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QCDD 35th Annual Family Support Conference

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The 35th Annual QCDD Family Support Conference

Sponsored by the Queens Council on Developmental Disabilities (QCDD), New York State OPWDD, Bernard Fineson Region 4 DDRO, and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Registration Information:

Everyone must register for general entry into the conference (use GREEN registration button on top right of screen). Workshop entrance at the conference will be on a first come, first served basis.

Self-Advocates, parents, family members and caregivers register and attend the conference free of charge.

State/Voluntary Agency and Department of Education professionals must send a $35 registration fee per person made payable to Queens Council on Developmental Disabilities. Send payment and a list of registrants that the payment is covering to:

Mary Knox, Sr. VP DD Services,

Little Flower Children and Family Services,

630 Flushing Avenue, 3rd Fl, Brooklyn, NY, 11206.

RE: QCDD Family Support Fair

Service Providers: Registration for the Resource Fair is a separate process. Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resource-fair-at-the-2019-qcdd-family-support-conference-tickets-69779158341.

Conference Information:

Registration / Continental Breakfast 8:00 - 8:45am

Welcome / Presentation 8:45 - 9:45am

QCDD June Marcus Award and Beverly Berger Family Advocacy Award

Workshops 10:00 - 11:45am / 12:00 - 1:30pm

Resource Fair 11:00 - 2:30pm

Lunch on your own

Workshops will include the following topics:

Benefits and Entitlements

Self Directed Services

Behavior Management

Autism 101

Care Coordination

***A FRONT DOOR session in ENGLISH is being added to the conference (10-11:45AM) which will accommodate only 50 people. For this session, you MUST contact Vivia Cousins at (718) 722-3954 or VIVIA.COUSINS@OPWDD.NY.GOV to register. ***

***A FRONT DOOR session in MANDARIN is being added to the conference (12-1:30PM) which will accommodate only 50 people. For this session, you MUST contact Vivia Cousins at (718) 722-3954 or VIVIA.COUSINS@OPWDD.NY.GOV to register. ***

MANDARIN的前门会议正在加入会议(12-1:30PM),仅可容纳50人。在本课程中,您必须致电(718)722-3954或VIVIA.COUSINS@OPWDD.NY联系Vivia Cousins。 GOV注册。

Resource Fair - Representatives from OPWDD Agencies, Private and non-Profit Vendors and other service providers can answer questions regarding access to their specific goods and services. Includes Get Smart! Get Connected! for which representatives can answer your questions about the Front Door, the OPWDD enrollment process, services and entitlements.

Certificates of Attendance available on request.

Limited Translation will be available in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

Travel Directions - Driving and Public Transportation Directions: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/lgasi-sheraton-laguardia-east-hotel/?maps

Questions?

General Information, Conference Registration and Resource Fair Table Reservation:

Toni Martinez, YAI, toni.martinez@yai.org;

Jay Kleinman, Lifespire, jkleinman@lifespire.org ;

Mary Knox, Little Flower Children and Family Services, knoxm@lfchild.org

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