Events

07/23/2018 to 07/26/2018

NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities. NCIL also envisions a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully. Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming conference!

07/23/2018 to 07/26/2018

NCIL’s 2018 Annual Conference theme is Mobilize: Resistance through Action. For over a year now, members of Congress and aggressive ideologues have tried their hardest to strip people with disabilities of their health and liberty. We have met these challenges head-on and will continue to do so.

Some battles have been won, others lost. We are powerful, and we must share resources,...

07/30/2018

Day-long event focusing on media, governmental, and business perspectives on the future of Americans with disabilities.

08/02/2018

Peer support is one of the core services provided by all centers for independent living (CILs), which are consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential nonprofit agencies that provide individuals with disabilities an array of independent living services. The Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) supports CILs, and during this webinar APRIL staff...

08/03/2018 to 08/05/2018

Even better than Tex-Mex, the Houston Abilities Expo brings you out-of-this-world opportunities. It could be the products and tech. It could be the chance to play sled hockey or dance with Auti Angel. It could be the workshops or connections you make with others in the disability community. It's free so join us and register today.

08/23/2018

The ability to write and express oneself is a necessity in a school environment and a lifelong skill. Each year many students become disengaged with the writing process due to multiple factors. This session will present a continuum of tools to support writing, along with methods to empower and encourage students to write. This fast-paced presentation will look at assessment, access, and...

08/28/2018

Assistive technology departments face the need to redesign services and roles to remain effective in school settings. Restructuring assistive technology departments/services to meet the needs of current school environments requires understanding change forces impacting public education and how those forces impact individual departments/services, such as assistive technology. This presentation...

09/12/2018

Thousands of individuals experience significant disabilities resulting in inability to use their hands and could benefit from hands-free solutions for eating, drinking, typing, working, playing, communicating and environmental access. This 60 minute webinar will discuss and demonstrate over 20 amazing hands free solutions that can be created in minutes for individuals who can simply use their...

09/21/2018 to 09/23/2018

Imagine everything you need, all under one roof! For nearly 40 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the Community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Every event opens your eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to change your life. Where else can you discover ability-enhancing...

09/26/2018 to 09/28/2018

Through shared best practices and research, networking, training, hands-on opportunities and an expansive exhibit hall, conference participants will find information, strategies and products that prove beneficial and, oftentimes, unsurpassed for use in their work and in their lives.

 

Who should attend? Anyone interested in finding practical and readily available AT solutions...

09/28/2018

The Advocate NH Annual Conference is the ONLY conference in New Hampshire by & for self-advocates.

Join us for a day of fun, educational presentations and activities. Gain advocacy skills, meet new people, and learn to be the star of your own life!

Presentation topics to include: Navigating a Mental Health/IDD Dual Diagnosis, Dealing with Bullying,  Staying Safe in Your...

10/04/2018 to 10/05/2018

We are excited to invite you to our 11th annual conference on October 4-5, 2018. This year’s venue will be held in St. Paul, MN. Come to learn from each other and our speakers! We look forward to giving you a warm welcome!

10/09/2018

Communication happens everywhere. Within a home, people communicate with one another for essentially all possible functions – requesting, commenting, arguing, joking, and more! Communication enables individuals to meet functional needs, achieve independence, and attain social connections. AAC users require unique support in order to reach an equal level of communication success. This...

10/11/2018

Speech comprehensibility, how well a child’s speech is understood by a communication partner in a natural context, can be influenced by a number of factors. Children who are poorly understood by some partners or in some contexts may benefit from AAC. Assessment and intervention in this population will be discussed.

10/18/2018

With the advancements in mobile technology, typing is increasingly becoming a common AT solution for many students with writing difficulties. In this webinar we will discuss relevant solutions for typing in the classroom environment, including which kind of tablet or computer to use and appropriate apps and programs that are available on the market.

Using case studies, we will examine...

10/26/2018 to 10/28/2018

Imagine everything you need, all under one roof! For nearly 40 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the Community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Every event opens your eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to change your life. Where else can you discover ability-enhancing...

11/13/2018

Professionals in AT and visual impairments often share knowledge and information about technology with individuals with disabilities, family members and professionals. Presenters use PowerPoint to organize and display their content. Often presenters are unaware that content will not be accessible to all audience members. Careful development of the presentation can ensure that it will be...

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