NASDDDS 2015 Directors Forum & Mid-Year Conference

The 2015 NASDDDS Mid-Year meeting, Denver, June  11 and 12, will focus on supports to children and families.  Please join us if you can.


June 10 – 12, 2015
The Westin Denver Downtown
Denver, Colorado


State I/DD systems are continually forging New Pathways to support people with I/DD and their families. This conference presents New Pathways underway at the systems level as well as the service level.


Conference participants will have learning opportunities and dialogue with state and national leaders about:

  • Commitment and creativity advancing the ability of children with I/DD and significant medical care needs to live with families.
  • Training and learning approaches integrated into the daily routines and activities of children with autism spectrum disorder and their families and how these different approaches continue to evolve.
  • New technology and social networking tools that giving people more direct control over their plans and their teams the kinds of communications that support true person-centered practices.
  • Focusing on children and through the transition years, how state I/DD and behavior health agencies have created integrated systems inclusive of both mental health treatment and I/DD support services.
  • New ideas at the state and federal levels regarding the future of HCBS services and supports.


To learn more about the conference, view featured speakers and the preliminary schedule, make hotel reservations, and to register, go to



Rachel is the Media & Design Specialist on the Family to Family team at the UMKC-Institute for Human Development, UCEDD. She completed her Master's in Public Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management at UMKC. She is proud to say she is a second generation AmeriCorps member! Her passion is where social justice and technology meet. Her specialty is making projects, programs, and organizations look good.

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