International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Upcoming Conferences

5th IASSIDD Europe Congress Diversity & Belonging: Celebrating Difference

5th IASSIDD Europe Congress Diversity & Belonging: Celebrating Difference

July 17 - July 20, 2018

More information and registration here

Wednesday 18 July – Friday 20 July 2018

Tuesday 17 July 2018: IASSIDD Academy pre-conference workshops

Saturday 21 July 2018:Post-conference day for parents,persons with disabilities & practitioners

Venue:Divani Caravel hotel, Athens

Local convenors: Association of Parents Guardians and Friends for Persons with Autism Larissa and Greece and National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Registration is now open, earlybird registration is available until May 31st
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To become an IASSIDD member click here.

Special offer for members: Register 3 and get one free!

We want to support the participation of students and self-advocates at the conference. Members who bring an additional 3 members eligible for the reduced registration fee only pay for themselves and 2 additional people. Please use this great opportunity to bring new people into IASSIDD!

A limited number of rooms have been pre-booked at the conference hotel Divani Caravel hotel. These rooms are available on a first come, first served basis and can only be booked through the IASSIDD website when you register for the conference. Cost for double rooms is 160 euros per night including breakfast.

Early bird registration is available until May 31st!

Registration fees for Athens conference (all fees in USD)

Any person or organization who subscribes to the aims and objectives of IASSIDD is eligible to join as a member. Reduced rate is available to full-time students, individuals or organizations from LAMI-countries (according to the list of the world bank) and individuals how are eligible for financial or social benefits/allowances in their countries or holders of a variety of concession grants/cards.

Cancelation policy
Registration and room fees will be refunded (less a $US75 administrative fee) for cancellations received in writing no later than May 31st. After May 31st, registration fees are transferable but not refundable.

After May 31st we are not able to refund room charges.

Find out mor about IASSIDD Academy Workshop!

Preliminary programme at a glance

Keynote speakers

We are proud to announce Prof. Angela Hassiotis, Prof. Geert Van Hove, Prof. Petri Embregts, Senior Lecturer Katrina Scior and Dr. Katerina Papanikolaou as keynote speakers at the congress.

Angela Hassiotis is a professor of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability at UCL and a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Camden Learning Disability Service/Camden and Islington Foundation Trust.

Feeling at home: a mental health research agenda for and with people with intellectual developmental disabilities and their families.

Geert Van Hove is a full professor and Head of the Department of Special Needs Education at Ghent University.

Title: Disability Studies and citizens with a label of ‘intellectual disability’: how do we tackle some prominent questions concerning Diversity & Belonging.

Petri Embregts is a full professor at the Department of Tranzo (Scientific center for care and welfare) at Tilburg University (The Netherlands) and program leader of the Academic Collaborative Center Living with an Intellectual Disability (empowerment, self-determination, social networks, staff interventions).

Title: Feeling connected, being autonomous. Self-determination is an essential dimension of quality of life. To develop self-determination, autonomy-supportive environments are crucial. This presentation aims to provide more insight in the level of (relational) autonomy and self-determination experienced by people with intellectual disabilities themselves related to the support from formal and informal networks.

Katrina Scior is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at University College London (UCL) ad Director of the UCL Unit for Stigma Research.

Title: Exclusion vs belonging within diverse communities

Dr. Katerina Papanikolaou University of Athens, will speak about Living with autism: perceived needs and strength-based strategies implemented by families.
She will address the support and strategies that parents can implement, and how caring for an autistic child and managing their professional care can affect family quality of life. She will illustrate this from her experience with Greek families.