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May 20, 2003 -- The American Association of People with Disabilities ( and the National Organization for Women Foundation will hold a joint forum on disability and women's rights October 17-19 in Bethesda, Maryland. The 3-day event, called the "Women with Disabilities & Allies Forum: Linking Arms for Equality & Justice for All," will include plenary sessions, workshops and panels; topics include "women's economic empowerment, political activism and grassroots organizing, judicial nominees, Title IX, prenatal testing and abortion rights, health care, hate crimes, violence against women and inaccessibility of shelters, the future of civil rights, and how to bring together the disability rights movement and feminist movement issues," according to a press release. Registration forms will be available in late July on both AAPD and NOW Foundation websites. Early- bird registration deadline is August 26. For more information, go to

The International Conference on Aging, Disability, and Independence, Dec. 4-6 in Arlington, VA, will bring together researchers, practitioners, business leaders and people involved in aging policy for in sessions related to research and development, practice, products and services and policies on communications, home monitoring, and "smart" technology for older persons . The conference is sponsored by the American Society on Aging and The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology for Successful Aging at the University of Florida, a National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research funded program. For more information about topics, or to register or submit a proposal for the program, go to Learn more about the American Society on Aging at Learn more about the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology for Successful Aging at

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