Paris meetings slides

For the ones who missed the conference or some specific sessions, the keynotes, the oral presentations (.pdf), posters (.pdf) and some video recording of the authors who agreed to share them are available here

The European Academy of childhood Disability (EACD) 2019 conference took place in Paris between the 23th and the 25th of May. The motto of the conference was “Innovation for participation” with a clear aim of the organizing committee to emphasize the association of these two “hot” topics.


Selected abstracts of the 31st Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disability are published in a special issue of the Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology and are available online at Wiley Online Library

The 31st Annual meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disability will be held in Paris at the conference centre of la Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (City of Sciences and Industry) of La Villette, from May 23rd to 25th May 2019.

Occupational Therapy

A systematic review of paediatric occupation therapy for children with disabilities by Iona Novak and Ingrid Honan has been published in the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 2019 Apr.10

"Effectiveness of paediatric occupational therapy for children with disabilities: A systematic review".


The latest Virtual Issue of Wiley online library on: New Technologies in Paediatric Neurodisability is alerady available.
All papers are free to read!
This Virtual Issue has been put together to coincide with the British Academy of Childhood Disability (BACD) annual conference which is focussed on ‘The changing face of paediatric neurodisability’.

The article "Austerity and families with disabled children: A European survey" has been published in July 2018 issue of the Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.

The aim of the study was to describe the impact austerity measures have had on families with disabled children across Europe and on professionals providing services for them.

AusterityImpactThe General Management Committee of the EACD asked Dr Karen Horridge in the UK to lead an international working group to consider this, in light of anecdotal concerns about the impact of changes following the financial crisis of 2008 and since, including cuts to public services in some countries.The work was carried out in partnership with the University of Sunderland, UK.

The work found that austerity measures have indeed impacted both directly and indirectly on families with disabled children across Europe in those countries where such measures have been implemented.