twc conference 2023

Saturday, May 6, 2023
8:00am - 4:00pm
Registration and Childcare opens at 8:00am


Varied Industries Conference Center
Iowa State Fairgrounds

3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317


FREE for Families
$50 for Professionals


  • Social Work Credit*
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor Credit*
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Credit*
  • Iowa Board of Certification Credit*
  • Certified Rehabilitation Credit*
  • Attorney CLE Credit*
  • Foster Parent Credit*

*Pending Approval.


We will provide reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities or special health care needs. Submit an accommodation request to; the deadline is Monday, April 24, 2023. Sign language interpretation will be provided. 

Event Contact

Mikki Johannes
ASK Resource Center

Advocacy is Everywhere!

Learn, grow, and connect at the 2023 Together We Can Conference! Together We Can is a one-of-a-kind, statewide conference tailored to people with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who support them. Connect with over 300 families and professionals in one day. Registration closes April 24, 2023.

Keynote Speaker: Daniel Van Sant

Daniel's personal and professional advocacy journey started in rural Iowa and has taken him around the world. He will share some of this journey as well as pieces of disability history and culture that will motivate the audience to learn more about the disability rights movement, find power in their own disability, and learn to become better allies. Please watch is introductory video teaser on the ASK Resource Center YouTube Channel here.

Call for Exhibitors at the Together We Can Conference

Promote your organization at the 2023 Together We Can conference! Our conference is a one-of-a-kind conference for people with disabilities, their families, and the people -- like YOU -- who support them. Connect with over 300 families and professionals from across the state in one day. Registration for exhibitors closes April 17, 2023. 


TWC Conference Childcare Registration 2023

On-site childcare for TWC is provided by the Bob & Billie Ray Child Development Center, a project of Easterseals Iowa. A non-refundable $25 per child deposit is required in order to reserve a spot. Space is limited and first come, first served. Childcare registration closes April 24th, 2023. PARENTS MUST ALSO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE.


Support the Together We Can Conference

Help us keep the Together We Can conference FREE for families across the state by donating to ASK Resource Center.This wouldn't be possible without the support of people like you. No amount is too large or too small, and all donations are tax deductible.

Conference Partners Include: