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APRIL Conference 2021 Call for Workshops

APRIL 2021 Workshop Proposal 27th Annual Conference

Please submit your workshop proposal for the 27th Annual APRIL Conference below by July 15, 2021.  We will accept workshop proposals highlighting your promising and best practices for serving people with disabilities in your communities and managing your IL organization.  We will have 1 hour slots available. Please note that in light of COVID-19, the APRIL Conference will be a virtual event. We will miss seeing all of your smiling faces in person, and want to ensure everyone stays healthy until we see each other next year.  Our Conference will be October 18-22, 2021.  We will make sure to post changes and announcements around our schedule and events as they unfold.  Thank you for being flexible and continuing to support the APRIL Conference. 

Topics of interest that we will prioritize include:
  • creative and promising practices for serving your RURAL locations
  • professional development for front line staff (managing volunteers, building and sustaining programs, IL consumer documentation, IL Skills training facilitation tips, implementing Youth services,  implementing peer support programs, implementing nursing home transition programs, social media outreach, disability specific laws and regulations, community organizing and outreach tools....)
  • SILC/Boards presentation and Youth Consumer presentations
  • Institution Transition 
  • Electronic and online promising practices
  • Promising practices for hybrid CIL services (in person and virtual combined)
The theme of this year's conference is: Our Community: Showing Grace by Staying in Place
7. Have you Presented this workshop before? 
9. Do you require someone to advance slides for you?
10. Does anyone on your presentation team use an accommodation (please select below all that apply):
13. My workshop will include the following (Check all that apply):
14. My Workshop would be MOST appropriate for the following audience:                                            
19. Please indicate below if you have days that will NOT work for you and your team to present. Please make sure you have cross checked these days with your teammates.  We will do the best we can to accommodate. Please leave blank if any day will work. Please note sessions begin at 9 am pacific time (12:00 PM Eastern Time) and the latest slot ends by 2:30 PM Pacific time (5:30 PM Eastern). If you have other requests or specifications on times and days please list in the other comment box.
20. By Submitting this proposal I agree and understand that I am volunteering my peer expertise for the benefit of the APRIL Conference attendees and I will adhere to the following guidelines: (By Checking each box you are agreeing that you have read and understand the requirements of becoming an APRIL conference presenter). *This question is required.