Calendar of events. (what's happening).
Stand For Children Day 2001
"BUILDING OUR VOICE AND VISION FOR ALL CHILDREN"
Stand for Children Day will consist of town hall meetings across the country to discuss the needs of all local children and to develop a clear vision of how communities should support children and families. It will also include book collections, violent toy trade-ins, and enrollments in the Children's Health Insurance Program. For a schedule of events in your area, contact Stand for Children at: (800) 663-4032; E-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.stand.org.
Amputee Coalition of America (ACA)
11TH ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION
MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN, KANSAS CITY, MO
"Exploring New Frontiers" is the focus of this conference, which will give ACA members the opportunity to network and attend educational sessions and social events. Sessions will include gait analysis, new age technology, diabetes, vascular pain, and workforce/home assistive technology. Exhibits will feature the newest technology available for people with limb loss. Families are welcome. For more information contact the ACA at: (888) 267-5669.
United States Cerebral Palsy Athletic Association (USCPAA)
NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL
CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, NEW LONDON, CT
Individuals from all disability groups will compete in bowling, boccia, cross-country, cycling, powerlifting, track and field, ambulatory soccer, and indoor wheelchair soccer. There will be three divisions: a junior and adult division open to all athletes with disabilities; USCPAA's Junior National and Adult National Championships; and the International Paralympic Committee for powerlifting. For information contact the National Sports Festival office at: (860) 267-6757; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nationalsportsfestival.org.
National Stuttering Association (NSA)
THE 18TH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE NSA
ROYAL SONESTA HOTEL BOSTON, CAMBRIDGE, MA
Leading experts will direct workshops at this convention for families and local professionals to educate them on early diagnosis, effective intervention strategies, teasing, coping skills, and more. Children will explore their stuttering in a fun and safe environment. Activities will be held for school-age children and special events will be held for teens. For more information contact the NSA at: (800) 364-1677; E-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.nsastutter.org.
The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (PWSA)
THE 4TH ANNUAL PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE & 24TH ANNUAL NATIONAL PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME (USA) CONFERENCE
RADISSON RIVERFRONT HOTEL, SAINT PAUL, MN
This conference will provide age-based informational sessions on development, endocrine and growth hormone, dental, nutrition and exercise, education and speech, family dynamics, siblings, and work and residential issues. Special concern workshops will be held and attendees will have the opportunity to speak with leading experts. Family activities and programs for children will also be available. Registration packets can be downloaded from the Web sites: http://www.pwsausa.org or http://www.ipwso.org; or can be obtained by calling the PWSA of MN, Inc., at: (651) 429-6441; or PWSA (USA) at: (800) 926-4794.
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|Date:||May 1, 2001|
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