If not for the generosity of our Sponsors, VOR's Annual Conference and Initiative would not be possible. Please take a moment to take a look at the list of generous sponsors, share with others, visit their websites, and if you get a chance, offer a thank you!
Click here to see our 2015 Annual Conference and Initiative Sponsors!
Each year, VOR hosts a State Report Forum as part of our events at the VOR Annual Conference.
Here are the written reports received at the State Report Forum on Saturday, June 5, 2015:
Virginia (with Letter about Land Sale)\
VOR 2015 Annual Conference and Congressional Initiative
Advocating for Choice by Expanding Opportunities
June 6-10, 2015
VOR’s 2015 Annual Conference, “Advocating for Choice by Expanding Opportunities,” will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2015 in Washington, D.C.
Speakers will focus on an advocate’s role in making residential and employment choice a reality by expanding opportunities according to individual need.
Confirmed speakers are:
- Terry R. Farmer, President/CEO of ACCSES, which represents “more than 1,200 disability service providers across the country as the Voice of Disability Service Providers”;
- Lois Sheaffer-Kramer, Director of Government Relations and Community Support for Marklund, a private intermediate care facility in Geneva, Illinois, and Coordinator of Respite Education & Support Tools (REST), a nationally-recognized train-the-trainer program that equips volunteers with the skills needed to support caregivers in their community through respite.
- Scott Osterfeld, an Outreach Coordinator for Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities and the President of Osterfeld Consulting, a principle-based educational and consulting company that provides education and training in the human service field. His keynote presentation is titled, “A Bear Can't DANCE while Hibernating.”
In addition, VOR will host its annual legislative briefing to prepare participants for visits to Congress, beginning June 8, 2015.
Registration details and agenda details will be provided after January 1, 2015 on VOR's website.
Mark your calendars and check back here for updated information about registration (conference and hotel) and conference details.
Networking and sharing "lessons learned" is what VOR is all about. To help facilitate this process, VOR hosts a State Report Forum every year at the Annual Conference and Initiative in Washington, D.C. Here are the written reports received at the State Report Forum on Saturday, June 7, 2014:
"Thanks for such an excellent conference. The time and energy spent in organizing this event is much appreciated. All the presentations were relevant, educational, and useful” ~ 2014 Participant
THANK YOU 2014 CONFERENCE SPONSORS!
VOR 2014 Annual Conference and Washington Initiative
“Making it Happen: Reforming Policy and Law in Support of Person-Centered Quality and Choice”
June 7-11, 2014
Click here for information about our June 2014 event, including the event agenda.
Week of June 9, 2014
2014 Congressional Initiative
Networking and sharing "lessons learned" is what VOR is all about. To help facilitate this process, VOR hosts a State Report Forum every year at the Annual Conference and Initiative in Washington, D.C. Here are the written reports received at the State Report Forum on Saturday, June 8, 2013: