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Direct Support Professionals of Indiana
2018 9th Annual Conference

Attend the DSPIN 9th Annual Conference

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Join us for the 9th Annual DSPIN Conference, taking place Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at Wyndham Indianapolis West. The registration deadline for this year’s conference is October 24th, 2018. Space is limited to 175 attendees. No online registration is available for this year’s conference (please mail in your entry).

Date: November1st, 2018 
Registration Deadline: October 24th, 2018 
Location: Wyndham Indianapolis West (2544 Executive Drive Indianapolis, IN 46241) 
Cost: $35 per person


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration/ Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Opening Remarks and DSP of the Year Award Presented by John Dickerson

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break/ Snacks

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

“Let the Day Drive Itself” with Dr. Lucy Lund

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch with INABC Membership

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Key note with Kari Dunn Buron

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Break/ Snacks

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM 
“Neuroscience of Challenging Behavior” Continuation with Kari Dunn Buron

About the Speakers

John Dickerson

In 2015, John left The Arc of Indiana after a 42-year career. He is the founder and CEO of Quillo, a mobile app designed to help agencies engage, inspire, and educate caregivers working alongside individuals with disabilities. John will be delivering the opening remarks and presenting the Direct Support Professional of the Year Award at this year’s conference.

Kari Dunn Buron

For over 30 years, Kari taught in the public K-12 school system and worked with students on the autism spectrum. She is a founding member of the MN Autism Project. She has developed an Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate program for educators at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Kari currently serves on the advisory boards of the Autism Society of Trinidad and Tobago and the Autism Society of Minnesota. She co-authored “The Incredible 5-Point Scale” and authored “When My Worries Get Too Big” — a book that won the 2013 Mom’s Choice Award. Other books from Kari include “A 5 Could Make Me Lose Control” and “A 5 is Against the Law!” (the 2008 ASA literary award winner).

At this year’s conference, Kari will deliver he keynote address and present on the topic “Neuroscience of Challenging Behavior”.

Dr. Lucy Lund

Dr. Lucy Lund has served as Chief Strategy Officer-Elect for Opportunities for Positive Growth, Inc. since 2010 and serves on the Council on Quality and Leadership. Through her work, Dr. Lund seeks to improve the the lives of individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities by way of progressive policy initiatives. Dr. Lund received her doctorate in philosophy, public administration from Walden University, and received a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) degree from the University of North Dakota in 2010.

Dr. Lund will deliver a speech entitled “Let the Day Drive Itself” at this year’s DSPIN Conference in Indianapolis.

2018 Indiana DSP of the Year Nominations

At this year’s DSPIN conference, we will present an award to Indiana’s Direct Support Professional of the Year. To nominate a DSP for this prestigious award, simply submit a letter of 100 words or more, outlining how your chosen nominee supports and empowers lives for DSP professionals and those we serve, through education, self-awareness, and collaborative action. A winner will be chosen by IN-ABC’s Partners and Practice Committee (PPC).

Email your nomination to the PPC chairperson, Gail Kahl, at Nominations must be received by Wednesday, October 10th, 2018.

Register for the Conference

Join us for this year’s DSPIN conference in Indianapolis.

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