World Congress 2025, Heidelberg – Germany

Weekly Video Clips „International Voices on Childhood-onset disabilities“ in preparation of the EACD-IAACD Congress 2025 in Heidelberg, Germany

Welcome to EACD/IAACD 2025

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is a great honour and pleasure to announce the 4th Triennial Meeting of the International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability (IAACD) and the 37th Annual Meeting of the European Academy Of Childhood Disability (EACD) in the beautiful city of Heidelberg, Germany, from June 24th to 28th, 2025

Following three world congresses in Stockholm/Sweden 2016, Anaheim/USA 2019 and Melbourne/Australia 2022, the 4th IAACD triennial meeting is coming back to Europe, and will be held together with the EACD annual meeting under the motto “Developing networks – networks for development”. Leading researchers and clinicians will discuss the many aspects of childhood disability and developmental disorders, presenting their cutting-edge research. Parent representatives and persons with lived experiences will get a voice, and will engage in a lively exchange with scientists, therapists, and stakeholders at large. The 2025 meeting will be the first hybrid IAACD meeting, allowing participants from across the world to meet and to communicate both on-site and virtually. This conference will provide a wonderful opportunity to obtain an international perspective of childhood disability and developmental disorders. The planning and scientific committees are more diverse than ever before, representing researchers and clinicians from 21 countries and 17 specialties. Together, they will organize a comprehensive program, showcasing the most recent research, evidence-based practice recommendations, and multiple networking opportunities.
Detailed information can be found on the congress page: www.eacd-iaacd2025.org

in preparation of the EACD-IAACD Congress 2025 in Heidelberg, Germany

Dear people with disabilities, families and representatives,

dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen,

we managed for the first time in 10 years, to bring the event of the world society IAACD to Europe and 2025 to Germany! The EACD-IAACD congress is a multiprofessional event which includes people with disabilities, family members and related associations.

It is our goal to strengthen and support awareness, exchange and networking – also internationally – in this wide field as well as to understand the basic supply in various countries.

You will find the weekly expanded Video Clips – summaries of over 150 interviews from countries of 5 continents – under the following link:


On our social media platform, you will also find additional background information and the possibility to connect:

X (Twitter) Handle: @2025Eacd and X (Twitter) Account Name: eacd_iaacd_2025

Instagram Account Name: eacd_iaacd_2025

Facebook Page Handle: @eacd.iaacd.2025 and Account Name: EACD IAACD 2025

Start is in New Zealand, the most far away country from Germany.

You are welcome to share all information in your own network!

Sincerely yours

Rainer Blank, President EACD / IAACD 2025

Presentation: International voices on Childhood-onset disability of Rainer Blank, President

International Voices Introduction Overview

International Voices