Event Date/Time: Oct 28, 2005
End Date/Time: Oct 29, 2005
Oct 28, 2005
Early Registration Date:
Oct 07, 2005
"Opening Doors" 2005 is a conference for professionals, employers, self advocates, parents and community members focusing on providing information and training in the areas of disability awareness, mental health issues, developmental disability services, professional/personal growth, leadership & supervision, self advocacy and eary childhood services. Our conference features nationally renowned speakers: Dr. David Pitonyak, Richard Pimentel, Dr. Tom Pomeranz, Lynne Seagle and Camille Catlett.
Sponsors include Community Partnerships of Idaho, Inc. Idaho Department of Health & Welfare, Idaho Parents Unlimited, Western Washington University, University of Idaho, Living Independent Network Corporation, Keybank, State Independent Living Council, Idaho Council on Dev. Disabilities, Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Oppenheimer Development Corp., Payroll American, Xpress Flex and Myriad Corp.
$135 (on or before 10/07) $150 (after 10/07)
Parents of individuals with disabilities and Self-Advocates
$115 (on or before 10/07) $130 (after 10/07)
The above fees include Friday and Saturday conference materials, refreshments and Keynote Lunch on Friday. Saturday lunch is not provided. If you have special dietary needs, please indicate so on the registration form.
Discounts: Employees of conference sponsors (see sponsor list) receive $15 off each registration fee.
Thursday All Day Pre-Conference Workshop (A or B)
$25 per person (lunch not included)
Saturday-Only All Day Workshop for Child Care Providers
$25 per person (lunch included)
Accommodations - DoubleTree Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho is the host hotel for the 2005 “Opening Doors” conference. The DoubleTree Riverside offers excellent convention facilities. A block of rooms for conference attendees has been reserved for single or double occupancy ($79 per room per night). To reserve a room, call the DoubleTree Riverside directly at 800-222-8733 or 208-343-1871. Be sure to inform the reservation clerk that you are with the Community Partnerships of Idaho conference to get the preferred rates. Reservations must be made by 10/13/05.
Certificate of Completion - A Certificate of Completion is available to participants attending the conference for a fee of $15. The certificate will indicate which sessions you attended, speaker, speaker credentials and length of each session.
CRC’s are Available - The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation will make available CRC credits for those attending the conference. Sign-up sheets will be provided for each session.
Scholarships - Several of our sponsors are providing a number of scholarships. There are two scholarship categories: 1. Parents/Self-Advocates; and 2. Direct Support Professionals. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here of call Community Partnerships of Idaho, (208)376-4999 for more information.