Parent Events/Conferences

2nd Annual Positive Futures Conference: "Best Practices in Transition and Adult Services"
Fri, Nov 3, 2017, 8:30 - 4:00pm
Sat, Nov 4, 2017, 8:30 - 12:30pm
Houston Food Bank Conference Center
535 Portwall Street, Houston

Featuring National and State experts on transition, individualized services, and supported employment.  For policy makers, self-advocates, families of persons with disabilities, school transition personnel, adult services management and staff, service coordinators, and medical professionals.  The ARC of Greater Houston.
Cost: $50.00 for both days ($35 fro Friday only; $25 for Saturday only)
Stipends available for self-advocates and families
Spanish Translation available
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East Texas Transition Conference - Door To The Future
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Trinity Valley Community College
Palestine Mall, 2100 South Loop 256, Palestine, TX

This free conference is designed to answer questions that parents of children with disabilities and educators face as the transition from school to adulthood begins.  Topics include: Asperger's/Autism, Assistive Technology, Chiropractic Treatment and ASD, College Readiness, Employment, Functional Behavior Assessments, Guardianship, Parent Resources, School-Community Partnership, Social Security and Employment, Suicide Prevention, Transitioning Curriculum, and 18+ Programming.
For more information or to register, go to or call 903-729-7505

A Look Ahead Series
Saturday, November 11, 2017
First Methodist Church of Arlington
313 N Center St, Arlington, Tx 76011
Registration: 8:30 to 9:00 am; Conference 9:00 am to 2:00pm
A quarterly mini-conference series for families and individuals living with disability, the people who support them and the community at large.  This series brings together expert speakers for training that will focus on improving the quality of life for those living with disability and the people that support them. Topics such as financial planning, housing, transition planning, employment, and will always include individuals living with disability sharing their stories and dreams for the future. 
CEUs offered for Social Workers and Texas Educators
Costs: $10 - Covers lunch, refreshments, and CEUs. Registration will close when capacity is reached.  On site registration not available.  To register go to:

2018 Inclusion Works!
February 4-6, 2018
Wyndham Hotel Riverwalk
San Antonio, TX

The Inclusion Works! provides learning opportunities for parents, educators, and school administrators to improve skills in collaborating to educate students who qualify for Special Education services in the regular educational environment with supplementary aids and services.  The ultimate goal is to offer families and school staff information and education about research-based practices so that eligible students are effectively prepared for further education, employment, and independent living according to the purposes of the I.D.E.A.  To register, go to