June 2024


2024 ADARA Conference

(4 days) Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center100 CNN CenterAtlantaGA30303

Join the in-person 2024 ADARA Conference on May 29 to June 1, 2024, in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference theme is Recover, Recharge and Reconnect. This conference is an excellent opportunity to gain new information, share your experiences, and hone your professional skills. At the conclusion of the conference, you will be able to identify new skills and training strategies that can be applied to your professional practice.

ADARA conference participants represent professionals in the fields of vocational rehabilitation services and behavioral health, including research, independent living, education, interpreting, transition, etc. At the end of the conference, participants from each service field will be able to integrate their service specialty with at least one other related service.  

ADARA also acknowledges that services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind persons are scarce; therefore networking is critical in sharing strategies and resources. When the conference is over, participants will be able to list at least three new connections made to other professionals and other agencies serving individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind and describe how these relationships may be of benefit to them.

Communication access is another critical factor that affects ADARA members. At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be able to differentiate strategies for providing effective communication to consumers they work with in a variety of settings, as demonstrated in plenary and workshop sessions.


TIC-CON 2024

(4 days) Hilton Anatole2201 N Stemmons FwyDallasTX75207

Get ready for TIC-CON24, the TAA’s annual national conference that brings together the community of people impacted by Tourette Syndrome, Tic Disorders, and associated conditions. Happening in Dallas, Texas, from May 30 – June 2, 2024, this year’s TIC-CON is the perfect weekend for learning, connecting, and fun.  

Join your community for a wonderful weekend where you’ll learn new skills, explore new research and treatment options, and make friends that will last a lifetime.


National Disability Rights Annual Conference

(4 days) Crystal Gateway Marriott1700 Richmond HwyArlingtonVA22202

Each year the staff of the nation’s disability rights agencies joined by board members, mental health advisory councils, colleagues, disability advocates, attorneys and federal partners gather together for intensive training, hard work, collaboration….and a bit of fun!

With dozens of training sessions and networking opportunities galore, #NDRN2024 is a wonderful place for participants to build skills, renew and deepen your commitment to equality for people with disabilities and meet, network with, and learn from experts from around the country.


2024 PTI Conference

(4 days) Holiday Inn Portland-by the Bay88 Spring StPortlandME04101

The 2024 Postsecondary Disability Training Institute (PTI) Collaborative on Postsecondary Education and Disability Conference will be taking place from June 4th – 7th in Portland, Maine. Come learn skills you’ll use every day. The objective of the Training Institute is to assist concerned professionals to meet the unique needs of college students with disabilities. Participants can select sessions about a wide range of cutting-edge topics in variety of formats, including 3-day strands, single sessions, poster presentations and pre-institute sessions. All formats provide participants with in-depth information and adequate time for questions and follow-up activities. 

 Participants also have opportunities to share information and network with each other at various activities throughout the week.


NAMICon 2024

(3 days) Sheraton Downton Denver Hotel1550 Court PlDenverCO80202

NAMICon is where hundreds of dynamic and important voices unite to improve mental health for all through mental health awareness, education and advocacy. It's where personal journeys are celebrated, positive change takes root, and new connections and community cultivate a safe space, fostering support, hope, and healing. There is something for everyone at NAMICon—whether you are living with a mental health condition, caring for someone who is, a NAMI grassroots leader, a mental health professional, or just starting on your mental health journey.

Come ready to attend over 50+ engaging sessions exploring important mental health topics and issues that matter most to you. Join dynamic discussions that challenge your thinking and share invaluable knowledge. Be inspired by meaningful moments and leave with new insights, tools and resources, that will reignite your passion for change.


The Intersection of AI and DEI in Accessibility

Join this webinar to discuss the exciting fusion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) principles within the Accessibility realm. This session unlocks the transformative potential of AI in improving accessibility while emphasizing the pivotal role of DEI. This webinar will provide practical insights, real-world examples, and actionable strategies to incorporate AI and DEI into your accessibility practice. Whether you're an accessibility advocate, tech enthusiast, or DEI advocate, this webinar promises an illuminating journey into the future of inclusive technology.


The Power of High Leverage Practices for Exceptional Learners

Fawcett Event Center2400 Olentangy River RoadColumbusOH43210

Join CEC-Ohio and OCCBD for a relaxing day of learning and community with educators, administrators, researchers, students, and school partners from around the state. Their 2024 Summer Conference will feature an amazing keynote speaker, Dr. Elaine Harper, and will have breakout sessions and state updates. Lunch is included in the ticket price, and graduate credit will be available at an additional cost through Malone University Center for Professional Development.


2024 Milestones National Autism Conference

(2 days) Tri-C Corporate College East4400 Richmond RdWarrensville HeightsOH44128

Since its inception in 2003, Milestones’ Annual Autism Conference has strived to be a forum that would best serve the needs of professionals, families, and individuals with ASD, serving the autism community. Over the years, the conference has grown from 400 to 1,000+ attendees, with more than 90 workshops and 50 exhibitors!

Attend this event to learn and connect at the premier autism conference that brings together professionals, families and autistic individuals.


AAIDD Annual Meeting

(3 days) Louisville Marriott Downtown280 West Jefferson StLouisvilleKY40202

The 148th AAIDD Annual Meeting will provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and advocates to come together to explore opportunities, strategies, and challenges related to integrated care, health equity, healthcare access, and health outcomes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Achieving health outcomes for people with IDD across the lifespan in the wake of post-pandemic changes will require strategic planning cross-system collaboration, and multi-disciplinary and tiered systems of support and services, and interagency collaborations.

Theme: Achieving Health Outcomes Across the Lifespan


2024 DADD Summer Symposium

University of Alabama at Birmingham1720 University BlvdBirminghamAL35294

The 2024 DADD Summer Symposium: Inclusive Practices for Students with Autism and Developmental Disabilities will take place on June 13th, 2024 from 9am - 3pm at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Topics include:

  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Academics
  • Strengths-Based Practices 

This symposium will consist of hands-on workshops and lunch is included.


APSE's 2024 National Conference

(3 days) Sheraton and Le Meridian Charlotte555 S. McDowell St.CharlotteNC28204

The APSE community, with a membership of over 2,000 dedicated individuals, firmly believes in acknowledging and valuing each person's unique abilities, promoting a culture of inclusivity and fairness where contributions are recognized and rewarded with fair pay. We understand that employment enriches and adds profound meaning to every life. Embracing diversity in workplaces and communities is a transformative force, enhancing collaboration, and fostering a richer sense of belonging for all.

Main conference: Tuesday, June 18-20, 2024
Pre-conference: Monday, June 17, 2024


Abilities Expo Chicago

(3 days) Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center1551 North Thoreau DriveSchaumburgIL60173

The Chicago Abilities Expo brings you life-changing opportunities. It could be the products and tech. It could be the chance to play quad rugby or meet a mini horse. It could be the workshops or connections you make with others in the disability community.


HLAA 2024 Convention

(4 days) Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd.PhoenixAZ85226

As HLAA’s first-ever event at a resort rather than an urban hotel, next year’s convention in Phoenix, Arizona, promises to be a brand-new experience! This annual event is the largest of its kind, designed to support hundreds of people with hearing loss from all walks of life around the United States. 

Convention Highlights:

  • Hear an engaging high-profile keynote speaker during the General Session.
  • Delve into current scientific advances at our fascinating Research Symposium.
  • Celebrate and connect at the lavish Welcome Back Gala and other social functions.
  • Learn from our exciting educational workshops on a wide range of topics.
  • See product demonstrations of the latest technology for people with hearing loss.
  • Walk through the Exhibit Hall featuring cutting-edge tech and hearing health industry professionals. Free Exhibit Hall-only passes available.
  • Enhance your chapter or state organization at the HLAA Leadership Training.