Events Calendar

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  • The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is December 3.
  • Abilities Expo, a free event, February 22-24, Los Angeles. 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.

  • March 28-31, 2019: Deaf Missions Christian Interpreters Conference, information.

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

  • The Accessibility Summit will not meet in 2018. Next conference is April 5-6, 2019. Link to website.

  • Abilities Expo Toronto, April 5-7, 2019. Link to website.

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

  • Abilities Expo, a free event, May 3-5, New York (New Jersey Convention and Expo Center). Link to website.
  • May 16, 2018: Global Accessibility Awareness Day is the third Thursday each May. Link to website.

  • May 20-23, 2019: Summer Institute on Theology and Disability, Holland MI. Link to website.

  • Abilities Expo, a free event, June 21-23, Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. Link to website.
  • July 19, 2019: UMCD South Central Jurisdiction conference, First UMC, Huntsville TX.
    announcement of conference, illustrated with a Rubik's Cube.
  • August 2-4, 2019: Abilities Expo, NRG center, Houston. Link to website.

  • September 23: International Day of Sign Languages.

  • December 13-15, 2019. Abilities Expo, Dallas Market Center. Link to website.

  • August 2-6, 2021
    Fifth Global Methodist Missions Conference, Rio de Janeiro (Teresopolis), Brazil.


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