Conferences & Workshops

Upcoming conferences and workshops for persons served, their families, self-advocates and providers.

Missouri Transportation Summit - August 1, 2019

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) will host the Missouri Transportation Summit at the Hilton Garden Inn in Columbia, MO from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on August 1, 2019.  The MODDC is “seeking input from all Missouri Citizens around public and human service transportation. We expect a wide diversity of ideas and issues. The goal is to transform those ideas around barriers, challenges, and opportunities into a workplan to guide and record progress moving forward, for all Missourians.”  Lunch is provided.  The event is free, but you must register at or call 800-500-7878.  Let them know if you need an accommodation. 

Down Syndrome Guild - Education Summit - August 17, 2019

The Down Syndrome Guild of Central Missouri will host their first all day, multi-track education conference in Columbia, MO on August 17.  Parents, educators, therapists, administrators and service providers can attend presentations on enhancing speech and communication, improving daily living skills, reducing problem behaviors, fostering independence and preparing to transition to adulthood.  View the conference BROCHURE Register online HERE

Arc of Missouri Education Summit - Managed Care 101 - September 10, 2019

The Arc of Missouri will present their Annual Education Summit on September 10, 2019.  This year’s topic is Managed Care 101.  The event includes several nationally recognized speakers on Managed Care.  Go HERE to register.

SAVE THE DATE! - MACDDS Annual Conference - Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future - October 17-18, 2019

The Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services (MACDDS) will have their Annual Conference  on October 17-18, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, MO.  This year’s topic is Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future.  Registration is now open, and more info will be coming on daily schedules and session topics.  Go HERE to register or call 573-635-2173 or contact for more information.