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8th Annual Charting the LifeCourse Showcase

Come together with the network of advocates, families, and professionals to explore how CtLC weaves together personal growth, community engagement, policy advancements, and technological innovations to promote self-determination and good lives for all.


2024 Annual Disability Statistics Conference: Surveys, Statistics, and Identity

On Thursday, March 28, 2023 -in a one-day hybrid event in Washington, DC and via Zoom- The Center for Research on Disability will be releasing the Annual Disability Statistics Collection, which fills critical gaps in national, state, and historic data related to people with disabilities by synthesizing complex data from numerous U.S. federal agencies into accessible formats. The Conference will also include two sessions addressing the latest in disability statistics, including survey methods and how disability is defined in national surveys.


39th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Since 1988, the Center on Disability Studies (CDS) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's College of Education has been hosting Pac Rim, an international conference that has attracted thousands of presenters and attendees from Hawaiʻi, the United States, and around the globe. The 2024 conference will be focused on "Beyond Access: Building a Culture of Belonging."


Disability Health, Intersectionality + All of Us

Our life experiences are tied with the spectrum of identities we hold. When it comes to our health, our outcomes are often shaped by gender, LGBTQIA+ status, race and ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. People with disabilities are part of every community, but not all health needs look the same. In this second conversation in the Disability & Health Webinar series, we will be hosting a broad conversation about disability intersectionality when it comes to health. Join us for a conversation about precision medicine and the barriers that people face to accessing the care and support they need.


CED Ability Grand Rounds

The next CED Ability Grand Rounds is happening on Tuesday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m. EST. This month's topic is: "Can we help them care? Evaluating a virtual reality experience for increasing empathy in disability support workers." Learning objectives: To illustrate how virtual reality technology can provide (remote) training for disability support worker. To highlight how academic-industry alliances can create practice-based evidence.


Room to Grow: Journey to Cultural & Linguistic Competency Conference Theme: All of Us

The Room to grow Conference brings national speakers to present on the latest research and practice related to addressing and reducing socially determined health disparities. The Room to Grow conference provides continuing education credits, and features interactive seminars for trainees, residents, students, faculty, administrators and community members.


2023 MIND Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

This year's theme is "Inclusion and Belonging: Powerful Discussions to Engage our Community." This event focuses on meaningful inclusion of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in many areas. Professionals, family members, disability advocates, community members and students are invited to attend. Sessions will cover topics such as social inclusion and inclusion in medical, education, housing and employment contexts.
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Charting the LifeCourse Showcase

Contribute to the energy from fellow advocates, family leaders, professionals and other stakeholders who have joined us on the journey of learning, sharing and networking around the Charting the LifeCourse Framework and Tools. The CtLC Showcase is the annual event hosted by the LifeCourse Nexus - a national training and technical assistance center - which is housed at the UMKC-Institute for Human Development.


2023 Disability Policy Seminar

The Disability Policy Seminar offers the opportunity for passionate advocates, self-advocates, experts, and professionals in the field to come together and learn about key issues that affect them most.


Think College Awareness Week: College is for Everyone

Join us as we kick off the "Think Higher. Think College." public awareness campaign to expand access to college for students with intellectual disability. This weeklong celebration will take place between April 24-28, 2023 and will feature daily virtual learning events for students, families, educators, transition professionals, and higher education personnel. All events are free and open to the public.


38th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Come share your research, your personal stories, your practical strategies, and fellowship and aloha at the 38th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity.


Fostering Self-Advocacy and Choice: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Children and Adolescents who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

The Mailman Center for Child Development Innovation and Connection Conference will bring experts together to discuss methods that members of an interdisciplinary team, including audiologists, teachers, speech and language pathologists and parents, may use to facilitate the development of self-advocacy skills in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Specific tools and strategies to support the application of self-advocacy skills across settings (i.e. clinical, educational, social) will be presented.


Room to Grow: Journey to Cultural & Linguistic Competency Virtual Conference

The conference brings national speakers to present on the latest research and practice related to addressing and reducing socially determined health disparities. The Room to Grow conference provides continuing education credits, and features interactive seminars for trainees, residents, students, faculty, administrators, and community members.
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2022 MIND Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

This annual event is intended to help participants keep pace with the latest in evidence-based treatment and research on neurodevelopmental disabilities and the implications for best practices in prevention, assessment, and treatment. ​We are excited to offer this inter-disciplinary event, bringing together researchers and self-advocates to share valuable information and personal experience. We welcome all health care professionals, educators, therapists, self-advocates and families/caregivers to this free virtual event. The theme is We Belong: Preparing for Community Life and Fulfillment After High School.
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Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities: 2022 Summer Learning Series

The Community and Professional Development Training Program offered by the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute is committed to providing evidence-based training across a broad spectrum of topics to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and their families. MCDD's 2022 Summer Learning Series will run from June through early August. The series consist of one-hour to three-hour workshops with interdisciplinary topics focused on working with individuals with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities and their families.
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