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11th Annual QIDP Leadership Conference

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 5000 W 127th St Alsip IL 60803  See map

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. - Registration

8:30 - 10:30 a.m. - “From Disability to Possibility”
Presented by Patrick Schwarz, Ph.D.

Using real life stories — from womb to tomb — of individuals with possibilities, Dr. Patrick Schwarz will illustrate what supports are successful and what else is needed foreffectiveness in human services for all people. These compelling examples will motivate participants to re-imagine and support individuals in new and inventive ways. Be prepared for something fun and different!


10:30 - 10:45 a.m. - BREAK


10:45a.m. - 12:15p.m. - “Addressing Adventuresome Behavior While Keeping the Dignity of All Intact”

Both a person-centered, authentic, functional approach to assess behavior and a problem-solving process will be applied to combine components of the very best user-proven behavioral support strategies. This approach will be illustrated and then applied to real-life learning situations identified by participants.


12:30 - 1:45 p.m. - Lunch


1:45 - 3:00 p.m. - Choice of Four Breakouts:


“A Friend Indeed: Promoting Meaningful Social Relationships”
Presented by Patrick Schwarz, Ph.D.


“Improving Hospital Experiences for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Perspectives from Health Care Services and the Community”
Presented by Sarah Ailey, Ph.D., RNC


“Client-Centered Leadership”
Presented by Bob Sandidge and Anne Ward


“Anger Management Training for Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities”
Presented by Linda Sandman


3:15 - 4:30 p.m. - Above Four Breakouts Repeated.

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