Call for Abstracts! The Mountain State Conference on Disabilities

December 6, 2019

The Mountain State Conference on Disabilities is hosted by disability partners across the state including the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities, the West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council, Disability Rights of WV, and the Autism Training Center at Marshall University. This year's theme "Journey to the top" reflects the services, supports and work being done to help individuals with disabilities on their journey.
The two day conference will provide cutting edge, best practice and evidence-based sessions for professionals while offering applied skill-based workshops for individuals on how to navigate through educational, medical, and other journeys they may experience. How are you helping individuals with disabilities on their "Journey to the Top"? Share your expertise with individuals, families, health care professionals, social workers, teachers, policy makers and others by submitting an abstract to present at the first annual Mountain State Conference on Disabilities from April 14-15, 2020 in Canaan Valley.

The planning committee is interested in receiving abstracts pertaining to research, evaluation, evidence-based programs and policies pertaining to this year's conference theme "Journey to the Top." Conference tracks include Transitions, Employment, Health & Wellness and Disability Rights. Successful abstracts will be chosen to provide a successful list of best practice, evidence-based presentations, poster sessions, panels, and applied skill-based workshops. We are also seeking abstracts that would be presented in hands-on, interactive and engaging ways to share information, showcase individual success stories, highlight advocacy and access solutions to community-wide issues within various program tracks.