July 18, 2018 – July 20, 2018
Call for papers
Deadline January 7, 2018
Diversity & Belonging: Celebrating difference
July 18 - 20, 2018
Diversity & Belonging is the theme of the 5th IASSIDD Europe Congress in Athens, Greece, July 18-20, 2018. This theme is a celebration of human diversity, within spaces and places where we feel ‘at home’.
We invite you to submit an abstract (max. 200 words) for oral presentations, poster presentations, roundtables, and demonstrations, addressing one of the following topics in an academic or applied way:
Track 1. Inclusion & belonging
Social inclusion and participation; community building; communication; relationships; mainstreaming; recognition.
Track 2. Collaborative research
Cooperative design; user involvement; creative based methods; alternative methodology.
Track 3. (Family)quality of life
Quality of services and support; quality frameworks; improving standards; (support for) informal caregivers.
Track 4: Arts & representation
(Multimedial) arts; storytelling; disability & media; social media; public awareness.
Track 5. History, identity & rights
Disability history; paradigms & paradigm shifts; stigma and stigma reduction; (self)advocacy; choice;
identity; equity; diversity; exclusion; poverty; legal issues.
Track 6. Inclusive education & employment
Rights, entitlements and access to inclusive education and employment; inclusive teaching and learning; early inclusive education; inclusive post-secondary and life-long learning; training on-the- job; inclusive education, employment and intersectionality; assessment; self-employment.
Track 7. Health & Behavioural issues
Physical and mental health; sensory and physical disabilities; genetics and epi-genetics; medical advances; interventions; health monitoring; health promotion; medication use; challenging behaviour.
Track 8. Policy & practice
Assistance & support; systems of support; (in)formal support; support services; best practices; (inter)national and comparative policies; government and societal support (inter)national and comparative practices; promoting innovation.
Track 9. Living with disabilities
Communication; self-determination, accessibility; early intervention; reasonable adjustments; independent living; living with a special condition (autism, Prader-Willi syndrome, Down syndrome, etc.).
Track 10. Other miscellaneous topics
Other topics that do not fit into the first four nine tracks.
The registration system of the papers will be online October 1, 2017 on www.iassidd.org