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Your UCP: National September 08, 2003
Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events: General Conferences/Trainings

National Events
Meals on Wheels Association of America
September 02, 2003 - Sep 5, 2003
Come to Learn; come to network: Join MOWAA for the most outstanding training available. Learn the most up-to-date nutrition information; learn about technology and how it can make a positive impact on your program; learn about fundraising techniques that you can use; learn about marketing your program and recruiting and retaining volunteers.

For more information, please visit the Web site.

57th Annual Meeting of the AACP&DM
September 10, 2003 - Sep 13, 2003
The 57th Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACP&DM)will be held in Montreal, Canada.

For more information, please visit the Web site http://www.aacpdm.org/home.html or send an email to: raymond@aaos.org
Updated: 04/11/2003

Georgia's Vision Superconference
September 11, 2003 - Sep 13, 2003
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel
Macon, GA
Please visit the conference Web site for more information.
Updated: 08/22/2003
Children’s Hospice International
September 14, 2003 - Sep 17, 2003
Join the Children's Hospice International for its 15th World Congress. This year's event will be held in Alexandria, VA. New and innovative programs from around the world will be featured, including the CHI Program for All-Inclusive Care for Children and Their Families™ (CHI PACC®).

For more information, please call 800-2-4-CHILD or visit the Web site.
Updated: 06/04/2003

MAXIMUS Ticket to Work-Manhattan
September 18, 2003
The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program gives SSA disability beneficiaries the opportunity to achieve steady long-term employment by providing them greater choices and opportunities to go to work if they choose to do so. This conference is designed to assist public and private sector managers, program and business developers, local policy-makers and administrators in understanding the impact of the Ticket to Work legislation and to educate organizations on the value of becoming an approved Employment Network and the revenue opportunities available. Identical morning and afternoon sessions are hosted for your convenience. Registrations are requested, but walk-ins are welcome.

For more information, please call 1-866-968-7842.

Updated: 04/11/2003

World Congress and Expo on Disabilities
September 18, 2003 - Sep 20, 2003
For more information, please visit the WCD Web site.
Updated: 04/11/2003
From Basic Motor Control to Functional Recovery
September 20, 2003 - Sep 24, 2003
Conference topics include: Pathophysiology of Posture -Movement interaction: spinal cord dysfunction, basal ganglia dysfunction, cerebellar dysfunction, cortical dysfunction. Are adaptive changes to specific Brain Injury always benefit the Patient, (how should we treat them)? Mechanisms for disturbed posture and movement coordination. In Parkinson's Patients; In hemiparetic patients, and in Cerebral Palsy children.

For more information, please visit the Web site http://www.laps.univ-mrs.fr/~gantchev or send an email to: nick.gantchev@wanadoo.fr
Updated: 04/11/2003

National Summit on Creating Caring Communities
September 21, 2003 - Sep 23, 2003
AoA invites you to attend the National Summit on Creating Caring Communities. Position yourself and your organization to meet the needs of today’s older Americans, the coming wave of aging Baby Boomers, and a sea of change in racial and ethnic diversity. Get ready for change. Join us this September at the National Summit! We encourage you to mark your calendar for the National Summit if you are:
  • An aging, health, and long-term care provider, practitioner, or professional;
  • An educator;
  • A policymaker; or
  • Represent a consumer organization

For more information, please visit the conference Web site.

Child Neurology Society Annual Meeting
October 01, 2003 - Oct 4, 2003
This year's meeting will be held in Miami, Florida.

For more information, please visit the Web site http://www.childneurologysociety.org or send an email to: nationaloffice@childneurologysociety.org
Updated: 04/11/2003

24th Annual Augmentative Communication Conference
October 02, 2003 - Oct 3, 2003
Wynfrey Hotel
Birmingham, AL

For more information, please contact UCP of Greater Birmingham at 205-944-3939.
Updated: 08/22/2003

Council for Children with Behavioral Disorder Conf
October 02, 2003 - Oct 4, 2003
This year's Council for Children With Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) International Conference will be held in St. Louis, Missouri.

For more information visit the Web site http://www.ccbd.net.
Updated: 04/11/2003

National Rehabilitation Association Annual Confere
October 02, 2003 - Oct 5, 2003
Opryland Hotel
Nashville, TN
For more information, please visit the conference Web site.
The SPRY Foundation National Conference
October 02, 2003 - Oct 4, 2003
The purpose of the conference is to elevate awareness in the family caregiving community to the rapidly increasing importance of computer-based technology in helping support quality caregiving for older Americans.

For further information, please consult the SPRY Foundation Web site.

Disability Action & Advocacy Conference
October 03, 2003 - Oct 4, 2003
The disability community in California and throughout the United States is facing unprecedented civil rights attacks.

In order to combat these attacks, the disability community throughout California needs to coordinate their efforts towards a common purpose and create a "toolbox" of effective strategies. "RESPECTABILITY: Action and Advocacy Conference" will be THE event for the disability community this year.

The conference will achieve several purposes:

  1. Bring members of the disability community together to establish working relationships and networks
  2. Focus on youth in the disability community to prepare them to take the movement into the future
  3. Teach advocates where we stand on major issues facing the disability community, including health care, civil rights, education, and community-based services
  4. Improve participants' understanding of the various mechanisms for social change, such as community organizing, legislative advocacy, media campaigns, and litigation
  5. Learn from other civil rights movements (e.g., women's movement, labor movement) about their strategies and how we can use them for our cause
  6. Identify long-range goals and strategies for the disability movement in California that we can all work towards in our own communities.

Updated: 07/14/2003
2003 of AAPM&R Annual Assembly
October 09, 2003 - Oct 12, 2003
The 2003 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Annual Assembly will be held in Chicago, Illinois.

For more information, please visit The Web site http://www.aapmr.org or send an email to: dcantalupo@aapmr.org
Updated: 04/11/2003

New Directions in Dementia Conference
October 09, 2003
Dementia has become the big fear for many in the 21st Century. Already affecting 18 million people across the world, the number is set to double over the next 25 years having a devastating effect on the lives of carers as well as people with dementia themselves, and setting a major challenge for governments, health, housing and care organisations throughout the world.

As we learn more about the nature of dementia and its impact on people’s lives, significant changes are happening in the way services are provided to assist people with dementia and help them and their carers to have more control over their lives.

This major European conference will be a showcase for services at the cutting edge of care, highlighting new directions and successful innovations in this field.

For more information, download the Conference PDF.
Updated: 07/14/2003

The 20th International Conference
October 15, 2003 - Oct 17, 2003
The 20th International Conference of the Alzheimer's Disease International Dementia Care in an Aging Society: sponsored by The Alzheimer's Association Japan will be held at the Kyoto International Conference Hall, Kyoto, Japan.

For more information, please visit the conference Web site or send an e-mail.

Closing the Gap
October 16, 2003 - Oct 18, 2003
For more information, please call (507) 248-3294 or send a fax to(507) 248-3810. You may also send an email to info@closingthegap.com or visit the Web site at http://www.closingthegap.com

Updated: 04/11/2003
Save the Date: Annual ADA Update Conference
October 16, 2003 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speakers willinclude Federal agency experts and state agency representatives.

For more information, please visit the ADA Web site.

Women With Disabilities and Allies Forum
October 17, 2003 - Oct 19, 2003
American Association of people with disabilities (AAPD) and National Organization for Women (NOW) will present a "Women with Disabilities and Allies Forum."

Bethesda Hyatt Regency Hotel Bethesda, Maryland. For more information, plese call the hotel at 301-657-1234.

AAPD and the National Organization for Women (NOW) are co-sponsoring a forum, which is being designed to foster the discussion among and bring together women living with disabilities, disability rights activities, other feminists, and supportive allies from across the country.

Look for more news in March, please check back then for detailed information.
Updated: 05/15/2003

Health Care for the Homeless and Marginally Housed
October 22, 2003
Presented by The PRIDE Institute of the Department of Community Medicine at St. Vincent's Hospital wishes to announce its This one day conference will be held October 21, 2003, at the Yale Club, in New York City.

For further information, please contact Janice Kryshka at the PRIDE Institute, 212-604-3733.

ASA international Conference on Care Management
October 26, 2003 - Oct 29, 2003
With market and political pressures for formal systems of health and community-based care greater than ever before, care management has assumed a leading role in serving older adults around the globe. Simultaneously the advent of unprecedented aging populations is causing the recasting of social and welfare systems at every level of service delivery systems. Yet issues remain to be addressed that will continue to shape services.

These issues include the questions of how care will be integrated across multiple fragmented systems and funding sources. New research and creative models will be necessary to meet the needs of emerging cohorts of elders with vastly different expectations than elders of prior generations. And as societies become more "age aware," there will be universal demands from communities for education, support, access and resources.

For more information, please visit the American Society on Aging Web site.
Updated: 07/14/2003

EEOC: Technical Assistance Program Seminars
October 30, 2003
These seminars are conducted by expert staff from the EEOC. Other Federal and State officials and private attorneys with EEO expertise may also be guest speakers. Seminars emphasize how to prevent EEO problems from developing and how to resolve discrimination complaints effectively when they do arise. Updates are provided on important legal developments and Commission policy and procedures; EEOC's latest initiatives and alternative dispute resolution program are discussed.

For more information, please visit EEOC Web site.
Updated: 06/18/2003

The Consumer Directed Health Care Conference
November 10, 2003 - Nov 12, 2003
This year's conference will be held at the Gaylord Opryland hotel, Nashville, Tennessee.

For general information, please contact: Skip Brickley, 804-225-7422 x200 skip@cdhcc.com

For CDHCC Exhibitor and Sponsor information, please contact: Heather McHugh, 804-225-7422 x211, heather@cdhcc.com

Visit our Web site for further information: www.cdhcc.com
Updated: 04/30/2003

PartnerShips for Aging
November 12, 2003 - Nov 15, 2003
For more information, visit the PartnerShips for Aging Web site.
Physical Activity for the Exceptional Individual
November 20, 2003 - Nov 22, 2003
The 32nd National Conference on Physical Activity for the Exceptional Individual will be held in San Diego, CA.

Register by November 1 and receive a $30 Early Registration Discount!

Please mail your pre-registration to CAHPERD, 1501 El Camino Ave., Suite 3, Sacramento, CA 95815-2748, T: 916-922-3596, or visit the NCPAD Web site.
Updated: 07/01/2003

Intl Conf on Aging, Disability, & Independence
December 04, 2003 - Dec 6, 2003
An International Conference on Aging, Disability, and Independence will be held in Washington, D.C. area.

The conference will bring together researchers, practitioners, business leaders and people involved in aging policy issues. Conference tracks include: Assistive Technology; High Technology Applications; Home Modifications and Universal Design; Transportation; Injury Prevention; Business Perspective and Issues; and Consumer Perspectives.

For more information, please visit the Web site.
Updated: 04/11/2003

Assistive Technology Industry Assoc. Conference
January 15, 2004 - Jan 18, 2004
ATIA Conference 2003 will feature over 100 assistive technology exhibitors. Over 50 presentation on topics such as, AAC, blindness, computer access, deaf & hard of hearing, learning and curriculum and much more.

Demos and professional presentations will be given throughout the conference!

Register early for additional discounts. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.atia.org For more information: Contact Shana Peake at (877) 687-2842 or send a fax to(858) 453-8651. You may also send email to info@atia.org

Updated: 04/11/2003

Health Action 2003
January 22, 2004 - Jan 24, 2004
Health Action 2004 is a national meeting of grassroots health advocates.

The date is tentative. For additional information, please visit the Families USA web site or contact Dottie Shanks or 202-628-3030.
Updated: 04/11/2003

Technology, Reading & Learning Difficulties Conf.
January 29, 2004 - Jan 31, 2004
Join your colleagues at the Technology, Reading & Learning Difficulties conference, sponsored by Educational Computer Conferences, Inc., and cosponsored by the International Reading Association. An elite group of educators attend the highly regarded TRLD conference each year for the information and training they know they will receive. The ongoing focus of the Technology, Reading & Learning Difficulties conference is ³Integrating Technology Throughout the Curriculum²- ways to use technology for reading, learning difficulties, staff development, adult literacy, and more.

This year's conference will be held in San Francisco, CA. For more information, please call (888)594-1249.
Updated: 04/11/2003

National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association
February 26, 2004 - Feb 28, 2004
The Thirteenth Annual NMEDA Conference to be held in Dallas, TX presents a showcase of innovative ideas for the mobility equipment industry and provides a broad range of opportunities for educational and professional development.

For more information
(800) 833-0427
Fax: (813) 977-6402
E-mail: nmedajl@aol.com
On the web: www.nmeda.org

Updated: 04/11/2003

Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities
March 29, 2004 - Mar 30, 2004
For more information, please visit the Web site.
Updated: 08/22/2003
AANS Annual Meeting
May 01, 2004 - May 6, 2004
Additional information will become available in the fall. Complete information will be available in January, 2004. As information is available, it will be posted on the AANS Web site.

Updated: 05/22/2003
People in Motion Conference
June 04, 2004 - Jun 5, 2004
People in Motion is Canada's premier event for people with disabilities, seniors with special needs and professionals working in related areas.

For more information, please visit the conference Web site.
Updated: 09/02/2003

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