Conferences and Events

DATE LOCATION CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
Mar 29-31, 2000 Minneapolis, MN RRTC on Blindness and Low Vision “Focus on Technology for Persons who are Blind or Visually Impaired”  For more information, contact John Maxson at 662/325-7824 Voice; 601/325-8693 TDD; 601/325-2001 Fax.
April 14-16, 2000 New York Metro Abilities Expo  The one show for assisted living products and services. This exposition features a wide variety of products, including vans, wheelchairs, daily living aids, clothing, and much more.
April 14-15, 2000 Duluth, MN Coming Together in the New Century, the 2000 Minnesota State Self-Advocacy Conference. Joint project of People First Minnesota and People First Duluth, and 20 other self-advocacy groups operated by persons with developmental disabilities around the state of Minnesota. Nancy Ward, self-advocacy coordinator of Tulsa ARC in Oklahoma and founding Board member of Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered, is a key-note speaker. For information call Jenny Kempfert 218-726-4725 or 1-800-317-6475 or John Smith at 612-624-0219.
April 27-29, 2000Burbank, CAEighteenth Annual Cal-TASH Conference  Join parents, teachers and service providers to discuss current issues around supporting individuals with severe disabilities in their families, their schools and their communities. Come spend three days being revitalized and energized! Hear state-of-the-art concurrent sessions on Friday and Saturday. Participate in all day or half-day strand sessions on Thursday or Saturday.
Apr 28 -
May 1, 2000
Rochester, NY DEED 2000 Conference  The fifth biennial, international, multi-disciplinary conference on all aspects of disability.
Keynotes: John Hockenberry, Dateline Correspondent
Ted Kennedy Jr. Disability Rights Advocate
Norman Coombs, Equal Access to Software and Applications
Invited Speakers: Rosalyn Carter, Former First Lady and Mental Health Advocate
Janet Reno, United States Attorney General
200 concurrent sessions 150 vendors and exhibitors entertainment and athletic events interfaith service
Contact: DEED Conference Office at 716-224-3235 or Email DEED2000info@cltres4.esc.edu
May 5-7, 2000 Reno, Nevada International Parent to Parent Conference 2000:  "Pioneer Spirit - Blazing New Trails"  Reno Hilton Casino and Resort
May 8-11, 2000 New York, NY National Institute for People with Disabilities  21st Annual International Conference on MR/DD. For more information contact 212/563-7474 Voice; 212/629-4113 FAX
May 11 and 12, 2000 Chula Vista, Wisconsin (Wisconsin Dells) Annual Circles of Life Conference for Providers and Families of Children with Disabilities or email Jill Haglund  This year's conference will feature: Molly Cole, a leader in the Parent Movement and Policy Development, Judith Snow, on "Taking a Different View on Disability", Chrissy Nelson, a member of the Patch Adams Gesundheit organization, and workshops on education, health, community, inclusion and more.
Telephone 608-266-8276.
May 8-12, 2000 New York, NY 21st Annual Conference on MR/DD  Sponsored by YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities. Each year, YAI sponsors a major international conference on developmental disabilities. The conference attracts over 2,500.
May 12-14, 2000 Southern CA Abilities Expo  The one show for assisted living products and services. This exposition features a wide variety of products, including vans, wheelchairs, daily living aids, clothing, and much more.
May 20, 2000 Stevens Pt., WI   THE DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF WISCONSIN (DSAW) would like to announce a statewide conference celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Tapping the Potential in a New Era SAT MAY 20, 2000, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Holiday Inn, Stevens Point WI, for Parents, self-advocates, extended family,service providers. Cost: $25.00 registration fee before May 1, 2000, $35.00 registration fee after May 2, 2000 For more information, call DSAW at (414) 355-1404.
May 30-June 3, 2000 Washington, D.C. At The Crossroads: Ethics, Genetics, Leadership and Self-Determination  Sponsored by American Association on Mental Retardation; attracts more than 2,000.
June 1-5, 2001 Montréal (Québec, Canada) World Congress - Inclusion by Design - Planning the Barrier-Free World  Hosted by the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work. Three major themes: Inclusive Employment; Inclusive Communities; Universal Access.
June 2-4, 2000 London, UK UKIID 2000 Inclusive Design  United Kingdom Institute for Inclusive Design announces their conference. workshops taking place in the afternoon of June 3rd. June 4th, delegates will tour practical examples, in and around London, to see how inclusive design is making facilities accessible. UKIID is part of the European Institute for Design and Disability (EIDD) network that includes 14 countries. Details available from Liz Irwin, Glasgow School of Art 167 Renfrew Street Glasgow 3 6RQ or Tel 0141 353 4645.
June 14-18, 2000 Providence, RI Designing for the 21st Century II: An International Conference on Universal Design   Sponsored by Adaptive Environments. State of the art universal design practice in environments, products and information technology.
July 2 - July 5, 2000 Atlanta, GA Celebrate the Fourth of July with the ASA! The 2000 ASA National Conference on Autism  Hilton Atlanta and Towers. Come learn about autism and celebrate July 4, 2000 with the Autism Society of America (ASA)!
Jul 18-21, 2000 Las Vegas, NV Viva Supported Employment: Your Best Bet for the New Millennium  by the Association for Persons In Supported Employment. Contact (804) 278-9187
July 29-31, 2000 Seattle, WA Conference on Individualized Funding & Self-Determination (First International)  Seattle, Washington at the Westin Seattle Hotel.  Cross-disability focus. It will be allied with the IASSID conference Aug 1-6 (see below.
Aug 1-6, 2000 Seattle, WA International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID)  Year 2000 Congress (New Millenium:  Research to Practice)
Aug 10-12, 2000 Lake Buena Vista, FL The National Conference of The Foundation Fighting Blindness  We anticipate that this year's conference will attract more than 800 individuals affected with retinal degenerative diseases, as well as their family members. The focus of the conference is to provide Foundation constituents with the opportunity to learn about the latest research advances, participate in coping and networking sessions, and experience the latest products and services available to assist the visually impaired in their daily lives. (800) 683-5555; (410) 785-1414
Aug 11-13, 2000 Chicago Metro Abilities Expo  The one show for assisted living products and services. This exposition features a wide variety of products, including vans, wheelchairs, daily living aids, clothing, and much more.
Labor Day
Weekend,
2000
Providence, RI RIde the Wave 2000  National Self-Advocacy Conference, Providence, R.I. at the Convention Center and the Westin and Biltmore Hotels.  Advocates in Action is proud to be the host for the Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered National Self-Advocacy Conference!!
Sept 22-24, 2000 Washington, D.C. Metro Area Abilities Expo  The one show for assisted living products and services. This exposition features a wide variety of products, including vans, wheelchairs, daily living aids, clothing, and much more.
Sept 26-28, 2000 Granada, Spain XXX Congress of the European Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Therapies (EABCT). A large association with more than 12,000 members.
Oct 5-6, 2000 Sacramento, CA 14th Annual Supported Life Conference  "Inclusive Communities - The Journey of Dreams" 
Preconference:
Oct 17-18, 2000
Conference:
Oct 19-21, 2000
Twin Cities, MN Closing the Gap: Computer Technology in Special Education and Rehabilitation  The complete event includes two days of day-long preconference workshops followed by three days (October 19-21, 2000) of over 150 one- and two-hour presentations, along with many commercial exhibitors.  Topics will cover a broad spectrum of technology as it is being applied to all disabilities and age groups in education, rehabilitation, vocation, and independent living.
The Radisson South Hotel, 7800 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington,Minnesota and the adjacent Hotel Sofitel.
507-248-3294 or email info@closingthegap.com
Oct 20-22, 2000 New England Abilities Expo  The one show for assisted living products and services. This exposition features a wide variety of products, including vans, wheelchairs, daily living aids, clothing, and much more.
November 10-12, 2000 Atlanta, GA World Congress & Exposition on Disabilities  Sponsored by Allergan, Inc., Sigma Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc. WCD is a trade forum exhibiting products and services for people with disabilities, their families, caregivers and the professionals who work with them.
Dec 1-3, 2000 Northern CA Abilities Expo  The one show for assisted living products and services. This exposition features a wide variety of products, including vans, wheelchairs, daily living aids, clothing, and much more.
Dec 6-9, 2000 Miami Beach, FL "Moving the Edge"  TASH yearly conference, Fontainebleau Hilton Resort and Towers, technology, strategies, information and much more! 25th Anniversary, redefine the cutting-edge of the future for the full inclusion of people with disabilities.
Jan 24-27, 2001 Orlando, FL Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Conference  Current assistive technology products and services from around the world.

One of the best sites for State and National resources is the NICHCY. This includes great up-to-date conference and training info.

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