We invite you to participate in this international conference on intellectual disabilities. The conference themes are:
-Inclusive Schools and Education
-Employment Opportunities and Strategies
-Healthcare Systems and Services
-Community Living and Supports
Of particular importance at this conference will be the comparison of US and Nordic approaches to these themes. Speakers will address similarities and differences between the systems, highlighting areas of future collaboration.
Request for Papers/Presentations The 2011 international US-Nordic Conference on Intellectual Disabilities invites applications for papers and formal presentations. The papers
must address one of the four conference themes: Inclusive Schools and Education; Employment Opportunities and Strategies; Healthcare Systems and Services; Community
Living and Supports. When possible, a presentation on the US perspective will be paired with a presentation on the Nordic perspective. All presenters, except for the invited plenary
speakers, will be required to register for the conference.
The conference will be held at Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota, USA. This university has approximately 3,500 students and is located in north central North Dakota, about 45 minutes from Canada. Minotís population is 37,000 and the surrounding area is primarily agricultural and rural prairie.
Participants will use the Minot State University Conference Center, a modern facility for presentations and interactions. There are areas for formal presentations, small group sessions, and informal discussion spaces. Wireless internet connectivity is available. A coffee shop, snack bar, and two cafeterias are located in the building. In addition, the Conference Center is in close proximity to several local hotels.
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