Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) invites you to register for the 2024 Everyday Lives Conference! The Everyday Lives Conference is a training conference aimed at empowering people with disabilities, their families, and the professionals that support them. The Everyday Lives Conference returns to an in-person format for 2024.
The location for the 2024 Conference will be the Hershey Lodge.
When Will the Conference be Held?
The Conference will be held from January 9 through January 11, 2024.
Who Should Attend?
Individuals with disabilities and/or autism, families, professionals, clinicians, students, and caregivers participate in the Everyday Lives Conference.
What Topics will be on the Conference Agenda?
Conference themes include professional development for providers, wellness & resiliency, and behavioral & communication supports. Topics include: Supporting Families, Health Equity, Employment, Self-Advocacy, Leadership Training, Grant Writing, Staff Retention & Development, Trauma-Informed Care, Transformational Change.
An exciting addition to this year's conference is the Move Your Way campaign! We want to know how you stay active! Do you walk your dog every day? Do you enjoy gardening? Do you make sure to stretch throughout the day? Or, do you get moving to do the daily chores? We want to know how you Move Your Way! The Move Your Way campaign is the promotional campaign for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Most Americans do not get the recommended 150 minutes of weekly, moderate intensity activity. ODP wants to help its populations develop healthy movement habits that assist in combating future disease such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and some cancers.
During the conference, we will be encouraging attendees to Move Your Way with scheduled group activities like walks around the hotel grounds, sharing your movement routine through the conference app boards, regular session stretch breaks, and more! Be sure to visit the Move Your Way table in the exhibit hall to receive a special goodie bag!
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