• 12th Autism Europe International Congress

    The Autism-Europe international Congress will take place in Nice (September 13-15, 2019). It will focus on the most recent developments in the field of autism, including the analysis of causes, diagnosis, interventions, education, life-long support, employment, rights and policies, as well as the use of new technologies.

    Autism Europe Congress

    This congress aims to share state of the art knowledge and experiences that will make it possible to progress towards an inclusive society for autistic persons.
    A call for abstract is now open, until 31st january 2019.
    More information about the congress and the call for abstracts.

  • Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disability and call for abstracts

    The 31st Annual meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disability will take place in Paris, at the conference centre of la Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (City of Sciences and Industry) of La Villette, from May 23rd to 25th May 2019.

    The conference will provide an opportunity for research teams to exhibit their ongoing research and innovations and for professionals and stakeholders to benefit from cutting edge expertise and knowledge delivered by an international panel of speakers. This conference aims to highlight all forms of innovation, including technology, as well as innovations in treatment and interventions, in healthcare systems, in models of collaboration between children, families and professionals.
    More information are available in the website of the conference

  • TIPS - feedback from the use of the new technologies with children with ASD

    FIRAH and its universities and stakeholders european partners publish TIPS - feedback from the use of the new technologies with children with ASD

    First page TipsThis booklet presents in the following manner: actual problems encountered by  parents and professionals are mentioned, followed by tips from parents and professionals to deal with the problems.

    It gathers answers of children and adolescents with ASD, to their parents, and to professionals working with these children on the use of new technologies. The questionnaires included questions on the digital tools and method of use, the different areas (educational, communication, logic...) in which they were used, appropriation, and specific questions on verbal communication and social interactions. The questionnaires were filled in by 111 professionals, 137 parents, and 90 children or adolescents with ASD, from Belgium, France, Luxembourg, United Kingdom and Switzerland.

    Tips was created through the autism and new technologies program leds by FIRAH and the UEFA’s Foundation for children.
    Access to the booklet.

  • XVIIIe World Congress of the Deaf

    The XVIII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf will take place in Paris, France from 23 to 27 July 2019.

    The theme of this 18th congress will be « Sign Language Rights for All ». Six theme-commissions are settled : Sign Language & Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, International Co-operation and Development, Technology and Accessibility, and for the first time, commission about Health and commission about Employment.
    A call for abstracts is open until June 15th 2018.

    More information on the the call for abstracts.
    Website of the Congress.

  • EHESS Workshop - New Technologies of Personal Mobility in Comparative Perspective

    The Franco-Japanese Center for Advanced Studies in Paris (CEAFJP) is organizing this workshop around the issue of increasing technological advances for the service industry. This meeting will be an opportunity to set up a transnational dialogue on the theme of the contributions of the sciences of robotics engineering to the field of disability.
    EHESS, 54 boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris, Room 737
    Opening hours: 14h00-17h00
    For more information, click here

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