Events Calendar

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

  • Faith and Disability webinar, The Fellowship of Kindred Minds: Collaborative Pastoral Care with People with Intellectual Disabilities, March 21, 2018 (1-2pm central). Registration Link
  • 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.

  • Abra-ca Dinner with Magic Morgan: Deaf Magic Show and Dinner, by Lovers Lane UMC, Dallas. Order tickets.

  • April 11-12, Building Community Bridges: Conversations on Disability, MTSO. Link to website.
  • 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.

  • Faith and Disability webinar, One Seminary's Initiative: The Graduate Certificate in Disability and Ministry at Western Theological Seminary, April 18, 2018 (1-2pm central). Registration link.

  • Abilities Expo, a free event, May 4-6, 2018, New York. Link to website.
  • May 17, 2018: Global Accessibility Awareness Day is the third Thursday each May. Link to website.

  • Faith and Disability webinar, Ten Years/Ten Lessons: Examining the Top Ten Lessons Learned in the Development of FIN, A Regional Interfaith Networking Organization, May 16, 2018 (1-2pm central). Registration link.
  • Summer Institute on Theology and Disability: June 11-14, 2018, Raleigh NC. Link to website.

  • Abilities Expo, a free event,June 29-July 1, 2018, Chicago. Link to website.

  • July 22-29, 2018: UMCD-UMDHM-ECD-ELDA joint meeting, LasVegas NV. Download schedule and registration form.
  • Abilities Expo, a free event, August 3-5, 2018, Houston. Link to website.

  • Duke Spirituality and Health Workshop, August 13-17, 2018. Link to website.

  • Abilities Expo, a free event, September 21-23, 2018, Boston. Link to website.

  • September 23: International Day of Sign Languages.

  • Abilities Expo, a free event, October 26-28, 2018, San Mateo. Link to website.
  • November 9-10, 2018
    “Come Down to the River” Northeastern Jurisdiction Deaf Ministry Conference, West River MD
  • The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is December 3.
  • March 1: Annual National Day of Mourning for disabled people killed by family members or others. Link to website.

  • 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.

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

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