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2017 Developmental Disability Awareness Day Conference
Thu, May 18, 2017, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
29th Annual Development Disabilities Awareness Day (DD Day!!)
Celebrating 29 years as the largest conference of its kind in United States
On Thursday, May 18th 2017, the 29th Annual Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day at
The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, NY.
Professionals from many different area agencies that specialize in services for people with developmental disabilities and similar health related industries will be on hand to provide guidance, literature, and general information about services that the organizations or businesses provide.
The convention, also commonly known as DDDAY!!, has long been a staple of the WNY developmentally disabled community, bringing together local and regional agencies, industry connected vendors and suppliers, direct support professionals and the individuals that all of these groups support. The conference is the largest one of its kind in the United States and has been growing bigger and more sophisticated with every year. 18 one-hour workshops are planned for 2017 and the www.ddday.org website will serve as a one-stop location for registration and information on the conference. Tickets are available at three levels, with more than 200 free scholarship tickets available for people who qualify. Luncheon ($20.00) and workshop only tickets ($15.00) are available as well as day of registration for $20.00.
Several awards for personal achievement, direct service provider of the year, community service of the year and caregiver of the year are presented at the convention’s luncheon. Awards are presented to professionals, organizations and individuals with developmental disabilities. The awards luncheon is emceed by a local celebrity.
Rounding out the day’s attractions and festivities are an art show featuring artwork from local artists with disabilities, entertainment all day long, consisting of a wide array of talents from individuals from musical performances to spoken word to dance.
The convention runs from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Tickets and more information are available through the www.ddday.org website.