Events in November 2006

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World Autism 2006 Conference

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

The World Autism Organisation (WAO) and Autism South Africa will organise the 2nd World Autism Congress and Exhibition for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder, families and other direct carers, and researchers, clinicians, therapists, educators, government personnel as well as anyone wishing to understand more about these serious and pervasive disorders. World Autism Congress 2006 offers two full days and two half days of plenary and concurrent sessions consisting of presentations from individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), professionals in the field of ASD and family members from all over the world representing a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Abilities Expo

Northern California, USA, November 3 – 5, 2006
Texas, USA, December 1 – 3, 2006

This is the one show for independent and assisted living products and services. It is the only show will be able to test and comparing products and services offered by state of the art exhibitors. It also offers a full line up of free consumer and professional workshops, offered by leading individuals in the healthcare, education, and retail fields.

Accessing Higher Ground

Boulder, Colorado, USA, November 7 – 10, 2006

This conference is intended for individuals who need to design or provide accessible Web, media, information resources and technology in the academic or business environment. In the past, audiences have included Web designers, assistive technologists, persons with disabilities, disability specialists, faculty, media specialists and programmers interested in accessibility. During the four days of this year’s Accessing Higher Ground (AHG) Conference, over 45 sessions, including hands-on labs and lectures, will be offered on the availability and benefits of accessible media and assistive technology in the university and business setting. The preponderance will include two days of hands-on workshops and lecture sessions. All events will take place at the Millennium Hotel-Boulder.

XIV World Congress : Building an inclusive future : a challenge for globalization

Acapulco, Mexico, November 8 – 10, 2006

The World Congress will open with a celebration of the new UN Convention, recognizing the Government of Mexico for its role in initiating the new convention and we will celebrate the future and our shared commitment to building a better world for all.

NEADS National Conference: Creating Our Future: On Campus and Beyond.

Ottawa, Canada, November 10 – 12, 2006

This conference will be an exciting opportunity for students, consumer advocates, service providers, employers and all others interested in exploring key issues of equal access to post-secondary education and employment opportunities for students and graduates with disabilities.

Genetics of Developmental Disabilities: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 15 – 16, 2006

This symposium will provide up to date knowledge and experience in the genetic background of common causes of developmental disabilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In addition, the symposium will address different medical, social and interventional aspects related to the developmental disabilities. It is a great opportunity to enlighten, enrich and broaden our knowledge in the genetics of developmental disabilities; and will provide a great> environment for interaction and sharing experiences with national and international experts in this field.

World Congress on Disabilities

Philadelphia, USA, November 17 – 19, 2006

During this congress, information and ideas on today’s most important issues will be exchanged between people with disabilities, their families and caregivers, physicians, direct support professionals, allied healthcare professionals, educators and adapted physical education specialists. Each session is designed to inform and inspire while presenting a unique opportunity to learn from and question outstanding experts in their respective fields.

17th Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disability

Monte Carlo, Monaco, November 19 – 22, 2006

This meeting seeks to highlight the social economic value of the accessibility of the built environment in the broader of the SE Europe and Mediterranean. It aspires to develop into a catalyst for the establishment of permanent discussion on accessibility in the area, the cross fertilization of good practice as well as the

12th International Mobility Conference

Hong Kong, China, November 27 – December 1, 2006

It aims to promote professional exchange in Orientation and Mobility training for the visually impaired persons for their better social integration, and arousal of public awareness in the provision of good access facilities for the visually impaired living in the community.


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