REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 26th!
DHS Personnel need to contact your supervisor BEFORE you register
MARCH 5, 2024
Crowne Plaza Springfield Convention Center
3000 S. Dirksen Parkway
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Be An Exhibitor At This Year’s Conference
- Cost: $200 per exhibitor space/$350 to exhibit at both locations
- Facilities Provided: One table, two chairs
- Additional Benefits: Complimentary registration to the conference, snacks, and lunch
Why Exhibit with Us?
- Network and Connect: Meet with professionals in intellectual disability support and crisis prevention.
- Showcase Your Expertise: Present your products or services to a targeted audience actively seeking solutions and innovations.
- Enhance Your Brand Visibility: Gain recognition and build your brand among a community of dedicated professionals.
To Reserve Your Space
Please contact Danielle Dailey at email@example.com or click on the button below and fill out the reservation form and submit payment by February 26, 2024. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Conference Line Up
Dr. Karyn Harvey, Ph.D.
Dr. Karyn Harvey has worked as a clinician in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) for over 30 years. She has a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Maryland. Over her years of academic and professional development including valuable experience in direct support of individuals with ID/DD, she has come to recognize that psychologically supporting people with ID/DD must recognize the role that trauma plays in their behavioral issues and address the critical elements needed for their recovery from trauma (including safety, empowerment and connection).
Dr. Harvey consults with various state agencies and private organizations throughout the United States and Canada and trains staff on every level, trainers and clinicians on trauma-informed care. She has published numerous articles about therapeutic interventions for persons with ID/DD and has written two books: Positive Identity Development (including an addendum of practical Workbooks) and Trauma-Informed Behavioral Interventions.
Dr. Jason Buckles, Ph.D, LPCC
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Jason earned his Bachelor’s in Psychology at New York University in 1996. While there, he worked on diagnostic projects at Bellevue Hospital and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He earned his Master’s in Counseling at The University of New Mexico in 2001 and PhD in Special Education at The University of New Mexico in 2016. His dissertation focused on the experiences of direct support professionals who support people with sexually challenging behavior. Since 2002, Jason has been the owner of Talkabout Inc., a Behavior Consultation agency specializing in supports for people with intellectual disability and concurrent mental health diagnoses. From 2012 through 2016, Jason was the Statewide Clinical Director of the New Mexico Department of Health – Bureau of Behavioral Support, overseeing statewide systems of behavioral support consultation. From 2016 to 2019, Jason was the Executive Director of A Better Way of Living, a CQL-accredited agency that provides life-wide supports for people with intellectual disability. He is currently a contracting consultant with the New Mexico Department of Health, where he supervises the sexual risk screening program, the ongoing development of behavior support systems and provides statewide training on co-occurring mental health conditions for people with intellectual disability, among other topics. For several years Jason has also served as the Program Manager for the Developmental Disability/Mental Illness project with the University of New Mexico. For most of the past 20 years, he was a part-time instructor at both The University of New Mexico, teaching Introduction to Intellectual Disability, and at New Mexico Highlands University, teaching DSM Assessment for Counselors.
Dr. Chad Kodiak, PharmD, RPh
Chad Kodiak, PharmD, RPh, is CEO and President of KODOCARE Pharmacy, located in Joliet, Illinois. KODOCARE is a long-term care pharmacy focused on supporting patients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities throughout the state. Under Dr. Kodiak’s leadership, KODOCARE has become an award-winning long-term care pharmacy in not just vaccinations but in other preventative medicine initiatives, including compliance packaging, cycle fills, and eMARs.
Dr. Kodiak received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Purdue University, where he currently serves as a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Recently he was named a Gold Foundation Champion of Humanistic Care for his efforts during the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Dr. Kodiak is a nationally recognized speaker and has spoken at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) national meeting, National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) annual convention, and recently at the NAQ Conference.
Dr. Kodiak, his wife, and their three kids love the outdoors, especially being on (or in) the water.
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