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April 22, 2013

Outstanding Family Conference Opportunity – Saturday, May 4th

by Elaine Cook

The ASK Resource Center is hosting a FREE statewide Family Conference  on Saturday, May 4th in West Des Moines.  We know the end of the school year is packed with lots to do, but this is truly a golden opportunity if you can attend.

Family Conference Banner


  • 8:45 a.m.—9:20 a.m. (Check in & childcare drop off)
  • 9:30 a.m. —4:30 p.m. (Conference)
  • Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel
  • 1800 50th Street
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266

Family Conference Flyer with registration links
FREE Childcare is available on-site at the conference. You must register for childcare by Friday, April 26th.
Parent Stipends, Mileage Stipends, & Hotel Stipends for Iowa Families are available.

  • Box lunch will be provided!
  • Earn a chance to be in a drawing for an IPAD!

Regardless of the age of your child, you will find helpful breakout sessions loaded with relevant national and state-wide disability information on health, education, advocacy, & self determination!

The Conference will feature two keynote speakers:

David Wetherow

David Wetherow is an internationally recognized leader in community living & self-directed supports. David shares his “Star Raft” tools, an inno-vative model of step by step actions and resources to support your family and child in the community.

LeDerick Horne is a poet, disability advocate and entrepreneur who uses his gift for spoken word poetry as a teaching tool. LeDerick has been recognized across the country as a motivational speaker and disability advocate. He currently chairs Project Eye to Eye, a national nonprofit that provides mentoring programs for students with LD/ADHD.

For Questions or registration information, please contact Paula Connolly at 1-800-450-8667 or

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