The International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference in the PERSON Series
Acceptance, Participation, Social Solidarity ‒ an interdisciplinary challenge in creating a society for all - 14-15.12.2022

The Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw 1922-2022

  • Acceptance
  • Participation
  • Social Solidarity

This Conference makes reference to the scientific meetings inaugurated in 2003, the year which the Council of the European Union declared the European Year of People with Disabilities.

It was at the same time that we started to organize international Conferences as part of the PERSON series at the Maria Grzegorzewska University. During these Conferences, we frequently reflected on the guiding idea of the patron of our university and founder of special education in Poland – P rofessor Maria Grzegorzewska, concerning the Archimedean point of the human, i.e., the phenomenon by which one can develop as a PERSON.

In 2022, the Maria Grzegorzewska University (APS) will celebrate its jubilee, the 100th anniversary of its existence. We wish to reflect on contemporary issues from an interdisciplinary perspective while referring to the humanistic, timeless ideas of the patron of our university, there is no cripple – there is a human. These ideas are outlined in three areas: acceptance, participation and social solidarity, which are developed in the following detailed concepts:

  • Acceptance - the identity of the Another, quality of life, triggering potential, autonomy
  • Participation - normalization, inclusion, cooperation, self-actualization
  • Social Solidarity - human rights, responsibility, safety, social belonging

We sincerely invite the representatives of various academic disciplines and practitioners to participate in the Conference. These individuals, by means of created concepts, research and direct professional and social involvement, participate in implementing the humanistic ideas that proclaim that differences give meaning to being together. They also reinforce the endeavours expressed in concern for sustainable development, in which social inclusion is a unique link in achieving the well-being of specific people and entire societies. Ultimately, they lead to reduce social inequality and build a just, inclusive society.

The Conference will be held on December 14-15, 2022. Due to the epidemiological situation, the event will be held in-person and online.

The Conference is co-financed within the project Acceptance, Participation, Social Solidarity - an interdisciplinary challenge in creating a society for all, realised in the programme "Excellent Science - Support for scientific conferences" of the Ministry of Education and Science, project no. DNK/SP/512089/2021

The Maria Grzegorzewska University

Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw (APS), derived from the tradition of 1922 Institute of Special Pedagogy established by our patron Maria Grzegorzewska. APS is the place of seeking knowledge, researching truth and fostering culture. To fulfil these overarching criteria we cater for social needs and carry out social mission to foster social inclusion.

The mission of the Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw (APS) is to train future professionals and educators for working with people in need of support. This training is conducted in spirit of respecting people with disabilities and their human and civic rights, understanding and acceptance of differences, treating differences, such as disability, as an inalienable element of human condition and including people with disabilities in the life of society as completely equal citizens.

In spirit of tolerance and opposition to all forms of discrimination, all students of our University are trained and prepared to carry out professions known as professions of social trust. The intention of APS is to educate enlightened and creative professionals, who care for the development of their own personality, scientific passions and professional practical skills - as well as for the comprehensive development of people and environments they work with. The University as a community of students, doctoral students, alumni, academic and administrative staff provides good practice in ethical behaviour both in academic and public life ensuring the alumni adhere to high ethical standards.

APS serves community expanding the offer of educational and therapeutic provided by academics and student volunteers.

We read APS as a list of core values we cherish

We invite you to visit the website dedicated to the celebration of the 100th anniversary The Maria Grzegorzewska University

dr Ewa Dąbrowa

President of the Committee
Institute of Education, ,
Department of Basic Education

dr Diana Aksamit

Vice-President of the Committee
Institute of Special Education, Department of Education and Rehabilitation of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

dr hab. Anna Perkowska Klejman, prof. APS

Institute of Education, Department of Social Education

dr hab. Bronisław Treger, prof. APS

Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Department of Sociology of Social Change

dr Magdalena Janota Bzowska

Institute of Art Education, Department of Theory and History of Art

dr Katarzyna Nawrocka

Institute of Special Education, Department of Rehabilitation Psychopedagogy

dr Joanna Moleda

Institute of Special Education, Department of Rehabilitation Psychopedagogy

dr Anna Więcek-Durańska

Institute of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology of Adults

dr Iwona Konieczna

Institute of Special Education, Department of Education and Rehabilitation of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

dr Katarzyna Kruś-Kubaszewska

Institute of Special Education, Department of Education and Rehabilitation of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

dr Radosław Piotrowicz

Institute of Special Education

dr Milena Miałkowska-Kozaryna

Institute of Special Education

dr Agnieszka Żabińska

Institute of Special Education

mgr Ewelina Młynarczyk-Karabin

Institute of Special Education

mgr Adrian Kabat

Doctoral School

mgr Joanna Zalewska

Institute for Human Development and Education, Department of Young Child Education

mgr Klaudia Majewska

Conference Secretariat
Institute for Human Development and Education, Department of Young Child Education

Marta Chojnacka

Doctoral School

Joanna Pawłowska

Doctoral School

Prof. Joanna Głodkowska
Chairwoman of the Committee
Akademia Pedagogiki Specjalnej im Marii Grzegorzewskiej, Warszawa (PL)

Prof. Paweł Boryszewski
Instytut Profilaktyki Społecznej i Pracy Socjalnej APS, Warszawa (PL)

Prof. Paweł Bronowski
Instytut Psychologii APS, Warszawa (PL)

Prof. Christie L. Cavanaugh, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor and edTPA Coordinator
University of North Carolina Greensboro

Prof. Jonathan Chitiyo
University of Pittsburgh (US)

Prof. Morgan Chitiyo
University of North Carolina (US)

Prof. Maria Chodkowska
Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej, Lublin (PL)

Prof. Iwona Chrzanowska
Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza, Poznań (PL)

Professore Ordinario di Didattica generale e Pedagogia speciale
Direttore scientifico del Centro Italiano Dislessia

Prof. Grażyna Dryżałowska
Uniwersytet Warszawski (PL)

Prof. Szabolcs Fabula
University of Szeged (HU)

Prof. Fabio Ferrucci
University of Molise, Campobasso (IT)

Prof. Anna Firkowska-Mankiewicz
Akademia Pedagogiki Specjalnej im Marii Grzegorzewskiej, Warszawa (PL)

Prof. Zenon Gajdzica
Uniwersytet Śląski, Katowice (PL)

Prof. Sally Goddard Blythe
The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology (GB)

Prof. Su Jan-Lin
National Kaohsiung Normal University (TW)

Prof. Janusz Kirenko
Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej, Lublin (PL)

Prof. Stanisław Kowalik
Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego, Poznań (PL)

Prof. Lea Kozminsky
Kaye Academic College of Education, Beersheba (IL)

Prof. Amadeusz Krause
Uniwersytet Gdański, Gdańsk (PL)

Prof. Danuta Krzystostoszek-Duch
Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii APS, Warszawa (PL)

Prof. Kuczyńska-Kwapisz
Uniwersytet im. Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego, Warszawa (PL)

Prof. Ewa Maria Kulesza
Instytut Pedagogiki Specjalnej APS, Warszawa (PL)

Prof. Akhilesh Kumar
Indian Institute of Technology (IN)

Prof. Tatiana Viktoryja Lisovskaya
National Institute of Education of Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus (BY)

Prof. Maria del Mar Badia
University of Barcelona, Barcelona (ES)

Prof. Olena Martynchuk
Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, Kyiv (UA)

Prof. Floyd Morris
The University of the West Indies (JM)

Prof. Patricia O'Brien
The University of Sydney, Sydney (AU)

Prof. Agnieszka Olechowska
Instytut Wspomagania Rozwoju Człowieka i Edukacji APS, Warszawa (PL)

Prof. Stefan Paruch
Instytut Edukacji Artystycznej APS, Warszawa (PL)

Prof. Diane Ryndak
University of North Carolina at Greensboro (US)

Prof. Małgorzata Sekułowicz
Dolnośląska Szkoła Wyższa, Wrocław(PL)

Prof. Henryk Skarżyński
Światowe Centrum Słuchu w Kajetanach, Kajetany (PL)

Prof. Andrzej Twardowski
Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza, Poznań (PL)

Prof. Danuta Uryga
Instytut Pedagogiki APS, Warszawa (PL)

Prof. Miguel Verdugo
University of Salamanca (ES)

Prof. Michael Wehmeyer
University of Kansas (US)

Prof. John Wheeler
East Tennessee State University (US)

Felicia Wilczenski
University of Massachusetts (US)

Prof. Janina Wyczesany
Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny im. Komisji Edukacji Narodowej, Kraków (PL)

Prof. Elżbieta Zakrzewska-Manterys
Uniwersytet Warszawski, Warszawa (PL)

Prof. Marzenna Zaorska
Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski, Olsztyn (PL)

Prof. Teresa Żółkowska
Uniwersytet Szczeciński, Szczecin (PL)


Due to the pandemic situation in Poland and in the world, the conference will be held hybrid based on current legislation. The fee includes a presentation during the conference, access to conference sessions (live), materials, and certificate of active participation in the conference.

The deadline for registration is October 31, 2022.

Due to the international nature of the planned conference, simultaneous interpretation will be provided. Conference registrants may choose in which language they wish to speak.

The fee for participation in the conference should be paid within 14 working days from the date of registration, to the current account of The Maria Grzegorzewska Uniwith a note: “ACCEPTANCE, PARTICIPATION, SOCIAL SOLIDARITY”, name and surname of the person participating in the conference
Account number: 61 2490 0005 0000 4530 3456 2606
IBAN: PL61 2490 0005 0000 4530 3456 2606

*Gala dinner for an additional charge of 80 PLN - 17 EURO

**Submitted articles will be published in a monograph or one of the journals from the list.


A detailed programme of the conference will be given later. We invite you to follow the information on our site.

Abstracts of the presentations will be completed in the order of registration.



14:30 – LUNCH


Please send us your paper. It should be sent as a .doc or .rtf file and include your full name, Affiliation, email address, ORCID number. Title, abstract of 150-250 words, and key words are important for our review process. The paper should aim at 11-12 pages in length, formatted in APA7 style, followed by the list of References in alphabetical order. The main text should be prepared in Times New Roman, font 12, space between the lines set at 1.5. In text references should be placed in brackets. Works cited in languages other than English should be followed by the English translation [in square brackets].

Please send us your poster in PDF format. It should include title, coherent presentation of main points. Please remember that in this form of communication you may not have an opportunity to discuss or explain the content so it must be selfexplanatory. The poster should be in English.

During the hours (to be determined) Central European Time (Warsaw) there will be live sessions. During the speeches, it will be possible to present a 10-minute online presentation, followed by a discussion. Your internet connection will have to be tested before the conference. If your internet connection is unstable, you can choose the video option instead, because then you have full control over the broadcast


zdjęcie budynku

The conference will take place at The Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw in hall C of Janusz Korczak (first floor, building C)

The Maria Grzegorzewska University is located in Warsaw, which is an obligatory point on the map of visiting Poland. We invite you to familiarize yourself with detailed information about Warsaw.


The Maria Grzegorzewska University
ul. Szczęśliwicka 40, 02-353 Warszawa

For other information, please contact the Conference Secretariat:
M.A. Klaudia Majewska