11th Annual Partners in Care Summit
Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill
May 2020

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Highlights of the 2019 Summit

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2019 Eventbrite Online Registration Page
2019 Information Brochure and
Paper Registration Form

Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill
2500 Legends Circle
Prattville, AL 36066

May 2: Youth and Family Leadership Development Workshops, featuring
“Serving on Groups”
May 3: Family/Professional Workshop

We hope you will join us at our 10th Partners in Care Summit as we welcome our national guest speakers, Diana Autin, and Carolyn Hayer.

Our 2019 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 with special health care needs and their families!

Thursday, May 2nd, is for family members and youth only. This year, we will open registration at 9:00am with the "Serving on Groups" training beginning at 10am. The day will include a working lunch and conclude at 4:30pm. Dinner will be on your own - a time to network with old and new friends.

Friday, May 3rd, is designed for families of children and youth with special health care needs, youth/young adults, and professionals who partner with them. The conference will run from 8:30AM to 3:15PM. A boxed lunch will be provided. Check www.familyvoicesal.org for updates on sessions.

Note: Each attendee (including youth) must register separately.

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2019 Attendee Registration Information

Registration Deadline: April 26, 2019

Register Online. To register online, go to

2019 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.

 Information Brochure and Paper Registration Form (pdf)

Make checks payable to “Family Voices of Alabama” and mail to:
     Family Voices of Alabama
     1520 Hallwood Lane
     Montgomery, AL 36117

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2019 Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Time   Activity
9:00 – 10:00   Registration
10:00 – 4:30   Serving on Groups that Make Decisions: Speak Up! Take Action! Create Change!
This interactive, hands-on workshop will provide participants with information, tools, and resources on how to effectively participate in decision-making/advisory groups.
Topics covered will include Opportunities to Get Involved, Types of Groups, Processes Groups Use, Tools Groups Use, Tips and Strategies for Groups, Understanding Data, The Role of Families on Groups, and Skills for Serving on Groups. Participants will develop their own Leadership Map” and understand how their own cultural background influences their perception of leadership and leadership styles.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Time   Activity
8:00 – 8:30
  Exhibitor setup
8:30 – 9:00
  Registration / Exhibits
9:00 – 9:15
9:15 – 10:30
Diana AutinKeynote:
What’s my Role? How Families and Family Organizations Can Help Shape the Title V Block Grant from Start to Finish and Back Again!
, Diana Autin
10:30 – 10:45
10:45 – Noon
  Carolyn HayerCultural Reciprocity:
It’s All in Your Head, and in your Heart!
, Carolyn Hayer
Noon – 12:15
  Pick up boxed lunch and return to seat
12:15 – 1:15
  Panel: National and State Efforts to Make Life Better for Children with Complex Medical Conditions / lunch
1:15 – 1:30
1:30 – 3:00
  Panel presentation – Telling your Story for a Public Policy Purpose: Painting a Picture They Can Feel, Diane Autin, Carolyn Hayer
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

Hotel accommodations:
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).

*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.

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Sponsored in collaboration with Children’s Rehabilitation Service and the State Implementation Grant for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)


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Building a Team for MCH and Making Change Happen

Families and youth invited to attend focus groups

Every five years, Children’s Rehabilitation Service (CRS) conducts a Needs Assessment, which looks at the statewide needs of children and youth with special health care needs and their families.

This year, as in the past several Needs Assessment cycles, Family Voices of Alabama will collaborate with CRS on this process. One way input will be gathered will be through a series of focus groups around the state.

Two of these groups will be held in Prattville on Thursday, May 2, at 6 p.m.

Families and youth who attend the summit – as well as families and youth in the River Region who are willing to come and share their thoughts – can register to attend. Mileage reimbursement and an advisory fee will be available to attendees.

If you are interested in attending, please call 1-800-846-3697 and ask for more details about the Needs Assessment Focus Groups.



Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You may call 1-877-771-3862; please leave a message including your phone number and email, and we will get back to you.

What is the refund policy?
Refunds may be requested up to April 25, 2019

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. 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. 


Mattisa Moorer, Family Resource Specialist with Family Voices of Alabama at
mattisa@ familyvoicesal.org or kwsmom@gmail.com 
or Susan Colburn at susan.colburn@ rehab.alabama.gov to request/confirm a hotel scholarship and room reservation.

** A small number of rooms have been reserved for Wednesday night for families/youth who live over 2 hours away. Again-please contact Mattisa Moorer by calling 1-877-771-3862 as soon as possible to reserve your room.

Will meals be provided?
Lunch and snacks will be provided Thursday, breakfast and lunch will be provided on Friday. Dinner will be "On Your Own" Thursday night.

What about hotel accomodations for other attendees?
Please contact the
Marriott Legends
Courtyard by Marriott
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
(334.290.2970) or
Hampton Inn & Suites
(334.285.6767) and
inquire about their government rate.

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