Events Calendar

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  • August 2-4, 2019: Abilities Expo, NRG center, Houston. Link to website.

  • UMCD mission to Red Bird, August 11-17, 2019. Reservations due January 15. Link to website. August 16-18, 2019: Cal-Pac Conference National Consultation on the Inclusion of Disability in the Life and Ministries of the UMC in the Philippines, Manila.

  • vent. Link to website.

  • September 23: International Day of Sign Languages.

  • The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is December 3.
  • December 13-15, 2019. Abilities Expo, Dallas Market Center. Link to website.

  • February 21-23, 2020. Abilities Expo, Lost 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.

  • 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.

  • May 29-31, 2020: Abilities Expo, Toronto.

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


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