International Conference

Save the Date for our 2015 International Conference
which will take place  from May 4 - May 7
at the New York Hilton Midtown

About the conference
YAI's International Conference on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) is a global gathering on the future of the field and serves as a major forum for the exchange of ideas and information pertaining to programs, policies and strategies that enhance the lives of people with ID/DD. The conference attracts an annual audience of over 2,500 advocates, providers and specialists from throughout the United States and abroad. The event, hosted at the Hilton New York Midtown, features over 250 presenters exploring critical topic areas such as:

  • New models of support
  • Quality of Life
  • Self Direction
  • Advocacy
  • Creating inclusive communities
  • Staff development
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Family empowerment
  • Technology and innovation
  • Thought leadership

Who attends
Family members, people with disabilities, physicians, direct support professionals, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, administrators, higher education faculty, early intervention and special education professionals, behavioral health professionals and anyone working or committed to creating a society that embraces difference.  

2014 Highlights Slideshow:

2014 Highlights Slideshow

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2014 Conference
2014 Program


Conference Manager

Conference Director

Exhibiting and Sponsorship
Exhibit Coordinator