Events in October 2006

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EDbN V European Family of Deafblind Conference 2006 LISTEN TO ME 3 “Parent Power”

Catalonia, Spain, October 1 – 6, 2006

The conference will have specific activities organized by the EDbN for parents and for deafblind people and organized by the Siblings network for siblings. The most important organizations in the Deafblindness field give their support to the event.

The Future of Disability Statistics: What We Know and Need to Know

Arlington, USA, October 5 – 6, 2006

This two-day conference will (a) present statistics on the characteristics and status of working-age people with disabilities as derived from current survey and administrative data, and (b) explore options for improving future data collection and data distribution.

3rd International Forum on Disability Management

Brisbane, Australia, October 8 – 10, 2006

It will offer an opportunity to gather general knowledge during the plenary sessions and undertake targeted actions at parallel workshops. Subjects will be reviewed from many different angles. It should be of interest and relevance to many, including representatives of business, labour, government, disability management and return to work practitioners, insurers, medical rehabilitation specialists, allied health professionals, human resource personnel, recruiters, researchers and individuals from the disability community.

2006 Assistive Technology Conference

Hong Kong, China, October 10 – 12, 2006

The conference will exhibit AT and prosthetic products that show their usage in the lives of people with disabilities in these tracks: Education and Technology, Employment and Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Quality of Life Issues (disability rights) , Aging and Technology, and Accessibility.

Children with Disabilities: What about their rights?

Sion, Switzerland, October 10 – 14, 2006

The issues tackled by this Seminar will be the WHO definition of disability, the national and international protection tools like the future UN Convention and CRC General Comment, as well as specific issues like education and training, family, institutionalization, participation, environment (work, architecture, training), positive and negative discrimination. The conference is organized jointly with Pro Infirmis, a Swiss specialized assistance organization in favour of disabled people. It combines theory and practice in the form of lectures and workshop sessions. Outlined solutions with relevant examples will be presented.

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Fourth World Conference on the promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Mental and Behavioural Disorders, “Developing Resilience and Strength across the Life Span”

Oslo, Norway, October 11 – 13, 2006

The aim of this conference is to support professionals, scientists, advocates, user organizations and policy makers worldwide, in their collective efforts to promote mental health and to prevent mental disorders in their communities and countries.

FIMITIC Seminar on “Advancing Disability Rights in Europe – People with Physical Disability in the countries of South Eastern Europe”

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) , October 12 – 15, 2006

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“Biljana Manevska” (

Connecting People and Community Through Technology

Perth, Australia, October 17, 2006

The conference will have the theme Connecting People & Community Through Technology and aims to enable participants to understand how the application of technology can allow inclusion of all people into everyday activities, home, school, work and leisure by:

  • Increasing awareness of the potential of technology;
  • Presenting new developments and research;
  • Sharing information and exchanging ideas;
  • Providing resources, product information and a trade display.

24th Annual Closing The Gap Conference

Minneapolis, USA, October 17 – 21, 2006

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. People with disabilities, special educators, rehabilitation professionals, administrators, service/care providers, personnel managers, government officials, and hardware/software developers will share their experiences and insights at what has become known as the most significant networking experience of the year — the annual Closing The Gap Conference. The complete event includes two days (October 17-18, 2006) of day-long preponderance workshops followed by three days (October 19-21, 2006) of over 200 one- and two-hour presentations, along with many commercia exhibitors.

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UN ESCAP Workshop on Self-help Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and Related Family and Parents Association: towards the mid- review of the Decade of Disabled Persons in 2007

Bangkok, Thailand, October 18 – 20, 2006

ESCAP serves as the United Nations’ regional hub promoting cooperation among countries to achieve inclusive and sustainable development. It is the largest regio...

19th CEFEC Conference – the social economy and employment of people with mental health problems

Sevilla, Spain, October 19 – 21, 2006

The conference brings together employees (users of mental health services), members, mental health professionals and managers to exchange views and practices on social issues, the promotion of community awareness, the employment of people with psychosocial problems, and the organization, management and financial issues of Social Firms and social co-operatives.

18th Annual Meeting of European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD)

Barcelona, Spain, October 19 – 21, 2006

8th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers & Accessibility

Portland, USA, October 23 – 25, 2006

The conferences is aimed at providing a technical forum for presenting and disseminating innovative research results that address the use of computing and information technologies to help persons with disabilities.

ASK-IT International Conference – “Mobility for all-The use of Ambient Intelligence in addressing the mobility needs of people with impairments: the case of ASK-IT”

Nice, France, October 26 – 27, 2006

This conference marks the two year point of this EU research funded project and the conference will provide the opportunity to take stock of the progress made in ASK-IT so far. It will also provide a unique occasion for different stakeholders, whether it be telecom providers, industry, user representatives, research institutes or local authorities, to gather together to discuss the role of Information Communication Technology in aiding and improving the everyday lives of mobility impaired people. It will include high level speakers and experts from around the world who will look at various issues, such as making content accessible, accessible tools and Ambient Intelligence. The conference will provide state-of-the-art information on accessibility initiatives in Europe and beyond.

World Congress on Controversies in Obesity, Diabetes and Hypertension

Berlin, Germany, October 26 – 29, 2006

This congress is intended to be the exclusive forum where world imminent experts will convene to share and compare their experiences with the goal of delineating the right treatment for patients suffering from more than one of these common disorders. This congress is designed to provide an effective forum for discussing and debating these unresolved controversies, by allowing leading speakers ample time to present conflicts and their effects on patients, while also allowing the participating audience enough time to discuss and propose informed views.

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World Autism 2006 Conference

Cape Town, South Africa, October 30 – November 2, 2006

This congress offers two full days and two half days of plenary and concurrent sessions consisting of presentations from individuals with ASD, professionals in the field of ASD and family members from all over the world representing a wealth of knowledge and experience. In addition it provides an excellent platform for networking, the exchange of ideas and the formation of friendships.


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