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Pathways to Future Destinations: Experiences in Grief, Aging and Life Conference

University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities

Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 1:00 PM - Monday, October 19, 2009 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

Pathways to Future Destinations: Experiences in Grief,...

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Type Remaining End Quantity
Regular Registration   more info 58 Tickets Ended Free  
LEND/UCEDD Trainee   more info 21 Tickets Ended Free  
Family Member/Self Advocate   more info 71 Tickets Ended Free  

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Event Details

The Pathways to Future Destinations conference will highlight the needs of persons with disabilities and their families as they plan for the future. Agenda will include a poster/vendor reception on Sunday evening October 18th. To see the conference agenda click here. 

Register online to reserve your ticket. Fees are to be paid to the Boling Center prior to conference date. Full conference registration is $99.00; UCEDD/LEND Trainee Registration is $50.00; and Family/Self Advocate is $75.00. There are a limited number of stipends for family members and self advocates. Contact the Boling Center at 901-448-2660 for more details. Registration fees can be paid by check or credit card by calling the Boling Center at 901-448-2660.

Featured Speakers: William Gaventa, serves as the Director, Community and Congregational Supports at The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities in New Jersey. His specialties include developmental disabilities, spiritual supports, and community supports and coordinates a training and technical assistance team for the New Jersey Self Directed Supports Project. As writer and author, he is the Co-Editor of the Journal of Religion Disability and Health , editor of two newsletters and a columnist for Insight, the national newsletter of the Arc of the United States.

Jeffrey Kauffman is a psychotherapist who began developing therapeutic treatment approaches for the losses that exist in the intellectual disabilities community, and multi-dimensional models for agencies and families to respond to these diverse losses over 20 years ago. He is a noted author and speaker on these issues and provides training for professionals and families. In 2005, he published the Guidebook for Helping People with Mental Retardation Mourn . He has taught on the faculty at Bryn Mawr College, Widener University Center for Social Work Education and King’s University College, University of Western Ontario.

Other speakers will cover the topics of: Aging, Applied research, Legal issues, Family Perspectives, and Ethics.

The conference will also feature exhibitors and vendors, an evening poster session/reception, a special viewing of A Friend Indeed: The Bill Sackter Story as well as all Downtown Memphis has to offer. Call for Poster Presentations, Vendors and Sponsorships is now open. Visit the Boling Center website at http://www.utmem.edu/bcdd to download an application. Deadline is September 15th.

Accomodations Requests: If you require or would prefer a specific accomdation to be provided to you, please send an email to ebishop@utmem.edu with the nature of your specific request by September 15th.

Conference Objectives:

  1. Summarize aging and end of life opportunities for community building
  2. Identify fundamental aspects of the aging process
  3. Describe processes and outcomes of pilot grief group intervention research
  4. Describe family considerations about financial planning and conservatorships
  5. Examine strategies associated with mourning and coping with loss
  6. Describe family considerations in discussing and planning for their family members' future

Conference Sponsors

There are three sponsorship levels a) Platium b) Gold c) Silver. 

The Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities (Platinum Sponsor)

VistaPoints (Platinum Sponsor)

Continuing Education Accreditation

PSYCHOLOGY (APA)  The University of Tennessee Boling Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. University of Tennessee Boling Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Boling Center is offering specific sessions for 7.5 continuing education credits. The Boling Center agrees to adhere to the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists. There is an additional $15 fee for psychologists to register for professional continuing education credits for this event.

NURSING This activity has been submitted to the Tennessee Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Tennessee Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. There is a $10 fee for nursing contact hours.

SOCIAL WORK & PHYSICAL THERAPY A certificate for the number of hours of completed training will be given to each participant to file with their continuing education program to receive continuing education credits.

REGISTERED DIETITIANS  The University of Tennessee Boling Center is an accredited provider through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. CPEU activities are pre-approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR). 7.5 CEs are approved for this seminar

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY The University of Tennessee Boling Center is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. There is 0.75 CEUs available for this seminar. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

CASE MANAGEMENT Approval is pending

More information will be posted as it becomes available. CE fees will be in addition to registration fee.

Have questions about Pathways to Future Destinations: Experiences in Grief, Aging and Life Conference? Contact University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities

When & Where

Crowne Plaza Memphis
300 North Second Street
Memphis, TN 38105

Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 1:00 PM - Monday, October 19, 2009 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

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University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities

The Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) is an interdisciplinary program that supports children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families through training, service, applied research, information dissemination, planning, and policy development. BCDD is part of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) network.

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