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Cedar Rapids Hosts “River of Dreams”

2018 Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) National Conference

Wednesday to Friday, October 24 to 26
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
350 First Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids

This three-day conference provides a host of information and networking opportunities for those interested in improving lives of individuals with disabilities. The mission of DCDT is to promote national and international efforts to improve the quality of and access to career/vocational and transition services, increase the participation of education in career development and transition goals, and influence policies affecting career development and transition for persons with disabilities.

To learn more, click here.

To register, click here.

Inclusive Recreation Services Project Webinar Scheduled

Grant Opportunities Available for Participants

Thursday, November 1, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 7, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

This webinar will present strategies for developing inclusive recreation programs. The goal is to help organizations develop policies and guidelines for creating and sustaining programs inclusive of individuals with disabilities and other diverse groups.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in further discussion of inclusive practices and strategies through a “Community of Practice,” which will meet virtually twice more in 2018.  Community of Practice participants will have the opportunity to apply for one of four $3,000 mini-grants to update agency policies and procedures to support sustainable inclusive programs and/or implement an inclusive program.

To learn more, download the webinar flyer.

Select which webinar you prefer, and register here.

Upcoming Events

Registration Now Open for the 2018 Make Your Mark Conference

Gain Valuable Self-Advocacy Skills and Get in Touch with Nature!

Thursday , September 27, 2018 – Friday, September 28, 2018
Honey Creek Resort on Rathbun Lake
12633 Resort Drive, Moravia, IA

Join us for the 2018 Make Your Mark! Conference. Sessions this year will focus on providing information and skills to help you live your best independent life. After sessions wrap up, you can enjoy stargazing or a walk, catch up with friends, or head to the indoor water park. Free registration for individuals with disabilities, family members, and direct support professionals accompanying a participant! Hosted and funded by the Iowa DD Council/ID Action. Click here to register or for more information.


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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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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.

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