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


Registration for this event is not available at this time.

We anticipate that registration will open early to mid-December.

Please stay tuned for registration announcements.


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.

Showcase Schedule

The agenda for the showcase is coming soon!

Breakout Presentations

A Call for Presentations is now available!

Visit the Call for Presentations Page
Download the Call for Presentations Graphic: Adobe Acrobat Document Icon 

Presenters are responsible for their own travel and lodging.

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!