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Events

  • The Western Social Science Association's 2014 annual national conference will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 2-5, 2014, in Albuquerque. The Section on Chronic Disease & Disability invites presentations on policies, problems, cultural representations, health issues, and experiences that involve people with disabilities and chronic disease. Click here for more information. A call for papers is open until December 8, 2013.

  • The Association for Airline Passenger Rights will conduct its first Air Travel Accessibility Conference in Washington, DC at the Westin Washington DC City Center on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.Click here for more information.

  • The 27th annual meeting of the Society for Disability Studies will be June 11-14, 2014, in Minneapolis. The theme is Disability (and) Sustainability. Click here for more information. A call for papers is open until December 13, 2013.

  • Indiana University Bloomington Department of English will sponsor a conference, "Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind" on March 27-29, 2014. . A call for papers is open until December 16, 2013.

  • The Fourteenth Annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability conference will be "More Important Things," on April 16-17, 2014, at The Ohio State University´┐Żs Columbus CampusClick here for more information. A call for papers is open until January 6, 2014.

  • The second annual "Cripping" the Comic Con 2014 will be April 9-10 in Syracuse NY. Click here for more information. A call for papers is open until January 13, 2014.

  • Pathways to Promise will conduct a conference, "Creating Hope: The Power of Faith Comunities in Mental Health Recovery" on January 15, 2014 in Chicago. Click here for more information.

  • The Performance and Disability Working Group of the International Federation of Theatre Research will conduct a conference at the University of Warwick on July 28-August 1, 2014. Click here for more information. A call for papers is open until January 15, 2014.

  • Walk Right In Ministries Disability Ministry Quarterly Connect Meetings promote networking, idea sharing, prayer support, collaboration and encouragement among local church leaders and individuals in Minnesota's Twin Cities. Click here for more information. Meetings are from 9:30 to 11:30 and no reservations are necessary.
    • January 21, 2014: Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Apple Valley
    • April 15, 2014: New Hope Church, New Hope

  • The Wellcome Collection, London, announces a conference, "Blindness, Technology, and Multimodal Reading" on June 27-28, 2014. Click here for more information. A call for papers is open until February 1, 2014.

  • The Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science (SAHMS) will hold its sixteenth annual meeting from February 27 to March 1, 2014, in St. Louis, Missouri. Click here for more information.

  • Abilities Expo, "enhancing the lives of people with disabilities," will be held in several cities in 2013:
    • Los Angeles, February 28-March 2, 2014
    • Atlanta, March 14-16, 2014
    • New York, May 2-4, 2014
    • Chicago, June 27-29, 2014
    • Houston, July 25-27, 2014
    For more information about Abilities Expo, click here.

  • The Association for Women in Psychology annual conference will be March 6-9, 2014, in Columbus OH with a theme of "The Personal is Political: The Lived Experience of Disability." Click here for more information.

  • The United Nations General Assembly has named March 21 World Down Syndrome Day. This date was chosen because Down syndrome occurs when there are three copies of the 21st chromosome.

  • The Women and Gender Research Collaborative at Texas State University announces "Exploring Gender, Mental Health, and Wellness," a forum for diverse perspectives on issues of gender,mental health, and wellness in the U.S. and around the globe on Friday, March 28, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center, Texas State University, San Marcos. Click here for more information.

  • The Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Antwerp announces a conference. "Do not curse the deaf . . . : Disability in Jewish thought and culture" on March 31-April 2, 2014. .

  • The United Nations General Assembly has designated April 2 each year as World Autism Awareness Day.
    Autism Speaks will conduct the Light It Up Blue observance on that day. Click here for more information.

  • The 45th annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association will feature "This Man...This Monster!: Superheroes, Disability, and Struggles with Normalcy" as it focuses on comic books. Dates are April 3-6, 2014, location is Susquehanna University, Harrisburg PA. Click here for more information.

  • The 2014 Accessibility Summit will be April 4-5, 2014, in Washington DC. Dr. Paula Kluth is keynote speaker. Click here for more information.

  • On April 9 and 10, 2014, Gallaudet University will host a 2-day symposium titled Celebrating 150 Years of Visionary Leadership in Washington, D.C. This gathering of scholars marks the 150th anniversary of access to higher education for deaf students. Click here for more information.

  • The Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association will meet in Chicago, April 16-19, 2014, with an interest in cultural meanings of the body. Click here for more information.

  • United Theological Seminary and Ginghamsburg UMC's 2014 Light the Fire conference, "The Fullness of Christ: A Church for All People" will be May 7-8, 2014. Click here for more information.

  • The Stavanger International Conference on Disability, Illness, and Religion will be May 7-9, 2014, in Norway. Click here for more information.

  • The 2014 International Congress on Medieval Studies will be May 8-11 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. A panel discussion on disability in medieval drama is planned. Click here for more information.

  • Western Michigan University will conduct a conference "Religion, Health, and the Body in North America" on May 15-17-2014. For information, .

  • The Pacific Rim International Forum on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is May 17, 2014, in Honolulu HI. Click here for more information.

  • The 30th Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity will be in Honolulu HI, May 19-20, 2014. Click here for more information.

  • The fifth annual Summer Institute on Theology and Disability will be June 16-20, 2014 in partnership with Highland Park UMC and the Perkins School of Theology in Dallas TX. Click here for more information.

  • The International Conference on Universal Design will be June 16-18, 2014, at the Ingvar Kamprad Design Centre, Lund, Sweden. Click here for more information.

  • The World Summit on Destinations for All will be October 19-22, 2014, in Montreal, PQ. The theme will be "Tourism, Culture, and Transportation for People with Restricted Physical Ability." Click here for more information.

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