Independent Living Networking Conference

Join us for our statewide Independent Living staff networking conference. The purpose of the conference is to increase the knowledge of the Independent Living Program for DHR staff and other professionals working the ILP Residential programs.

One hundred slots will be designated for DHR county and state office staff, provided at no charge to DHR staff. Other professionals in the state who work with IL youth, such as residential providers, IL contract providers, and other private professionals will also be able to attend for a nominal fee.

January 22-23, 2013 
Hilton Birmingham 

Conference Registration Fee: $99 (fee waived for DHR staff) 

Conference Schedule:
10:30-11:45am: Registration
11:45am-1:00pm: Lunch / Keynote Session
Workshops will include a rotation addressing the following topics: 
- National Youth in Transistion Database (NYTD) 
- Developing Good County Relationships - Permanency for Older Youth 
- Transition 
1:15-2:15pm: Workshops A
2:30-3:30pm: Workshops B
3:45-4:45pm: Workshops C

8-9am: Breakfast
9-10:15am: General Session - Writing Effective ISPs
10:45-11:30am: General Session - Leading to Change
11:45am-1:00pm: Lunch / Youth Panel
1:15-2:15pm: Town Hall: Breakout Session (Counties / Providers)
2:30-4:00pm: General Session

Click here to register online for the conference. 

For more information about the Networking Conference, please contact Nikki Freeman at 205-943-5356 or


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