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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 2009 Conference and Exhibition

January 28, 2009 to January 31, 2009 in Orlando, Florida

ATIA 2009 will serve as a leading 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.
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5th Annual Walk 'n Roll Dog Walk and Silent Auction

January 31, 2009 in Scottsdale, Arizona

The focus of the 5th Annual Walk 'n Roll Dog Walk and Silent Auction is to provide highly skilled assistance dogs to adults and children with disabilities, to provide education and continuing support for working assistance dog teams and to be a resource in the community for people with disabilities.
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2009 Special Camp Fair, Resources for Children with Special Needs

January 31, 2009 in New York, New York

The 2009 Special Camp Fair will focus on helping parents and caregivers and teens with disabilities to plan productive summer experiences for these youth. Representatives from 70 New York City day camps and sleepaway camps in the northeast will be available to provide information on travel programs, remedial education programs, volunteer and job opportunities and early childhood programs. Spanish and sigh language interpreters will be available. Visitors to the Fair will receive a free copy of the Camps 2009 Directory.
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Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Professional Association (WSHA-P) 2009 Annual Convention

February 5, 2009 to February 7, 2009 in Middleton, Wisconsin

The 2009 WSHA-P convention offers opportunities for personal contact with speech, language, and hearing professionals; special education consultants; health educators and medical professionals. Additional benefits include marketing, recruiting opportunities. The theme of the convention is: “Moving Forward, Remembering the Past and Looking to the Future.”
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Scripps 2009 4th Annual Brain Injury Rehabilitation Conference

February 20, 2009 to February 21, 2009 in La Jolla, California

The 4th Annual Brain Injury Rehabilitation conference is a two day course designed to provide strategies for the management of brain injured patients both within and outside the hospital setting. Topics focus on the interventions and management for medical and physical rehabilitation, cognitive, emotional and social problems common to Traumatic Brain Injury in a multidisciplinary format. This conference will also provide the participant with practical and intermediate level applications in brain injury rehabilitation. The course is taught by an interdisciplinary team of specialists in brain injury rehabilitation at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Workshops and Continuing Education Credits are provided.
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ISS 25th International Seating Symposium

March 12, 2009 to March 14, 2009 in Orlando, Florida

The 25th International Seating Symposium offers research forums, workshops, panel sessions, and extensive exhibit halls. Wheeled mobility and seating challenges and solutions such as neuromuscular disorders, spinal cord injury and diseases of the spinal cord presentations will be conducted. Other presentations will include orthopedic and systemic conditions, and obesity and polytrauma. Continuing education credits are offered. The symposium is sponsored by the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology.
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2009 Aging in America Conference

March 15, 2009 to March 19, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada

The 2009 annual conference of the American Society on Aging and the National Council on Aging will provide a showcase for aging-related programs and projects that can be replicated, a forum for policy discussion and advocacy, and information on new research findings in aging. The Aging in America Conference is one of the largest gatherings of a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals from the fields of aging, healthcare and education, along with business leaders from across the U.S.
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CSUN 2009 International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference

March 16, 2009 to March 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California

This comprehensive conference features presentations, training and exhibitions relating to all types assistive technology. The conferences addresses issues for all ages; disabilities; levels of education and training; employment; and independent living.
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Center for Self-Determination 2009 Conference

March 18, 2009 to March 19, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland

The Center for Self-Determination is the primary clearinghouse, training and technical assistance source on Self-Determination in the United States and other countries. The conference theme is: "Inventing the Future: Implementing Self-Determination across Disability and Aging." The conference goal is the complete transformation of the publicly funded system of long-term supports based on the principles of self-determination. Attendees will include those committed to helping people who are aging, have a disability, or are in recovery experience the promise of freedom as they craft a meaningful life.
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Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Accessible Mainstream Applications (AMA) ETAPS 2010 Satellite Event

March 27, 2009 to March 28, 2009 in Paphos, Cyprus

The FOSS-AMA satellite event will focus on bringing together the most recent achievements and renowned experts in Open Source Community and Accessibility. Third generation access techniques and their potential for more accessible mainstream ICT for end-users and relevant toolkits for developers will be explored. Interactive demonstrations will embellish the presentation sessions.
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Free and Open Source Software - for Accessible Mainstream Applications) ETAPS 2010 Satellite Event

March 27, 2009 to March 28, 2009 in ,


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Autism Career Training Conference 2009

April 2, 2009 to April 3, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona

The Autism Career Training conference focuses on a successful future with positive long-term outcomes and is essential for career counselors, job coaches, rehabilitation administrators, vocational coordinators, teachers, therapists, special education administrators, students, parents, and caregivers. Discussion topics include career planning and assessment, workplace supports, social communication in the workplace, and implementation of the career plan. The conference is sponsored by Spectrum Training Systems, Inc. CE credits offered. (Parents not eligible)
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Missouri Assistive Technology Power Up 2009 Conference and Expo

April 27, 2009 to April 28, 2009 in Columbia, Missouri

The 2009 Power Up Conference and Expo focuses on strengthening the capacity of people with disabilities, educators, independent living staff, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, physical therapists, information technology technicians, librarians and media specialists, and service providers. The conference features a variety of sessions which provide up-to-date information on disability related policy, assistive technology services and devices, independent living issues, educational policy and practices, and information technology accessibility to enhance and promote independence of people with disabilities. Continuing Education credits are offered. Sponsoring organizations include Telex, Inc., NanoPac, Inc., and University of Missouri’s Adaptive Computing Technology Center.
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6th Annual Assistive Technology Expo 2009

April 30, 2009 in Fargo, North Dakota

The 6th Annual Assistive Technology Expo will focus on presenting Assistive Technology devices and services through exhibits in the areas of vision, hearing, communication, learning disabilities, computer access, aids for daily living, safety, medication, home and work modifications, mobility, environmental control an Assistive Technology legal rights. People interested in products and services for themselves, a friend, family member, students, clients and others have attended in the past.
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Pacific Rim 2009 International Forum

May 2, 2009 to May 3, 2009 in Honolulu, Hawaii

This event precedes the Pacific Rim 2009 International Conference on Disabilities. The Forum will focus on the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities with special attention to eradicating poverty.
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2009 Special Needs Expo

May 2, 2009 in Niles, Ohio

The 2009 Special Needs Expo focus on maximizing the quality of life for the special needs population. This event offers training seminars on health and wellness, assistive technology, information on the latest products and services, support for parents and caregivers, and on-hand government agencies, non-profit organizations, and exhibitors to answer questions related to caring for those with special needs. Enjoy participating in fun interactive activities for those with special needs.
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2009 International Conference on Self-Determination

May 3, 2009 to May 5, 2009 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

The conference will discuss issues relating to self-determination for individuals with disabilities, their families and allies.
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Pacific Rim 2009 International Conference on Disabilities

May 4, 2009 to May 5, 2009 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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2009 Caring Communities: World of Possibilities Expo Maryland

May 6, 2009 to May 7, 2009 in Timonium, Maryland

The 2009 Caring Communities: World of Possibilities Expo Maryland will offer disability-related training, education, publications, and events for the benefit of children and adults with disabilities, their families and caregivers, as well as healthcare and education professionals. Attendees will have a hands-on opportunity to try devices such as free wheelchair repair, assistive and adaptive technology, durable medical equipment, computer software, mobility products, and living aids. Individuals can speak directly to equipment representatives about the products, services and resources.
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2009 NISH National Training and Achievement Conference

May 12, 2009 to May 14, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia

The 2009 NISH Training and Achievement Conference will offer attendees sessions surrounding the following topics: The AbilityOne program and business development, CRP business strategies, operations, leadership workforce development and government affairs and quality. NISH training is available to AbilityOne associated non-profit agencies. Attendees can also earn CEU credits.
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2009 (CHHA) Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Conference and Trade Show

May 21, 2009 to May 24, 2009 in St. John’s , Newfoundland and Labrador Canada

The 2009 CHHA Conference and Trade Show theme is "Technology: The Gateway to Hearing." Attendees includes hard of hearing consumers and Professional educators. The conference offers educational workshops, trade show, conference tours, a general town hall meeting, and an awards banquet with local entertainment.
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Abilities Expo 2009

May 29, 2009 to May 31, 2009 in Anaheim, California

The Abilities Expo 2009 features the latest products and services to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. Attendees will include professional therapists and healthcare workers, adult consumers and those with age-related fitness issues, and entire families including children, grandparents and those in between. This event places attendees squarely on the front lines interacting directly with end-users, putting individuals directly in touch with healthcare professionals whose recommendations influence the final purchasing decisions of multiple people with disabilities. Networking opportunities are available via professional networking receptions held at the end of the day. CEU credits offered.
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DSAI 2009 (Software Development for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion)

June 3, 2009 to June 5, 2009 in Lisbon, Portugal

DSAI will contribute to Europe's eInclusion initiatives by providing a forum for the presentation and discussion of innovations related to information technology and communication products and services for people with special needs.
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2009 APTA Annual Conference and Exposition

June 10, 2009 to June 13, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland

The 2009 American Physical Therapy Association's Annual Conference and Exposition conference will feature advanced programming presented by leading professionals in the field. Physical therapy professionals will get the latest information, network with colleagues, see product demonstrations, learn cutting edge techniques, and earn continuing education credits. There will also be marketing and sponsorship opportunities.
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Maridian Services Indiana Conference on "Bringing Worlds Together"

June 16, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana

The Meridian Services Indiana conference will focus on special concerns in the assessment of medical problems and adverse drug effects in people with intellectual disabilities and dual diagnosis. Target audience includes administrators, direct care providers, nurses, persons with disabilities, psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, social workers, family members and students. The conference is sponsored by Meridian Services in association with the National Association of the Dually Diagnosed (NADD).
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Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Convention 2009

June 18, 2009 to June 21, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee

The Hearing Loss Association of America 2009 convention offers attendees a variety of workshops focused on topics such as educational and relationship challenges, employment issues, public policy and advocacy, technological advances, medical research and young adult issues. This year’s conference also invites attendees to submit proposals concentrating on young adults and the issues facing them.
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2009 Amputee Coalition of America Annual Conference

June 18, 2009 to June 21, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia

The Amputee Coalition will bring together people with limb loss/limb difference, their families and healthcare professionals for 4 days of education, support and networking.
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RESNA 2009 Annual Conference

June 23, 2009 to June 27, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana

The RESNA Annual Conference is an interdisciplinary gathering of individuals and companies who share a common interest in rehabilitation engineering, assistive technology and disability issues in general. The conference schedule (to be announced at a later date) will include workshops and plenary sessions. Mixed in are dozens of meetings of committees, SIGs (shared interest groups) and PSGs (professional specialty groups).
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2009 Tennessee Association of the Deaf (TAD) Conference

July 9, 2009 to July 11, 2009 in Jackson, Tennessee

The 2009 Tennessee Association of the Deaf Conference will be hosted by the Jackson Chapter of the Tennessee’s Association of the Deaf (JCTAD). The Tennessee Association of the Deaf (TAD) is a state association affiliated with the National Association of the Deaf and the local chapters across the Great State of Tennessee. It serves as an advocate for more than 500,000 deaf and hard of hearing people living in Tennessee. The conference theme is “Change is NOW.......It is TIME!” The conference will feature workshops, general meetings, keynote speakers and entertainment issues in the ballroom. Media technology will also be available in the ballroom to provide large screen viewing.
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2009 Japanese Conference on the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology

August 26, 2009 to August 28, 2009 in Tokorozawa, Japan

The 24th annual JCAART, sponsored by RESJA, will feature presentation and interactive demonstrations and discussions of the latest research and development in the field of rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology.
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2009 Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) Conference

August 31, 2009 to September 2, 2009 in Florence, Italy

The main aim of the 10th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology is to bridge the gap between two approaches to assistive technology: (1) adoption of the most appropriate devices that allow each user to overcome the limitations relating to an individual activity; and (2) the design of the total environment in which people live, supported by suitable services and, when necessary, by additional support devices integrated within the environment. At present, these two perspectives are deeply intertwined from both a technological and a social point of view. The relationship, coexistence and transition between them currently represent a significant challenge in the field of assistive technology. This conference will provide an opportunity to clarify the differences and the common points between them and to better define a way for the future.
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Hearing and Speech Agency Workshop: "Teaching American Sign Language (ASL): How to Prepare a Lesson Plan for All Levels"

September 12, 2009 in Catonsville, Maryland

This workshop will explore methods and materials ASL educators can use to develop and implement ASL lesson plans to reflect the current goal outcome standards in ASL instruction. This workshop is designed for ASL instructors of beginning, intermediate and/or advanced level sign language classes, teaching students of all ages, including children's sign language classes, and teaching in all types of ASL class settings, ranging from community based sign language classes to K-12 and college settings.
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U.S. Business Leadership Network’s 2009 Annual Conference and National Career Fair

September 15, 2009 to September 18, 2009 in National Harbor, Maryland

The 2009 USBLN Annual Conference, "Connecting The Dots: Business Solutions" is one of the preeminent national events for business and community leaders, including BLN affiliates, that have an interest in hiring, retaining and marketing to people with disabilities. The 2009 Annual Conference will offer four-interactive breakout tracks, including:

  • JAN SuperTrack (track will include legal and legislative sessions, among others such as possibly one session on HIV & Employment)
  • Employment Lifecycle: Resume to Retirement (track will target all aspects of “non-traditional” workforce, including 1 youth session, 1 disabled Vets session, 1 older Americans session plus 1 return to work session)
  • Marketing Solutions (track will focus on promising practices on marketing to consumers with disabilities, making marketing more accessible, etc.)
  • Corporate Culture (track will include corporate culture 101, Disability Supplier Diversity Programs, employment strategies to the community and interplay with other minority populations, etc.)

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2009 5th Annual Disability Awareness Block Party

September 18, 2009 in Mankato, Minnesota

This annual event celebrates the achievements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through expression of the arts. Performances by Aktion Club Theater Group, Szot Arts for All, musical acts and others will highlight this event. The event is free for attendees, exhibitors and performers. The event runs from 3:00 to 7:00 pm and is sponsored by the SMILES Center for Independent Living.
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Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA) 2009 Breaking the Barriers between Stakeholders:Bringing together Service Users and Service Providers

September 21, 2009 to September 22, 2009 in Nottingham, United Kingdom

The 2009 NCHA conference will focus on delivering a demanding agenda bringing together key people from across Europe to demonstrate how assistive technology can significantly support independence for people with disabilities in a person centered way. The conference will cover areas such as the radical improvement technology has played in the quality of life for people with disabilities, challenges that technology presents in financial terms, technology not recognizing national boundaries, and new products to meet the needs of persons with disabilities. Attendees should include disability service providers, commissioners of services for people with disabilities, developers of assistive technology and telecare, service users of assistive technology, senior practitioners in services to people with disabilities, and academics involved in developing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for people with disabilities.
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University of Warsaw 2nd International Conference: "Education for All"

September 22, 2009 to September 25, 2009 in Warsaw, Poland

The University of Warsaw 2nd International Conference’s theme is "Education for All." Nearly 200 experts in education for people with disabilities from around the world will participate. The conference will be accompanied by an exhibition of assistive technology and adaptive solutions.
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2009 Congress on Spinal Cord Medicine and Rehabilitation

September 23, 2009 to September 26, 2009 in Dallas, Texas

The Congress will feature keynotes and numerous scholarly presentations on three primary themes: Pain Management, Secondary Complications Associated with Aging ad Evidence-Based Practice. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the advances in Spinal Cord Injury; the collaborative impact of specialty care and other catastrophic conditions, continuing professional education, and, living with a disability.
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2nd ENAT International Congress on Tourism for All, 2009

September 30, 2009 to October 1, 2009 in Vienna, Austria

The Congress, sponsored by the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT), will showcase the latest and most innovative contributions to "accessible tourism for all" from Europe and around the world. ENAT particularly encourages accessible tourism destinations, suppliers, project teams and disability/consumer organizations to exhibit at this event. Public and private enterprises and NGOs from Central and Eastern European countries are especially welcome.
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2009 Interagency Disability Educational Awareness Showcase (IDEAS)

October 5, 2009 to October 6, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

IDEAS is the General Services Administration's (GSA's) premier event focused on partnering industry and education with government to meet the requirements under Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Attendees will be able to find answers at IDEAS to the changing needs of the federal government regarding information technology, laws and regulations affecting accessibility. Through workshops presented by GSA, discussions, industry exhibits and the opportunity to network with peers implementing assistive technology, IDEAS will provide attendees with a information on Section 508 and assistive technologies.
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Tidewater Autism Summit 2009

October 10, 2009 in Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Tidewater Autism Summit 2009 will focus on sharing ideas and support for families with Autism in the Virginia area. The summit will be participated by specialists and providers at the state and local level that are leaders in the community. State and local politicians will also be on hand to address issues that impact the cause. The summit is sponsored by the Autism Task Force. There will be door prizes and activities for the kids.
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2009 Rehacare Trade Fair and Conference

October 14, 2009 to October 17, 2009 in Dusseldorf, Germany

Over 500 assistive technology companies will exhibit their products at Rehacare, making this 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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Spectrum Training System 2009 Career Planning for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders Conference

October 15, 2009 to October 16, 2009 in Buena Park, California

The Career Planning for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders conference will focus on topics such as career planning, career assessment, workplace supports, social communication in the workplace, and implementing the career plan. Attendees will include career counselors, job developers, rehabilitation administrators, vocational and special education coordinators, teachers, case managers, therapists, students, parents, caregivers, and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders ages 16 years of age and older. Continuing Education Credits are offered.
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Closing the Gap: 27th Annual Conference

October 15, 2009 to October 17, 2009 in Bloomington, Minnesota

The 27th Closing the Gap Annual Conference will cover a broad spectrum of topics on technology as it is being applied to all disabilities and age groups in education, rehabilitation, vocation, and independent living. This year's conference builds on a tradition of providing a comprehensive examination of the most current uses of technology by persons with disabilities and the professionals who work with them. 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. All day pre-conference workshops are scheduled for October 13-14, 2009.
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Disability Services and Legal Center (DSLC) Fourth Annual Tech Expo & More Conference

October 16, 2009 in Santa Rosa, California

This year’s DSLC conference offers participants the opportunity to demonstrate products to various groups of seniors, people with disabilities, health professionals and educators. The two goals of the conference are: (1) to inform seniors and people with disabilities who live in Sonoma County and the Greater Bay area about assistive technology as well as community-based agencies on how best to make it available to them; and (2) to encourage the use of assistive technology and agency awareness as a way of living more independently in the community.
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NADD 2008 26th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

October 21, 2009 to October 23, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana

NADD 2009 26th Annual Conference focuses on advancing mental health wellness for persons with developmental disabilities through promoting excellence in mental health care. This year's theme is Assessment, Treatment and Policy Advances. Attendees will include a diverse cross-section of administrators, professionals, policy makers and families. Companies can take advantage of the opportunity to gain valuable exposure to the top names in the field of ID/MH by becoming an exhibitor. The Conference is a prime opportunity for companies to disseminate information to conference participants to highlight the value of your product or service, collaborate with professionals and create beneficial solutions.
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Brain Injury Association of Delaware's (BIAD’s) 19th Annual Conference

October 21, 2009 in Newark, Delaware

This year's BIAD’s conference theme is: “The ABCs of Brain Injury.” The conference focuses on the importance of an educational forum for exchanging and sharing ideas, sharing innovative solutions, and exploring techniques that will help those within the brain injured community, both personally and professionally. The conference will also provide attendees and participants with state, regional, and national updates at one location. The agenda features a welcoming and opening session, a keynote address and four breakout sessions. This year for the first time in Delaware, the ACBIS certification is being offered.
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Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC) 33rd Annual Conference

October 23, 2009 to October 25, 2009 in Sacramento, California

The OTAC 33rd Annual Conference offers participants and attendees the opportunity to gain a direct access to California Occupational Therapy Practitioners. Sponsor organizations include Catholic Healthcare West,Consonus Rehab Services, Hallmark Rehabilitation, Rehab Care, and Zaner-Bloser.
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Abilities Expo Atlanta 2009 Conference

November 6, 2009 to November 8, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia

The Abilities Expo Atlanta conference will offer free workshops on everything from disability, friendly travel to low-cost home modifications to tips on how to get the best accessible vehicle. Attendees will learn about the benefits of having an assistance dog and observe canine companions in action, find out how to get individual mobility device, and learn great tips for making computers more accessible. Certificates of participation will be available.
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12th Annual Accessing Higher Ground Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference for Education, Businesses, Web and Media Designers

November 10, 2009 to November 14, 2009 in Denver, Colorado

Accessing Higher Ground focuses on the implementation and benefits of Assistive Technology in the university and college setting for people with 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. This conference is intended for individuals who need to design or provide accessible Web, media, information resources and technology in the academic environment. The conference includes workshops, and lectures and exhibits. Sponsoring organizations include Dolphin Computer Access, LTD.
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2009 NCTI Technology Innovators Conference

November 16, 2009 to November 17, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

The 2009 NCTI Technology Innovators Conference, "Educational Futures — Powered by Technology," will focus on how learning and assistive technologies can supercharge education for all students. The keynote speeches, panel discussions, presentations, and the opportunity to network with fellow leaders and innovators represent exciting programs across the country. Over 200 nationally recognized leaders from academia, corporations, government and the media will examine the big ideas that have emerged to strengthen teaching and learning through the effective use of technology. The presentations will focus on best and emerging practices to ensure that all students, particularly struggling learners, fulfill their academic and social potential.
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2009 Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) Conference and Exposition

November 17, 2009 to November 19, 2009 in Columbus, Ohio

The 2009 OCALI Conference will feature over 100 sessions in the areas of autism, visual impairments, hearing impairments, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and other low-incidence disabilities. This year’r conference will feature an assistive technology center, parent’s corner, and kid’s zone. Live music and refreshments will contribute to the festive atmosphere of discovery, learning and sharing.Continuing Education Credits and Graduate Credits are offered. Sponsoring organizations include Autism Socity of Ohio and Easter Seals Disability Services.
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World Congress on Disabilities Expo

November 19, 2009 to November 20, 2009 in Jacksonville, Florida

The World Congress on Disabilities Expo is dedicated to improving the lives of those with developmental and physical disabilities, their families and professionals who work with them. The event will offer attendees the opportunity to view all of the latest products and services that are improving the lives of those with disabilities, and to learn from experts about issues facing the disability community. The conference will also sponsor a disability job fair.
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