The Second Annual Charting the LifeCourse Showcase will be hosted April 19-20, 2018, in Kansas City, Missouri, by the UMKC Institute for Human Development in partnership with the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disability Services.

To receive the latest updates about the Charting the LifeCourse Showcase, sign up for the Charting the LifeCourse Early Adopters list! 

View photos, recordings, and more from the 2017 Showcase

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




Type Cost
Full Conference Registration $250
Self-Advocates/Family Registration $150
One-day Registration $125
One-day Self-Advocate/Family Registration $50

Scholarships are available for family members and self-advocates to attend the Charting the LifeCourse Showcase taking place at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City, MO, April 19-20, 2018.

Submitting a form does not automatically guarantee a scholarship. Applicants will be notified by UMKC staff if their application for a scholarship is granted. PLEASE do not register unless you have received a confirmation of your scholarship.

Fill out the scholarship application at


The Charting the LifeCourse Showcase will be held at the

Sheraton Crown Center,
2345 McGee St,
Kansas City, MO 64108

Please make your reservations directly with the Sheraton by visiting their website:

or calling them at (816) 841-1000.

Make your reservation by March 20, 2018 to get the conference room rate of $159 per night.


Times and activities are subject to change.

Thursday, April 19

Time Program
8am-9am Registration
9-9:30am Welcome
9:30-10:30am 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 INTERACTIVE World Café based on roles or interests
3:45-4:00pm Break
4:00-5:00pm Breakouts

Friday, April 20

Time Program
9:00-10:15am Breakouts
10:15-10:30am Break
10:30-11:30am Breakouts
11:30am-1:30pm Lunch & CtLC in Action expo
1:30-2:30pm Breakouts
2:30-2:45pm Break
2:45-4:00pm Closing

Breakout Presentations

The Call for Breakouts is now closed. 

Stay tuned for the full breakout schedule! We have a great line-up of presentations, including:

  • Hopes, Dreams and Directions
  • Charting the LifeCourse (CtLC) & the Law: Working Together
  • Injecting CtLC Throughout Your Organization
  • The Power of the Portfolio: Multiple Perspectives
  • CtLC for Enhancing the Front Door to Long Term Services and Supports
  • Creative Collaboration to Further the Use of CtLC
  • Communicating and Connecting Utilizing CtLC Tools
  • Setting High Expectations in Early Childhod with CTLC
  • Integrating Training and Coaching in CtLC and PCT
  • Vision for Community: Creating a Regional Stakeholder Group

  • Implementing the Charting the LifeCourse for Employment
  • Fostering Family Networks through Community Development and 3 Buckets
  • Applying Lessons Learned through the Charting the LifeCourse Framework to Managed Care
  • Calculating the ALL
  • Creating Pathways To Employment For Young People With ID
  • Charting the LifeCourse Family Perspective Materials
  • Utilizing CtLC Tools to Build Engagement of Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Families
  • Using Electronic Documentation to Facilitate CtLC Strategies

Reminder: Presenters are responsible for their own travel and lodging.

Graphic: featured speaker: Nancy Thaler PA ODP

Charting the LifeCourse in Action Expo

The Charting the LifeCourse Showcase EXPO is a poster session highlighting all the different ways the Charting the LifeCourse framework is being applied across the United States. Supporting Families CoP teams are required to submit a poster, and additional posters may be presented.

Demonstrate your commitment to supporting families by becoming a Showcase Sponsor or Exhibitor today!