U.S. Launch and Symposium for the World Report on Disability

Monday, September 12, 2011- Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Location: Arlington, VA

Website Link  http://cirrie.buffalo.edu/conferences/2011/

The first morning will feature representatives of international organizations and U.S. federal government agencies that develop and implement disability policies and fund research related to disability, as well as representatives of disability rights organizations. The next day and a half will be devoted to the presentation and discussion of the eight chapters of the Report. Discussion will focus on the implications of each chapter for the U.S., both domestically and internationally.

The chapters in the World report comprise:

  • Understanding disability
    Disability - a global picture
    General healthcare
    Assistance and support
    Enabling Environments
    Work and employment

This meeting will be of interest to all those who wish to deepen their knowledge of the global state of disability, with particular reference to the U.S. These include policy makers, practitioners, researchers and persons with disabilities. There is no registration fee, but participants will be required to register and registration will be capped at 120 persons on a first-come-first-served basis.