The Alaska Disability and Aging Coalition is excited to host the 5th Annual Disability and Aging Summit to take place September 25-26 at the Special Olympics Alaska Jim Balamaci Training Center. The two-day summit will include presentations on aging, caregiving, aging persons with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD), wellness and self-care, mental health, disaster preparedness and more.
Keynote: This year the coalition welcomes keynote speaker Tamar Heller, Ph.D. Dr. Heller is a distinguished professor and head of the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The goal of the Summit is to further discuss the national and state trends regarding the aging population to include individuals with IDD and how it relates to Alaska.
The Summit is proudly supported by: The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, State of Alaska Division of Public Health, Hope Community Resources, UAA, Center for Human Development/The Alaska Training Cooperative, The Arc of Anchorage, Alaska Association on Developmental Disabilities, Special Olympics Alaska, Governor's Council on Disabilities & Special Education, The Older Person's Action Group, The Senior Voice, and Mabry & Mabry Dentistry LLC.
Please see Training Flyer for daily agenda.
Registration is for both Wednesday, 9/25 and Thursday, 9/26 - please register for both days even if only attending one day of the Summit.
Continuing Education Credits are available for two-day attendance only.
Light breakfast snacks will be provided each day and lunch will be provided on Day 2.
The UAA, Center for Human Development, Alaska Training Cooperative has graciously offered 20 waivers for registration. Please contact LynnAnn Tew, firstname.lastname@example.org to request a waiver. Those granted waivers are required to attend the full Summit as verified by daily registration. If a participant does not attend the full event, they will be billed for registration.