Conferences & Workshops

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

Real Voices Real Choices Conference - August 19-21, 2018

The Missouri Mental Health Foundation and the Missouri Department of Mental Health will co-host the 2018 Real Voices Real Choices conference on August 19-21, 2018, at the Tan-Tar-A Resort and Conference Center in Osage Beach, MO.  map.  “It is a gathering of consumers, family members, friends, self-advocates and persons in recovery who come together to learn about programs, service issues, opportunities and self advocacy.  It’s about fostering growth and empowerment, as well as finding the tools to be successful in the community.  Annually, hundreds of individuals gather for this very empowering conference.”  Go HERE for conference information.

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals Conference - September 7-8, 2018

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) will have their Annual Conference – The Fourth One – on September 7-8, 2018 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in downtown St. Louis, map.  DSPs and others “will have an opportunity to learn about best practices, share stories, network and gain insight on building direct support excellence”.  Go HERE for more information and to register.

Arc's 5th Annual Educational Summit - September 11, 2018

The Arc of Missouri presents their 5th Annual Educational Summit on September 11, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Courtyard Marriot in Columbia, MO.  map.  This one day summit is for families and service providers who support persons with I/DDs.  Topics include guardianship and supported decision making.  See the flyer HERE.

Save the Date - Midwest Autism Conference - October 12, 2018

The Missouri Institute of Mental Health presents the Midwest Autism Conference on October 12, 2018 at the Clayton Plaza Hotel in Clayton, MO.  map  This one-day conference covers helping ASD kids succeed in the classroom, language and cognition challenges and supports for people with Asperger Syndrome, and more.  Go HERE for more information.

Save the Date - MACDDS Annual Conference - October 18-19, 2018

The Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities ServicesMACDDS – presents their 2018 conference Opening Doors Opening Minds on October 18-19, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, MO.  Mark your calendar and stay tuned for updates as they become available.