The 33rd Annual QCDD Family Support Conference

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October 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Queens College Student Union, Fourth Floor Ballroom
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Flushing, NY 11367
The 33rd Annual QCDD Family Support Conference @ Queens College Student Union, Fourth Floor Ballroom | New York | United States

Conference Information:

Registration / Continental Breakfast 8:00 – 8:45am

Welcome / Presentation 8:45 – 10:00am

  • QCDD June Marcus Award honoring Donna Limiti
  • Beverly Berger Family Advocacy Award

Workshops 10:30 – 12:00pm / 1 – 2:30pm

Break 12:00 – 1:00pm

Resource Fair / “Get Smart, Get Connected!” 10:00 – 3:00pm


  • Front Door in English and Spanish
  • Benefits and Entitlements
  • Self Direction from Start to Finish: Panel including people receiving services, broker, service providers and OPWDD
  • Understanding the IEP Process
  • Transition to Adult Services: From Entitlement to Eligibility
  • Legislative Advocacy 101, including all updates on Federal and State Medicaid, Managed Care and Social Security Legislation and Benefit Changes
  • Crisis Behavior Management Panel Including NY START and other service providers

Resource Fair

Representatives from OPWDD Agencies, Private and non-Profit Vendors and other service providers can answer questions regarding access to their specific goods and services. Includes Get Smart! Get Connected! for which respresentatives can answer your questions about the Front Door, enrollment process, services and entitlements.

Interpretation Services

Live interpretation will be available in Spanish and Mandarin only. If you will require the services of an interpreter, please indicate your need on the registration form.

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