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17th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care

Hosted by Baylor College of Medicine and available nationwide through an AUCD-sponsored live broadcast, this year's conference will be a valuable resource for the entire network.


MIND Institute's Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders

The annual MIND Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders is a one-day conference intended for a wide range of professionals. The focus of the Institute is to help participants keep pace with the latest advances in neurodevelopmental research and the most current standards for best practices in prevention, assessment, treatment, and support services, and increase their knowledge and skills in the areas of developmental disabilities, early identification, service provision, inclusion, transition to adulthood, and other medical, legal, social and policy issues related to disabilities.
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BIS 6th International Conference on Disabilities: Unity and Diversity in Action (USC CA UCEDD/LEND)

The conference will take place at a time when we are witnessing a positive shift into the language of human rights, strengthened by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which enhances the concept of equal opportunities for all. The conference will enable us to discuss and share different models of implementation and enterprises for turning these declarations into possible actions.For the first time, the USC UCEDD/LEND at Children's Hospital Los Angeles will be a partner in organizing and sponsoring the conference.


National Center for Cultural Competence Leadership Academy - Application Process is Open

The Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence is excited to offer the first in a series of five Leadership Academies that will be conducted on June 22-25, 2015 in Santa Fe, NM. The Leadership Academy is a collaborative, multi-faceted initiative with a goal to increase the number and capacity of leaders to advance and sustain cultural and linguistic competence and respond to the growing cultural diversity among people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the US, its territories, and tribal communities.


African American Symposium on Disabilities

The Annual African American Symposium on Disabilities is a one-day conference providing culturally relevant information and resources to self-advocates, families and professionals. What started as an Arizona DD Network and Independent Living Center collaboration has since grown to include individuals, local organizations, and state agencies related to disability and from the greater community.


15th Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care

Registration will soon open for the Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital 15th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference, October 2-3, 2014, in Houston. The "Transition Conference" delivers practical, insightful, and relevant information for physicians, social workers, counselors, faculty, staff, students, youth and young adults with chronic illness and their parents and guardians


2014 Training Institutes: Improving Childrens Mental Health Care in an Era of Change, Challenge, and Innovations: The Role of the System of Care Approach

The National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development is offering Training Institutes on improving services and supports for children, adolescents, and young adults with or at risk for mental health challenges and their families.


2014 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability

Theme: 'Caring Theologically and Thinking Pastorally: Disability as a Critical Question and Questioner'
Practitioners, theologians and scholars from across the country and around the world will address theological issues, religious practices and inclusion of people with disabilities and their families during the Fifth Annual Summer Institute on Theology and Disability, June 16-20, in Dallas.


30th Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity



EIEC Webinar: Improving Child and Family Outcomes: Systems change through the Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC)

The purpose of this presentation is to describe the core components of multi-tiered system of technical assistance for early childhood personnel preparation and the role of an implementation framework for scaling up for systems change. Rationale, operations, and essential features or characteristics will be presented and described as applied to the Early Childhood Personnel Center.
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The Spectrum of Developmental Disabilities XXXVI: Intellectual Disability: At the Precipice



7th National Organizational Change Forum: 'A Time for Change: Sheltered Workshop Conversion'

Participate in lively discussions and planning related to policy and systems change, leadership, management, transition, career development, and integrated employment. Forum planners encourage state teams to attend, including state Vocational Rehabilitation, Developmental Disabilities agency representatives, Behavioral Health Centers, local community providers, One Stop career center staff, local education agency staff, university faculty, self-advocates, and interested others.


Next Chapter Book Club & Beyond: A conference on literacy for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Join us for the first-ever conference on literacy for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Next Chapter Book Club and Beyond. The purpose of this conference is to share insights, experiences, and strategies on literacy and lifelong learning for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


2013 Southwest Conference on Disability

Themes for 2013 include the following: The Rehabilitation Act At 40: Promises Kept, Promises Still To Keep; Assistive Technology: Opening Doors For People With Disabilities; When The Community, Business and Government Collaborate, People With Disabilities Work; Access To Health For Women With Disabilities and Brain Injury: A Family Affair Across The Lifespan.


Tri-Caucus Health Disparities Summit - Practices and Policies that Promote Health Justice

Join members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus, the congressional Native American Caucus, Tribal Leaders, Policy Experts, community Members, and researches to examine the root causes of and solutions to health disparities.
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