2012 International Conference

It’s the best time of the year at the YAI Network — conference time! Hearing from top experts in the field of disability and networking with other parents, professionals and advocates has never been so fun.

Last week, we posted about our annual FREE full-day conference in Spanish on March 6. Now is also the time to sign up for our annual International Conference! There is still time to qualify for early-bird discounted registration rates, so now is the time to register!

Date: April 30 – May 3, 2012
Location: Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY, 10019

The YAI Network’s International Conference on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities attracts an annual attendance of more than 3,000 people and serves as a major forum for the exchange of ideas and the introduction of new models and strategies that have a positive impact in the field. You can expect at least 250 presenters and 170 sessions.

Who Attends

Physicians, direct service professionals, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, administrators, higher education faculty, general education and special education professionals, early intervention staff, behavioral health professionals, family members, people with disabilities and anyone working or interested in the field of developmental and learning disabilities.


The International Conference focuses on programs, services and policies that enhance the lives of people with developmental and learning disabilities and their families. Some session topics may include:

Advocacy/Self-Determination • Aging • Autism/ASD • Challenging Behavior • Clinical Issues & Practices • Day Services • Dual Diagnosis • Early Childhood • Employment Training • Family Supports • Health Care/Medical • Inclusion • Learning Disabilities • Legal, Ethical & Policy Issues • Life Planning • Management/Supervisory • Media/Public Relations • Psychopharmacology • Quality of Life • Residential Services • Sexuality • Special Education • Staff Training • Technology • Transition • TBI • Women’s Issues • Workforce

Register today!

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