stroke; upper limb post-stroke sensory impairments (ULPSSI); the impact of OT intervention on feeding, eating, and swallowing; improving occupational performance for those with motor impairments after stroke; stroke-related psychological disorders (i.e., depression or anxiety) for the stroke survivor and caregiver; therapeutic use of technology; stroke-related cognitive impairments; hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP); and various methods of assessing cognition after stroke.
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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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Foundation Fighting Blindness Boca Raton Vision Seminar

January 31, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida

The Boca Raton Vision Seminar is a public educational symposium providing the latest information on age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinitis pigmentosa (RP), Usher syndrome, and related diseases. Presentations will cover recent scientific advancements, current and upcoming clinical trials, and the latest treatments available. There will also be vision-related organizations exhibiting at the event, giving participants the chance to learn about their products and/or services.
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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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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 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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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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