Eurlyaid conference – 29 and 30 october 2015

Inclusive practices for young children with multiple and severe disabilities: challenges for families and professionals in ECI?

European conference organized by AIR Besançon and professor R. Scelles (Clipsyd, university of Nanterre) in collaboration with UNAPEIAPFCESAP et ANECAMSP.

Dates: 29 and 30 october 2015
Venue: university Paris-Ouest Nanterre Défense (RER line A Nanterre Université)
Languages: french and english with translation
Program : click on the thumbnail to the right

Program conference Eurlyaid october 2015

Call for participation

To meet the needs of young children with severe and multiple disabilities represents a great challenge both for families and for professionals. The first step is certainly to ensure the acceptable viability of the newborn and meet their medical care and therapeutic needs. What is the reality of the complex situations medical staff has to cope with and what is the evolution of those situations. A second challenge is to achieve an efficient collaboration between parents and various professionals in order to prevent as far as possible the worsening of the child’s health (pain, gastric reflux, deformation of the locomotor system…) as well as difficulties for feeding, sleeping, and s.o. The third challenge is to welcome the child in home with adequate material and adaptations, adequate support for the parents and for the siblings.

After this period of very intense care, it is time for education. What are our knowledge about the development of children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD)? How to conceive an holistic approach allowing parents and professionals to share their expertise and to start with a program of an inclusive education? Early intervention services have a crucial role to play in order to ensure the best quality of life for the child and for the family. Further what could be the role of nursery and schools in order to promote all aspects of the development? Finally to welcome children with PIMD leads us to cope with ethical issues.

Researchers and practioners have accepted to share their knowledge by chairing a conference or by presenting a workshop.

We are expecting that parents and professionals dealing with young children with PIMD are able to join this Conference. It will be also the opportunity to better know the work achieved by the European Association for Early Childhood Intervention – Eurlyaid to promote early intervention in each European country.

Important dates

Final abstract submission: 15/05/2015
End of early registration: 30/09/2015
Final program: 30/09/2015

Comité scientifique

Prof. A. Serrano (Portugal), prof. Dr. J. Kuehl (Germany), prof. M. Ingemarsson (Norway), prof. B. Carpenter (UK), prof. R. Scelles (France), prof. B. Celeste (France), prof. E. Plaisance (France), prof. J.J. Detraux (Belgium), N. Van Loen (parent, BOSK, Pays-Bas), Dr. M. Martinet (AIR, France), Dr. A.M. Boutin (France), prof. B. Maes (Belgium).

Comité organisateur

Prof. J.J. Detraux (CEFES, Université Libre de Bruxelles), Dr. M. Martinet (AIR, Besançon) et prof. R. Scelles (Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense).


Registration : application form.

Information : contact form.

Conference fees

Early registration (until 30/09/2015): 100 euros (students and parents 50 euros)

Late registration (after 30/09/2015): 120 euros (students and parents 60 euros)

Free inscription for the students and the staff from university Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense

Fees covers participation to all events (oral presentations, workshops, welcome reception, abstracts).
Lunch is available at the university only on reservation (10 euros/meal).

Paiement is due by transfer to AIR – Association Information Recherche. Account – Bank Crédit Mutuel
IBAN: FR 76 1027 8080 0100 0241 4554 594
BIC (Bank Identification Code): CMCIFR2A

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Fill your application form to register online.


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20 min
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8 min
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30 min
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Accès La Défense
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30 min
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30 min
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Preliminary program

Thursday 29/10/2015 

8:30 – 9:00 : registration
9:00 : opening conference
9:30 : plenary session 1
12:30 : lunch
14:00 : plenary session 2
18:30 : annual assembly of Eurlyaid

Friday 30/10/2015

9:00 -10:30 : parallel sessions
11:00-13:00 : workshop
13:00 : lunch
14:00-16:00 : worksop
16:30-18:00 : final plenary session

List of speakers


Cécile De Visscher, Nexe Fundacio, Barcelona, Spain
Ana Filipa Santos, Joaquin Alvarelhao et Sandra Oliveira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Elena Kozhevnikova, Jury Kuznecov et Victoria Ryskina Early Intervention Institute, St Petersbourg, Russia
James Hogg, Prof. ,University of Dundee, Scotland
Loretto Lambe, Pamis, University of Dundee, Scotland
Klaus Sarimski, Germany
Nevenka Zavrl, Slovenia
Irena Samaria, Cyprus
Romain Lanners, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Régine Scelles, University Paris Nanterre, France
Bea Maes, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
Rosa Fernandez, Margarita Canadas et Cristina San Andres, Catholic University of Valencia Spain
Daniela Ferreira, Ana Saerrano et Margarita Canadas, Catholic University of Valencia, Spain
Ena Catarina Heimdahl, Oslo, Sweden
Susi Cordon, Olga Gonzalez, Alba Pascual, Susanna Vert et Margarita Canadas, Catholic University of Valencia, Spain
Marta Pinto et Ana Serrano, Polythecnic Institute Porto et University of Minho, Portugal
Sara Nijs, Université Catholique de Leuven, Belgique
Ana Brito, Lisbon, Portugal


Prof B. Carpenter, UK “Improving the learning outcomes for children and young people with fetal Alcohol spectrum disorders”
Stephy Cola et Ines Van Keer, Belgium, “Longitudinal study of the development of young children with PIMD”
Elena Kozhevnikova, Jury Kuznecov et Victoria Ryskina , Russia “Our experiences in developing early intervention programs for children with severe and multiple disabilities and their families. Early intervention in a life span perspective”
Angel Ponce, Barcelona “Empowering families : importance of natural support networks”
Sergi Nogues Carlos, Barcelona “Does the child lead its own development ? Dialogue between disciplines”

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