People First of Missouri

write: PO Box 30142
Kansas City, Missouri 64112

call: (800)  558-8652 (toll free)


Conference Information   April 21-23, 2017   -   Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, Missouri

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Check back here for new information as it becomes available, including: 
  • Featured Speakers
  • Conference Schedule
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Cost and Registration


Featured Speakers:

Keynote Speaker - Julie Petty

National leader in the self-advocacy movement, founder of People First of Arkansas, and former president of Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

Featured Speaker - Chuck Graham

Associate director of the Great Plains ADA Center at University of Missouri- Columbia, served four years as a Missouri state Senator and eight years in the state House of Representatives

Endnote Speaker - Chris Worth

Activist, Community Organizer, Self-advocate and Team Manager at Paraquad; former lead organizer for the Enable Project Appalachia and volunteer organizer in the environmental movement for over 12 years

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 Conference Schedule

Friday, April 21, 2017  
  5:00 pm Registration
  7:00 pm Welcome Reception
  7:30 pm Networking
  8:00 pm Dance and Karaoke                                                           


Saturday, April 22, 2017  
  9:00 am Registration
  9:30 am Welcome and Flag Ceremony
10:00 am Keynote Speaker - Julie Petty followed by the Heartland Self-Advocacy Resource Network panel
12:00 pm Lunch on your own 
12:45 pm    Featured Speaker - Chuck Graham                        
  2:15 pm Breakout Session 1
  3:30 pm Break
  3:45 pm Breakout Session 2
  5:00 pm Break
  6:30 pm Dinner and Award Ceremony
  8:15 pm Dance


Sunday, April 23, 2017  
 9:00 am Breakout Session 3
10:30 am Brunch and Endnote Speaker - Christopher Worth
12:30 pm Closing Ceremony and Door Prizes

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Breakout Sessions

Session 1: Saturday 2:15 pm
A. Charting the LifeCourse
B. PFMO Chapters in Action, Past and Present
C. Victimization: The Signs and What to Do
D. Anyone Can Lead...That Means YOU!
E. Who's in Charge? Self-Directed Supports


Session 2: Saturday 3:45 pm
F. Defend Yourself, Part 1
G. How to Run Great Meetings
H.    Map Your Money Using the LifeCourse Star
I. Meet the New Project STIR 
J. Disability Rights - Take Action


Session 3: Sunday 9:00 am
K. LifeCourse Tools for Advocacy
L. Spread the Movement: Building People First Chapters
M. On Our Own: Self-Advocates Living Independently
N. Defend Yourself: Part 2
O. Reaching Youth Today: The  

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Cost and Registration

Deadline - April 15, 2017

Full Conference - April 21-23, 2017 $95 Includes all sessions, two meals on Saturday, and Sunday brunch, and conference materials
Saturday-Only Participation - April 22 $75 Includes Saturday sessions, two meals, and conference materials
Sunday-Only Participation - April 23 $50 Includes Sunday sessions, brunch, and conference materials

Late Registration - After April 15

Same registration options and fees as above but meals are not guaranteed to be included

Conference T-Shirts available for purchase for $5 at the time of registration.


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