Thank you for joining us this year! We hope to see you in October 2019!
The Canadian Conference on Developmental Disabilities and Autism is an annual gathering intended to bring together a range of people committed to enhancing quality of supports and services for people with developmental disabilities and autism.
*Session choices are at your discretion on the day of the conference.
- Carolyn Labossiere: With Respect – The Power Of A Respectful Workplace
- Charlie Appelstein: No Such Thing As A Bad Kid!
CEO, CLASS – Community Living And Support Services
For the past 45 years, Al has been associated with CLASS, a full-service non-profit organization supporting people with disabilities. Al serves as a consultant, collaborator, and lectures extensively around the country. He has been particularly active in looking at best practice aspects in disability services and the shift from micro-services to macro approaches.
Broadcaster, Advocate & Pop Culture Philosopher
Jesse has appeared on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning as film and pop culture critic for 20 years. He previously served as Director of Film Programmes, at TIFF Bell Lightbox, where he oversaw theatrical, Cinematheque and Film Circuit programming. A self-described ‘Ojibwe dude’ with a national and international lens, he encourages audiences to consider diversity and inclusion into the future view of their organization, industry and country.
DJ, Co-Founder of A Tribe Called Red & Indigenous Advocate
Ian, also known as DJ NDN, is the co-founder & former member of the music group A Tribe Called Red (ATCR). Through a powerful combination of art and activism, he uses his notoriety to draw attention to issues of racism, gender based violence, stigmas of mental health, and other forms of oppression. He is Ojibwe, Anishinaabe from the Nipissing First Nation.
For Keith, mindfulness and music are the universal languages that bring people together in harmony as one planet. As a certified life coach and longtime yoga instructor, he has a strong dream of accessible health and wellness for the global community.
Comedian & Speaker
See the world through Michael’s eyes as he takes you on a comical journey through the lighter side of Asperger’s Syndrome. Diagnosed at the age of five, he’s combined his love of comedy and his obsession with Hollywood movies into a career as a comedian.