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2018 Climate and Diversity Conference Able, Active, and Adaptive

Texas A&M University’s Department of Health and Kinesiology’s Climate & Diversity Committee is proud to announce its second annual Able, Active, and Adaptive Climate and Diversity Conference. This conference seeks to promote the inclusion of, and support for, individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities or disorders in enhancing their capabilities. The Conference will be held on March 1, 2019 at the Physical Education Activity Program Building on the campus of Texas A&M University. The mission of this conference is to promote the inclusion of, and support for, individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities and disorders through activities and academia that aim to enhance their capabilities. This student-led conference provides academic and practical presentations, exhibits, and experiences that meet the interests and needs of individuals and groups with physical disabilities, or intellectual disabilities. The committee is seeking applications for presentations that share research, demonstrate an activity, offer an adaptive experience, host a workshop, or present an exhibitor booth.

HLKN Diversity Committee utilizes an established set of criteria during its review of proposals. This includes, but is not limited to, the overall quality of the proposal and relevance to the committee’s mission; stature of the speakers within the industry; appeal to general audience.

Theme:

This year’s conference focus is dedicated to educating the community about adaptive processes, activities, products, services and organizations for a healthy lifestyle and optimal quality of life. This conference seeks academic and practical presentations and exhibits that meet the current interests and needs of individuals and groups with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Goals:

  • Promote activity for people of all ages and abilities
  • Engage the community in demonstrations and experiences
  • Launch community involvement by introducing participants to program coaches
  • Discuss how to create and adapt programs for individuals with disabilities
  • Connect academics, practitioners, organizations, and students for research and service opportunities

Additional information regarding directions, travel, lodging, and parking will be available closer to the conference date.

 

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