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2012 International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID) World Congress

The 2012 IASSID World Congress, "A World of Potential," will bring approximately 1,500 delegates from around the world to Halifax. The conference will offer several plenary addresses about major advances in the biological, behavioral, and social sciences related to intellectual disabilities. Presenters will share recent research findings in more than 200 concurrent sessions.


Beyond Inclusion: Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities. Tools and Strategies for Including Diverse Learners

For professionals, administrators and teachers in Philadelphia schools and surrounding areas, school community members and parents. Welcoming experts in the field to present their perspective on this year's focus, positive behavioral supports.


CAAI Webinar: Innovative Interventions for Children and Youth on the Autism Spectrum

This webinar was the fourth webinar in the Combating Autism Act Initiative (CAAI) webinar series. This discussion highlighted innovative projects by CAAI grantees aimed at intervention strategies for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Leadership, Legacy, and Community: A Retreat to Advance MCH Scholarship and Practice 2012

Leading in Challenging Times: Innovations & Inspiration. This year's retreat focuses on Leading in Challenging Times; however, we will not talk about this concept in ways that you may expect. We will begin with sharing personal stories of our journey and work with women, men, children, and families.


2012 National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course

This continuing education program focuses on the improvement of maternal and infant health through the delivery of risk-appropriate high-quality nutrition services. It is designed for dietitians, nutritionists, certified nurse midwives, registered nurses and nurse practitioners, physicians and public health professionals who serve preconceptual, pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women.


MIND Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders

pdf File The Summer Institute Brochure [download]


Autism Speaks National Conference for Families and Professionals: 'Treating the Whole Person with Autism: Providing Comprehensive Care for Children and Adolescents with ASD'

This inaugural conference will be open to physicians, psychologists, nurses, allied health professionals, educators, behavioral specialists and other professionals, as well as families affected by autism. It will feature science sessions and practical workshops focused on a wide range of issues pertaining to immune and metabolic dysfunction, GI disorders, seizures, sleep issues, medication management, challenging behaviors, transition planning and coordination of medical care, among other topics.


Reinventing Quality 2012

What Are We Waiting For? A Twentieth Anniversary Celebration of Best Practices and Future Directions


Annual Autism Conference

The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire will host the 14th Annual Autism Summer Institute August 6-8, 2012, at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.


Achieving Weight Loss in Adults with Intellectual Disability: Lessons Learned Inside the Ropes

Join this AAIDD webinar to hear more about a diet and incentive program designed by a multi-disciplinary team at The University of Kansas (KU) including dieticians, exercise physiologists, and behavior analysts. The program was a combination of reduced-calorie packaged meals (PM) and a modified stoplight approach (SLDm) coupled with encouragement to increase walking. The primary objective of this presentation is to share details not likely to see inclusion in formal publications. The presenters have personally served as the interventionists for over 100 of the IDD participants. They intend to offer observations and insights helpful to those who may be considering interventions.


CAAI Webinar: Building systems of care for children and youth with ASD through the CAAI training, research, and demonstration grants

This webinar is the fifth of the Combating Autism Act Initiative (CAAI) webinar series, Research to Practice, and will highlight lessons learned from combating autism act grantees regarding building systems of care that meet the needs of children & youth with ASD/DD & their families. Participants are encouraged to ask questions during the webinar. The CAAI webinar series is designed to showcase successes of CAAI grantees, connect attendees to CAAI grantees, and highlight CAAI activities. The series runs from April through August 2012 and will replace the annual face-to-face CAAI conference.


Innovative Technology for Students with Intellectual Disability in Postsecondary Education: A Webinar from Think College

The use of new technologies, including mixed-reality environments, may provide an alternate and efficient means of helping students succeed socially in postsecondary education. Learn how these new technologies are being used to transform the learning experiences of students with intellectual disability as they work on social skills such as self-advocacy, collaborative learning, and interviewing.


SABE National Conference 2012: It's About Fairness

Sponsored in part by AUCD, the 2012 SABE Conference is a gathering of self-advocacy leaders representing over 1250 state and local groups from around the nation. This is the 20th year that a bi-annual conference has been offered by SABE.


Genetics and Hearing Loss for EDHI Professionals, an online course

This course includes basic to more advanced information on genetics, inheritance, genetic counseling and genes for hearing loss.


National Presidential Forum on Disability Issues

A non-partisan forum where presidential contenders offered their visions on policy that affects people with disabilities. Go to to view the webcast of the entire event and download the full transcript! With the election less than two weeks away take the time to learn where the candidates stand on issues important to you! You can search the transcript for key issues and phrases.
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