Thank You 2015 Sponsors!

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!


VOR's 2015 State Report Forum

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:





New Jersey

New York

Virginia (with Letter about Land Sale)\

Washington State


VOR 2015 Annual Conference and Initiative

VOR 2015 Annual Conference and Congressional Initiative

Advocating for Choice by Expanding Opportunities

June 6-10, 2015
Washington, D.C.

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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