October 2020


Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois Conference

The Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois is proud to present its first virtual conference via Zoom. Sessions include:

  • Writing Appropriate IEPs and 504 Plans by Matt Cohen, Attorney At Law, LDA of Illinois Professional Advisory Board
  • ADHD, Depression, and Anxiety by Connie Parr, APN, CPNP, Past President of LDA of America
  • Teaching English Learners with Mild Disabilities: Making Good Decisions by Rita Brusca-Vega, Professor Emeritus, Purdue University Northwest
  • Games for Learning by Dr. Meg Carroll, Professor, Saint Xavier University
  • Children Who Become Aggressive: What We Should Do, by Bev Johns, President, LDA of Illinois


World of Possibilities disAbilities Expo

TownMall of Westminster400 North Center St.WestminsterMD21157United States

The World of Possibilities Disabilities Expos are increasing in popularity and are now the region's most important forum for disability-related resources. Everyone within the disabilities community, including children with disabilities and their families, caregivers/service providers, veterans, and baby-boomers should all be there!


Transition to Adulthood Team Empowerment Conference

(4 days)

This conference is for Kansas youth (ages 14-21) who have disabilities and their families. Educators and others who believe all youth should have the opportunity to work, live, and play in their communities are also welcome to attend.

The training is designed to help youth, their families, and others learn about how to prepare for life after high school.

The conference will include resources and the steps to take before and after leaving school including attending college, employment, and living as independently as possible. Real-life stories will be shared by self-advocates who are following their dreams.

The conference also includes basics about the supports and services available from local workforce centers, vocational rehabilitation agencies, and independent living centers to help youth and families navigate the services they need.


Leadership in Disability Law Symposium and Award Celebration

TASH is celebrating those who have made history in the disability field, and who have worked tirelessly in the legal field for equity, opportunity, and inclusion for people with disabilities. A half-day legal symposium will explore Inclusion as a Human and Civil Right: Past, Present, and Future Legal and Advocacy Implications followed by an award celebration honoring Judith Gran for her exceptional leadership in disability law.


International Conference on Special Needs Education and Individual Needs

(2 days)

The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Events will run over a span of time during the conference depending on the number and length of the presentations. With its high quality, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics, and industry researchers.


Spring Into Action Self-Advocacy Conference

Delta by Marriott Hotel939 Third StMuskegonMI49440United States

This conference will empower, educate, and support people with intellectual & developmental disabilities. The conference will be focusing on issues that are important to you and providing tips, tools, and ideas on how to be the best self-advocate you choose to be.

Please join ARC's one-day event for and about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities(I/DD). The ARC Muskegon has long supported people with I/DD to advocate for themselves, and this conference will give you further tools, resources, education, and support to do so.

  • You will learn more about the basics of self-advocacy that will open many new doors.
  • You will learn how to share your opinions and speak up about what is important to you.
  • You will learn how to make a difference for yourself and others.
  • You will meet new people and gain new skills at the same time.


Thompson Policy Institute's DisAbility Summit

The Thompson Policy Institute invites you to the 2020 DisAbility Summit, which will take place virtually. The DisAbility Summit will center around the theme of "Inclusion and Transition: Each Enhancing the Other." Joe Xavier, Director of the California Department of Rehabilitation, will be the keynote speaker addressing transition in his presentation titled "If Not You, Who? If Not Now, When?" The presentation will include issues related to the transition in the time of COVID-19. In addition, Dr. Richard Rosenberg and Linda O'Neal, M.A. will present "Real World Transition Programming Leading to Competitive Integrated Employment."


DRS Virtual Business Summit

This summit is great for any professional who is interested in learning how to contribute to an inclusive workforce working with people with disabilities. Professionals can include, but not limited to: managers, small and large business owners, human resource representatives, training and education developers, CEOs, administrative staff, and more.

Consider joining this event to learn more about the following topics:

  • Employer Experiences
  • ADA and Employers
  • Recruitment & Retention of Individuals with Disabilities
  • Disability Law and Safety
  • Workplace Accessibility
  • Mental Health in the Workplace
  • Substance Abuse
  • Assistive Technology


Top Ten Tips for Teaching Student Veterans from the Classroom to Online

Military veterans transitioning from service to community college bring experiences that can be incredible assets to a classroom along with others that can be barriers to success. Hearing loss, a commonly overlooked disability in the veteran population, is often one of these barriers. The presenters will discuss findings of focus groups conducted with student veterans with hearing loss that provide insight into the unique educational needs of these students and best practices for their success in the STEM classroom and how they can be applied in the online setting.


American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Annual Conference

(6 days)

The ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research, is comprised of the main CORE Conference and the Pre-Conference delivering a total of SIX jam-packed days of evidence-based educational content for the whole rehab team, those with disabilities and caregivers. And now, for the first time in ACRM history, the programming will be accessible from anywhere in the world.  ACRM is making a VIRTUAL event that you will not want to miss.

Presentations include: 

  • Tele Tai Chi: Lessons Learned and Initial Findings from Deploying a Remote, Evidence-Based Exercise Intervention (Tracy Mitzner) 
  • Fall Management Strategies for Wheelchair Users (Laura Rice) 
  • Developing a Gait Speed Measurement Solution for the Clinical Workflow (Brian Jones) 
  • SmartBathroom: Assessing Toilet Transfers with Different User-Selected Grab Bar Configurations (Harshal Mahajan) 
  • Understanding Everyday Activity Challenges for Individuals Aging with Multiple Sclerosis (Wendy Rogers) 


Wisconsin Ability Summit 2020

(9 days)

Session topics include:

  • Supporting workplace mental health
  • Disability supplier diversity
  • Talent acquisition & recruiting through a NextGen lens
  • Leaning into the Disability Equality Index & its long term benefits
  • The intersection of racial equity & disability inclusion
  • Increasing E/BRG collaboration by understanding the power of identity: as an ally, as a person with a disability, as a caregiver, and as a member of various demographic identities
  • Recruiting & accommodating neurodiverse workers
  • Transitioning the workplace into a "new normal" during the COVID-19 pandemic: supporting the physical and mental health of your workforce through accessibility and accommodations


National Comp Virtual Conference

The special one-day event will begin with a dynamic leadership panel highlighting the 7 top challenges facing the workers' comp industry in an uncertain world. This event will feature a special presentation from the Teddy Awards Excellence in Action series, and a rapid-fire panel tackling the talent risks people face within the workers' comp community. This lively, unscripted panel is sure to amuse as well as inform, laying out the top talent challenges and opportunities facing employers and the industry at large.


National Workers Compensation and Disability Conference

The special one-day event will begin with a dynamic leadership panel highlighting the seven top challenges facing the workers' comp industry in an uncertain world. The conference will also feature a special presentation from the Teddy Awards Excellence in Action series, and a rapid-fire panel tackling the talent risks people face within the workers' comp community.


Disability Workforce Inclusion

There is a significant need for skilled employees in the manufacturing industry in Florida. This webinar will showcase employU’s new manufacturing talent pipeline development program that offers the opportunity for businesses to explore the untapped talent pool of people with disabilities. Manufacturers will also learn about the ABLE Network, a B2B/peer-to-peer program for business leaders committed to diversity and inclusion. The network supports businesses that want to educate, empower, and employ Floridians with disabilities, and fosters business-to-business learning and best practices.