Books and Publications
Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development Journal (DCIDJ) is an open access journal that publishes high-quality evidence-based information to address the needs of practitioners, policy makers and organisations of and for persons with disabilities. The journal aims to enhance knowledge in the field of disability by publishing information that improves current knowledge and programme implementation. From 1997 (former name Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal) till date, DCIDJ has developed a readership base in 91 countries.
With poetry from over 50 poets, the Perspectives Anthology through the art of poetry, conveys different points of view or perspectives concerning the autism spectrum and other neurological, psychological, social, and communicative disabilities.
“He Talks Funny” is about a child with special needs and the people who learn and grow from their experience with him. First-time author Jeanne Buesser is the parent of two special needs children, and President of the Apraxia Network of Bergen Country, a grassroots, non-profit organization for children with speech impairments.
The Journal is an international, refereed publication dedicated to exploring ways to improve learning and schooling for all children. Articles in the Journal will focus on analysis, use, research and practice related to the Eight Principles of Whole Schooling listed in the graphic on the right. See the website of the Whole Schooling Consortium for information.
Conferences, Seminars, and Other Events
February 7-9, 2016, San Antonio, TX—The American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) is the only national membership organization representing the interests and needs of therapeutic recreation specialists, also known as recreation therapists. Recreation therapists are healthcare providers who plan, direct, deliver, and evaluate recreation-based interventions for individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions.
The 2nd World Security Summit 2015 is the world's premier summit concentrating on the Security issues happening around us across the globe. A lot of panels were also dedicated to the updates of legal topics such as privacy, computer forensics, critical facilities security, data and database protection, payments security and cryptography.
April 16, 2016 at the UH Manoa Campus Center, Oahu—SPIN is proud to present our 30th annual conference for families of children with disabilies and their helping professionals! Join us for interactive workshops, community display tables full of information and resources, awards luncheon and a day of networking and support.
The ATS International Conference will be held in San Francisco, CA, from May 13-18, 2016. ATS 2016 will offer the latest information on clinical, basic, and translational science in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.
June 30-July 3, 2016: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Denver
The Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO), sponsored by the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), provides the most current, clinically relevant and evidence-based information on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. The ISO is unique in that it is the only professional meeting in the US that encompasses all medical disciplines and specialties involved in the treatment of patients with and at risk for osteoporosis and related fractures.
Alexander Freeman—maker of featured Pac Rim films 'The Last Taboo','I Care: A Documentary about Independent Living,' and 'Meet Annabelle'; the order of the other two don't matter) Learn more about Alexander
Damien Delrusso—Piano Player, Piano Tuner, Songwriter. Learn more about Damien
News and Events
ABILITY Magazine and ABILITY Awareness held the first panel on Social Media at the United Nations during the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. Learn more about this panel
Founded in 1903, the American Political Science Association is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 13,000 members in more than 80 countries. With a range of programs and services for individuals, departments, and institutions, APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe to deepen our understanding of politics, democracy, and citizenship throughout the world.
Autism Canada has been the hub of knowledge and understanding about Autism Spectrum Disorder in Canada since 1976. Our mandate is to work collaboratively with our provincial and territorial organizations, associations and societies to champion ASD priorities. We curate the exchange of information between individuals with ASD, families, professionals, researchers, governments and the public. Autism Canada actively encourages the sharing of best practices and programs, and advocates passionately for Canadians living with autism.
Disability.gov connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing. You can also find organizations in your community to help you get the support you need.
Since 2005, the Disability Research Forum (DRF) has been busy fostering informal networks of disability scholars by providing researchers with opportunities to present their work in a friendly and encouraging environment. This forum began as a way of disseminating the details of DRF seminars and related events. However, it has quickly become the platform for a virtual network of disability scholars, researchers, disabled people and disability activists from around the world.
DRF supports Disabled Persons Organizations in the developing world to take the lead in advocating for the human rights of persons with disabilities at local and national levels, utilizing the mechanism of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center is funded by the Office of Special Education Programs to improve state early intervention and early childhood special education service systems, increase the implementation of effective practices, and enhance the outcomes of these programs for young children and their families.
The FWSA is a UK and Ireland based network promoting feminist research and teaching, and women’s studies nationally and internationally. Through its elected executive committee, the FWSA is involved in developing policy on issues of central importance to feminist scholars in further and higher education, supporting postgraduate events and enabling feminist research. Committed to raising awareness of women’s studies, feminist research and women-related issues in secondary and tertiary education, the FWSA liaises regularly with other gender-related research and community networks as well as with policy groups.
The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.
Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing without a bias towards communication modes or methodology. We’re a parent-driven, non-profit organization providing families with the resources, networks, and information they need to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children. Our outreach activities, parent/professional collaboration, and advocacy efforts are focused on enabling Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children to reach their highest potential. Check out Hands and Voices Hawaii on Facebook
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit organization of over 6,000 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.
HealthWrights is a non-profit organization committed to advancing the health, basic rights, social equality, and self-determination of disadvantaged persons and groups.
The Human Rights Commission was set up in 1977 and works under the Human Rights Act 1993. Our purpose is to promote and protect the human rights of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand. We work for a free, fair, safe and just New Zealand, where diversity is valued and human dignity and rights are respected. In this section you can find out more about who we are, what we do and why.
The International Planned Parenthood Federation is a global service provider and a leading advocate of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for all.
NACCHO’s vision is health, equity, and security for all people in their communities through public health policies and services. NACCHO’s mission is to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local health departments in order to ensure the conditions that promote health and equity, combat disease, and improve the quality and length of all lives.
As a national technical assistance center funded by the federal Department of Education, NCDB works to improve the quality of life for children who are deaf-blind and their families.
The Federation of Disability Information Centres (NZFDIC) promotes and supports the local provision of generic disability information and referral services that are community integrated, needs driven and focused on achieving the aims of the New Zealand Disability Strategy Document.
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet. The web portal PHPartners.org helps public health practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students quickly find and access data, tools, and resources for public health practice.
Sight and Life is a nutrition think tank and humanitarian initiative. We care about the world’s most vulnerable populations, and exist to help improve their nutritional status. Acting as their advocates, we guide original nutrition research, disseminate its findings and facilitate dialog to bring about positive change.
University Laboratory School (ULS) is a public charter school serving two interlocking missions: to design and deliver the best possible education to our own students, and to serve the educational research and development community as a seedbed for innovation. Our school serves as a site for researching, developing, and demonstrating best practices in teaching, learning and assessment in grades K-12 while providing high quality education for all our students. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about ULS.
Dedicated to opening hearts, minds, and doors for people of all abilities in the United Methodist Church.
The mission of the Women’s Fund of Hawaii is to support innovative, grassroots programs that empower women and girls in Hawaii.
In partnership with New York University and the New York City Department of Transportation, this research study aims to understand the expectations and experiences of the accessibility of New York City as a travel destination. Your participation in this questionnaire is voluntary. In order to participate, you must be 18 years of age or older and not currently reside within New York City limits. The questionnaire will range from 3 to 23 questions, will take approximately 8-12 minutes to complete in full, and is compatible with a screen reader.
The primary focus of the Disabled World web site is to provide up to date information via our informative articles, disability news and educational videos.
Focuses on international human rights, women’s rights, disability rights, and human rights advocacy and scholarly research in these areas.
Down Syndrome International: Will you “Let us in?”
Down syndrome international presents the global video event “let us in!” in partnership with 45 countries for world down syndrome day 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLx0rl2sCzM.
National Association of County & City Health Officials
NACCHO’s vision is health, equity, and security for all people in their communities through public health policies and services. NACCHO’s mission is to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local health departments in order to ensure the conditions that promote health and equity, combat disease, and improve the quality and length of all lives. Learn more about NACCHO