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Positive Behavioral Supports Training - Free One-Day Event

Learn strategies to support individuals transitioning to community settings!

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Coralville Public Library - Meeting Room A
1401 5th St., Coralville

“Positive Behavioral Supports” is a one-day, regional training program open to all providers of home- and community-based services interested in helping people transition to homes in community settings through Iowa’s Money Follows the Person grant.

There is no charge to attend the training, and training materials will be provided by the Money Follows the Person grant. Lunch will be on your own, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity after the training to join a listserv to discuss questions or concerns in their organizations’ training program and to problem solve specific cases.

Presenter:  Stacie Lane-O’Brien, BCBA, MSW

Registration is required. To register or for more information, please get in touch with Stacie Lane-O’Brien at 319-330-0598 or, no later than April 12, 2019.

Download a printable pdf of the event announcement to learn more.

2019 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute

Research, Inclusion Policy, Networking and more!

Tuesday, May 7 – Thursday, May 9, 2019
Friday Center for Continuing Education
Chapel Hill, NC

For over 15 years, this popular 3-day conference has been the premier educational opportunity for people from all early childhood sectors to come together to learn, share and problem-solve about inclusion for young children. The 2019 Inclusion Institute will feature world-class experts, groundbreaking sessions and state-of-the-art free courses for CEUs.

To learn more and register, click here.

Upcoming Events

2019 "Together We Can" State Conference

A free day of learning and networking for all!

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Varied Industries Conference Center
Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines

This annual conference is presented in partnership with ASK Resource Center, Arc of Iowa, Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council, and University of Iowa Center for Disabilities and Development.

Spend a productive Saturday learning from dynamic experts on a wide range of disability topics.  There will be sessions and exhibits of interest to families, young self-advocates, and general audiences.  On-site child care and mileage reimbursement will be available for families, and affordable education and training options will be offered.  To learn more or to register, click here.

2019 SOAR Regional Advocacy & Leadership Conference

Early bird registration ends April 30

Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center
18011 Bass Pro Drive, Independence, MO
May 31 to June 2, 2019

The 2019 SOAR Regional Advocacy & Leadership Conference, sponsored by Heartland Self-advocacy and Resource Network, is for and by people with disabilities. The conference will take place Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2 at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Independence, Missouri.

Speakers will include Ollie Cantos, Garrett Holeve, Michael Beers and Ed O’Malley. More information about them and the breakout sessions is available on the conference website, along with the code to get conference pricing for hotel rooms.

Find links to learn more and register here.

Training Sources

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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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