Everyday Lives - Values in Action


Everyday Lives 2020 Conference


The Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs invites you to participate in the statewide Everyday Lives Conference. Save the date for three days of collaboration, education, and innovation that celebrates the everyday lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


January 7 - January 9, 2020

The Hershey Lodge

Hershey, Pennsylvania


Registration will Open Soon!


Registration rates

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 (Pre-conference)

$60.00

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

$60.00

Thursday, January 9, 2020

$60.00

Full Event Admission (Jan, 7-9)

$160.00

Resource/Exhibitor Table Registration
(admission for two, one table in exhibitor area,
no breakout session registration)

$250.00


Individuals and families may contact RA-EDLconference@pa.gov to receive a discounted rate. Individuals may bring one direct support professional free of admission charge. Room rates still apply.

 Rooms

Accommodations can be made with the Hershey Lodge through our event group rate at this link. Make your reservation by December 18 to receive the discounted rate.
Accessible rooms are limited.


Scholarships

Partial and full scholarships are available for individuals and families with financial need. Scholarship applications will be available soon.

Resource & Exhibitor tables

Resource and Exhibitor tables will be setup throughout the duration of the conference. During the Wednesday, January 8 reception, exhibitors will be showcased. Registration for Exhibitors includes: Admission for two, and One table in Cocoa Lobby exhibitor area, and excludes: No breakout session registration.

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Conference Schedule and Lineup


Tuesday (Pre-Conference, geared toward professionals)
  • 8:00 am - Check-in, Registration & Breakfast (provided)
  • 9:00 am - Keynote: Sharon Lewis, Disability Policy Expert
  • 11:00 am - Breakout Session Track
    • Dan Dubovsky - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Strength Based Approaches
    • Tina Campanella - Supporting Families through the Service System
  • 12:30 pm - Lunch (provided)
  • 1:40 pm - Breakout Session Tracks (Cont.)
  • 3:30 pm - Keynote: Charlene Lane - Post-traumatic growth and Culture-informed Care
Wednesday
  • 8:00 am - Check-in, Registration & Breakfast (provided)
  • 9:00 am - Keynote: Dave Hingsburger - Sexuality: What teenagers with intellectual disabilities want and need to know about sex
  • 11:00 am - Breakout Sessions (Choose one)
    • Andy Arias - Beyond Inclusion: Community Development through the Disability Lens
    • Gina Calhoun - Wellness Recovery Action Plan workshop (tools for mental health care)
    • Wendy Hamilton - The Story of Fred and Leroy: My Mom has Autism
    • The Arc - Future Planning Tools
    • Donna Walton - Divas With Disabilities: Amplifying the voices of African American women with Disabilities
    • PA Family Network and Self-Advocates United as 1 - The LifeCourse Tools
    • PA Inclusive Higher Education Consortium -Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities Through Authentic College Experiences
    • Dave Hingsburger - Ring of Safety: Teaching people with disabilities the skills to prevent abuse
  • 12:10 pm - Lunch (provided)
  • 1:30 pm - Keynote: Tawara Goode - Cultural and linguistic competence:
    What it means in the everyday lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families
  • 3:00 pm - Repeat Breakout Sessions (Choose one)
    • Andy Arias - Beyond Inclusion: Community Development through the Disability Lens
    • Gina Calhoun - Wellness Recovery Action Plan workshop (tools for mental health care)
    • Wendy Hamilton - The Story of Fred and Leroy: My Mom has Autism
    • The Arc - Future Planning Tools
    • Donna Walton - Divas With Disabilities: Amplifying the voices of African American women with Disabilities
    • PA Family Network and Self-Advocates United as 1 - The LifeCourse Tools
    • PA Inclusive Higher Education Consortium -Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities Through Authentic College Experiences
  • 4:30 pm - Plenary Panel: Tawara Goode, Facilitator - The Full Picture:
    Conversations on cultural competence, belonging to multiple identity groups with disability/autism, and the importance of culture informed care
    • Panelists
        • Andy Arias
        • Imani Barbarin
        • Sandy Ho
        • Kerry Magro
        • Donna Walton
        • Liz Weintraub
  • 6:00 pm - Reception (Poster Session)  - Join the festivities over light fare, drinks, and piano entertainment!
    Providers will showcase their innovative success stories and vendors will share their goods and resources.
Thursday
  • 8:00 am - Check-in, Registration & Breakfast (provided)
  • 9:00 am - Keynote: Sara Wolff - Promoting a Culture of Awareness & Acceptance
  • 11:00 am - Breakout Sessions (Choose one)
    • Sandy Ho - Disability Solidarity: Moving beyond inclusion towards power
    • Brenda Finucane - A Practical Update on Genetic Testing, Diagnosis, and
      Next Generation Treatment Approaches for Persons with Developmental Brain Disorders
    • Kerry Magro - Navigating the Human Condition (Adulthood transition with autism)
    • Imani Barbarin - Disability Advocacy in Pop Culture: Accurate Portrayals of People with Disabilities in the Media
    • Janice Light - Augmentative & Alternative Communication
    • PA Family Network and Self-Advocates United as 1 - The LifeCourse Tools
    • Sharon Lewis - Home and Community Based Supports
  • 12:10 pm - Lunch (provided)
  • 1:30 pm - Repeat Breakout Sessions (Choose one)
    • Sandy Ho - Disability Solidarity: Moving beyond inclusion towards power
    • Brenda Finucane - A Practical Update on Genetic Testing, Diagnosis, and
      Next Generation Treatment Approaches for Persons with Developmental Brain Disorders
    • Kerry Magro - Navigating the Human Condition (Adulthood transition with autism)
    • Imani Barbarin - Disability Advocacy in Pop Culture: Accurate Portrayals of People with Disabilities in the Media
    • Janice Light - Augmentative & Alternative Communication
    • PA Family Network and Self-Advocates United as 1 - The LifeCourse Tools
    • Sharon Lewis - Home and Community Based Supports
  • 3:00 pm - Keynote: Sue Swenson - Pennsylvania in the World (PA's disability mission and how it fits into the global picture)
  • 5:00 pm - Event Concludes

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Book Your Room Today

Book your hotel room before November 21 to ensure a room at our group rate.
Reserve online or call (855) 729-3108 to book your room.


Special room accommodations can only be made over the phone.



Resources from the 2018 conference


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