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.
Join us in 2017 as we celebrate 25 years of this educational and inspirational event. Our list of presenters and program will be up within the next few months. Registration opens in early 2017.
Call for papers
You have knowledge, information and best practices to share and we have a group of 550+ conference delegates that will find your presentation valuable. Our conference participants are looking for innovative trends, real-life examples and clear information relevant and applicable to the work they do every day. Submit your application by November 30, 2016. CLICK HERE to download the application form.
Conference Learning Objectives
Promoting Inclusion & Full Citizenship – This conference provides a forum for leaders and supporters to come together and explore successes, challenges, and reflections on promoting full inclusion for people with developmental disabilities. Encouraging and advocating for all people to claim their right to full citizenship must remain a priority. We strive to showcase examples of person-centred supports, collaboration, and advocacy that lead to success in these areas.
High Quality Health & Clinical Supports – Improving the supports and services for people to manage and advocate for high quality health and wellness remains a central theme at this conference. Sessions led by experts in health and clinical services will be geared towards providing appropriate and collaborative supports to people and their families.
Leadership Excellence – We intend to deliver opportunities to develop skills at all levels in an organization. Our sessions will provide participants with specific tools to manage common leadership challenges, consider the impact of personal leadership styles, and approach situations in a strategic and collaborative manner.