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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.

ATIA 2007 Conference

January 24, 2007 to January 27, 2007 in Orlando, Florida

ATIA 2007 is the annual conference of the Assistive Technology Industry Association, a not-for-profit membership organization of manufacturers, sellers or providers of technology-based assistive devices and/or services. The conference serves as a forum for the Assistive Technology community to participate in presentations and discussions about new technology, practical applications, and services. Segments of the Assistive Technology industry (Augmentative and Alternative Communication; Blindness; Computer Access; Curriculum Adaptations; Deaf and Hard of Hearing; Electronic Aids to Daily Living; Games and Recreation; Learning Disabilities/Study Aids/Literacy; Low Vision; and Mechanical Accessories and Mounting Devices) will be represented in various presentations, demonstrations and/or exhibits. In addition, a hands-on lab will provide an opportunity to experiment with and evaluate the latest assistive technology devices and software available. ATIA 2006 is for anyone in the Assistive Technology Community: Administrators AT Consultants Community Technology Center's Network (CTCNet) Consumers Government Personnel Occupational Therapists Parents Persons Interested in AT Physical Therapists Speech-Language Pathologists Teachers Technology Specialists. At the conference, you can learn about practical applications and uses of the current products, software and technology as they apply to: AAC and Language Development Advocacy and Policy Early Childhood Government Funding Independent Living K-12 Literacy Print Access Section 508, E&IT/Accessibility and Interoperability Workforce Development and more.
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2007 ALS Association Leadership and Clinical Conference

January 25, 2007 to January 28, 2007 in Newport Beach, California

Each year, The ALS Association holds a Leadership Development Conference, designed specifically for chapter leadership, chapter staff, chapter board members, committee chairpersons and support group leaders - to provide them with tools to succeed in running their chapter and providing the best programs and services to their community.
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2007 Special Camp Fair: Summer Options for Children and Teens with Special Needs

January 27, 2007 in New York, New York

From 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. representatives from 70 New York City day camps and sleepaway camps in the Northeast will be on hand to help parents and professionals plan productive summer experiences for children with disabilities. The Fair will also feature information on travel programs, remedial education programs, volunteer and job opportunities and early childhood programs. Spanish and sign language interpreters will be available. Visitors to the Fair will receive a free copy of the Camps 2007 Guide.
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2007 NATIN:Programs and Families United for Our Children With Disabilities

January 29, 2007 to January 30, 2007 in Washington, D.C.

NATIN will hold its 2007 Annual Meeting in the nation's capitol. NATIN has been established to to promote civic participation as a strategy to address issues that affect Native American children with disabilities. The objectives of 2007 meeting are: Share information across tribes and agencies; Provide opportunities for agencies and organizations to collaborate; Address disability issues with a united voice; Participate in changing the future of our youth.
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CSUN Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program

January 31, 2007 to February 3, 2007 in Tempe, Arizona

The Center on Disabilities at California State University, Northridge is offering the Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP). The ATACP is designed to provide a practical approach to the applications of Assistive Technology in meeting the needs of individuals with various disabilities in many settings. The training workshops teach the practical tools and techniques of assistive technology accommodations and applications. In addition to the principles of human needs, environment and tasks, the program will address the tools and techniques behind the assistive technology which will enhance the effectiveness of the training experience.
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2007 Minnesota CEC/CCBD Special Education Conference

February 21, 2007 to February 23, 2007 in Bloomington, Minnesota

More than 500 special education teachers and related staff are expected to attend this conference sponsored by the Minnesota Council for Exceptional Children. The conference will focus on effective teaching practices and collaborative methods that improve student achievement. An exhibit area will feature products, services and agencies specializing in special education.
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2007 Michigan Early Hearing, Detection and Intervention Conference

March 1, 2007 in Lansing, Michigan

The Early Hearing Conference is sponsored by the Michigan Department of Community Health, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program. The conference brings together 200 parents, advocates, audiologists, private and public service providers and staff from various public health agencies, school districts, hospitals, community based associations and organizations. The conference will provide: 1) practical information used at the onset of early audiological intervention for infants with hearing loss; 2)an opportunity for parents to learn about early intervention services; and 3)increase the skill and knowledge base of childhood specialists who work with families of young children who are deaf/hard of hearing.
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20th Annual Research Conference­ A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base

March 4, 2007 to March 7, 2007 in Tampa, Florida

For this anniversary event, the foremost leaders in the field have been invited to prepare sessions on key issues in systems of care research. This annual conference is a nationally recognized 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, creating a framework of best practices to improve the way communities address the mental health needs of children and their families. This event is designed for researchers, evaluators, administrators, policy makers, advocates, and family members interested in applied practical systems-of-care research. Please note special hotel and early registration conference rates are available through February 2, 2007.
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2007 Conference of the American Society on Aging and the National Council on Aging

March 7, 2007 to March 10, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois

The two largest professional associations in aging in the U.S. - The American Society on Aging (ASA) and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) - are collaborating again to offer a dynamic educational conference and networking opportunity for professionals in the field of aging. This conference will feature over 900 sessions covering a diverse range of topics in aging. It will showcase innovative programs, foster policy discussion and advocacy, and share cutting-edge research findings. Over 4,000 ASA and NCOA members and other professionals will come to Chicago to network with colleagues and attend sessions.
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2007 Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities

March 12, 2007 to March 13, 2007 in Honolulu, Hawaii

With its beginnings dating back to 1985, the Pacific Rim Conference has evolved into one of the top-rated international educational offerings for and from persons with disabilities, family members, researchers, service providers, policymakers and nationally recognized professionals in the various disciplines in the diverse field of disabilities. The Pac Rim conference provides opportunities to learn from one another, share resources and ideas that support the quality of life, community inclusion, and self-determination for all persons with disabilities and their families and help shape our world community.
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CSUN 2007 International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference

March 19, 2007 to March 24, 2007 in Los Angeles, California

This is a comprehensive, international conference, where all technologies across all ages; disabilities; levels of education and training; employment; and independent living are addressed. It is one of the largest conferences of its kind.
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51st Annual Convention of Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Texas

March 29, 2007 to March 31, 2007 in Houston, Texas

"Taking Communication to New Heights" is the theme of the 51st Annual Convention of the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association. More than 3000 speech-language pathologists and audiologists are expected to attend. TSHA's annual meetings provide members continuing educational activities and opportunities for professional growth and fellowship. TSHA is committed to achieving excellence in the education, professional development, and leadership of its members through annual meetings which encourage clinical research and the interchange of information among speech-language pathologists and audiologists, and other professionals concerned with human communication and its disorders. The mission of the association is to empower speech-language pathologists and audiologists in the spirit of partnership with consumers and families.
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Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation 2008 Conference:From Innovation to Practice

April 14, 2007 to April 15, 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts

The Center for Psyhchiatric Rehabilitation 2008 conference will address a number of topical areas through pre-conference institutes, workshops, and panels.
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2007 CAL-ED/IMPACT Conference

April 20, 2007 to April 22, 2007 in Burbank, California

The CAL-ED/IMPACT Conference will provide learning opportunities and networking forums for educators and parents of deaf or hard of hearing children from around California. The conference also targets school administrators, deaf and hard of hearing adults, psychologists, teacher training program staff, interpreters, audiologists, speech therapists and other support personnel.
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6th Annual New England Assistive Technology Marketplace

April 27, 2007 in Hartford, Connecticut

"Total Access for Everyone" is the theme for this year's NEAT Assistive Technology Marketplace. The event showcases new and existing technology from a variety of manufacturers and distributors. Demonstrations, oportunities for hands-on training and conversations with the professionals who make AT devices and the people who use them.
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Abilities Expo NY Metro

April 27, 2007 to April 29, 2007 in New York City, New York

Abilities Expo offers the opportunity for you to showcase your products, get an edge on the competition, meet face-to-face with the end user, and more importantly, allows you the opportunity to secure your market share and make larger profits. Only at Abilities Expo will you be able to achieve these business objectives in just three days. The Abilities Expo NY Metro conference will broaden your knowledge on topics such as: Yoga in Assisted Living Facilities; Intensive Physical Therapy for Children with CP and Neuromuscular Disorders; Self-Care Skills in Therapists and Other Healthcare Workers; Family Involvement in Intensive Pediatric PT for Children with Cerebral Palsy; Depression and Living Long-Term with a Disability, and many others. Registration is available on-line.
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2007 NISH National Training and Achievement Conference

April 29, 2007 to May 1, 2007 in Grapevine, Texas

The 2007 NISH National Training and Achievement Conference will offer more than 80 sessions availabe to attendees on leaderhip, quality, and business development as well as updates on the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Program. The Federal CEU will sponser one full day of training. In order to be registered for the conference, all registrations with payment must be received by April 19, 2007. After April 19, registrations will be accepted on-site in Texas.
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YAI 28th Annual International Conference

April 30, 2007 to May 4, 2007 in New York, New York

"Charting the Future in Developmental and Learning Disabilities" is this year's theme for the 28th Annual YAI International Conference. Keynoting the conference is Ken Blanchard, a noted author and renown speaker on productivity, performance and leadership effectiveness. Over 300 professionals in health care, special education, social work, psychology and clinic services will be on hand to participate in and to conduct workhops. Workshop topics include Advocacy/Self-Determination, Management/Supervisory, Aging, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Profound ID/DD, Clinical Issues & Practices, Psychopharmacology, Day Services, Quality of Life, Dual Diagnosis, Residential Services, Early Childhood, Early Intervention, Special Education, Employment Training, Staff Training, Family Supports and Life Planning.
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World of Possibilities 4th Annual Disabilities Expo

May 18, 2007 to May 20, 2007 in Timonium, Maryland

The World of Possibilities Disabilities Expos will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds May 18-20, 2007 in Timonium, MD. The exposition, which is free to the public, is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities their families and caregivers, as well as health care and education professionals. World of Possibilities will allow an opportunity for 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 driectly to equipment representatives about the products and services. World of Possibilities also offers informative workshops, demonstrations, and representatives from local and state agencies/organzations to assist the disability community in gaining more information about supports, services and resources that they may need now or in the future.
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Building on Family Strengths: 2007 Conference

May 31, 2007 to June 2, 2007 in Portland, Oregon

This conference will feature information about effective programs and services for children and youth with mental health challenges, focusing especially on populations that are not served or are underserved by the mental health social services system. Online registration is available. Visit the web site at http://www.rtc.pdx.edu for registration information.
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9th Annual Family Cafe Conference

June 8, 2007 to June 10, 2007 in Orlando, Florida

The Family Cafe Annual Conference is a statewide event designed to meet the informational and networking needs of individuals with disabilities or special health care needs and their families. The 9th Annual Conference provides a truly unique environment, where Floridians can attend educational breakout sessions relevant to their specific needs, interact with government policy makers, network with other families and learn about the wide range of services available to them. The Family Cafe is committed to the belief that better informed individuals make better decisions for themselves. This year's conference is scheduled for June 8-10, 2007 at the newly constructed Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida. As in past years, registration will open on Valentine's Day, February 14. Financial Assistance will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
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2007 International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics

June 13, 2007 to June 15, 2007 in Noordwijk, Netherlands

ICORR 2007 will highlight the most recent advances in rehabilitation robotics and their relevance to end users. The conference will be focused on the following topics: assistive robotics; therapy robotics; orthoses and exoskeletons; user interfaces and (brain) control; socially interactive robotics; robotic environments and companions; evaluation and user experience; and biorobotics and biomimetics. To celebrate ICORR's 10th anniversary, a special symposium will be added to the conference dedicated to formulating a roadmap on fundamental issues and future research directions.
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ACA Annual Educational Conference and Exposition

June 15, 2007 to June 17, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia

The purpose of the ACA annual conference is to bring amputees, their peers, health care and other industry professionals together in one arena so they may interface, share expertise, keep abreast of new technologies, products and services, and find solutions to common problems.
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RESNA 2007 Annual Conference: Many Disciplines, One AT Family

June 15, 2007 to June 18, 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona

The RESNA Annual Conference is an interdisciplinary gathering of individuals and companies who share a common interest in technology and disability. It begins with two days of Instructional Courses plus the popular Fundamentals Course in Assistive Technology on Friday, June 15 – Saturday, June 16. The main portion of the conference begins with the Keynote Presentation by Gary Karp on Saturday evening (June 16), followed by the Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall. Workshops and plenary sessions begin on Sunday morning and continue through Tuesday afternoon, June 19. Mixed in with the packed schedule are dozens of meetings of committees, SIGs (shared interest groups) and PSGs (professional specialty groups). Members are welcome to attend any in which you have an interest.
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Abilities Expo/ Southern California 2007

June 15, 2007 to June 17, 2007 in Long Beach, California

Abilities Expo/Southern California 2007 offers attendees the opportunity to spend hours on the exhibit floor testing and comparing products and services,and a full line up of FREE consumer and professional workshops,offered by leading individuals in the healthcare, education, and retail fields. Abilities Expo wil have Kids Day offering exciting activities for children with disabilities.
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11th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons (TRANSED 2007)

June 18, 2007 to June 21, 2007 in Montreal, Quebec Canada

In accordance with its theme, "Benchmarking, Evaluation and Vision for the Future", TRANSED 2007 will review advances in research, profile international breakthroughs and explore perspectives for technological innovations in order to respond to the mobility challenges of an aging population and of persons with disabilities, as part of an inclusive society. The conference will offer an exhibition where participants will have an overview of the deployment of innovation in the field of accessible transportation.
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AARP Annual Conference: Diversity and Aging in the 21st Century

June 19, 2007 to June 21, 2007 in Los Angeles, California

This year's annual conference addresses the challenges facing diverse populations as they age and is designed to help develop personal and programmatic cultural competence. The conference will cover research and innovative programs and offer opporunities for networking. In addition to pre-conference sessions, the schedule offers plenary sessions, workshops, and social activities.
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2007 Collaborative Assistive Technology Conference of the Rockies

June 21, 2007 to June 23, 2007 in Denver, Colorado

Assistive Technology Partners is hosting a conference geared toward providing information on what's new in the field of AT. Both professionals and users of AT will benefit from over 70 hands-on sessions covering funding issues, education, training, design, and employment. This conference is co-sponsored by the Colorado Department of Education, SWAAAC teams and Assistive Technology Partners, a division of the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation under a grant from NIDDR.
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10th Annual Assistive Technology Summer Institute

June 25, 2007 to June 26, 2007 in Litchfield Park, Arizona

The 10th Annual Assistive Technology Summer Institute - Assistive Technology: From Generation to Generation focuses on the application of assistive technology in all aspects of daily life. Participants will learn about the importance and value of assistive technology across the age span as well as appreciate how assistive technology has evolved and changed over time. This is an opportunity to look back while learning how to move forward with assistive technology.
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2007 APTA Annual Conference and Exposition

June 27, 2007 to June 30, 2007 in Denver, Colorado

APTA's Annual Conference and Exposition (PT 2007), is the national event for physical therapy. Physical therapy professionals will get the latest information, network with colleagues, showcase new products and services, learn cutting-edge techniques, and earn continuing education credits. Concentrated Education Series (CES) courses will also be featured.
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Regional Conference 2007 Agenda for Data Management

June 27, 2007 to June 28, 2007 in Rochester, New York

The Data Management 2007 Regional Conferences will address the basic elements of a quality management system including assuring the basics and measuring quality of life. There will be workshops and group presentations.
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2007 AHEAD Conference

July 17, 2007 to July 21, 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina

The annual international AHEAD conference brings together professionals in the fields of higher education and disability for a week of information-sharing, networking and theoretical and practical training. AHEAD conferences attract over 1200 participants involved in disability service administration
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2007 Virginia Association of the Deaf Conference

July 17, 2007 to July 22, 2007 in Williamsburg, Virginia

VAD will hold its 55th biennial conference in Colonial Williamsburg. Workshops and exhibits will offer participants the latest information on deafness and products and services for the deaf.
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CQL Regional Conference 2007 Agenda for Data Management

July 18, 2007 to July 19, 2007 in Bismark, North Dakota

The Data Management 2007 Regional Conferences will address the basic elements of a quality management system including assuring the basics and measuring quality of life. There will be workshops and group presentations.
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VISIONS 2007

July 20, 2007 to July 22, 2007 in Kansas City, Missouri

Sponsored by The Foundation Fighting Blindness, the VISIONS 2007 confeence will focus on retinal disease research. The conference offers the opportunity to learn first-hand from leading scientists and clinicians about cutting-edge retinal degenerative disease research and new treatments. The conference also offers informative coping sessions, general science sessions,and disease-specific sessions, featuring world-renowned clinicians and researchers, to answer specific questions. There will also be social networking sessions.
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CQL Regional Conference 2007 Agenda for Data Management

July 25, 2007 to July 26, 2007 in Indianapolis, Indiana

The Data Management 2007 Regional Conferences will address the basic elements of a quality management system including assuring the basics and measuring quality of life. There will be workshops and group presentations.
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2007 GRA Conference

August 22, 2007 to August 24, 2007 in Jekyll Island, Georgia

The 2007 GRA Conference is a training conference that offers rehabilitation professionals the opportunity to stay current on subjects relevant to their career and earn many of the continuing education credits necessary for maintaining a variety of certifications.
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Creating Your Future: Living with a Disability

August 27, 2007 to August 28, 2007 in Orlando, Florida

United Spinal Association is debuting a new consumer-oriented meeting designed for all people with disabilities in conjunction with this year’s 2007 North American Spinal Cord Injury Conference and Disability Expo (NASCICDE). The conference offers an extensive menu of workshops and presentations examining the day-to-day issues and practical concerns facing people with any type of disability. Drawing on dozens of nationally recognized experts on disability issues, the conference will provide attendees with proven strategies for overcoming barriers to employment, advocating for increased public accessibility, negotiating personal relationships, resolving family and caregiver issues, understanding Social Security and insurance regulations, as well as research updates, travel opportunities, and breakthroughs in assistive technology. In addition, the NASCICDE conference will feature over 100 vendors offering products and services to the disability community.
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2007 North American Spinal Cord Injury Conference & Disability Expo

August 27, 2007 to August 28, 2007 in Orlando, Florida

The 2007 NASCICDE Conference includes the following presentations: Disaster/Emergency Preparedness, Universal Design, Choosing the Right Caregivers, Advances in Stem Cell Research, Relationship and Sexuality, Accessible Travel Planning, Social Security, and more.
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2007 NRA Annual Training Conference and Exhibit Showcase

September 6, 2007 to September 9, 2007 in Tucson, Arizona

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Abilities Expo 2007/ Minneapolis, Minnesota

September 7, 2007 to September 9, 2007 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Abilities Expo offers the opportunity for you to showcase your products, get an edge on the competition, meet face-to-face with the end user, and more importantly, allows you the opportunity to secure your market share and make larger profits.
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Innovations in Learning Conference, "Doing, Playing, Sharing, and Understanding"

September 24, 2007 to September 26, 2007 in Santa Clara, California

This year's Innovations in Learning Conference offers opportunities to create and publish podcasts, experience the latest educational games, see how social networking techniques are being used for learning, create cultural learning within an organization through blogs and wikis, experience the future of both classroom and experiential learning, and more.
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2007 Youth Services Summit

September 24, 2007 to September 26, 2007 in Arlington, Virginia

The 2007 Youth Services Summit offers learning opportunities in the following areas: addressing the needs of today's youth, promoting youth leadership, improving youth workforce programs and services, achieving positive outcomes for youth and many more. Attendees may also take advantage of the conference's networking luncheon.
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2007 International Network of Autism Training and Technical Assistance Programs Conference

September 26, 2007 to September 28, 2007 in Columbus, Ohio

The Network of Autism Training and Technical Assistance Programs (NATTAP), and the Autism Society of America (ASA) present the First Annual International NATTAP Conference hosted by the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence in Columbus, Ohio. The conference will gather parents and professionals from across all 50 states and over 15 countries. The objectives of the conference are to review current models of systems, best practice in research and intervention, and methods of capacity building – all of which contribute to the ultimate goal of improving outcomes for individuals ages 3-21. A forum will be provided in which ideas will be exchanged that will set a new foundation in autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
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Medtrade Exposition and Conference 2007

October 2, 2007 to October 4, 2007 in Orlando, Florida

Medtrade Orlando 2007 conference offers attendees the chance to see the top industry leaders speak at the educational conferences, see the latest innovations in technology in home health care and meet company representatives face-to-face to find out what's new in their products and services.
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Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology 2007 Conference

October 3, 2007 to October 5, 2007 in San Sebastian, Spain

AAATE is pleased to invite you to the 9th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology, AAATE 2007, which will be held on October 3rd-5th in San Sebastian on the northern coast of Spain. Challenges such as New Technologies, Socio-Economic Issues, Evidence based Practice, Universal Design and Aging will be tackled by invited expert speakers in plenary sessions and contributions from the global Assistive Technology research community will be presented in focused parallel sessions. The conference will combine the core scientific and technological activity in the field with commercial and social aspects, bringing A.T. research applications near to industry and end users. In conjunction of the conference, AAATE 2007 will also offer an industrial exhibition featuring the latest innovations in A.T.
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2007 Rehacare Trade Fair and Congress

October 3, 2007 to October 6, 2007 in Dusseldorf, Germany

With over 800 companies exhibiting their products, Rehacare is one of the largest exhibitions of assistive technology in Europe and the world. A.T. manufacturers and distributors from over 30 countries and 6 continents fill the Dusseldorf Exhibition Center to provide people with disabilities and everyone who has an interest in A.T. with the opportunity to see the latest developments in almost every aspect of the field.
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2007 ASHT'S 30th Annual Meeting: Leading The Way In Hand Therapy Education For 30 Years

October 4, 2007 to October 7, 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona

ASHT's 30th Annual Meeting provides educational opportunities for the treatment of the upper extremity. Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 30.75 Continuing Education hours, make professional contacts, and an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest hand therapy products and services.
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2008 Project Freedom Annual Abilities Fair

October 9, 2007 in Hamilton, New Jersey

Project Freedom Is a non-profit organization that develops and operates barrier-free housing in New Jersey to enable individuals with disabilities to live independently. Project Freedom's 4th Annual Abilities Fair offers attendees the opportunity to explore local, county, state, and national agencies and companies that provide services and products to adults and children with disabilities,family members, seniors, and education or healthcare professionals.At the Abilities Fair attendees will find information on the following topics: recreation, apparel, accessible vans/cars, van conversions, multimedia, canes, wheelchairs, durable medical equipment, personal care, pharmaceuticals, ramps, rehabilitative care/equipment, education, financial planning, housing, mental health, medical insurance, employment, social services, legal, advocacy, toys, transportation, domestic violence awareness, medical daycare, early intervention, home security, travel…and more. Admission is free.
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2007 American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine 61st Annual Meeting

October 10, 2007 to October 13, 2007 in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

This year's American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine meeting provides an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of new knowledge, ideas and educational information between participants from all disciplines involved in the prevention, diagnosis and care of children with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities.
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ASSETS-2007: 9th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

October 15, 2007 to October 17, 2007 in Tempe, Arizona

The ASSETS series of conferences explores the potential for Computer and Information Technologies to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities and those around them. ASSETS is the premier forum for presenting innovative research on the design and use of both mainstream and specialized assistive technologies to support people with disabilities. Since 1994, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and its SIGACCESS Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing has sponsored the ASSETS series of conferences. This year's conference includes formal paper sessions, demonstrations, posters, a doctoral consortium, and a student research competition. The single track and friendly atmosphere make ASSETS an ideal venue to meet researchers, practitioners, developers and policymakers to exchange ideas, share information, and make new contacts.
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Closing The Gap 25th Annual Conference

October 18, 2007 to October 20, 2007 in Minneaopolis, Minnesota

The 25th Annual Conference's 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. The complete event includes two days (October 16-17, 2007) of day-long preconference workshops followed by three days (October 18-20, 2007) of over 200 one- and two-hour presentations, along with many commercial exhibitors. Prior registration is required for preconference Work-shops.
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Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy Annual Conference 2007: "Tomorrow's Practice: Growing from the Roots of Our Profession"

October 19, 2007 in Westford, Massachusetts

This one-day symposium explores the many dimensions of health care and occupational therapy practice. Conference sessions will focus on a variety of clinical, administrative, management, research-based, practical, and theoretical areas.
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2007 C.P. Conference IV: "Finding Our Power Claiming Our Place"

October 19, 2007 to October 22, 2007 in Arlington, Virginia

The 2007 C.P. Conference IV will focus on issues and concerns of adults with cerebral palsy. Roundtable discussions will be conducted so that each participant has an opportunity to share. A facilitator will lead each discussion, and most discussions will have an expert in the subject under discussion who serves as a resource person for participants.
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NADD 2007 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show - Physical & Mental Wellness: Promising Practices

October 24, 2007 to October 27, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia

The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed's 24th Annual Conference will challenge attendees to consider the interaction of all services and necessary for persons with intellectual disabilities and mental health needs in order to improve supports and treatments through collaborative efforts.
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2007 Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference

November 6, 2007 to November 9, 2007 in Boulder, Colorado

Sponsored by the University of Colorado - Boulder, the 10th Annual Accessing Higher Ground conference 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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2007 North Carolina Conference on Exceptional Children

November 12, 2007 to November 14, 2007 in Greensboro, North Carolina

The Exceptional Children Division of Public Schools of North Carolina is hosting their annual conference on topics relating to the education of students with disabilities and/or academic or intellectual gifts. In addition to instructional sessions on a variety of topics, there will by 1 1/2 institutes on occupational therapy; physical therapy; speech language pathology; deaf-blind and severe disabilities; and assistive technology. The conference is intended to interest administrators, teachers, related service personnel, paraprofessionals, and parents. The conference also will host poster sessions, exhibitors and vendors.
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2007 NTSS Assistive Technology Exposition

November 14, 2007 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Saint Francis University's Center of Excellence for Remote and Medically Under-Served Areas (CERMUSA) and the National Telerehabilitation Service System (NTSS) invite you to participate in their Third Annual Assistive Technology Exposition. This Expo, which coincides with National Assistive Technology Month, will provide an excellent opportunity to interact with A.T. vendors and to view live demonstrations of their products and services.
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2007 World Congress and Expo on Disabilities

November 15, 2007 to November 17, 2007 in Washington, D.C.

The 2007 World Congress and Expo on Disabilities will feature 200 exhibitors displaying the latest products and services that are improving the lives of those with disabilities as well as a conference program will offering over 90 multi-disciplinary sessions sponsored by the WCD Foundation for Education, Inc, with the support of leading professional societies and organizations. During this educational experience, information and ideas on today's most important issues will be exchanged between people with disabilities, their families and caregivers, physicians, direct support professionals, allied healthcare professionals, educators and adapted physical education specialists.
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Recent Advances in Assistive Technology and Engineering (RAATE) 2007

November 26, 2007 to November 27, 2007 in Sheffield, United Kingdom

RAATE 2007 will focus on the latest innovations in assistive technology. The conference program will include new technological developments, service innovations, results of formal research projects, service-based research and development, and a wide range of other topics.
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2007 Getting In Touch With Literacy Conference: "Charting a Course for Literacy"

November 29, 2007 to December 2, 2007 in St. Pete Beach, Florida

The 2007 GITWL conference offers the opportunity to share innovations, broaden horizons and expand knowledge about providing literacy opportunities to individuals who are blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind.
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2007 Annual North Carolina Assistive Technology Expo: "Empowerment in Progress: AT in Action"

November 29, 2007 to November 30, 2007 in Raleigh, North Carolina

The 17th Annual North Carolina Assistive Technology Expo offers two days of exhibits, workshops and other activities. Attendees may visit the Exhibit Hall to talk with vendors and to learn about the latest assistive equipment.
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Deicke: Discovery 2007 Low Vision Conference

December 6, 2007 to December 8, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois

The Deicke Center for Visual Rehabilitation Discovery 2007 conference focuses on bringing together people with vision impairments of all ages and their families, educators, doctors, rehabilitation professionals, and vendors. The conference offers workshops, exhibits, and a Teen Summit for students. Continuing Education Credits are available.
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Richmond 2007 World of Possibilities Expo

December 7, 2007 to December 8, 2007 in Richmond, Virginia

The World of Possibilities Disabilities Expo, which is free to the public, is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities their families and caregivers, as well as health care and education professionals. World of Possibilities will allow an opportunity for 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 driectly to equipment representatives about the products and services. World of Possibilities also offers informative workshops, demonstrations, and representatives from local and State agencies and organizations to assist the disability community in gaining more information about supports, services and resources that they may need now or in the future. Free wheelchair repair will be available.
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