The Academy is an organizational branch of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. It provides volunteer speakers for workshops, lectures, and short courses in countries throughout the world. In carrying out its activities, the Academy works in partnership with local disability organizations.
This first international conference on disabilities in Nigeria brings together policy makers, decision makers, practitioners and stakeholders to discuss evaluate and develop local integrated solutions to disability issues in Nigeria and sub Saharan African. Several side events ranging from art exhibitions, business breakfasts to a celebrity studded red carpet gala night form part of the 4 day event at the prestigious Civic Centre and Boat Club in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Read more
Creating an inclusive society for persons with and without disabllity
Professor of Pediatrics & Obstetrics and Gynecology & Chief of Adolescent Medicine & Young Parent Program at the University of Kentucky.
A seasoned software engineer with over 17 years experience in building mobile and enterprise applications with extensive knowledge in architecting and deploying mobile VAS services, and banking applications for the microfinance industry.
George J. Hagerty is the President of Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida. His appointment to the Beacon post in March of 2013 has returned him to the arena of special education, the focus of his early career with the U.S. Department of Education.
Thorkil is a Danish citizen with residence in Delaware, USA, where he acts as CEO of Specialisterne USA. Thorkil graduated from Aalborg University, Denmark. He worked in the tele communication and IT business areas before founding Specialisterne (The Specialists) in 2003 after his youngest son was diagnosed with autism.
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