VOR 2015 Annual Conference and Initiative

Speakers Announced for 2015 VOR Conference

VOR’s 2015 Annual Conference, “Advocating for Choice by Expanding Opportunities,” will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2015 in Washington, D.C.
Speakers will focus on an advocate’s role in making residential and employment choice a reality by expanding opportunities according to individual need. 

Confirmed speakers are:

  • Terry Farmer, Executive Director of ACCSES, which represents “more than 1,200 disability service providers across the country as the Voice of Disability Service Providers”;
  • Lois Sheaffer-Kramer, Director of Government Relations and Community Support for Marklund, a private intermediate care facility in Geneva, Illinois, and Coordinator of Respite Education & Support Tools (REST), a nationally-recognized train-the-trainer program that equips volunteers with the skills needed to support caregivers in their community through respite. 
  • Scott Osterfeld, an Outreach Coordinator for Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities and the President of Osterfeld Consulting, a principle-based educational and consulting company that provides education and training in the human service field. His keynote presentation is titled, “A Bear Can't DANCE while Hibernating.”

In addition, VOR will host its annual legislative briefing to prepare participants for visits to Congress, beginning June 8, 2015.
Registration details and agenda details will be provided after January 1, 2015 on VOR's website.

Mark your calendars and check back here oftetn for registration and conference details. 

 

VOR's 2014 State Report Forum

Networking and sharing "lessons learned" is what VOR is all about. To help facilitate this process, VOR hosts a State Report Forum every year at the Annual Conference and Initiative in Washington, D.C. Here are the written reports received at the State Report Forum on Saturday, June 7, 2014:

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VOR 2014 Annual Conference and Initiative

"Thanks for such an excellent conference. The time and energy spent in organizing this event is much appreciated. All the presentations were relevant, educational, and useful” ~ 2014 Participant

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VOR 2014 Annual Conference and Washington Initiative

“Making it Happen: Reforming Policy and Law in Support of Person-Centered Quality and Choice”

Washington, D.C.

June 7-11, 2014

Click here for information about our June 2014 event, including the event agenda.

Speakers:

Week of June 9, 2014

2014 Congressional Initiative

 

VOR's 2013 State Report Forum

Networking and sharing "lessons learned" is what VOR is all about. To help facilitate this process, VOR hosts a State Report Forum every year at the Annual Conference and Initiative in Washington, D.C. Here are the written reports received at the State Report Forum on Saturday, June 8, 2013: