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5th IASSIDD Europe Congress Diversity & Belonging: Celebrating Difference

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, Greece

  • 5th IASSIDD Europe Congress Diversity & Belonging: Celebrating Difference

    July 18, 2018 – July 20, 2018


    Diversity & Belonging: Celebrating difference

    July 18 - 20, 2018

    Athens, Greece


    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

Health Social Event ONLY

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  • Social Event ONLY

    June 19, 2017 – June 19, 2017

    Use this to register for social event ONLY.

IASSIDD Asia-Pacific Regional Congress

  • 2017 IASSIDD 4th Asia-Pacific Regional Congress

    November 13, 2017 – November 16, 2017

    Bangkok Thailand

    The Ambassador Hotel

    Inclusiveness and Sustainable Development

    The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) is an interdisciplinary scientific organisation, founded in 1964.

    IASSIDD is a non-governmental member of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

    IASSIDD promotes research and the exchange of information that will enhance the health and quality of life of people with disabilities and their families, and which will assist governments and service providers to develop policy and procedures based on scientific evidence.

    IASSIDD has previously hosted a number of Asia Pacific Regional conferences: Taipei (2005) Singapore (2009), and Tokyo (2013).

    Registration fees will be refunded (less a $US75 administrative fee) for cancellations received in writing no later than October 13th. After October 13th, registration fees are transferable but not refundable.



  • Asia-Pacific 3rd Regional Conference

    August 22, 2013 – August 24, 2013

    The IASSIDD Asia-Pacific 3rd Regional Conference in Tokyo, Japan on August 22-24, 2013 will be held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Conference of the Japanese Association for the Study of Developmental Disabilities August 24 -25.



    Multiformity and diversity: Combining individual care and community-based supports

    ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. To register offline, download and complete this Word document and send it to the address indicated on the form. Do not send it to the IASSIDD email address, as this will result in delays in your registration.

    Onsite registration to this event will NOT be available

    For information about the Social Program and Academic Tours please follow this link.

    Poster Specifications for presenters.

    Participants in the upcoming international conference will represent a variety of fields, such as psychology, medicine, special education, and vocational rehabilitation. Methods of care or support for individuals with developmental disabilities can vary greatly depending on the participants’ specialty. Their interests may cover all the ages from infancy to late adulthood. Therefore, we have selected “Multiformity and diversity: Combining individual care and community-based supports” as the main theme of the conference. Expert ideas and opinions will be showcased in keynote lectures, symposia, and oral and poster presentations.  

    Follow this link for a complete listing of Key Note Speakers

    To see workshops offered by the IASSIDD Academy in conjuction with this event, follow this link.


  • SIRGAID 2011 Round Table

Health Issues SIRG 2017 Conference in Belfast

The IASSIDD Health SIRG Presents

Bridging the gap: from evidence to improved health for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Hilton Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
June 19-21, 2017

For information, please contact

Dr. Laurence Taggart: l.taggart@ulster.ac.uk


Full details of conference to follow shortly

  • Bridging the gap: from evidence to improved health for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities

    June 19, 2017 – June 20, 2017

    Health SIRG Presents

    Bridging the gap: from evidence to improved health for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities

    Hilton Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    June 19-21, 2017
    For information, please contact

    Dr. Laurence Taggart: l.taggart@ulster.ac.uk

    Information to Help Prepare your Poster

    REGISTRATION is closed. Contact Helene Ouellette-Kuntz at helene.kuntz@queensu.ca for assistance.

    Registration Categories and Fees available here.

  • Health Inequity: From Evidence to Action

    November 7, 2013 – November 8, 2013


    For more information click here.

    Update - September 20, 2013 - Click here

    An international conference to create awareness of the health inequalities faced by persons with intellectual disabilities and to translate the available evidence into action plans for policy and practice.

    Registration will begin on March 1 at the following website: http://www.paoheyendael.nl/iassidd

    Registration fees

    Regular: 250 euro before July 1, 285 euro after
    Students and health professional trainees: 175 euro before July 1, 220 euro after


    Abstract submissions closed

DSW Conference

The Disability Support Worker conference is a one day conference designed to provide frontline workers with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills that will enhance the quality of services to people with disabilities.  Disability Support Workers play a critical role in quality services and supports for people with disabilities.  The 2016 World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability is an important opportunity for Disability Support Workers to have direct access to the leading experts in disability from across the world.


The Disability Worker Conference will address topics such as employment, health, challenging behaviour, aging, families and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.  Delegates will primarily be frontline workers in a range of roles in disability services including accommodation, education, and employment.

IASSIDD Americas Regional Congress

  • 2015 IASSIDD Americas Regional Congress

    May 21, 2015 – May 22, 2015

    IASSIDD Americas Regional Congress
    May 21-22, 2015
    Part of the Pacific Rim International Week on Disability and Diversity


    We invite you to join us and participate in one of the more extraordinary events taking place in 2015.  International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) and PacRim have created an action-filled week of opportunities to share and disseminate information and knowledge, network with friends and colleagues from around the globe, and attend workshops and institutes.

    The 2015 IASSIDD Americas Regional Congress, "Inclusive Boundaries" will be held Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    These two days cap a week of opportunities, beginning Monday, May 18 with the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, and continuing on Wednesday, May 20 with workshops sponsored by the IASSIDD Academy and Pac Rim.  We hope you can join us Wednesday evening for a joint reception & dinner at the Honolulu Zoo.  Attendees can get a reduced rate for registering for both conferences, or you may register only for the IASSIDD Congress.


    Our program is now available in .mobi, .epub and .pdf formats. Please follow this link to a dropbox from which the program can be downloaded.


    May 21

    May 21

    May 22
    8:30 – 9:30

    May 22




    • follow this link for a full listing and registration form for our exciting workshops.

    IASSIDD would like to thank our sponsor, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for their generous support of this event.

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Test Conference

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  • Test 1

    August 13, 2017 – August 19, 2017

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