Family Voices of Mississippi presents the Partners in Health Care Advocacy & Leadership Summit.

The Partners in Health Care Advocacy & Leadership Summit will provide an overview of the health care transition process for children and young adults with special health care needs. 

The participants will learn the "how, why, when, & who" of the transition process and also learn why partnership between the youth or young adult with special health care need, family, and professionals is extremely important to the success of the transition plan.

The summit will consist of informative and interactive sessions. The speakers will consist of local professionals, self-advocates, and parents who will help the attendee truly understand the importance of their role in the health care transition process.

Attending the conference will be beneficial to youth and young adults with disabilities/special health care needs, parents, social workers, case managers, school administrator (sped directors, school nurses, etc.), direct support providers, counselors, physicians, and all other individuals who are interested in learning more about the health care transition process.

The summit will be held in two locations:

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Clyde Muse Center
Pearl, Mississippi
(8 miles outside Jackson, MS)

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Itawamba Community College-Belden Campus
Belden, Mississippi
(5 miles outside Tupelo, MS)

We hope you will join us to learn more about the importance about partnership and advocacy during the health care transition process.




Partners in Health Care Advocacy & Leadership Summit

"Strengthening Connections:
 Working as Partners"

Dates & Locations     
June 14, 2018 (Pearl, MS)
​June 28, 2018 (Tupelo, MS area)

Summit Forms

Participants, Exhibitors, and Sponsors can register online!
REGISTER

Continuing Education Units  Will Be Offered

Summit Objectives

The objective of the summit is to help the self-advocate, parent, and service provider:

  • Recognize how the roles during the health care transition process needs to change over time;

  • Understand the responsibility of health care goes from a sole responsibility to a shared responsibility between the self advocate, parent, and service/health care provider;

  • Learn how to help each other build confidence in each individual's role and ability to handle the change during the health care transition process; and

  • Recognize how to build a good active collaborative relationship.

Summit Fees

**Tenative Schedule**

Registration:
Self-Advocate/Student w/ disabilities.....$15 per person
Parent/Guardian/Sibling..........................$20 per person
Professional...............................................$60 per person

If you registered before March 19, 2018, you will receive a $5 discount, if you are not a gold-premier sponsor.


Exhibitor:
For Profit/Government Agency..........$100 per location
Non Profit...............................................$65 per location
Self Advocate..........................................$35 per location


All non-profit organizations will need to provide their IRS designated Tax ID number on the application for verification purpose.

If your organization/company cannot attend the summit, you can send an item you would like to have put in the participants' bag for a fee of $35. The deadline to reserve exhibitor space, sign up to be a sponsor is Friday, April 6, 2018. Exhibitor space is limited in both locations!

We will only accept business checks, money orders, or credit card (via website) for registration and exhibitor fees. The day of the summit we will also accept cash payment.
7:30a.................Participant's Registration Opens

8:30a-8:50a......Welcome and Opening Session

9:00a-9:50a......Breakout I-Shifting Gears

10:00a-10:50a..Breakout II-Sharing Management

11:00p-12:00p..Interactive Group Session

12:00p-1:00p....Lunch & Networking

1:00p-2:00p......Breakout III-Building Confidence for
                            a Strong Collaborative Relationship

2:00p-2:50p......Group Presentations

3:00p-4:00p......Keynote Session

4:00p-4:30p......Closing Remarks


**This is general idea of what the day will look like, we are currently working on finalizing times.