Vermont Conversion Institute: A Time for Change...

Vermont Conversion Institute: A Time for Change...

Thursday, October 6, 2011- Friday, October 7, 2011
Location: Burlington, VT

The Center on Disability & Community Inclusion at the University of Vermont sponsors Vermont Conversion Institute: A Time for Change...

In 2002, Vermont closed its last sheltered workshop for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Former Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords noted, "As we close this chapter on work centers in Vermont, I hope that we encourage others to follow Vermont's lead to a place where all of us work side by side."

In this spirit you are invited in Vermont this fall to continue the dialogue at the third sheltered workshop conversion institute. In the general session, several issues will be examined, such as: policy change, training, and culture-shift needed to foster the conversion of sheltered workshops to community-based employment services. State policy makers, Developmental Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, Advocates, and Families are encouraged to attend. State teams are encouraged!

Dates: October 6 & 7, 2011

Registration Fee: $400.00 per person. Fee includes materials, meals, and Lake Champlain Dinner Cruise. Some scholarships may be available. 10% discount for APSE or CASE members.

Location: Hilton Burlington, 60 Battery Street, Burlington, Vermont, 05401

Overlooking scenic Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, the hotel is walking distance to the Lakefront Boardwalk and Church Street Marketplace and many other Vermont Attractions. A room rate of $169.00 per night has been secured. Ask for the Vermont APSE room block (Reservations must be made by September 14, 2011). Burlington International Airport is a 10-minute drive from the hotel.  Reservations: 1-800-HILTONS (800-445-8667) Fax: 1-802-658-4659

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