US-Nordic International Conference on Disabilities

US-Nordic International Conference on Disabilities

Sunday, October 2, 2011- Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Location: Minot, ND

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We invite you to participate in this international conference on intellectual disabilities. The conference themes are:

  • Inclusive Schools and Education
  • Employment Opportunities and Strategies
  • Healthcare Systems and Services
  • Community Living and Supports

Of particular importance at this conference will be the comparison of US and Nordic approaches to these themes. Speakers will address similarities and differences between the systems, highlighting areas of future collaboration.

Proposals are due May 15, 2011.


Tentative Plenary Speakers

United States

  • Dr. David Mank, Indiana University, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
  • Dr. Charlie Lakin, University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration
  • Dr. Margaret Nygren, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Dr. M. Bryce Fifield, Utah State University, Center for Persons with Disabilities


  • Dr. Jan Tøssebro, Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Carl Elling Ellingsen, Director, National Institute on Intellectual Disability and Community
  • Dr. Terje Olsen, Nordland Research Institute
  • Dr. Jorun Buli-Holmberg, Professor, University of Oslo

For more information, visit the NDCPD website.