2009 Summer Newsletter

Greetings from the Center on Disabilities at California State University, Northridge!

We hope you are enjoying your summer. We thought you might like to catch up on what's happening at the Center and plans for the 25th Anniversary of the CSUN Conference.

Save the Date and the Place

The excitement continues to build as we prepare to launch next year's conference in San Diego. The conference will be held March 22-27, 2010 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel. We will be bringing you more information about the site, the city, and the variety of things to do at the conference in the near future.

2010 Conference Chair

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Harry J. Murphy, the founder of the Center on Disabilities and the CSUN Conference, will serve as our first Conference Chair for our 25th anniversary event. Make plans to join us as we celebrate 25 years of the largest and longest-running university-sponsored event of its kind!

Call for Papers is Coming!

Here's a heads-up to be on the look-out for the Call for Papers Announcement!

The Call for Papers for the 2010 Conference will open on Monday, August 24 and close on Friday, October 16.

Exhibit Hall Opening

Join us at the Opening Reception of the Exhibit Hall for your first look at the latest AT products and services in the field. The conference Exhibit Hall will be located in the Douglas Pavilion on the hotel's lobby level - all exhibits will be in this one hall!

Opening Reception of Exhibit Hall
Wednesday, March 24
4:00-7:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Hours
Thursday, March 25 - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, March 26 - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 27 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
(There are no general sessions scheduled during the Opening Reception)

Pre-Conference Workshops

The conference will once again be offering you the chance to come early and learn more from an outstanding group of presenters who are the leaders in their fields. These in-depth sessions covering the latest topics in disability and technology will be announced in October. Seating is limited and there is a registration fee for each Pre-Conference Workshop.

ATACP FastTrax is Back

Increase your knowledge from the top trainers in the field of AT. Build a long-lasting network with professionals, practitioners, and newcomers to the field at our two-day FastTrax ATACP (Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program) training Monday and Tuesday, March 22nd & 23rd. Participants who register for both FastTrax ATACP and the Conference receive discounted registration fees.

Please visit http://www.csun.edu/cod for more information and additional training sites and dates.

Special Events at the Conference

The DATE Symposium
March 24-27

Join us as we continue our symposium dedicated to the issues dealing with the aging population, services for aging-acquired or related disabilities, and what's on the horizon for technology for baby boomers. A roster of distinguished experts in the field will present the current and future trends in research, practice, and products each morning.

For more information about the Center on Disabilities, the 2010 Conference or any announcements in the Newsletter, please feel free to contact us at:

(818) 677-2578

We hope you enjoy the rest of the summer season!

Contact Information

CSUN Center on Disabilities
Wayne Fernandes - conference@csun.edu
18111 Nordhoff St.
BH-110, Center on Disabilities
Northridge, CA
Phone: (818) 677-2578
Fax: (818) 677-4929