Catalyst Project

Facilitating wheelchair services through faith-based hospitals in low-resource countries.

Resources of interest to those initiating outreach to people with disabilities

This list is incomplete but includes many larger initiatives

Updated 22/7-2021

Large government or international initiatives


Training programmes

International annual meetings and networks

  • ISPO: International society focused on assistive technology
  • RESNA: Annual meeting and society
  • ISS: International Seating Symposium: conference focused on wheelchair provision and seating related research
  • AAATE: Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology 
  • EACD: European Academy of Childhood Disability – hosts a global conference on childhood disability, including medics, therapists, engineers and parents. Discounts for people from LMICs
  • EACD Education: Useful educational resources regarding childhood disability
  • AACPDM: American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine – network and international conference in childhood disability. Awards international research and collaboration grants
  • PMG: Posture and Mobility Group – Network of practitioners and researchers in seating and mobility. Publishes a journal. Awards international research grants and runs a conference in the UK attended by international delegates.


Foundations and organizations that seek to facilitate AT provision (in process)