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Power Up! InterHab Annual Conference


Power Up! InterHab Annual Conference

Registration Information

Registration Type Price Fee Quantity
Members: Pre-Conference $75.00 $0.00
Members: Full Conference
Access to all conference events, except the pre-conference.
$200.00 $0.00
Members: Thurs/Fri ONLY $185.00 $0.00
Non-Members: Preconference $100.00 $0.00
Non-Members: Full Conference
Access to all conference events, except the pre-conference.
$230.00 $0.00
Non-Members: Thurs/Fri ONLY $215.00 $0.00
EXEC EVENT: Luncheon
Available only to InterHab Board members & Alternate Board members
$40.00 $0.00
EXEC EVENT: President's Reception
Available only to InterHab Board members & Alternate Board members
Free $0.00
SPECIAL: Comp Art/Awards Ceremony
Award winners receive two complimentary tickets (total) to attend the ceremony. Register for your complimentary tickets here. You may purchase additional tickets to the Ceremony for $25 each by selecting the ticket option below.
Free $0.00
SPECIAL: Art/Awards Ceremony
This event is included for all Full Conference & Thurs/Fri attendees. Additional tickets may be purchased for guests of award winners.
$25.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Power Up! InterHab Annual Conference
October 15 - 17, 2014 | Capitol Plaza Topeka

What is "Power Up!"?

Power Up! is a three-day event desigend to inspire, educate and empower disability professionals. This event features engaging keynote sessions and a wide variety of small "Learning Labs" designed to give professionals the tools and information they need to best service individuals with developmental disabilities. 

The 2014 Power Up! InterHab Annual Conference provides attendees with Continuing Education Credit as expert speakers and breakout sessions give participants valuable information and hands-on experience.

This year, InterHab has the opportunity to bring acclaimed comedian, actress, activist and speaker Maysoon Zayid to Topeka for the 2014 Power

Up! InterHab Annual Conference.


Among Zayid’s accomplishments:

• Highly-acclaimed “TED Talk” presenter

• Pioneer Muslim female comedian

• First person ever to perform stand-up in Palestine and Jordan

• Actress with numerous film and television credits


Zayid may have a developmental disability, but that hasn’t stopped her from blazing trails during her stellar career. Including roles in major motion pictures and viral videos with millions of views. 


Participants at the conference will be entertained, enlightened and inspired by Zayid’s personal story.

Learning Labs at a Glance 




Wednesday: Lions, Tigers, Bears, Oh My!


Wednesday: Increasing Diversity in the Workplace


Friday: 5 Dysfunctions of a Team






Wednesday: Swallow and Feeding Therapy


Wednesday: Understanding the Role of Medications in the Treatment of Behavioral Health


Thursday: Concierge Medicine






Wednesday: 6 Ways to Boost Your Creativity


Wednesday: Shoestring Marketing – Using Internal Branding and Non-Traditional Efforts to Stretch Budgets


Thursday: Would you please consider…Board members making the asks


Thursday: Winning the Hearts and Wallets






Thursday: Autism 301: A Year of Learning (2-part)


Thursday: Using a person’s interests to enhance a meaningful life (2-part)




Community Living


Wednesday: Adapted Art


Thursday: Emerging Artists: An Option for Employment and Community Inclusion


Thursday: DS100 and DS201


Thursday: The Why, What, and How of Employment (2-part)




Children /Families


Wednesday: Transition Planning App: Yes, there’s an app for that!




Health & Wellness


Thursday: Balancing Work and Life in a Crazy, Connected World (2-part)


Thursday: Staying Alive through Change (2-part)


Friday: Whole Foods Nutrition & Good Shopping Choices




Case Management


Visions for an Integrated Life (2-part) – Wednesday






Thursday: Broken Ground: Mental Health & I/DD Collaborative Ventures (2-part)


Thursday: Yoga


*Agenda subject to change. Updates will be posted frequently. 

Sleeping Rooms:

Sleeping rooms are available by calling the Capitol Plaza Hotel at 1-800-579-7937, ask for the InterHab Room Block with a special rate of $92 a night.  The deadline for sleeping room reservations is Sept. 15.  Sleeping rooms cancelled after Sept. 12th will incur at $40 cancellation charge.  

Cancellation Fees:

Refunds will be made if cancellation is received prior to 5:00pm on October 9, 2014.  An administrative fee of $25 (plus any applicable credit card processing fees) will be retained for cancellations received prior to 5:00pm on October 9, 2014.  No refunds will be made for those that cancel after October 9th or for those who fail to attend the training event(s).  Please note that substitutions for attendees are permitted.  To make a substitution please contact Janet Middendorf at 785.235.5103.  Sharing registrations is NOT permitted, any participant(s) found sharing registrations will be invoiced for full conference registration.









Have questions about Power Up! InterHab Annual Conference? Contact InterHab


Capitol Plaza Hotel
1717 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612



InterHab is the premiere resource network for Kansans with developmental disabilities.  We provide advocacy on behalf of Kansans with developmental disabilities. 

Through our Division of Professional Development we also provide networking & continuing education opportunities to professionals in the human services field. 

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