Conference Chair

Dr. Loren O’Connor is the Assistant Vice Chancellor of the Office of Accessible Education and Counseling Services at Brandman University which is part of the Chapman University System. He created, developed and implemented the Office in order to serve twenty-nine campuses in California and Washington along with a significant online student community. The position requires extensive knowledge and an in-depth understanding of community colleges and universities in the areas of ADA, Section 504/508, and other legislative matters that impact higher education institutions. The position requires exceptional mediation skills, dispute resolution expertise, problem-solving and crisis response skills, major decision-making abilities, and an ability to analyze complex policy situations that may have legal consequences. He serves as a liaison and facilitator between students, faculty, human resources, student affairs, academic affairs and senior management along with being a member of the Behavioral Intervention Team and Student Conduct Hearing Team. He has excellent shuttle diplomacy skills. He is also an Assistant Professor in the School of Education for School Psychology at the University.

He was an Adjunct Professor in the Community College and California State University systems. He taught psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate level to a culturally diverse student population. He was a school psychologist, counselor and teacher in both elementary and secondary school districts. In India, He was a Fulbright Scholar and over the past year I have been a national and international speaker in Korea, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Singapore and India focusing on disability rights for individuals with disabilities. He has an in-depth experience in presenting professional workshops. He is an outstanding public speaker in the areas of ADA, Section 504 and all related issues of the needs of our student veterans who have disabilities and challenges.

As a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, He has an extensive background in helping individuals, couples, and groups communicate in a productive and positive manner with excellent results in the area of conflict issues, major disputes, crisis intervention, and other areas which prevent successful communication and progress. As a consultant for law firms, He has an extensive background in Title IX, Section 504 & 508, OCR-Office for Civil Rights, ADA, and IDEA.


Scientific Committee

Assoc. Prof. Simon Prideaux, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Asst. Prof. Strogilos Vasilis, National Institute of Education, Singapore

Asst. Prof. Owen Lo, The University of British Colombia, Canada

Dr. Sagit Mor, University of Haifa,Israel

Rohana Perera, Principal, School of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Sri Lanka

Dr Sujeewa Weerasinghe, Executive Director, PhysioLifeCare, Sri Lanka

Dr. Kumara Pathirana, Director, PhysioLifeCare, Sri Lanka

Sanjeewa Tunpattu, Head, Department of Physiotherapy (CTIC), National Hospital of Sri Lanka

Iranga Aluthge, Senior Lecturer, School of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Sri Lanka

V. Sashirajh, Head, Department of Physiotherapy, Teaching Hospital, Batticallo, Sri Lanka

Dr Jaliya Uduwelle, Head, Department of Physiotherapy, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, Sri Lanka


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Main Conference Coordinators

Contact Person : Mr. Arun Francis
Hotline: +94 773 027 621
TP : +94 113 098 521/2

Contact Person : Ms. Sandali Gurusingha
Hotline: +94 768 223 146
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Contact Person : Mr. Saranga Meepitiya
Hotline: +94 768 223 146
TP : +94 113 098 521/2