2021 Virtual Conference
Registration is open for the Everyday Lives 2021 Virtual Conference sponsored by the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). Registration includes access to all conference sessions.
This year's conference brings together ODP's annual conference lineup under a single month-long event and offers two additional Everyday Lives recommendation tracks.
Sessions are open to all! Each conference track offers sessions for individuals & families and professionals. Sessions conducted by self-advocates for self-advocates will be available throughout.
Conference Schedule and Topics
Tuesday, May 11CONFERENCE INTRODUCTION & RACIAL EQUITY
Tuesday, May 18 & Wednesday, May 19COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE FOR SUPPORTING FAMILIES REGIONAL COLLABORATIVE
Wednesday, May 26TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION
Wednesday, June 2 & Thursday, June 3DUAL DIAGNOSIS*
Thursday, June 10CONFERENCE CLOSING & EMPLOYMENT**
*Dual Diagnosis track in collaboration with PA Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) **Also featuring a panel for siblings of individuals with disabilities.
View and download the full conference program including the conference session schedule and speaker biographies at the link below!
Download Conference Program
This year’s virtual conference will be using a platform called Whova. Here’s what you need to know about connecting and features of the platform:
Select this option if you are a clinician, provider, or hold another professional position that supports individuals with mental health challenges, intellectual disabilities, autism, or other developmental disabilities. Full admission allows access to all conference sessions. $50
Select this option if you are a person with with mental health challenges, intellectual disabilities, autism, or other developmental disabilities, or if you are a family member of a person with a disability. Full admission allows access to all conference sessions.
Please select all conference sessions you may be interested in attending (Note: this form does not commit attendance solely to the selected sessions. Registration allows full admission to all sessions. This information is collected to help our planning process.)
Tuesday, May 11, 20219:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday, May 18 - Wednesday, May 19, 20219:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, May 26, 202110:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, June 2 - Thursday, June 3, 20219:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday, June 10, 20219:00 am - 1:00 pm
Provider, clinician, or other supports professional associated with the Office of Developmental Programs
Individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism, and/or other developmental disabilities associated with the Office of Developmental Programs (waiver recipient, self-advocates, etc.)
Provider, clinician, or other supports professional associated with the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Individuals with mental health challenges receives services from the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, or their family member
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