Events, Conferences and Programs
Below is a select listing of upcoming events and conferences. For a complete listing, go to the NCHPAD calendar at http://www.ncpad.org/events/index.php.
Abilities Expo (See Dates and Locations Below)
Abilities Expo is dedicated to educating and improving the lives of Americans with disabilities, senior citizens, families, caregivers, healthcare professionals, professional therapists, and corporate ADA administrators.
If you have questions or comments please contact Sarah Galbraith at (717) 260-0351. To learn more about Abilities Expo, visit www.abilitiesexpo.com.
2009 Show Dates:
- New York Metro - April 17-19 - New Jersey Expo and Convention Center
- Anaheim - May 29-31 - Anaheim Convention Center
- Chicago - June 25-27 - Schaumburg Convention Center
- Call for Presentations Deadline: February 18, 2009
- Atlanta - November 5-7 - Cobb Galleria Convention Center
Virtual Participation, Chicago Indoor Rowing Championships (CIRC) Adaptive Initiative
The CIRC Adaptive Challenge is now structured to allow virtual participation through any recognized Concept 2 U.S. or Canadian event between January 1 and February 22, 2009. This means competitors do not have to be at CIRC 2009 on February 28, 2009 to qualify for the Adaptive Challenge and a chance to win $200 in 12 adaptive events. There are 2 groups of potential competitors: Open-1,000 meters (prior experience) and Novice-500 meters (first timers).
For more information go to www.ChicagoIndoorRowing.com or call John S. Butsch, CIRC Director, at (773) 525-1030 x203.
Eileen Sweeney Graduate Internship in Disability Policy, National Academy of Social Insurance, Washington, D.C. Application Deadline: March 1, 2009
This nonprofit organization, in partnership with the Children's Defense Fund and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, has established this 12-week internship to assist graduate students aspiring to a career in social policy with a focus on disability.
For more information, go to http://www.nasi.org/info-url_nocat3815/info-url_nocat_show.htm?doc_id=437729
Call for educational presentations, ICAA Active Aging Conference 2009, December 2-5, 2009, Orlando, Florida Deadline: March 2, 2009
Active aging describes individuals who are engaged in life within the six dimensions of wellness (emotional, vocational, physical, spiritual, intellectual, social). The conference is designed to bring practical and relevant information to the fitness and wellness executive and professional.
Session tracks include Best Practices, Management and Leadership, Applied Science, Practice of Programming, and Outdoor Programming. For more information on requested session topics and to download an application, go to http://www.icaa.cc/convention.htm.
National Center on Accessibility (NCA) Training: Accessibility Management for Parks and Recreation, March 31 - April 3, 2009, Bloomington, Indiana
This NCA training course is designed to give Accessibility Coordinators in parks and recreation the foundation for implementing an accessibility management program. Sessions will include the characteristics and needs of people with disabilities, legislative mandates and litigation, accessibility standards and common errors, application of Universal Design to park and recreation environments, Program Access, considerations for conducting accessibility assessments, visitor use and marketing, and comprehensive planning.
For course details and registration information, visit http://www.ncaonline.org.
NARHA National Conference & Annual Meeting, November 18-21, 2009, Fort Worth, TX Deadline: April 3, 2009
The theme for this 2009 conference for the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association is Blazing the Trail for 40 Years. Sessions will be offered by colleagues on various aspects of equine assisted activities and therapies.
For more information, go to http://www.narha.org/Conference/2009/Conference2009Home.asp.
2nd Annual Developing Amazing Leaders Paralympic Conference, April 17-20, 2009, U.S. Olympic Training Center - Colorado Springs
This conference will feature nationally recognized keynote speakers, sessions with athletes and coaches from Team USA, coaching, and sport-specific training, assistance with launching a new program, networking opportunities, and receptions and celebrations. Leaders of the Paralympic movement and those who want to start new programs come together to share, learn, and inspire.
Go to http://www.usparalympics.org for more information and to register.
2009 Amputee Coalition of America Annual Conference, June 18-21, 2009, Atlanta, GA
The Amputee Coalition will bring together people with limb loss/limb difference, their families and healthcare professionals for 4 days of education, support, and networking.
Online conference registration and hotel reservations are now available at www.amputee-coalition.org/conference.
National Plan Conference (Physical Activity), July 1-2, 2009, Washington, D.C.
A National Physical Activity Plan that will help Americans become physically active every day is being developed by researchers, healthcare professionals, and educators throughout the U.S. This conference seeks input from policymakers, scientists, healthcare providers, and leaders in public health, education, transportation, media, business and industry, and non-profit organizations. NCHPAD encourages interested parties to attend this conference and/or provide questions and input that ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in this plan.
For more information, go to http://www.physicalactivityplan.org/.
Physically Integrated Dance Summer Intensive, AXIS Dance Company, Summer 2009, Oakland, California
AXIS Summer Intensive is a week-long dance exploration for people with and without disabilities and a wide range of dance levels. AXIS Dancers will teach physically integrated contact improvisation, technique, and composition/performance.
If you are interested in participating in the 2009 Summer Intensive, please send an email with 'Summer Intensive' in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, go to www.axisdance.org.
2010 National Summit on Disability Policy Update¬, National Council on Disability (NCD), July 26-27, 2010, Washington, D.C.
This Summit will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act and will include topics on employment, transportation, housing, education, health care, technology and telecommunications, homeland security and emergency preparedness, international issues, veterans' issues, underserved populations, as well as cross-cutting issues.
Information is coming soon to the following website: http://www.ncd.gov.
Call for Hosts, Inclusive Playgrounds Awareness Event, Inclusive Fitness Coalition (IFC)
The IFC is calling for advocates, community groups, families, and other related organizations to host awareness events focusing on inclusion at various playgrounds across the world. Plan an event in your community and help spread the word and educate others who may not be aware of the benefits of inclusive design and play. Inform the IFC of your plans and let it help disseminate this information. Participating playgrounds/groups will be submitted for possible inclusion in a series of articles for national magazines, in addition to the IFC website and newsletter.
If you would like to host an event, please contact Jessica Madrigal at email@example.com. To find out more about IFC's Inclusive Play Workgroup, go to http://www.incfit.org/node/169.