Monday, July 10, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM MDT
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Hotel RL by Red Lion
161 W 600 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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Andrew Riggle
Disability Law Center
801-363-1347 X3209

Are you a person with a disability who would like to make more choices for yourself?  Would you like to help a family member with a disability, or someone
you work with, become more independent or self-sufficient?  If so, join us for a Celebration of Self-Determination on
Monday, July 10, 2017 in Salt Lake City.

The Conference will be held at the Hotel RL in Salt Lake City.  It will begin at 8:00 AM and will conclude at 4:00 PM, and includes lunch.  (see Tentative Schedule below.)  Dinner will be on your own followed by a People First Dance at 6:00 PM. 

If you would like to stay overnight, we strongly suggest making a reservation as soon as possible. Find a room near the Hotel RL by Red Lion in Salt Lake City.
The Hotel RL does not currently have any open rooms.  The UDDC recommends trying the Rhodeway Inn or Crystal Inn in downtown Salt Lake City. 

There are a limited number of scholarships to help with the cost of registration, travel, child care, etc.  People First Scholarship form or General Scholarship form should be completed and returned to the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council
as soon as possible. Contact them at 801-533-3965 with any questions. 

Please be sure to indicate any accommodations that you may need including interpreter services, dietary restrictions or other specific accommodations when
you register. 

Tentative Schedule: 

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Registration and Beverage Bar (Foyer)

9:00-10:00 AM:  Keynote:  Creating a Culture of Coordinated Support
Presented by Jonathan Martinis

10:15 -11:00 AM:  No Limits, Raising Expectations 

11:15 - 12:15PM:  Morning Breakout (Choose 1)

  • Practical Supported Decision-Making Tools
  • Promoting Self-Determination at School:  Student Led IEPs and Transition
  • Sucessfully Moving from Person-Centered to Person-Directed Planning
  • Communicating Self-Determination:  Using Assistive Technology

12:15-1:15 PM Lunch and Lunch Session 

1:30-2:30 PM Afternoon Breakout (Choose 1)

  • Self-Determination is Workable: Self-Employment and Traditional Workforce Jobs
  • Customized Employment 101
  • Pipeline to Employment:  School to Work
  • A Self Advocate's Guide to Supported Decision Making

2:45 - 4:00 PM  Closing Session:  Where Can We Go From Here? Success Stories

Dinner on your own.  (People First Group will go to City Creek together).

6:00-8:00 PM People First Dance