The information below is from the 2018 Summit and is for Informational Purposes Only
Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill
2500 Legends Circle
Prattville, AL 36066 (map)
We hope you will join us at our 9th Partners in Care Summit as we welcome our national guest speakers, Jeanne McAllister, Dr. Renee Turchi and LaQunna Williams.
Our 2018 Partners in Care Summit, is sponsored by Family Voices of Alabama and the Family to Family Health Information Center, in collaboration with Children's Rehabilitation Service (CRS). This annual gathering is a great opportunity for learning, networking and interacting with others who care about children and families!
Thursday, May 3rd, is for family members only and will run from 1:00PM to 5:30PM. This includes a special session just for youth, led by our partners, the Full Life Ahead Foundation! Dinner will be on your own - a time to network with old and new friends.
Friday, May 4th, is designed for families of children and youth with special health care needs and professionals who partner with them. The conference will run from 8:30AM to 3:15PM. A boxed lunch will be provided. Check back for for updates on sessions.
Note: Each attendee (including youth) must register separately.
Registration Deadline: April 27, 2018
Register Online. To register online, go to
2018 Eventbrite Registration
Register by Mail. To register by mail, complete the registration form on the Summit Registration brochure below. The brochure can be completed online and saved to your computer or just print it and complete it by hand.
Make checks payable to “Family Voices of Alabama” and mail to:
Family Voices of Alabama
1520 Hallwood Lane
Montgomery, AL 36117
Thursday, May 3, 2018
|1:00 – 1:30|| Registration
|1:30 – 2:00||Welcome and Introductions|
|2:00-3:15||Kicking Transition, individuals 18 and older are invited to join The Full Life Ahead Foundation in this interactive session about transitioning to a full adult life!|
|2:00-3:15||National, State Update on Health Care for People with Disabilities|
|3:30-5:00||Kicking Transition (continued)|
|3:30-5:00||Using/Developing a Care Map and Building Partnerships While Advocating for Your Child/Youth, Dr. Renee Turchi, LaQunna Williams|
|5:00-5:30||Youth join families and share Care Maps|
Friday, May 4, 2018
|8:00 – 8:30
|8:30 – 9:00
||Registration/exhibits (Super Parents exhibit in meeting room)|
|9:00 – 9:15
|9:15 – 10:30
||Keynote: Family Engagement Throughout the System of Care, Dr. Turchi, Mrs. Williams|
|10:30 – 10:45
|10:45 – Noon
||Care Coordination with Families, Jeanne McAllister|
|Noon – 12:15
||Pick up boxed lunch and return to seat|
|12:15 – 1:15
||Panel: Transition to Adult Health Care – Real Life Experiences / Lunch|
|1:15 – 1:30
|1:30 – 3:00
||Panel presentation – Using Care Plans Across the System of Care, Mrs. McAllister, Dr. Turchi, Mrs. Williams|
|3:00 – 3:15||Closing|
Summit participants will:
• Strengthen networks with other families and care professionals
• Discuss current challenges to developing quality systems of care for CYSHCN and their families in Alabama
• Develop strategies to strengthen partnerships between families and professionals, ultimately leading to improved outcomes for CYSHCN
• Gain skills and learn strategies to enhance leadership within organizations and communities
A small block of rooms has been reserved by Family Voices for families attending the summit. All other attendees should make
their own hotel arrangements (see side column).
Our 8th Annual Summit in 2017 was a great success!
2500 Legends Circle, Prattville, AL 36066
On April 20-21, 2017, we held the 7th Annual Partners in Care Summit.
A highlight this year was child and youth advocate, Julie Beckett, a co-founder of Family Voices, a national grassroots organization of families and friends speaking on behalf of and with children and youth with special health care needs. She was instrumental in the 2005 passage of the Family Opportunity Act, which established the Family-to-Family Health Information Centers.
Youth and Family Leadership Development
Thursday was for family members only and ran from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Dinner was on your own - a time to network with old and new friends. After registration and introductions, we had two interesting sessions.
Friday was for families and professionals and ran from 8:30 AM to 3:15 PM. The presentations and speakers enlightened the attendees as follows:
We would like to ask you to consider sponsoring this important event. You will be helping families across the state of Alabama become leaders in their communities and better partners with the professionals they interface with in regard to their children's health care. Your assistance will help us to provide resources to these families and the professionals who attend the Summit. - More -
If you want to connect with parents, professionals and
providers that work with children with special health care
needs and/or disabilities this conference is for you. Reserve your space now! - More -
Training videos from past Summits
are available online through our Video Training Center.
Please call 1-877-771-3862 or 251-635-9178.
"Together We Can"
submitted by A. Jordan of Madison, AL
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You may call 1-877-771-3862, please leave a message and we will get back to you.
What is the refund policy?
Refunds may be requested up to April 27, 2018
Is there a charge for parking?
No, free parking is available at the conference center.
What is the attire for the conference?
Professional/casual attire is fine. Please bring a jacket if you tend to get cold in meeting rooms.
Will CEU's be offered?
Yes, CEU's have been applied for, for both nurses and social workers. Certificates of attendance will also be available for other disciplinces.
How can family members/youth request a scholarship?
We ask that each family member pay the $20 Registration Fee, however, reimbursement for mileage and/or assistance with childcare costs is available. No onsite childcare is available.
Also, for those living outside the conference area, limited scholarships are offered on a first come/first served basis for hotel accomodations. Attendance at all sessions on the day of and the day following will be required. One hotel scholarship per family is allowed, and we are planning for two participants per room. If you desire a private room, you must pay for half of the cost ($70) along with the registration fee and this must be received by Family Voices no later than April 15th.
PLEASE CONTACT Mattisa Moorer, Family Resource Specialist with Family Voices of AL at email@example.com or Susan Colburn at susan.colburn@ rehab.alabama.gov to request/confirm a hotel scholarship and room reservation.
Will meals be provided?
Snacks will be provided Thursday. Dinner will be "On Your Own" Thursday night. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Friday.
What about hotel accomodations for other attendees?
Please contact the
Courtyard by Marriott
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Hampton Inn & Suites
inquire about their government rate.
Sponsored in collaboration with Children’s Rehabilitation Service and the State Implementation Grant for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)
*Children’s Rehabilitation Service is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing, Provider #ABNP0038, by the Alabama Board of Nursing through March 28, 2021 and a provider of continuing education in social work, Provider #0204, by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners. Both social work and nursing CEUs have been applied for.
Read what attendees had to say about our past events
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"Excellent conference, speakers & resources through the exhibits."
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