|AFP Announces Location of 2011 Summit|
|Written by Carol Walsh|
|Tuesday, 19 January 2010 20:02|
AFP recently announced that the 2011 Summit will be held November 17-19, 2011 at National Harbor, located just outside Washington DC in National Harbor Maryland.
Just minutes outside of Washington, DC, the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center offers proximity to airports, entertainment, restaurants and Washington-area sight seeing.
Over 1500 attendees are expected to gather together to plan, organize and share best practices that will lead to a substantial increase in the number of people with developmental disabilities in integrated employment. Innovative program design will ensure that the work completed in Washington will have a lasting impact on our society. (The photo at right shows participants from the 2005 Summit on stage declaring their support for policy improvement affecting the lives of people with disabilities.)
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 February 2010 16:41|
Best Emerging Practices
While spending on disability-related services has increased over the past decade, fewer resources go to employment for people with the most significant developmental disabilities. AFP’s role in highlighting the best emerging practices and policies, including customized employment, microenterprise ownership, personal budgets, and employment first initiatives, provides the benchmark for progress as we enter this new decade.