Monday, November 18, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 3:40 PM CST
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Baton Rouge Marriott
5500 Hilton Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808  

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Hannah Jenkins
LA Developmental Disabilities Council

2019 DD Council Conference:
Navigating the System Across the Lifespan 

The Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council is excited to host its biennial conference in November: “Navigating the System Across the Lifespan.”

The Council’s 2019 Conference will kick off with a keynote address on creating a meaningful life from author, speaker, parent advocate, and former Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council Chairperson, Katherine Carol.

Participants will have the opportunity to follow different topic tracks:

  • Childhood, to include early childhood, IEPs, and social engagement; 
  • Adulthood, to include transitioning out of high school, post-secondary education, employment, and housing; and/or
  • Supports, to include community supports, behavioral and medical supports, and financial planning

Attendees can look forward to breakfast, as well as a “Lunch and Learn" facilitated by keynote speaker Katherine Carol featuring a panel of self-advocates and parent advocates discussing advocacy from a personal perspective to move the system forward.

Conference Information:
Conference Agenda
Conference Speaker Bios
Conference Program

Registration Rates:
Registration rates are listed below and cover admission to all plenary and breakout sessions, continental breakfast, and lunch.

  • $20 Individual with a developmental disability
  • $20 Parent / family member of an individual with a developmental disability
  • $0 Direct Support Professional accompanying an individual with a developmental disability
  • $50 Professional / Other

A very limited number of stipends are available to individuals with a developmental disability and/or their parents who otherwise would not be able to participate in this conference. To apply for a stipend, send a request explaining your need with your contact information to Hannah.Jenkins@la.gov.

Regular Registration is CLOSED!

Onsite Registration will be available at the event on Monday, November 18th at 8:00 AM. However, we cannot guarantee a lunch for onsite registrants.

Hotel Reservations:
Unfortunately, the deadline for the $100 room rate for the conference has passed. You may contact the Baton Rouge Marriott directly to make reservations by calling 225-924-5000. Click here for a map and driving directions to the hotel.