Do you have a family member with disabilities or work with persons with disabilities? Would you like to learn more on how you can help family, friends or co-workers with disabilities lead their best lives?
Then join Delaware Family Voices and many others on Thursday, January 15th, for the 17th annual Delaware LIFE Conference.
What Is LIFE Conference?
LIFE Conference is Delaware’s largest conference devoted to issues faced by children and adults with disabilities. It’s primary goal is to support persons with disabilities, provide relevant information, and educate conference attendees in each of the following four areas:
Legislation: Join in an interactive panel with federal and state policy makers. Learn more about Delaware’s 2015 Policy priorities, and how DART is working on a Transit redesign
Independence Through Assistive Technology (AT): Learn why pediatric based Movement and Mobility related Assistive Technology (MMAT) is the next step for children with disabilities. Learn how to maximize overall accessibility in the community setting, and why access to assistive technology for young children is vital.
Family: Better understand opioid abuse and its treatment options. Learn how to become an empowered self-advocate. Hear about the STAND – Stop The Abuse Now Delaware – initiative.
Education: Learn about state plans to improve results for children with disabilities. Understand how schools are addressing the impact of childhood trauma in the classrooms. Listen to an overview of the DelAWARE DisABILITY Hub.
This one day event brings together a broad assortment of information designed to serve persons with disabilities and their families, as well as resources and knowledge to further help them live LIFE to the fullest.
LIFE Conference is made possible through a joint effort of many Delaware organizations whose primary purpose is to assist and enhance the lives of persons with disabilities and their families.
The LIFE Conference 2015 Agenda
LIFE Conference 2015 attendees will have the opportunity to:
- Listen to Keynote Speaker Michael Gamel-McCormick, Associate Executive Director for Research and Policy at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, and the Director of the Promise Grant Technical Assistance project.
- Attend sessions on relevant topics in Legislation, Independence, Family and Education.
- Hear from a host of speakers and panel members knowledgeable in a wide variety of disabilities needs.
- Visit exhibitors dedicated to persons with disabilities and their families.
- Enjoy a lunch full of networking opportunities.
LIFE Conference 2015 Event Details
LIFE Conference 2015 event and registration details are:
When: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Where: Dover Downs Hotel, 1131 North DuPont Highway, Dover DE
Time: 8:00 am to 3:45 pm
General Registration Fees: $50 by January 1, 2015; $75 after January 1st.
Student/Consumer Registration Fees are $25.
Sponsorships are available for select attendees. See below for details
Complete the LIFE Conference 2015 Registration form to reserve a spot.
Got questions about LIFE Conference 2015? Contact LIFE Conference directly at (302) 691-3187.
Announcing DE Family Voices Parent Sponsorships!
Delaware Family Voices is pleased to announce a limited number of sponsorships for families who want to attend the Life Conference, but can not afford it. Travel reimbursement is also available for recipients from New Castle and Sussex Counties. Please contact Erica Schetter at (302) 669-3033 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
DE Family Voices At LIFE Conference 2015
We hope to see you at LIFE Conference 2015! Be sure to stop by the Delaware Family Voices exhibit and see how we can help you. Learn about upcoming training sessions and support groups, and how they might benefit you and your family.
Will you be attending LIFE Conference 2015? Have you attended prior LIFE conferences? Share your experiences with us!
LIFE = Legislation Independence Family Education
Delaware Family Voices is a 501 C3 Non-profit organization. A Donation to our organization helps support Delaware families in need.
Images from LIFE Conference 2015 and Delaware Family Voices.