report meeting Montpellier june 2004 (PDF Document, 14 Kb)

report IASSID june 2005 (PDF Document, 14 Kb)

report meeting Bruges october 2005 (PDF Document, 51 Kb)

report IASSID june 2006 (PDF Document, 22 Kb)

report colloquium PhD students Maastricht august 2006 (PDF Document, 16 Kb)

minutes meeting Maastricht August 2006 (PDF Document, 27 Kb)

minutes meeting Dundee November 2007 (PDF Document, 52 Kb)

minutes meeting Capetown August 2008 (Word Document, 56 Kb)

minutes meeting Rome October 2010 (PDF Document, 24 Kb)


Symposium: Staff Attitudes in Working with People with PIMD


Symposium: New Approaches in Assessment for People with PIMD


Symposium: Advanced Diagnostics in Children with Severe Neurological Impairment and ID: Instrument Development and Feasibility

  • Measuring bone quality in children with severe neurological impairment and ID with a hand x-ray
  • MOVAKIC: developmen t, reliability and validity of a new instrument for evaluating motor abilities
  • Feasibility of DXA bone density measurement in children with severe neurological impairment and ID

Symposium: Health Issues in People with PIMD (1)

  • A study about cancer in adults with PIMD
  • A study of staff work in an institution for severe motor and intellectual disabilities (SMID)
  • Developing 'a day in the life' experience for preregistration AHPs

Symposium: Health Issues in People with PIMD (2)

  • Communication between persons with PIMD and caregivers during hygienic care
  • Postural care and protection of body shape for people with PIMD: training for family and paid carers
  • Invasive procedures: breaking barriers and achieving control for people with PIMD

Symposium: Motor Activation in People with PIMD


Symposium: Behavior Problems in People with PIMD


Symposium: Multi-sensory Storytelling: a Cross-European Implementation (1)

  • Narrative with non speakers: how does it work!
  • Stories of empowerment: qualitative guided interviews with members of an inclusive literacy program
  • Using multi-sensory storytelling with people with PIMD

Symposium: Multi-sensory Storytelling: a Cross-European Implementation (2)


Symposium: Communication and Interaction with People with PIMD (1)


Symposium: Communication and Interaction with People with PIMD (2): the Perspective of Families


Symposium: Interventions

  • Effects of MISC intervention on cognition, autonomy and behavioural funtioning of adults with severe ID
  • Alertness and Snoezelen in individuals with PIMD
  • Supporting those with PIMD to live lives that they prefer: a training package

Symposium: The Application of Technology in Facilitating Positive Change in the Lives of Individuals with PIMD

  • Assistive technology in people with PIMD
  • Usability and effectiveness of a technological interaction device in adults with PIMD
  • Coordinating socio-educational progress of children with PIMD in school and home settings

Symposium: Thinking and People with PIMD

  • The attribution of thinking to people with PIMD by their carers, relatives and friends
  • Developing thinking skills in a school for learners with severe ID/PIMD in Wales
  • Thinking about thinking: precursors and development of cognition in learners with PIMD

Symposium: Models and Opportunities

  • The specific risks of discrimination against people with complex needs: the European study
  • People with PIMD and the social model of disability
  • More opportunity with adapted sports for people with multiple disabilities in developing countries

Symposium: Learning and Perception


Plenary Session: Bea Maes: Key issues in supporting persons with PIMD