2019 LEAD! Conference & Expo

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:45pm
DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Conference

ADDP invites you to participate in the 2019 LEAD! Conference on May 9, 2019!

This year's LEAD! Conference 2019 theme is Innovation and Creativity. Our presentations/workshops will highlight innovative things, ideas or ways of doing something which impacts those working within the intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), autism or brain injury community and the individuals they support. In addition to hearing about these exciting innovations, the goal of the conference is to provide a space for these professionals and advocates to engage in discussions and network. We hope you will feel inspired by what you hear on May 9, 2019.

Speaking of inspiring....we are counting down the days until we get to hear our keynote speakers: Ricardo and Donna Thornton, a married couple living with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The Thorntons will share their story about how they met while in an institutionalized setting in the 1970s, how they became a couple, got married, and eventually had a son and raised a family. Their inspiring story has been told worldwide, from multiple interviews on "60 Minutes" to profiles in the Washington Post to a CBS-TV movie of the week, "Profoundly Normal," starring Kirstie Alley and Delroy Lindo.

ADMISSION:

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION!
February 1, 2019 - BEFORE 5:00 PM Friday April 5th

$145 ADDP Member Admission
$135 Group of 10 ADDP Member Discount
$210 Non-Member Admission

AFTER 5:00 PM Friday April 5th:

$175 ADDP Member Admission
$165 Group of 10 ADDP Member Discount
$235 Non-Member Admission

The fee includes breakfast, lunch, presentations, as well as your participation in professional development workshops!

REGISTERING A GROUP OF 10, BUT DON'T HAVE EVERYONE'S NAME YET? NO PROBLEM! FIRST, MAKE SURE YOU CREATE A LOGIN USERNAME ON THE REGISTRATION PAGE, THEN FILL IN THE REQUIRED ATTENDEE FIELDS WITH "TBD" (MAKE SURE EMAIL IS TBD@TBD.COM FOR THE SYSTEM TO RECOGNIZE IT). ONCE YOU COLLECT ATTENDEE INFO, SIMPLY LOG IN (CLICK HERE) AND UPDATE YOUR REGISTRATION.

Deadline to request an interpreter is Wednesday, April 17th

Deadline to submit dietary restrictions is Wedesday, April 24th

Please note: we will not accept breakout session choices during registration. Attendees can choose which breakout session they would like to attend which gives participants the freedom to change their mind the day of the event if necessary.

Parking information can be found here

Thank You To All Our Sponsors!
Keynote Sponsor
Silver Business Member Sponsor
Arbor Associates
CBIZ & MHM
Annkissam LLC
Capital Lease Group Ltd.
UMASS Amherst University Without Walls
Interior Resources
Team Patti Brainard
iCentrix Corp
CARF International
Platinum Business Member Sponsor
Continuing Education Scholarships Sponsor
Lanyards Sponsor
Caffeine Connection Sponsor
Reusable Tote Bag Sponsor
WiFi Sponsor
Registration Table Sponsor
Justice Resource Institute
Reusable Water Bottle Sponsor
Notepad Sponsor
Road To Responsibility
Sign Language Interpreter Sponsor
WCI
Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc.
Conference App Sponsor
Photobooth and Photographer Sponsor
Music Sponsor
Fidelity House CRC
LifeLinks
Awards Sponsor
Registration Support Sponsor
HopeWell, Inc.
Smartphone Charging Station Sponsor
Visa Raffle Sponsor
Lifeworks, Inc. & The Arc of South Norfolk

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