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2013 ANCOR Conference: Because We All Matter

L'Enfant Hotel
480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, D.C. 20024
(202) 484-1000

Early Bird

(through April 22)

  • *ANCOR member: $750

  • *ANCOR member - 3rd and subsequent registrant: $705

  • Non-member: $1,050

Standard Rate

(April 23 and onward)

  • *ANCOR member: $875

  • *ANCOR member - 3rd and subsequent registrant: $830

  • Non-member: $1,200

* ANCOR Members: if you have not renewed your membership for 2013 by start of the conference, you will be billed at the non-member rate.


  • Pre-conference: Person Directed Services(April 28, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern): $125

  • Pre-conference: Final Approved HIPAA Rules(April 28, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern): $125

  • Certificate of Attendance: $5

  • DSPs to DC (April 29 - 30): registration is free with a paid registration from your organization. Learn more here


Pre-registration has ended. Onsite registration will be available.


There will be a $75 charge for cancellations through April 17. No refunds will be issued for registrations cancelled on or after April 18. Substitutions are permitted. If you need to make a substitution, contact us.

Everyone matters, at every level.

Ultimately, it’s all about offering quality supports and optimal outcomes for the people you serve. We stand with you on this, always and forever. There is nothing else more fundamental about why you’re here, and why we’re here.

So join us in Washington, D.C., April 28 – 30 for the 2013 ANCOR Conference: Because We All Matter, and be sure to bring your DSPs to DSPs to DC, April 29 - 30. Registration for DSPs to DC is free with and paid registration from your organization. Learn more here.

This year, the conference is about giving you exactly what you need in this exact moment to move your organization forward, so that your leadership team, your DSPs, and the people you support are successful in all of the most important ways.

There is no other forum, conversation, or gathering this spring with better tools or support.

A place of innovation, sharing, and plentiful “a-ha!” moments, the 2013 ANCOR  Conference is your opportunity to:

  • Discover. Absorb firsthand the best and latest of what’s happening with service delivery.

  • Learn. Hear from experts from across the country, and leave with a concrete list of tools and action steps for today.

  • See. Clearly understand how the latest policy developments affect you, and what you can do about it.

  • Talk. Add your voice to the national conversation about why we all matter.

  • Develop. Strengthen the leadership skills of everyone on your team.

It’s an event that you and your leadership team absolutely can’t miss! We’re anticipating a fantastic turnout, and excitedly preparing the program.


Gold Partners

L'Enfant Hotel

480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, D.C. 20024
(202) 484-1000

We're back in the heart of DC for this conference! L'Enfant Plaza is a conveniently located business hotel just a very short walk from the Smithsonian museums. Shopping and restaurants are nearby. Metro access (blue, yellow and green lines) is underneath the hotel.

The ANCOR room block at L’Enfant Plaza Hotel is currently full. We are working on getting some additional rooms but will not know the results until after April 5. You may wish to book a room at another hotel through Meeting Solutions, (202) 289-2220 ext. 101 (local), (800) 503-3330 ext. 101 (toll-free), Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern.

To be put on a waiting list at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, contact Jerri McCandless.

Airport/Ground Transportation

Reagan National Airport (DCA) is the closest airport. A taxi is $15 outside of the baggage claim area.

The Metro can also be taken from DCA across from the baggage claim area. Take the Yellow Line towards Mt. Vernon Square. At L'Enfant Plaza take the Metro exit that faces the side of the train which you exit, not the exit to the front or rear of the train. Exit the turnstile. Follow the path to find the escalator. Upon disembarking from the escalator, turn left, enter the glass doors on right (leading to plaza, not outside). Go forward and take the first right. Mid-way down the hall you will see a sign saying "L'Enfant Plaza Hotel."

Dulles International Airport (IAD): This airport is at least an hour away. A taxi is $75. The Super Shuttle is $29 and $10 per additional person. Both are outside of the baggage claim area.

Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI): This airport is at approximately an hour away. A taxi is $95. The Super Shuttle is $39 and $10 for additional person. Both are outside of the baggage claim area.

As an exhibitor at ANCOR you have the opportunity to create awareness with conference attendees to the benefits of your products and/or services. This conference traditionally hosts approximately 300 attendees, primarily CEOs and upper-level managers of provider agencies from around the country, giving you e face-to-face exposure with these decision makers.

You’ll be located in the center of our conference- breakfast, breaks and a reception are held within the exhibit area to maximize your exposure to conference registrants. Don’t delay in registering as space is limited and fills quickly!

Testimonials below are from exhibitors at our 2012 event:

“We had a wonderful and productive time. In addition to meeting more of the ANCOR team, we were able to make great connections with possible customers across the country. It was a wonderful event and I know we will be back next year.“

“Great to be part of the conference. I would not change a thing. The many scheduled breaks with exhibitors was wonderful. The time allowed was good.”

“It was such a pleasure to meet… the ANCOR Staff. I truly appreciate the exposure you gave us with all of your providers. While I was there I made a number of connections that I’m already starting to follow up with.“

Exhibitors will receive:

  • 6’ exhibit skirted table with chairs, personalized ID sign. Note: There will not be any pipe and drape (no draping backdrop). Exhibits are table top only. ANCOR reserves the right to refuse oversized exhibits.

  • Access to all conference attendees.

  • One complimentary registration for an exhibitor working the booth, must be to an exhibitor who is actively staffing your booth. Please notify ANCOR of name and contact info if different from above information. ANCOR exhibitor fee entitles each vendor to two (2) individuals to staff booth as well as enjoying the meal events. For additional staffing please add $150 per person.

  • Access to conference discounted hotel room rate at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel.

  • Post conference – electronic list of conference attendees with contact information.

Exhibit Hours

(exhibit related times subject to adjustment)

Sunday, April 28

  • Exhibit set up time is 1:00 - 3:00 PM.

  • Exhibits will open on Sunday, April 28th @ 3:30 PM prior to the opening session of the conference. There will be a reception held that evening in the exhibit after immediately after the opening session.

Monday, April 29

  • Exhibits will be open as of 7:15 AM for a continental breakfast with registrants and remain open throughout the day. 30 minute breaks are interspersed throughout the day in the exhibit area to maximize your exposure to attendees.

  • Tear down is 5:30 - 7:00 PM.

NOTE: If you are a ‘preferred partner’, (gold partner, sponsor, etc.), you are also entitled to exhibit on Tuesday, April 30. Tear down will be from 4:30 - 6:00 PM.


Registration is not valid unless payment has been received by ANCOR.

  • Non-profit: $650

  • For profit: $750

  • Electric: $30 per day*

  • Internet: $100 per day*

*Electric and internet fees will be paid directly to the hotel. Labor costs, etc. may be added by the hotel and are subject to change.

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation fee of $100 will apply until April 8. No refunds will be issued from April 9 and onward.


Contact Marsha Patrick or Jerri McCandless.


ANCOR is not taking any more exhibitor registrations as the space is full. These exhibitors will be joining us at the conference:

American HealthCare Capital
Bethesda Institute
CARF International
Cerner Extended Care
Chem Rx Pharmacy Service, LLC
CQL/ The Council on Quality and Leadership
Essential Learning
eVero Corporation
Foothold Technology
Furniture Concepts
Irwin Siegel Agency, Inc.
Life Enrichment Trust
Mainstay, Inc.
MediSked, LLC
Medline Industries, Inc. 
MetLife Center for Special Needs Planning
Mid-America Consulting Group
National DataCare Corporation
Pharmacy Alternatives
Philadelphia Insurance Companies
Practical Health Systems, Inc.
Provider Search, LLC
Quantum Solutions Corporation
ResCare Workforce Services
Rest Assured
Scioto Properties
SEFCU Insurance Agency
Sengistix, LLC
Shared Resources Purchasing Network
SteadyCare, LLC
The Plexus Groupe
Therap Services
Training and eTracking Solutions
U.S. Bank AccelaPay Card
WhisperGLIDE Swing Co.

Conference Program Book

(dates and times subject to change)

Leadership Meetings

Date Time Committee

Friday, April 26

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

ANCOR Foundation Board meeting

Friday, April 26

7:00 PM

ANCOR Foundation Board dinner

Saturday, April 27

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Government Relations meeting

Saturday, April 27

12:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Board of Directors meeting

Sunday, April 28

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Professional and Organizational Development meeting

Sunday, April 28

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Performance Excellence Initiative meeting

Sunday, April 28

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Board of Representatives meeting

Sunday, April 28

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

State Association Executives Forum meeting

Sunday, April 28

7:30 PM

Communications Committee dinner


Date Time Session

Sunday, April 28

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Sunday, April 28

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pre-conference: Person Directed Services

Kevin Mahoney, Ph.D., Director, National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services (NRCPDS)
William DittoM
Mercedes Witowsky, Associate Executive Director, Community Access Unlimited.

Person Directed Services will provide everything you’ll need to create well-developed, participant-driven supports and services. The session will include:

  • the latest research on services

  • ideas to help you design, implement and evaluate programs to assist people with I/DD, veterans and the aging

  • opportunities for ANCOR members

Sunday, April 28

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pre-conference: Final Approved HIPAA Rules

John Gilliland II, The Gilliland Law Firm
Are you HIPPA compliant? A new rule went into effect March 26th.  The new rule requires new business associate agreements and notices of privacy practices and forms, meaning existing policies will need to be revised. John Gilliland will walk you through the changes to give you the tools and information you’ll need to remain HIPAA compliant.

He’ll discuss:

  • details of the HIPAA Omnibus final rule in the Federal Register

  • effective dates and who it applies to

  • the changes the rule makes to the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification rules and the HITECH Act 

Sunday, April 28

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Welcome: ANCOR State of the Association Address

Dave Toeniskoetter, ANCOR President

Sunday, April 28

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Keynote: Looking Back, Moving Forward – 50th Anniversary of the Community Mental Health Centers  and Mental Retardation Facilities Construction Act of 1963

The Hon. Patrick Kennedy

The last piece of legislation signed by President John F. Kennedy marked the beginning of a dramatic change in the landscape of disability services, and in public attitudes about people with disabilities. Long-time disability rights advocate Patrick Kennedy will join us in recalling the transformation of the last 50 years, and share with us his vision of the future, and how ANCOR can join in plans for a national celebration in October.

Sunday, April 28

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Legacy Leader Award Presentation

Bill Tapp, President, ANCOR Foundation

The ANCOR Foundation’s Legacy Leader’s Circle honors career-long contributions of outstanding champions in our industry. The program also raises funds to support the development of the leaders of the future. Join us for the induction of the latest class of ANCOR Legacy Leaders and leaders in the disability field.

Sunday, April 28

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Monday, April 29

7:15 AM - 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

Monday, April 29

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

ANCOR’s Introductory Remarks

Renee Pietrangelo, CEO, ANCOR

Monday, April 29

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM


Andrew Imparato,Senior Counsel & Disability Policy Director Senate HELP Committee

Join us for a thought-provoking conversation between Andrew Imparato, Senior Counsel and Disability Policy Director, Senate HELP committee and the Raben Group’s Jamal Simmons, noted political analyst, with opportunity for questions from conference participants.

Under the leadership of disability champion Senator Harkin (D-IA), the Senate HELP committee is actively engaged in numerous disability policy initiatives, ranging from outreach last fall to the nation’s governors regarding federal HCBS incentives to holding numerous committee hearings on Olmstead, Employment First initiatives and other issues of importance to the disability community.

Mr. Imparato brings to his role an extraordinary depth of experience in disability issues and this interactive exchange promises to provide an in-depth perspective on the committee’s current work, and vision for the future of disability policy.

Prior to being tapped in 2010 by Chairman Harkin to return to public service, he served in a variety of roles in both the private sector and public sector, most recently as president and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).

Monday, April 29

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

ANCOR’s Sustainable Medicaid Proposal

Maureen Corcoran, Vorys Health Advisors, Former Ohio State Medicaid Director
Barbara Merrill, Vice President for Public Policy, ANCOR

ANCOR is not content to stay on the sidelines of the federal budget deficit debate. We recognize difficult financial times carry with them not only opportunity, but a responsibility to advance solutions. This plenary session outlines ANCOR’s sustainable Medicaid proposals.

Monday, April 29

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Networking Break with Exhibitors

Monday, April 29

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Leading in Challenging Times PART I – Questions Your Organization Must Ask

Sherry Beamer, Product Manager, Developmental Disabilities Services, Essential Learning
Michelle Auer, Owner, Acumen, Inc.

Leading in challenging times is a tough task. In this first of two sessions, learn about the Peter Drucker Self-Assessment Tool – The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization. Whatever challenges your organization is facing – expansion, consolidation, even elimination of some services – this tool will help you assess what you are doing, why you are doing it and what you must do to improve your organization's performance. You’ll also hear how one ANCOR member used the assessment, faced tough decisions and had great success.

Monday, April 29

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Health Homes In Action

Kim Opsahl, CEO, INARF
Mark Davis, President, OPRA
Sara Israel, Executive Director, Develpmental Disabilities Provider Association
Hear from three states regarding their implementation of the ACA’s optional Medicaid State Plan benefit. The benefit establishes health homes to coordinate care for people with Medicaid who have chronic conditions. With this new benefit, CMS is emphasizing a whole-person philosophy. Providers of supports to people with I/DD have been doing this for decades. Learn how I/DD providers in Ohio, Indiana and Arkansas will integrate and coordinate all primary, acute, behavioral health and long-term services and supports under this provision. 

Monday, April 29

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Federal Incentives to Increase Home and Community Based Services - BIP and MFP Progress Reports

Jennifer Burnett, Director, Division of Community Systems Transformation, CMS

There are many dynamics affecting State Medicaid long-term services and supports programs in today’s ever changing service delivery landscape. Facing major budget challenges and an aging baby-boomer generation for whom “one size does not fit all,” states are expanding community-based care through a variety of federal authorities and more and more states are pioneering innovative approaches to move towards a more “balanced” long term services and supports system.

This session will provide an overview and current status of two programs, and discuss implications for providers and other stakeholders.  You’ll hear the background and history of the MFP and BIP programs and tips for how providers can get involved.

Monday, April 29

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Services for People with a Dual Diagnosis (I/DD-MI): Barriers and Strategies for Collaboration

Robert Fletcher, Ph.D., CEO, NADD

Individuals who have an intellectual developmental disability (IDD) co-occurring with a mental illness are a vulnerable population who often do not receive the appropriate supports for their developmental and mental health needs.

In this session, you’ll learn how to plan for appropriate supports by:

  • developing guiding principles to improve service

  • establishing a cross-systems task force

  • creating cross-systems trainings

Monday, April 29

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Networking Break with Exhibitors

Monday, April 29

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Leading in Challenging Times PART II

Sherry Beamer, Vice President, Developmental Disabilities Services, Essential Learning
Michelle Auer, Owner, Acumen, Inc.

This is a continuation of the Part I session about the Peter Drucker Self-Assessment Tool – The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization. Dive deeper into the discussion of this tool that can help you assess what you are doing, why you are doing it and what you must do to improve your organization's performance. You’ll also hear how one ANCOR member used the assessment, faced tough decisions, and has had great success.

Monday, April 29

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Workforce Development and Supports to People with Autism

Luann Brechbill, Division Director, Keystone Autism Services
Al Hermantin, Director of Sup¬ported Employment, Keystone Autism Services.

We know people with autism are capable and able to work with some assistance and support. Learn how Keystone Autism Services took the basics of supporting seniors and adapted it to successfully support people with autism using a capitated MCO model, as part of ACAP, a program of the Bureau of Autism Services. ACAP’s services include behavior support and leisure activities , as well as assistance to families and caregivers. The flexibility of Keystone’s model – a partnership network with providers throughout the community – allows the organization to increase and decrease supports without changing the person’s formal ISP.

The presentation will be an overview of the ACAP program model, how it has led to increased employment, and the success and challenges that Keystone has encountered along the way.

Monday, April 29

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Understanding the New HUD Section 811 Project Based Rental Assistance Demonstration Program

Andrew Sperling, Director of Federal Legislative Advocacy, National Alliance on Mental Illness
Ann O’Hara, Association Director,Technical Assistance Collaborative

Affordable housing continues to be a critical issue for successful community living. This session walks you through reforms to Section 811 designed to promote investment in more integrated housing opportunities for people with disabilities. The session will also show how the 811 PRA Demonstration program aligns housing policy with disability policy, seeking enhanced community integration as an alternative to placement in institutional settings.

Monday, April 29

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Keys to Quality: Operationalizing National Frontline Supervisor Competencies

Lori Sedlezky, Director of Knowledge Translation, University of Minnesota Research and Training Center on Community Living at the Institute on Community Integration

Frontline supervisors (FLSs) serve an important role in the success of organizations and the quality of supports and services provided. During a time when the demand for direct service workers is growing and the pool of candidates is shrinking, competent FLSs are needed to hire, train and retain a strong Direct Support Professional (DSP) workforce.

This session will focus on:

  • Frontline Supervisor (FLS) Competencies

  • Customizable Initial FLS Assessment

  • FLS Workforce Development Plan

Participants will also gain access to an online toolkit, a cutting edge resource designed to operationalize the competencies into screening/recruitment tools, training, assessments/evaluations and ongoing FLS development.


Monday, April 29

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch Presentation: Addressing Needs and Achieving Solutions

ANCOR Gold Partners

Monday, April 29

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Networking Break with Exhibitors

Monday, April 29

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

ANCOR Town Hall: Your Time to Speak

Elizabeth Vasquez, Facilitator

Now it’s your turn. Tell ANCOR about your most pressing concerns, what’s keeping you up at night, and what we can do to help with the challenges you face. This is a unique opportunity to establish priorities and program direction for the association. We’ll be using small group discussions and polling to set ANCOR’s agenda and offer the solutions you need most.

Monday, April 29

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Networking Break with Exhibitors

Monday, April 29

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Customized Employment Through Community Partnerships

Rick Buxton, Executive Director of Employment Services at RISE Services
Shannon Wilkins, Employment Services Director, RISE Employment Services, Utah

More than 300 people served by RISE Employment Services have found and maintained integrated employment in the community. It all starts with the belief that everyone is employable.

Learn from RISE’s experience how partnering with numerous community resources has proven beneficial. Find out how you can develop partnerships, develop reciprocal relationships with Voc Rehab and the business community, and use technology to facilitate successful employment.

Monday, April 29

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Deinstitutionalization: Unfinished Business. The National Council on Disability’s Advocacy Toolkit

Ari Ne’eman, Member, National Council on Disability, President and Co-Founder, Autistic Self Advocacy Network

The National Council on Disability (an independent federal agency charged with advising the president, Congress and other federal agencies on policies, programs, practices and procedures that affect people with disabilities) is serious about getting resources to state-based advocates to assist in the job of closing large institutions. Join Ari Ne’eman for a look at the comprehensive set of materials the NCD recently released and a discussion of the companion policy paper. 

Monday, April 29

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

The Provider of the Future is Now! (Joint Session with DSPs to DC)

Marian Frattarola-Saulino, Executive Director, Values Into Action

There has been an increasing call for a fundamental shift in our service delivery system to one in which people with disabilities control their services with support from their families and allies. This call for change comes from users of services as well as payers, namely Medicaid.

This session will offer an interactive opportunity to share and exchange information and insights on what disability service provider organizations need to be, do and become to answer this call, and more importantly, to be relevant for future generations of people with disabilities.

We’ll highlight one organization that provides only individualized supports through various service definitions (residential habilitation, home and community habilitation, life-sharing, support coordination and support brokering.)

Participants will leave this session able to:

  • identify and define various alternative organizational models that support shared leadership and promote self-direction

  • identify ways to include people with disabilities and their families in leadership roles (both formal and informal) in existing teams, departments and organizations

  • develop an action plan to assist a person and their family/support network in  leading their services within an agency context OR assisting them to access self-directed services in their state

Monday, April 29

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Cyber Risk and Security: What You Need to Know

Melanie Lockwood Herman, Executive Director, Nonprofit Risk Management Center
Sponsored by Harleysville Insurance

High-speed Internet access and “cloud” resources are no longer an option for community providers of services to people with disabilities. They are “must have” resources in the Information Age. But along with productivity enhancements, cost savings and the occasional “cool” factor comes risk. This session will present an overview of the major risks that arise from the use and misuse of cyber resources. Find out where the danger zones are located and the steps you can take to protect your reputation and your physical and financial assets against loss.

You will leave this session with:

  • a clear understanding of what could go wrong when you leave your buildings and fly in the cloud

  • the ability to match your current and expected uses of cyber resources with liability exposures

  • a list of practical steps to minimize the risks of cyber dependency and use

Monday, April 29

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Networking Break with Exhibitors

Monday, April 29

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Conversations at the Edge of the Envelope

Engage in lively, moderated discussion with experts and other providers on some of the most challenging issues you face today.

Choose between:

The Provider Controlled Housing Debate: Does One Size Fit All

Ari Ne’eman, President and Co-Founder, Autistic Self Advocacy Network

The traditional model of provider-controlled housing is being challenged by advocates as inconsistent with community integration and individual choice. Join Ari Ne’eman in a robust discussion of the pros and cons of moving away from this model.

How Will Immigration Reform Impact the Workforce?

Joe Caldwell, Ph.D., Director of Long-Term Services and Supports Policy, National Council on Aging
Larry Gonzalez, Principal, The Raben Group

Immigrants make up a significant segment of the workforce, providing essential services and supports to individuals. Join Joe Caldwell and Larry Gonzalez for a conversation exploring the current political push for immigration reform and how it will impact providers as the work to fulfill the increasing demand for long-term services.

The Conversation Continues: ANCOR’s Sustainable Medicaid Proposal

Maureen Corcoran, VORYS Health Advisors
Barbara Merrill, Vice President of Public Policy, ANCOR

The morning plenary session provided the broad outlines of the ANCOR’s Sustainable Medicaid Project proposal. This roundtable offers the opportunity to drill deeper into the subject, share feedback and learn how you help move the proposals forward.

DOL’s Proposed Changes to the Companionship Exemption: Issues & Considerations

Gale Bohling, Director of Government Relations, ResCare Home Care
Dan Berland, Director of Federal Policy, National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services

One of the hottest topics in the disability community is the Department of Labor’s proposed changes to the Companionship Exemption to overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The complexity of the issue recently prompted the National Council on Disability to call for DOL to engage in a process termed “negotiated rulemaking.” Join Dan Berland and Gale Bohling for an in-depth look at this issue in what promises to be a lively discussion!

Complying with Employer Responsibilities of the Affordable Care Act – Is Your Agency Planning to Play or Pay?

Than Johnson, CEO, CRSI
Diane McComb, State Association Executives Forum Liaison, ANCOR

Share your plans for ACA health insurance compliance and how the new law will impact your organization. Learn how your fellow ANCOR members are ramping up for the 2014 deadline. Moderated by Diane McComb and Than Johnson, this roundtable will also share preliminary findings of ANCOR member’s ACA compliance research.

Tuesday, April 30

7:45 AM - 8:15 AM

Continental Breakfast with Preferred Partner Exhibitors

Tuesday, April 30

8:15 AM - 8:45 AM

ANCOR Foundation Update and Community Builder Award

Bill Tapp, President, ANCOR Foundation
Chris Stevenson, Director, ANCOR Foundation

Learn the direction of the ANCOR Foundations renewed focus. Presentation of the 2013 Community Builder Awards, recognizing those who are leading the way in integration and inclusion of people with disabilities in their communities.

Tuesday, April 30

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

Using Measurable Outcomes to Transform Organizations

Cathy Ficker Terrill, CEO, CQL/The Council on Quality and Leadership

Outcome measures are being used in the United States and other countries to change people’s lives. Many organizations have used outcome measures to inform person-centered planning. Other organizations have utilized outcome measures to enhance individual support plans. Learn how some organizations have used them to bring about organizational change and to create systems change. This presentation will focus on the use of outcomes for organizational change. The presentation will also share new data and information collected from outcomes over the last 20 years.

Participants will hear:

  • a review of outcomes that are easy to implement

  • a rundown of outcomes that are more difficult to implement

  • a discussion on which outcomes correlate with success in quality of life measures

Tuesday, April 30

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Networking Break with Exhibitors

Tuesday, April 30

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

A Brand New Day (Joint Session with DPS to DC)

Chris Stevenson, President and CEO, Cedar Lake, Inc.
Jason Squires, Vice President of Operations, Cedar Lake, Inc.

Learn how Cedar Lake launched a bold new culture-building initiative called Brand New Day (BND).  This initiative marked the beginning of a new way of thinking, focused on creating a DSP-centric organization to ensure the people they support live exceptional lives.

Chris Stevenson, President & CEO of Cedar Lake believes “If the people supported by Cedar Lake are destined to live quality lives filled with abundant opportunities, we must take care of the people who uphold our standard of excellence. Simply put, if we neglect the caregiver, we neglect those we care for. At Cedar Lake, it’s a Brand New Day for our direct care staff – but more importantly, it’s a Brand New Day for the people we serve.”   

Learn how Cedar Lake is walking the talk with its true leaders.

Tuesday, April 30

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Technology-Supported Health Promotion for Adults with Intellectual Disability: Building an Online System for Frontline Service Providers

James Rimmer, Ph.D., Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Alabama

Adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) have higher rates of obesity compared to the general population and face enormous obstacles in receiving quality health promotion services (e.g., physical activity and nutrition).  This presentation will describe a web-based Personalized Online Weight and Exercise Response System (POWERS) that targets adults with ID who are obese or at-risk for obesity. POWERS is an intelligent individualized weight management coaching solution and clinical decision support system designed specifically for frontline service providers responsible for managing the health of individuals with ID, but who need assistance from remote “tele-health coaches” in providing individualized weight management guidance for improving nutrition and increasing physical activity based on community assets and staffing needs.  A short demo of POWERS will be provided during this presentation.

Participants will:

  • understand the high rates of obesity and potential barriers to health promotion among adults with ID

  • learn about an online coaching support system for monitoring and changing health behaviors

  • be aware of key elements for promoting physical activity and nutrition in adults with ID

Tuesday, April 30

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

The New Insurance Exchanges & Expanded Medicaid Eligibility: Implications for teh Workforce

Dave Chandra, Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Budget and Policty Priorities

Almost five months into 2013 the Affordable Care Act landscape is finally taking shape. CMS has issued numberous implementation regulations, states have either opted in or out, and Medicaid eligibility expansion determinations are being made on a state-by-state basis. This session will give you the latest information to help you determine how these changes will impact whether you "play or pay" and how the direct support workforce will be impacted.

Tuesday, April 30

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

INNOVATION: Managed Care or Mangled Care?

Dan Keating, Executive Director, Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities
Peter Pierri, Executive Director, InterAgency Council of DD Agencies
Ann Hardiman, Executive Director, NYSACRA
Janet Stover, Executive Director, IARF

In this session:

  • hear about the progress made in three states undergoing the managed care transformation in long term services and supports

  • receive the latest information from states implementing managed care for people with I/DD

  • identify the progress made in communicating the unique needs of people with I/DD to state officials and managed care companies, the hazards encountered along the way and the solutions put forward to protect the needs of people captured in this latest of system reforms sweeping the nation

Tuesday, April 30

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Networking Break with Preferred Partner Exhibitors

Tuesday, April 30

10:45 AM - 11:45 PM

Back by Popular Demand – State Share Version 2013

Diane McComb, ANCOR, Liaison to the State Association Executives Forum, ANCOR Members, State Association Executives

We heard you. You told us that you have missed ANCOR’s ever popular (but slightly unmanageable!) State Share so we are bringing it back –albeit with a new twist. This session will be a hybrid of the new and the old and will begin with a national overview of the state of the states, followed by our member state association executives taking the mic to provide brief updates on what is happening in their states – followed, time permitting, by open mic opportunities for audience participants to fill in the gaps.

Tuesday, April 30

11:45 PM - 12:15 PM

Taking ANCOR’s Advocacy Agenda to the Hill

Barbara Merrill, Vice President for Public Policy, ANCOR
Katherine Berland, Director of Government Relations, ANCOR

In advance of your meetings on Capitol Hill, get tips and pointers on how to engage and influence your elected representatives.

Tuesday, April 30

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunch on Your Own

Tuesday, April 30

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Expanded Scope of DOJ Olmstead Enforcement – From Waiting Lists to Meaningful Day

Alison Barkoff, Special Counsel for Olmstead Enforcement, US Department of Justice
As more states adopt Employment First initiatives and the Department of Justice interprets the opportunity to engage in integrated employment as protected under the ADA, the employment landscape appears ripe for more rapid transformation - with significant implications for people with disabilities and providers of traditional segregated work environments. This interactive session will share latest developments, including policy trends regarding subminimum wage certificates.

Tuesday, April 30

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Siblings: The Next Generation in Family Supports

Rachel Patterson (SLN/DC Sibs)
Barbara Sapharas (SLN/Ohio SIBS), Sibling Leadership Network

The role of siblings in the life of a person with a disability is complex and ever-changing. Each situation is unique with family members, including siblings, continuing to play a variety of roles in supporting individuals to live a self-determined life in the communities of their choice. In this session siblings will share ideas on how siblings and providers can partner in supporting their brothers and sisters.

Participants will hear:

  • perspectives of siblings and the roles they play throughout the life span

  • discussion on how to identify strategies to engage siblings while respecting the civil right of self-determination

  • discussion of the various roles that siblings play in the provider community

Tuesday, April 30

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Disaster Preparedness:  Lessons Learned, Small Celebrations, Remaining Challenges

Marcie Roth, Senior Advisor on Disability Issues, FEMA  
Robert Budd, CEO, Family Residences (FREE)
Larry Weishaar, Vice President Quality Assurance and Training, ResCare

When disaster strikes coordinated preparedness is crucial. Learn how FEMA helps people and organizations prepare for disasters and how it continues to have a presence in New York six months after Hurricane Sandy.

You’ll hear how FREE’s preparedness was helpful, yet not quite enough for evacuating 28 homes. You'll also hear how ResCare’s Emergency Response Team was on the ground in New York within 24 hours, helping people with and without disabilities get through the first couple of weeks of a new life as we know it.

Learn how preparedness and practice may mitigate some aspects of a disaster for your organization, the employees, the people you support and your community.

Tuesday, April 30

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Liability Concerns in Self-Directed Services

Amy Thompson, Vice President, RCM&D

Movement to a self-directed care model could create increased risk to your organization. If you are the last man standing in the chain of supports, your organization could become involved in problems created by others. Even if an organization does everything right, the public’s perception of deep pockets could result in more claims, higher attorney fees, and lost productivity.   

This session will discuss:

  • methods for identifying and analyzing problem areas affecting an organization

  • application of Risk Management principles to the self-directed model including lessons learned

  • methods that can be used to transfer risk away from the organization

Tuesday, April 30

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Networking Break with Exhibitors

Tuesday, April 30

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

DSP Recognition Award Presentation

Chris Sparks, National Advocacy Campaign Co-Chair
Daryn Demeritt, National Advocacy Campaign Co-Chair

We’ll present the national and state recipients of ANCOR’s 2013 DSP Recognition Awards. Join us in honoring these individuals whose dedication, creativity and generosity have made them the best in their field.