Events Calendar

Practicing the Wesleyan means of grace though conference, scholarship, and studying

  • The 4th Global Methodist Missions Conference of the Deaf will be August 1-4, 2017, in Waxahachie TX, link for information.

  • Abilities Expo, a free event, will be in several cities. Link to website.
    • August 4-6, 2017, Houston
    • September 8-10, 2017, Boston
    • October 27-29, 2017, San Mateo
    • December 2-4, 2017, DC
    • January 19-21, 2018, Toronto
    • February 23-25, 2018, Los Angeles
    • May 4-6, 2018, New York

  • Room at the Table: Celebrating People of All Abilities, August 13, 2017, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Cannon Chapel, 513 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta. Link to Facebook event site.

  • Duke Spirituality and Health Workshops: August 14-18, 2017, in North Carolina. Link to website.

  • ELDA/UMCD work trip to Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf, September 7-16. Link to website.

  • Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, October 9-11, 2017 in Waikiki Beach. Link to website.

  • WISE Congregations for Mental Health Conference (UCC), October 20, 2017. Link to website.

  • TASH Conference: December 13-15, 2017, Atlanta. Link to website.

  • The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is December 3. Link to website.

  • March 1: Annual National Day of Mourning for disabled people killed by family members or others. Link to website.

  • 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 United Nations General Assembly has designated April 2 each year as World Autism Awareness Day.

  • April 15 is National ASL Day, remembering the first Deaf school opening in 1817. Link to website.

  • The 18th Annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability Conference: Ohio State University, Columbus, April 17-18, 2018. Link to website.

  • May 17, 2018: Global Accessibility Awareness Day is the third Thursday each May. Link to website.

  • Summer Institute on Theology and Disability: June 11-14, 2018, Raleigh NC. Link to website.

  • July 22-29, 2018: UMCD-UMDHM-ECD-ELDA joint meeting, LasVegas NV. Advance information.


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