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2013 ANCOR Technology Summit & Showcase

October 2, 2013 to October 3, 2013

Omni Interlocken Resort
500 Interlocken Boulevard
Denver (Broomfield), Colorado 80021
(303) 438-6600

In conjunction with the Thirteenth Annual Coleman Institute National Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology

Technology Matters

Yes, even in the field of disability supports and services, where we know the value of direct human interaction, technology is critical to achieving quality outcomes for the people you serve.


Because technology can free your direct support staff to concentrate their time on the individuals they support.

Because technology can lead to cost and other efficiencies that can help you make the best use of scarce funds and resources.

Because technology can broaden the door to community for the people you serve – connecting them to friends and family, employment, civic activities and recreation.

This is why it’s important for you to be at the ANCOR 2013 Technology Summit and Showcase.

It’s an opportunity for you to learn about the technologies and innovations in the world of developmental disabilities and how you can use technology to transform your organization and the services you offer. This event is held in conjunction with The University of Colorado’s Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities annual conference.

At the conference, you will:

  • Learn about creative technology applications and leading practices;

  • Discover how community service providers are using technology to innovate supports and services that further enhance the lives of people served, offer additional income streams, and  streamline operations;

  • Network with attendees from across the country and hear how they’re using technology to improve their supports and services; and

  • Develop strategies to advocate for inclusion of technology in state waivers.

Who should attend?

  • Any employee of a community service provider organization – CEOs, IT  and human resources staff and direct support professionals

  • Family members of persons with developmental disabilities

  • Self-advocates

What others have said about the ANCOR Technology Summit:

“ANCOR provides a great opportunity for networking and staying current with both challenges and solutions in the human services field. ANCOR coordinates and provides vital information that human services agencies would otherwise have to sift out from multiple sources. It’s a great value.”

“You are behind if you missed the technology summit!”

“Highly recommend for senior staff to attend… technology information you will not get anywhere else.”

“Among the top tier of conferences I've attended in the last 5 years.”

“These were very practical ideas and hands-on examples of implementation. It's wonderful to learn about the experiences of others in our field and to have pertinent heads-ups about what's coming our way in time to prepare.”

“Fast-paced and informative sessions ranging from Smart Home technology through protecting your agency via HIPAA and Disaster Recovery policies. Terrific information well presented.”

The ANCOR Technology Summit will be held in conjunction with the Thirteenth Annual Coleman Institute National Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology on October 2, 2013. Registration for the Coleman Institute's conference is free.


  • ANCOR Member: $225

  • AAIDD or OPRA Member: $225

  • Non-member: $325


Pre-registration is closed. Onsite registration will be available on October 3 starting at 7:30 AM Mountain time.


Refunds will no longer be issued for cancellations.

Omni Interlocken ResortOmni Interlocken Resort

500 Interlocken Boulevard
Denver (Broomfield), Colorado 80021
(303) 438-6600

If you are need to cancel your hotel room reservation, please first contact Jerri McCandless as there is a waiting list for rooms.


AbleLink Technologies
Contact: Rich Herold

AbleLink Technologies, a pioneer in the field of cognitive support technology, has received over 65 grant awards for research and development of technologies for individuals with cognitive disabilities.  AbleLink’s work has resulted in cognitive support technologies that promote self-determination and independence at work, home, school and in the community.

CaraSolva, Inc.
Contact: Geoffrey Cooper

CaraSolva delivers cost effective cloud based software to reduce medication errors, reduce costs and improve health outcomes for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. MedSupport® automates and simplifies medication administration, reducing medication errors and costs. CareSupport® allows providers to improve care quality, document reimbursement and reduce risk. Our Personal Electronic Healthcare Record securely shares data with healthcare providers.

Contact: Rob Rusk

CareDirector is a configurable and extensible social care management solution which enables agency staff and the people they serve to be better informed, more engaged, and empowered to define and achieve the outcomes sought. CareDirector enhances data capture efficiency, facilitates collaboration and instantaneously transforms data into actionable information that informs services and improves program effectiveness.

eVero Corporation
Contact: Christos Morris

eVero Corporation is a leading software and information technology services provider that equips non-profits assisting individuals with developmental disabilities, with the right technology tools to provide individual-centered quality care.

Foothold Technology
Contact: Jim Butz

Web-based software for behavioral healthcare and human service providers. With origins and roots in social services, Foothold's AWARDS software is a complete Electronic Health Record that also supports administrative activities, including facilities maintenance, human resources, scheduling and alerts, audit reports, and automated billing. AWARDS is certified for Meaningful Use.

Contact: Kevin Harding

Imagine! creates and delivers services designed to incorporate people with developmental, cognitive, and physical challenges into the fabric of their communities. Services include educational and therapeutic services, job training and placement, recreation and leisure activities, opportunities for community living, behavioral health services, technology solutions and support for families.

Intellinetics, Inc.
Contact: Jim Perry

Intellinetics, Inc. is a leading solution provider of Electronic Document Management Software for Service Providers and Developmentally Disabled markets. The Intellivue Software Solution provides a very secure and simple to use solution to store all  content including scanned documents, PDF, Word, Excel, JPEG, audio and video files in a single Microsoft SQL database driven repository.

MediSked, LLC
Contact: Brian White

MediSked Connect is a state of the art web based Agency Management Platform that is specific to ID/DD waiver service providers and the unique home and community based work flows that exist through a lifetime of care. It assists provider agencies in reducing costs, improving quality of care, increasing capacity and performing better in the event of an audit.

Contact: Julie Minor

MITC is a leader in timekeeping solutions and has over 23 years of experience to prove it. Our software and hardware solutions are geared to the nuances of human service agencies. Agencies throughout the US and Canada have selected MITC to streamline administration, control payroll costs, reduce overtime, improve service and enhance quality.

Quantum Solutions Corporation
Contact: Dana Ingle

Quantum Solutions provides enterprise-wide or modular software to meet all the needs of human service provider agencies. Our software CASPer is highly customizable at every level from the DSP to the CEO. The result is Quantum Solutions automates your agency's workflow. Your workflow is not forced into our software.

Rest Assured
Contact: Dustin Wright

Rest Assured® is caring people using remarkable technology to help individuals:

  • improve the quality of their lives

  • increase their independence, and

  • maintain their privacy, health and safety.

  • The patented Rest Assured® Telecare system uses cutting edge technology to offer their customers real-time interactive in home support services.

Sengistix, LLC
Contact: Sandy Henry

Come see a sampling of Sengistix technology, view video clips of customers, talk with Sandy Henry about how this technology is being used across the country to help people be more independent and providers more resource efficient.

Systems Engineering
Contact: Blair Colby

Systems Engineering, a nationally recognized IT services leader, ensures your IT strategy, infrastructure and applications are sound, secure and always available for you. As both an SSAE-16 (SOC 1) company and a member of CRN’s Tech Elite 250, we have resources and control systems in place to help you Get Ahead of IT.

Therap Services, LLC
Contact: Justin Brockie

Therap Services, LLC. is a web-based service organization that provides an integrated solution for documentation, reporting and communication needs of agencies providing support to people with developmental disabilities. It offers an easy and efficient alternative to the immense amount of paper work that is done manually by the care providers.

TimeSimplicity LLC
Contact: Doug Peterman

Employee scheduling software: schedule employees, manage certifications, schedule employees to multiple locations and skills.

Touch the Future, Inc. - USA Distributor for ATE, BlueAssist & Cloudina
Contact: Sandy Hanebrink

Touch the Future, Inc., USA Distributor for ATE; BlueAssist and Cloudina, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, located in GA and SC, offering training and consulting and providing individuals with disabilities, seniors, qualified veterans or disadvantaged with computers, durable medical equipment, and assistive technology through our programs and services.


Contact Marsha Patrick or Jerri McCandless.

(subject to change)

Date Time Session

Wednesday, October 2

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Thirteenth Annual Coleman Institute National Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology 
Declaring the Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities To Technology and Information Access

See the full Coleman agenda.

Roundtable: Technology & State Waivers
Mark Davis, President, Ohio Provider Resource Association

Wednesday, October 2

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

ANCOR and Coleman Technology Showcase part I

A lively poster and exhibitor session, ANCOR vendor spotlights, and complimentary lunch.

Wednesday, October 2

4:30 PM

ANCOR and Coleman Technology Showcase part II

Operationalizing the Declaration; The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities To Technology and Information Access (Roundtable)
Margaret Nygren, EdD, Executive Director and CEO, AAIDD

The Declaration is a statement of principle. This discussion will address opportunities and challenges in operationalizing and implementing the Declaration in the homes, jobs, and lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Accessibility of Employment and the Internet (Roundtable)
Julia Bascom, Program Associate, The Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Discuss the collaboration the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA,) and the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) undertook to gather and analyze data on current barriers to cognitive accessibility faced by workers with developmental disabilities when using the internet for employment purposes as part of ODEP's Accessible Technology Action Center. Also discuss the reasoning and motivation behind the collaboration, the process of gathering and analyzing the data, what the results showed, and the implications for cognitive accessibility guidelines and further research and policy moving forward.

Mobilizing Your Workforce (Roundtable)
Tony Yu, Director of IT, ANCOR

Discuss with other technology leaders how to support a workforce out in the field, comply with data security requirements, decide on a BYOD policy, and what enterprise resources should be put in the cloud.


Thursday, October 3

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM Registration

Thursday, October 3

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Continential Breakfast with Exhibitors

Thursday, October 3

8:15 AM Welcome Remarks

Thursday, October 3

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Person-Directed Technology Pilots
Laurie Dale, Director of Information Technology, Ability Beyond
Richard McNulty, IT Project Manager, Ability Beyond

Technology to improve the lives of persons served is revolutionizing the developmental disabilities field, but it can be confusing on which ones to implement. Ability Beyond has launched several pilots to determine which technologies and innovations best serve to improve independence and offer remote support for the people that it serves. Laurie Dale and Richard McNulty will share information on which pilots worked best and how to achieve measurable results.

Thursday, October 3

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Break / Network with Exhibitors

Thursday, October 3

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Bridging the Cost of Technology and Revenue
Mark Davis, President, Ohio Provider Resource Association

Provider agencies are challenged with balancing the costs of remote monitoring/tech-enabled support and reduced revenue from decreased DSP time/billing. In Ohio, a pilot project is underway to bridge the financial gap. You will hear from Mark Davis of the Ohio Provider Resource Association on lessons learned and key data gleaned from the pilot that will help providers in his state balance the books.

Thursday, October 3

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Break / Network with Exhibitors

Thursday, October 3

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Defending Your Business Against Cyber Crime – A Layered Approach to Network Security
Joe McIntyre, Account Manager, Systems Engineering

Cyber criminals do not discriminate and everyone is a target of opportunity. Joe McIntyre of Systems Engineering, Inc. will discuss the current threat landscape for cyber crime: who’s behind it, why they are doing it, and what’s at risk for your business. He will explain a layered approach to network security and best practices for reducing the risk of being targeted by malicious cybercriminal attacks. Systems Engineering provides network security services to organizations with HIPAA and other regulatory security requirements.

Thursday, October 3

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch / Exhibitor Spotlight

This is a good opportunity to network with other attendees and exhibitors.

Thursday, October 3

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Break / Network with Exhibitors

Thursday, October 3

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Community Collaborations
Kevin Harding, IT Director, Imagine!
Bonnie Jean Brooks, President, OHI

Creating partnerships in the community have allowed provider agencies to leverage expertise in promoting service delivery. Learn why forming alliances with universities and other agencies have helped to forms bonds in the community, raise awareness, and build a stronger voice for advocacy.

Thursday, October 3

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Mobile Device Management
Amy Billing, IT Director, Champaign Residential Services, Inc.
Scott Monfort, Manager of Information Systems, Cedar Lake
Tom Bulgrin, Information Services Specialist, Cedar Lake

Mobile devices are firmly entrenched in the business world, and IT departments are faced with the unique challenge of incorporating disparate devices running different systems with enterprise environments. Find out how agencies assessed their needs, selected vendors, created policies, and deployed these systems to workers in the field.

Thursday, October 3

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Break / Network with Exhibitors

Thursday, October 3

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Payroll, HR, Time and Attendance Software
David Toeniskoetter, CEO, Dungarvin, Inc.
Doug Peterman, President, TimeSimplicity

Learn what providers are using to manage staff time and discuss whether an on-premises or cloud solution is best for your agency to optimize operations.

Thursday, October 3

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ethics of Remote Monitoring
Amy Hewitt, PhD, Director, Research and Training Center on Community Living, University of Minnesota
Sandy Henry, Senior Director, Sengistix

Review service changes over time and implications for the use of technology. Discuss ethical considerations from the family perspective and in comparison to the DSP Code of Ethics. Look at rights, responsibilities and risks comparing on-site DSP support and remote monitoring.