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About the Conference
March 30 - 31, 2016
Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage
Pathways for Full Community Involvement
This year marks the 15th year of the Full Lives Conference! Join us Wednesday and Thursday, March 30 and 31 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage.
The Full Lives Conference features national and Alaskan experts on key issues that affect direct service professionals and the people they support, including but not limited to; supporting people with developmental disabilities, behavioral health/mental illness, chronic alcoholism and other substance abuse, traumatic brain injuries, FASD, and Alzheimer’s Disease and other age-related dementia.
Presentations are provided on a variety of topics allowing attendees to choose sessions based on their personal and professional interests. You are sure to enjoy this year's theme: Pathways for Full Community Involvement.
Early Bird Registration: Jan. 15 - March 9
Regular Registration: March 10 - March 28
- 1 Day - $120
- 2 Day - $205
Call for Conference Proposals
Are you interested in presenting a breakout session at the 2016 Full Lives Conference?
Breakout sessions are 90 minutes in length and can be presented as Lecture/Discussion, Panel Discussion, activity or maybe something else entirely. All selected presenters will receive complimentary registration on the day of their presentation and will receive discounted registration of $55 if they choose to attend the additional day of the conference.
Please download the application form below and submit before February 12 to be considered in this year's conference lineup. Presentation selections will be made by February 26 and all submissions will be notified the following week.
Alaska Alliance for Direct Service Careers (AADSC) Outstanding Direct Service Professionals of the Year Award
Do you know an outstanding DSP? We are now accepting nominations for outstanding Direct Service Professionals who work with people in the following support areas:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Behavioral health or mental illness
- Alzheimer ’s disease and other age-related dementia / Elder Care
- Treatment for chronic alcoholism or substance abuse
- Developmental disabilities
To be a direct service professional (DSP), a person must work at least 75% of their time in direct care activities. DSPs provide support in a variety of settings including the individual’s home, workplace, residential center, day center, and community. Positions include, but are not limited to: PCAs, CNAs, home care providers, recreation staff, clinicians, job coaches, counselors, and early intervention associates – anyone who works directly with an infant, child, adolescent, adult or senior who depends on support to be more self-sufficient.
Winners will receive $1,000, a paid trip to the 2016 Full Lives Conference to accept this honor, and free registration to the 2017 Full Lives Conference! (Paid trip is only applicable to winners who live outside of the Anchorage/Mat-Su area.)
Nominations must be submitted by February 12, 2016.
Contact Megan Moody at 608-658-9695 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Full Lives Conference receives funding and support from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority and UAA Center for Human Development, Alaska Training Cooperative.