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FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Care for the Givers

This FREE conference will bring together an impressive array of industry leaders and influencers to create a one-of-a-kind experience. Speakers will be covering a wide range of topics focusing on YOU.  Your health and well-being are so important while taking care of your loved one with unique needs.


Check out our full schedule, and get your ticket today to ensure your seat is reserved. We look forward to seeing you at this memorable event. 


Space is limited so RSVP today!


*This conference is for adults.  If you need help with childcare please contact us below.

 

SCHEDULE

Time to Care for You

*Doors open 8:30 am until 1:30 pm to explore self-care vendor tables

9 - 9:30 AM

WELCOME

Michelle, Michele, and Staci would like to welcome you to your day of care!

9:30-10AM

WHAT'S THE SCIENCE?

There are so many therapy approaches and "latest" treatments for those with unique needs. Listen to Angela Sulfaro-Mencoci to learn how to look at the research on the latest therapy or approaches and determine if that is best for your loved one with special needs.  You as a parent or caregiver can be empowered to make the best choices for your loved one with these tips. 


BREAK - treat yourself to our vendors

10:15-10:45 AM

LIVING THIS LIFESTYLE

Return to yourself while listening to Michelle Puopolo about maintaining self.  Losing your identity when caring for a person with a disability often happens for the caregiver.  Learn more about how to maintain a healthy balance in your life.

10:45-11:15 AM

FAMILY SUPPORT

Embrace your family while listening to Sofia Phillips speak about family support. Hear how other families help get support in raising their exceptional child and how to support siblings as well.

11:15-11:45 AM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS - CHOSE ONE OF THE THREE

Breathing Meditation - Gayle

Tension Release - Michele

Laughing Meditation - Cristina

BREAK - Treat yourself to our vendors

12-12:30 PM

BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP WITH PROVIDERS

Part of your journey involves specialists and other professionals. Join Staci Neustadt in a discussion on how to build a partnership with your therapists.  Learn how to get the most of therapies and in collaboration with your providers and feel empowered to carry over therapy at home.

12:30 - 1:00 PM

PARENT PANEL

Listen to other parents, grandparents and siblings of people with unique abilities and join the conversation on how you are not on this journey alone.

1- 1:15 PM

FINDING BALANCE

Let's end the day with Michele Thorne to learn how to continue to maintain self-care and find mentors or mentees to join you on this journey.  Relax with a closing meditation from Cerise Patron.

 

SPEAKERS

 

Anthropologist

ANGELA SULFARO-MENCOCI PHD

Angela will be talking about how to empower you to weed through studies to know what treatments work best.

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