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Current Trainings

Autism and Employment Conference


Friday, September 8, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Sheraton Hotel – West Des Moines

1800 50th St.

West Des Moines, IA 50266

This conference is for individuals on the autism spectrum seeking employment and for family members and service providers who support them.  Free to those on the autism spectrum.

Click here to register online.  To view a flyer, to register by mail or fax, click here. 

2017 Mental Health Conference

Featuring Engaging Sessions of Interest to Multiple Audiences


Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Holiday Inn Airport

6111 Fleur Dr.

Des Moines, IA 50321

This conference will provide an opportunity to hear from experts on the latest trends, issues and treatment methods  surrounding mental illness and co-occurring disorders, while stimulating    information exchange designed to strengthen Iowa’s mental health network.

Click here to learn more or to register.

Upcoming Events

Make Your Mark!

Self-Advocacy Conference

September 20 - 22, 2017
3:00 PM - 12:30 PM (Central)

Honey Creek Resort on Rathbun Lake
12633 Resort Drive
Moravia, Iowa 52571

Change. It seems to be the one constant in life. Learn how you can prepare for and be a part of the changes that are happening in your life and around you. Head home from this conference with the power to embrace and ignite change.

Check out the conference agenda and register!

2017 Mental Health Conference

Continuing Education for Multiple Disciplines

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Holiday Inn Airport - Des Moines

Conference Audience and Objectives:
The 2017 Mental Health Conference is designed for professionals, clinicians, administrators, educators, consumers, family members, advocates, and other providers.

  • Provide an educational opportunity to hear professionals and experts share the most recent trends and issues, treatment methods, and research relating to mental health, mental illness, and co-occurring disorders.
  • Provide a forum to stimulate discussion, exchange ideas, and strengthen the support and information network around the state.
  • Generate public interest in issues relating to mental health and co-occurring disorders.

Early bird registration ends September 18. Find links to conference information and registration.

Training Sources

Access to Training

Our Training Sources page provides links to a variety of training resources that are available on an ongoing basis. Most of these resources are online, available any day, any time. Check websites for fees associated with the trainings.

The Conner Training Connection makes every effort to assure these listings are up-to-date. Visit our Training Sources page.

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Training Calendar

Please visit our interactive calendar to find trainings on disability-related topics, including autism, brain injury, mental health, self-advocacy and transition. We invite you to share trainings with us and others using the "Add Event" button on this calendar.

Please visit our Contact Us page on this website for more information or support.