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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS FOR THE 2022 NATIONAL LIFESPAN RESPITE CONFERENCE IS NOW CLOSED!

 IF YOUR PROPOSAL WAS ACCEPTED, YOU MUST SIGN A SPEAKER AGREEMENT AND REGISTER BY JUNE 1  TO CONFIRM YOUR PRESENTATION.  

CONTACT BADGER BAY FOR MORE INFORMATION:

EMAIL: RCAW@badgerbay.co | PHONE: 920-560-5610

The Respite Care Association of Wisconsin, in collaboration with the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center, will host the 2022 National Lifespan Respite Conference in Madison, WI, on September 14-15, 2022. The conference will be preceded by the Lifespan Respite Grantee and Partner Learning Symposium for grantees and partners (by invitation only) on September 13, 2022.

The theme for the conference, Reimagine Respite, is meant to be timely as well as inspirational. The pandemic may be ongoing, but we can now imagine a more hopeful future. COVID-19 cast a harsh light on the lack of support for family caregivers, but it also presented opportunities to raise awareness and rethink how we provide traditional supports.  How was respite care adapted during the pandemic? Might adaptions provide a model to Reimagine Respite post-COVID?

This conference will provide a space to ‘dream’ big, ‘explore’ new ideas, and ‘create’ different ways to ‘achieve’ respite. It will also ‘inspire’ us to build on what we’ve learned and ‘discover’ new ways to meet the respite needs of the nation’s more than 50 million family caregivers.

Previous National Lifespan Respite Conferences have been very successful, and we expect no less from the 2022 conference in Madison! The conference will offer valuable, up-to-date information for families, professionals and other stakeholders related to respite supports for caregivers. Conference keynote speakers and breakout sessions will offer a multitude of opportunities to Reimagine Respite for Lifespan Respite Care Programs and the broader respite network that supports caregivers.

This call for presentations is an opportunity to come to  Madison to share your innovative best practices related to respite care, envision a new path to caregiver support, and benefit and learn from what you and the respite network have accomplished.

WHAT BENEFITS DO YOU GAIN FROM PRESENTING AT THE CONFERENCE?

  • You will learn and grow in a friendly, caring, fun, and inclusive environment and come away personally and professionally revitalized.
  • You gain visibility and recognition as a national leader in Respite.
  • You are provided an opportunity to network with and learn from other professionals and caregivers from across the nation.
  • You will have the satisfaction of sharing best practices in respite care systems and services.
  • You will receive a $100 discount off the “early bird” registration cost of $395, reducing the cost of the conference registration for presenters to just $295.



IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Abstract Submission Deadline

March 11, 2022
Presenter Notification May 1, 2022
Presenter Registration Payment Due June 1, 2022

Lifespan Respite Grantee and Partner

Learning Symposium (by invitation only)

Sept. 13, 2022

Opening Conference Reception  Evening of Sept. 13, 2022
National Lifespan Respite Conference September 14-15

TARGET AUDIENCE

This national conference is intended for everyone who supports family members and family caregivers of individuals across all ages. Anyone who is affected by or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, ALS, Autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD, intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental health, and behavioral health issues, or any other disabling or chronic condition, has a stake in significant caregiver issues. Families of or providers to military wounded soldiers or Veterans, kinship caregivers or providers, and those working with families at risk of abuse or neglect will also have much to gain from attending this conference. The audience will include family caregivers, persons with disabilities, older adults, parents, grandparents, siblings, young caregivers, guardians, respite providers, social workers, case managers, program managers, nurses, researchers, advocates, direct support staff, teachers, leaders of faith‐based organizations, policy makers, and other community/business leaders who influence and shape the role of respite in the support network.



About us

We are a national, membership-based organization that assists and promotes the development of quality respite and crisis care programs; helps families locate respite and crisis care services in their communities; and serves as a strong voice for respite in all forums.


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Join with other concerned advocates, providers and family caregivers who want to make a difference in the lives of the nation's children and adults with disabilities and chronic conditions, older adults, and their caregivers, and other families needing support.

Contact us

ARCH stands for Access to Respite Care and Help.

VISIT the ARCH NATIONAL RESPITE NETWORK AND RESOURCE CENTER Website.

4220 NC Hwy 55, Suite 330, Durham, NC 27713


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