International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

5th IASSIDD Europe Congress 2018

Call for papers

Deadline January 7, 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