Kansas Employment First Summit II:
The Kansas Score Card
April 4-5, 2012
About the Summit: The summit is hosted by the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities and Working Healthy. Featured national and regional experts will share best practices and strategies designed to establish integrated, competitive employment as the first priority for Kansans with disabilities. All stakeholders are encouraged to attend including: people with disabilities, family members, service providers, Community Developmental Disability Organizations, Centers for Independent Living, Mental Health Centers, educators, rehabilitation counselors, employers and policymakers.
Location: Capitol Plaza Hotel 1717 SW Topeka Blvd Topeka, Kansas 66612 Phone (785)431-7200
Summit Registration and Fees: Advanced registration is requested as we are limited to the first 400 registrants. The summit fee is $50 per person and refundable upon attendance.
Scholarships: Scholarships are available for people with disabilities and family members on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the DD Council office for an application. Applications must be received by March 12, 2012.
Refunds: We are unable to provide refunds for registration fees. However, we will gladly accept substitutions for those registrants who cannot attend.
Accommodations: Please indicate on the registration form if you need accommodations to participate (i.e. physical access, interpreter services, personal care attendant, learning materials in alternative formats, dietary needs, etc.)
Lodging: If you are not requesting a scholarship, you will need to make your own hotel reservations at the Topeka Capitol Plaza. A discounted block is available through March 12, 2012. Please mention Kansas Employment First Summit when making your reservation. Room rates are $79 per night for single/double and $89 per night for triple/quad occupancy through the cut-off date, March 12, 2012.
Day 1 – Wednesday, April 4, 2012
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration Desk Open
9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Welcome – Governor Brownback (invited)
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM Opening Keynote – David Hoff
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Breakout Sessions #1
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Breakout Sessions #2
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM Breakout Sessions #3
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Employment Rights and Accommodations