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EAF-2022 Direct Support Person Conference

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What has the global pandemic taught us about how people belong in their communities? What have we learned, and what action can we take to address this?

The pandemic shone a spotlight on a reality that was all too familiar for many people with disabilities. Many are alone, isolated and left behind with few social relationships. How can we change this narrative and reality? How can we find hope as we slowly emerge from a time of isolation?

At this year's DSP Conference, our speakers will engage participants with practical solutions in helping those we support be noticed and known members of their communities. We aren’t working to return to normal. Instead, we see a better future for those we support. We see a future of hope, relationships and community.

Join us for an incredible opportunity to learn, share and grow together in our communities. 

This conference will have a mix of keynote messages, group break out sessions, sharing experiences and ideas together, as well as raffle prizes throughout!


This conference is for all Direct Support People who work in the community, day programs, group homes, and for families, community members and agencies. 

Registration is on a first come, first served basis and spots are limited. The deadline to register is May 6, 2022. Click here to register and for more conference details.


Friday May 13, 9am-4pm
Saturday May 14, 9am-12:30pm


If you have any questions, please contact Terral McBay at [email protected]

EAF-2022 Direct Support Person Conference
$80.00 (adult) plus applicable taxes
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Friday May 13, 2022 9:00 AM to Saturday May 14, 2022 12:30 PM
Community Event

* Registration is not required for this event.