Registration nearing capacity for Coleman Conference

Cognitive disability and technology in focus at November event
By Staff

Registration is nearing capacity for the 12th annual Coleman Institute Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology, set for Nov. 2 at the Westin Westminster Hotel.  This year’s focus is on “The State of the States in Cognitive Disability and Technology: 2012.” Discussion will address the intersection of the state of the economy, disability policy, and effects of technology on the quality of life of people with cognitive disabilities.

There is no registration fee for the conference.

Faculty members are encouraged to participate and to encourage their graduate students to be a part of the poster sessions.  It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate research in areas related to cognitive disability and/or cognitive technology.

Conference sessions include:

  • What’s happening in the state legislatures?
  • The state of the states in developmental disabilities 2012: impact of the great recession and its aftermath
  • Cloud computing for people with cognitive disabilities
  • Establishing the right to technology access for people with cognitive disabilities
  • Id/d and mental health: state of the field of dual diagnosis
  • Brain injury: state of the field report
  • What’s happening in Washington and the states
  • Technology across the spectrum of cognitive disability, mental health and aging


During the lunch session, there will be over two dozen roundtables on a variety of related topics.

Each registered attendee will receive a complimentary copy of the of the forthcoming 2012 monograph “The State of the States in Developmental Disabilities.”

For more information about the Coleman Institute, previous annual conferences with links to speaker presentations, visit, or email