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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.

2004 Assistive Technology Assessment Institute

January 1, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada

The 2004 Assistive Technology Assessment Institute will take place from January 4-9, 2004 at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, NV. The National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), and industry representatives (i.e., Laureate Learning Systems, PsychoEducational Services, Accessible Learning Inc, Crick Software and others) will partner to present the Institute. This week-long seminar demonstrates the latest techniques in assistive technology assessment and provides participants with software and other resources. Participants "learn by doing" as they work with other professionals in the field to study and practice the latest assessment techniques in such areas as teaming, data collection and analysis, report writing, and follow-up. All participants who successfully complete the Institute will earn a certificate from UNLV and NASDSE. Also, CEU's and graduate credit are available from UNLV.
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ATIA 2004 Conference and Exhibition

January 14, 2004 to January 17, 2004 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) will hold its 2004 Conference and Exhibition on January 14-17, 2004. ATIA 2004 serves as a leading forum for the Assistive Technology community to participate in presentations and discussions about new technology, practical applications, and services.
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LIFE Conference VI

January 22, 2004 in Dover, Delaware

The LIFE Conference VI will be held on January 22, 2004 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The annual LIFE Conference is sponsored by the Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council. It brings together self-advocates, families, professionals, and legislators to address current trends for people with disabilities in the areas of legislation, independence through assistive technology, family support, and education. This conference stands committed to bringing people together to support liberty and independence for everyone while offering access to many of the area's disability-related organizations.
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Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health

February 29, 2004 to March 3, 2004 in Tampa, Florida

The Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health will hosts its 17th annual conference, a System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base, will be held February 29-March 3, 2004. The Center's Annual Research Conference is nationally recognized for creating a forum to explore contemporary, empirical research on systems of care that promote the emotional and behavioral well being of children and their families. Innovative methods presented at prior conferences have been utilized in practice and policy, weaving a web of best practices to be applied to improving the way communities address the mental health needs of children and their families.
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Conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities

March 5, 2004 to March 6, 2004 in New York, New York

The New York Branch of the International Dyslexia Association is hosting their 31st annual Conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities on March 5-6, 2004 in midtown New York City. The conference showcases products and programs in conjunction with 100 sessions on the state of research and practice in the field of dyslexia and related learning disabilities.
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2004 American Auditory Society Meeting

March 7, 2004 to March 9, 2004 in Scottsdale, Arizona

The American Auditory Society will host its 2004 meeting at the La Posada Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona on March 7-9, 2004. Applications to present at the conference are due November 30, 2003.
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CSUN 2004 Technology and Persons with Disabilities

March 15, 2004 to March 20, 2004 in Los Angeles, California

The Center on Disabilities at California State University, Northridge presents "Technology and Persons with Disabilities" from March 15-20, 2004 in Los Angeles, CA at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport and Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotels. A pre-registration brochure with complete information about the conference will be available in early January 2004.
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2004 Engaging the Future of Education Technology Conference

March 19, 2004 in Charleston, Illinois

The 13th Annual Engaging the Future of Education Technology Conference brings together educators, administrators, exhibitors, and technology presentations from our seven-county region and beyond. Sponsored by Regional Office of Education 11, the conference will take place on March 19, 2004 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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2nd Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology (CWUAAT '04)

March 22, 2004 to March 24, 2004 in University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

The 2nd Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology (CWUAAT '04) will be held March 22-24, 2004 at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. CWUAAT '04 is the second of a series of workshops that are held every two years. The workshops have been inspired by, and shall build on, the highly successful CWUAAT '02 along with the Cambridge Workshops on Rehabilitation Robotics. The first CWUAAT had over 80 participants from 3 continents.
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Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics (ACPOC)

March 24, 2004 to March 27, 2004 in Banff, Alberta Canada

The Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics (ACPOC) is hosting their 2004 Annual Meeting from March 24-27 in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Participants, including physicians, prosthetists, orthotists, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, will hear from experts presenting case lectures, research papers, creative solutions, management problems, and prosthetic and orthotic needs.
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2004 Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities

March 29, 2004 to March 30, 2004 in Honolulu, Hawaii

The 2004 Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities will be held on March 29-30, 2004 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu, HI. Since the first Pacific Rim (Pac Rim) Conference in 1985, the scope and size of this premier event has grown to include participants from the U.S. Mainland, Alaska, Pacific Islands Nations, Japan, Australia, the Philippines and numerous other countries. Persons with disabilities, family members, researchers, and service providers join policy-makers and nationally recognized speakers in the field of disabilities to participate in Pac Rim 2004 to learn from each other and to share resources for communities to fully accept and support persons with disabilities. Pac Rim 2004 strand topics include Lifelong Inclusion in Education and Community; Technology Across the Ages; Parent Partnerships and Family Supports; Employment and Adult Services; and Body, Mind and Spirit.
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PEPNet 2004 Bienniel Conference

April 21, 2004 to April 24, 2004 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Postsecondary Education Programs Network (PEPNet) will hold its biennial conference April 21-24, 2004. The conference, "Planning for Success: Initiatives for Positive Outcomes," is sponsored by the four Regional Centers on Postsecondary Education for Individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, which are funded by U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. This conference will provide opportunities for further professional development as well as for networking with peers who provide similar services. In addition to the full conference, several pre-conference half-day workshops will be scheduled. These workshops will provide a limited number of participants the opportunity for more intense training on specific topics. Poster sessions will also be included to showcase best practices and program models. The conference will bring together a variety of professionals including administrators, counselors, interpreters, tutors, and faculty members from disability services, student development, developmental studies and college-level courses, as well as interested secondary-level faculty and staff, adult service providers from rehabilitation agencies and centers for independent living, and many others.
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American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference and Exposition

May 20, 2004 to May 24, 2004 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) annual conference and exposition will be held May 20-23, 2004 in Minneapolis, MN.
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Mitochondrial Medicine 2005 Symposium

June 15, 2004 to in St. Louis, Missouri

Among the opportunities to promote your services are exhibit tables, literature displays, in-kind donations, and sponsorships. We expect more than 300 patients and their loved ones to attend the symposium, as well as 200 clinicians and researchers who study and treat mitochondrial disease.
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RESNA 27th International Conference

June 18, 2004 to June 22, 2004 in Orlando, Florida

RESNA's 27th International Conference on Technology and Disability: Research, Design, Practice and Policy will take place at the Rosen Center Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Rehabilitation engineers and assistive technology professionals are invited to attend to share their experiences, collaborate with colleagues and attend a variety of learning sessions.
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World of Possibilities Disabilities Expo 2004

June 25, 2004 to June 27, 2004 in Baltimore, Maryland

Caring Communities presents World of Possibilities Disabilities Expos, dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities, their families and caregivers, as well as health care and education professionals. Each Expo will provide an opportunity for an anticipated 6,000-10,000 attendees to explore a vast array of products and services such as: assistive and adaptive technology, durable medical equipment, computer software, mobility products, living aids and more all conveniently displayed to see, touch, and compare in a "one-stop shopping" experience. This will give individuals who do not typically have easy access to comparison shopping a hands-on opportunity to try devices and speak directly to equipment representatives about the products, services and resources. World of Possibilities will also offer informative workshops, demonstrations, and representatives from local and statewide agencies/organizations to assist the disabilities community in gaining more information about supports, services and resources that they may need now or in the future.
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ADA Celebration

July 26, 2004 in Garden City, Kansas

This is one-day celebration of the 14th anniversary of the ADA will include a Service Fair/Exhibit, the celebration will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A dance and refreshments follow in the evening.
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5th International Conference on Higher Education and Disability

July 27, 2004 to July 31, 2004 in Innsbruck, Austria

The 5th International Conference on Higher Education and Disability, "Scanning the Horizon: Global Perspectives," on Higher Education and Disability will be held in Innsbruck, Austria. The conference, organized by the University of New Orleans TRAC and the University of Innsbruck, is aimed at post-secondary educators, administrators, disability service providers, members of international exchange programs and persons with disabilities. Program presenters will share practical experience with the major educational stages of university students with disabilities including preparing for college, maximizing the university experience, and moving from graduation into the world of work. Seminars will also cover innovative approaches for preparing individuals for a career in disability support services, for training persons already in the field, or for providing disability awareness training in other fields. Additional topics will include aspects of organization and participation in foreign exchange programs by and for persons with disabilities.
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PXE 2004: Vision for the Future!

July 30, 2004 to August 1, 2004 in Arlington, Virginia

PXE International hosts this biennial, international conference where researchers provide up-to-date information on pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE). The conference also provides a forum for individuals with PXE, their family members and friends, with an opportunity to network and learn the latest research about the condition.
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International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics 2004 World Congress

August 1, 2004 to August 6, 2004 in Hong Kong, China

The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics will hold its 11th World Congress in Hong Kong, China on August 1-6, 2004. The theme for the conference is "Innovations for Quality Living."
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The 2004 Reinventing Quality Conference: "Developing and Integrating Quality Initiatives to Improve Performance and Enhance Inclusion"

August 8, 2004 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This conference is intended to showcase innovative services, supports, and programs that effectively support people with disabilities and their families by engaging them, along with providers and state agencies in the design and implementation of community support systems.
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American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) 2004 Annual Meeting

September 29, 2004 to October 2, 2004 in Los Angeles, California

The American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) is sponsoring their 58th annual meeting September 29-October 2, 2004 in Los Angeles, CA. The meeting provides an interdisciplinary and international forum for the exchange of ideas relating to the prevention, early diagnosis, and therapeutic management of cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. A preliminary program will be available in June, 2004.
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2004 World Congress and Exposition on Disabilities

October 7, 2004 to October 9, 2004 in Orlando, Florida

The World Congress and Exposition on Disabilities (WCD) is an annual conference and trade show bringing together people with disabilities, their families and caregivers with physicians, allied healthcare professionals, educators, therapists and all others within the disability community. Joining this collaboration are the associations, manufacturers and providers that serve this industry. The WCD provides a forum for sharing ideas, experiences and support for families and professionals involved in the care and development of those with disabilities and special healthcare needs. The WCD offers over 120 educational seminars, an Assistive Technology Learning Center, a Sports and Recreation Activity Center and an Employment Pavilion, as well as the latest products and services from over 200 exhibitors.
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2004 NRA Annual Training Conference and Exhibit Showcase

October 14, 2004 to October 17, 2004 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The conference theme, "Rehabilitation: Securing the Blessings of Liberty for ALL," captures the association's vision of leadership to provide opportunities through knowledge and diversity for professionals in the fields of rehabilitation of people with disabilities.
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2004 NORD Conference

October 15, 2004 to October 17, 2004 in Bloomington, Minnesota

The National Conference of the National Organization for Rare Diseases will be held at the Ramada Inn/Thunderbird Convention Center.
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Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference

October 21, 2004 to October 23, 2004 in Milwukee, Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association's (WOTA's) Annual Conference will be held at the Four Points Sheraton in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from October 21-23, 2004.
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Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Blueprint for Growth

October 21, 2004 to October 23, 2004 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Annual Meeting and Conference of the Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association includes a keynote address,educational institutes, concurrent sessions, a membership business meeting, a student forum, an exhibit hall, a silent auction, and a social/awards celebration.
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Closing the Gap: 22nd Annual Conference

October 21, 2004 to October 23, 2004 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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. People with disabilities, special educators, rehabilitation professionals, administrators, service/care providers, personnel managers, government officials, and hardware/software developers will share their experiences and insights at what has become known as the most significant networking experience of the year -- the annual Closing The Gap Conference. The complete event includes two days (October 19-20, 2004) of day-long preconference workshops followed by three days (October 21-23, 2004) of over 175 one- and two-hour presentations, along with many commercial exhibitor.
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National Association for the Dually Diagnosed

October 27, 2004 to October 30, 2004 in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD) will hold their 21st Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, Mental Health Aspects of Developmental Disabilities: Promising Treatment & Service, October 27-30, 2004 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Power Up for the Future

October 27, 2004 to October 29, 2004 in Augusta, Georgia

Learning the latest about Assistive Technology for Living, Learning, Working, and Playing for Individuals with Disabilities Informative Workshops * Roundtable Discussions * Hands-on Displays Over 50 Exhibitors CEU and SDU Accreditations Offered
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Rock, Roll 'N' Research: 2004 Disability Research Conference

October 29, 2004 to October 30, 2004 in Cleveland , Ohio

Conference Goals and Objectives: Identify areas of research needed to improve the quality of life and care for individuals with disabilities and their families. Promote and expand research currently underway. Allow networking opportunities for professionals from multiple disciplines to generate ideas for initiating and collaborating on new research endeavors. Disseminate information on the newest technologies available for improving the care of people with disabilities. Attendees: The conference will bring together professionals from the disability community, including physicians, nurses, dietitians, physical and occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, biomedical engineers, rehabilitation engineers, social workers, psychologists, and teachers. Conference workshops and general sessions are designed to provide in-depth interaction on the challenging issues that people with disabilities face.
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10th Annual Circle of Support

November 6, 2004 in Woodbridge , Virginia

This conference is for families of children with special needs, their friends, and the professionals who work with them. This year's conference is funded by DEP Copying and Pringtin Center, J. Reilly Associates, Knights fo Columbus George Brent Council, Manasssas St. Thomas United Methodist Women, Potomac Hospital, Childcare Quality Initiative, Prince William County Public Schools Special Education Department, and Progeny Systems Corporation. Our keynote speakers are Norm Kunc and Emma Van der Klift who will speak on Hell-Bent on Helping: Friendship, Benevolence and the Politics of Help. Steve Eidelman, the Executive Director of the Arc of the United States will also speak on the importance of advocacy.
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7th Annual Accessing Higher Ground Conference: Assistive Technology and Accessible Media in Higher Education

November 9, 2004 to November 12, 2004 in Boulder, Colorado, Colorado

Accessing Higher Ground focuses on the implementation and benefits of Assistive Technology in the university and college setting for sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Other topics include legal and policy issues, including ADA and 508 compliance, and making campus media and information resources - including Web pages and library resources - accessible.
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Using Telehealth for Successful Aging in Place

November 11, 2004 to November 12, 2004 in Knoxville, Tennessee

Come discuss the appropriate use of telehealth technologies that allow people the opportunity to stay in the place of their choosing as they age with quality care and dignity, whether that place is home, an assisted living facility or other long term care facility. Learn how current telehealth technologies will be deployed to facilitate the delivery of medical care, reduce social isolation and improve social support for successful aging in place. Sponsorship by a graduate school of medicine in a university setting will bring together physicians, nurses, and other providers for the aging with experienced telehealth professionals to expand the use of telehealth for this important population (continuing education credits).
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Vermont Occupational Therapy Association 2004 National Conference

November 13, 2004 in Stowe, Vermont

This is a call for vendors for this one-day event. Tables will be provided for vendors and available outlets for displays. Anticipate 60-75 occupational therapy practitioners attending this event. There will be designated time slts available for viewing vendor booths. If you are unable to attend and wish to send door prizes which represent your product line, please send them to the address listed in the contact information.
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TASH 2004 Conference

November 17, 2004 to November 20, 2004 in Reno, Nevada

With an abundance of choices for visitors, ranging from cultural and entertainment to novelty, Reno-Tahoe, America’s Adventure Place, offers something for everyone in 2004. The TASH Conference is the largest and most progressive international conference, known for pioneering strategies and blazing trails towards inclusive lives for people with disabilities and their families. You will not want to miss this invigorating conference, which brings together the best hearts and minds in the disability movement, and is jam-packed with over 300 topic specific breakout sessions, exhibits, roundtable discussions, poster sessions and much more
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6th General Assembly of the World Blind Union

December 6, 2004 to December 10, 2004 in Capetown, South Africa

The 6th General Assembly of the World Blind Union will take place in Capetown, South Africa on December 6-10, 2004.
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