Francis Marion Hotel
Charleston, South Carolina
March 4-6, 2007
Who Should Attend
This conference is for people with developmental disabilities, family members, direct support professionals, administrators of community support agencies, advocates, state and federal officials. Themes and sessions are designed to support state and local efforts to develop a lasting structure to implement and sustain innovations in person-centered supports in areas of challenge.
The goal of all Reinventing Quality Conferences is to provide useful information, new ideas, and active discussion about promoting and achieving support that improves the quality of life and citizenship for all. The conference showcases innovative services, programs, and practices that effectively support people to live valued lives in community systems of support. This year we are pleased to include a broad array of both national and international leaders in the area of quality supports who will share and discuss leading edge approaches to -
- Community membership,
- Health care,
- Technology, and
- The realization of truly person-centered supports.
In addition, this year's conference features a special track on the measurement of quality outcomes - how is "quality" determined, how do we know that quality services are being provided, how can we tell that important outcomes are being achieved?
- Registration fee is $275 for individual attendees and $250 for groups of 6 or more people from the same organization registering together.Registrations must come in a single packet or be submitted on-line together.
- The registration fee includes all meeting materials, sessions, morning and afternoon refreshments, the Sunday Welcome Reception, and the Monday and Tuesday luncheons.
- The registration fee DOES NOT include hotel registration or transportation to and from the conference.
- For additional information, please contact NASDDDS staff at 703-683-4202.
- Register online at http://www.nasddds.org
For the past seven years, the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, the Research and Training Center on Community Living at the University of Minnesota and the Human Services Research Institute have joined with co-sponsors in host states to hold a national conference on "Reinventing Quality" in developmental disabilities services. This year's conference is co-sponsored by the Institute on Community Inclusion of the University of Massachusetts-Boston, a national leader in integrated employment, and by several South Carolina sponsoring agencies: South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs; the Center for Disability Resources at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine; the South Carolina chapter of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (formerly AAMR); and the South Carolina Human Service Providers Association.