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August 13 & 14, 2020

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Boise, Idaho, USA

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About the Conference

The Western Partnerships Conference on Human Services provides quality disability and mental health training to human service professionals, teachers, counselors, parents, self advocates and community members who serve and support individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness.

Training sessions provide the most innovative, cutting edge techniques and information in the disability services field to our attendees. Speaker presentations will offer new ideas, insights and strategies to inspire and challenge our audience. Our sessions are designed to empower attendees to put into practice what they learn, interact with each other and find inspiration. The conference provides an exciting forum for the exchange of practical knowledge and new strategies.

2020 Commitment to Community Nominations

The Commitment to Community Awards recognize and honor the significant accomplishments of individuals, organizations and businesses who go above and beyond to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities and mental illness. Now in its 9th year, the Commitment to Community Awards recognize and honor the significant accomplishments of our nominees. This event applauds their commitment and provides visibility and recognition for their leadership and vision. 

If you know someone who embodies these qualities please consider nominating them.

Learn more by clicking Submit a Nomination. 

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

The Western Partnerships Conference on Human Services is the largest regional conference providing quality training to those who serve and support individuals with disabilities and mental illness.

Join the 600+ attendees and showcase your business.

Keynote Speaker

Chris Ulmer

Chris Ulmer headshot

Chris Ulmer is the founder of the leading neurodiversity movement, SBSK (Special Books by Special Kids). Chris travels the globe meeting friends with a diagnosis and sharing their stories on social media.  He believes that when we take the time to hear someone’s story and view life from their perspective, we learn and grow as humans making the world a better place. Together Chris and the SBSK community are promoting conversations on acceptance and inclusion around the world.

Keynote Speaker

Haley Moss

Haley Moss was diagnosed with autism at age 3 and made international headlines for becoming as the first documented openly autistic attorney admitted to The Florida Bar. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 2018, and graduated from the University of Florida in 2015 with Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Criminology.

Haley is a renowned visual pop artist and the author of “Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About” and “A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About.” She also illustrated and contributed to the anthology “What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew.” Her writing about autism, neurodiversity, and disability has appeared in publications such as The Washington Post, HuffPost, Teen Vogue, FastCompany, Mic, Bustle, and others. Haley also co-hosts the Spectrumly Speaking podcast, which is dedicated to women on the autism spectrum.

Haley has been featured in major media such as the TODAY Show, Forbes, CNN, USA Today, Yahoo!, People, to name a few.

She currently serves on the constituency board for the University of Miami – Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and the Board of Directors for Different Brains.

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On The Agenda

Something for Everyone - from Beginners to Experts

This year’s conference will focus on bringing the most innovative, cutting edge techniques and information in the disability services field to our attendees. Speaker presentations will offer new ideas, insights and strategies to inspire and challenge our audience. Our sessions are designed to empower attendees to put into practice what they learn, interact with each other and find inspiration. The conference provides an exciting forum for the exchange of practical knowledge and new strategies.

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Venue

The conference is being held at the Boise Centre on the Grove.

850 W. Front Street
Boise, ID
83702

2020 Conference News

The latest conference updates and special offers

Contact Us

Are you interested in being a sponsor or speaker for this event? Have questions about attending the event? Get in touch now.

Event Organizer

3040 N. Five Mile Rd
Boise, ID 83713

Phone:
1-208-407-6211

Fax:
1-208-376-4988

Email: bibiana.nertney@mycpid.com

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As a result of the guidelines shared by Boise Mayor McLean regarding group sizes of 250 or more being restricted due to COVID-19, this year's 2020 conference has been postponed to August 2021. 

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