5th IASSIDD Europe Congress Diversity & Belonging: Celebrating Difference


Registration and accommodation

Registration for the conference will open shortly and a limited number of rooms have been pre-booked at the conference hotel Divani Acropolis hotel. These rooms are available on a first come, first served basis and can only be booked through the IASSIDD website when you register for the conference. Cost for double rooms is 160 euros per night including breakfast.

Early bird registration is available until April 15th.

Individual member Early Bird 425 Euro

Members reduced Early Bird 250 Euro

Any person or organization who subscribes to the aims and objectives of IASSIDD is eligible to join as a member. Reduced rate is available to full-time students, individuals or organizations from LAMI-countries (according to the list of the world bank) and individuals how are eligible for financial or social benefits/allowances in their countries or holders of a variety of concession grants/cards.

Special offer for members: Register 3 and get one free!

We want to support the participation of students and self-advocates at the conference. Members who bring an additional 3 people eligible for the reduced registration fee only pay for themselves and 2 additional people. Please use this great opportunity to bring new people into IASSIDD!

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Diversity & Belonging is the theme of the 5th IASSIDD Europe Congress in Athens, Greece, July 18-20, 2018. This theme is a celebration of human diversity, within spaces and places where we feel ‘at home’.

The mission of IASSIDD is to promote the development of new knowledge, research and other scholarly activities, as well as the application of knowledge, to improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and those who support them.

Call for papers

Extended deadline January 15, 2018

We invite you to submit an abstract (max. 200 words). We accept oral presentations (can be grouped to symposia of 4 presentations), paper presentations, demonstrations and roundtables.

To submit your abstract please visit www.iassidd.org. Under upcoming conferences, click on the 5th IASSIDD congress link, the orange call for papers tab will appear on the left side.

Your abstracts will be peer reviewed by experts from IASSIDD's 12 SIRGs and, if accepted for presentation, your abstract will be published in the Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disability (JARID).

Overview of the conference

Tuesday 17 July 2018: IASSIDD Academy pre-conference workshops.

Wednesday 18 July – Friday 20 July 2018: Conference.

Saturday 21 July 2018: Post-conference day for parents, persons with disabilities & practitioners.


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Divani Caravel hotel

More information

Local convenors: Association of Parents Guardians and Friends for Persons with Autism Larissa, Greece and National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

AIice Schippers serves as IASSIDD VP for Europe and is at work leading the effort to organize this 5th IASSIDD Europe Regional Congress.