Who should attend?

  • Families and self-advocates
  • Family organizations, networks, and support groups
  • Special educators, transition specialists, and employment professionals
  • Support/service coordinators and targeted case management providers
  • Direct support professionals
  • Leaders, managers, and directors

Schedule at a Glance

Including breakout sessions that will focus on using the Charting the LifeCourse framework to:

  • explore possibilities for the future and plan for needed supports today
  • provide information, resources, and life navigation to families and individuals
  • reframe expectations and change conversations around employment
  • enhance the person-centered planning process and individualized support planning
  • enrich the day-to-day role of direct support professionals in supporting individuals disabilities in their communities
  • respond to rapid culture, policy and practice changes at the organizational, community, and systems level

Wednesday, May 17

Time Program
8-9am Registration
9-10:30am Welcome and Keynote
10:30-10:45am Break
10:45-12:00pm Breakouts
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-2:15pm Breakouts
2:15-2:30pm Break
2:30-3:45 Breakouts
3:45-4:00pm Break
4:00-5:00pm Breakouts

Thursday, May 18

Time Program
8:00 -9:00am Breakfast and LifeCourse in Action Expo
9:30am-10:30am Breakouts
10:30-11:00am Break for Checkout
11:00-12:00pm Closing/Reflections
12:00pm Adjourn


Registration Fees

Registration Type Cost
Full Professional Showcase Registration $185.00
Full Self-Advocate or Family Registration $100
One-day Professional Registration $95
One-day Self-Advocate orFamily Registration $50


A limited number of registration scholarships for self-advocates and family members who are not also professionals in the developmental disability field will be available. Please indicate on the registration form that you are applying for a scholarship and UMKC IHD Staff will follow up with you regarding your request.

Attendees are responsible for their own lodging and travel.

Please make any requests for alternative formats, special dietary needs, or accommodations by April 17.  We will try to meet any additional requests made in a timely fashion and within our logistical and financial resources.

For questions or help with registration, please contact (800) 779-8652 or info@lifecoursetools.com.


The Charting the LifeCourse Showcase will be held at the
Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
4445 Main St,, Kansas City, MO 64111

Graphic: Map of Kansas City with Country Club Marriott pinpointed

Make your Reservation

A special rate of $165+ per night is available to participants at the conference hotel, the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza.  The hotel reservation deadline is April 14, 2017!

Visit http://bit.ly/lcshowcasehotel to make your reservation OR contact the hotel directly at (816) 531-3000 to make your reservation.

Attendees are responsible for their own lodging and travel.