2016 ABCD Conference

Best Practices in Changing Times:
Person Centered Thinking

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 8:45 am – 3 pm


New Jersey Law Center
One Constitution Square | New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1520

In collaboration with NJ and Region 9 AAIDD

Conference Highlights

Keynote Speaker

Joël Núñez, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Author

In the 21st century, change is occurring all around us at a dizzying pace. The rapid and unprecedented transitions taking place in our lives, our industry, our state and nation can often leave us overwhelmed, struggling just to keep up. Worst of all, these changes seem to be happening to us, rather than being dictated by us. The result is that we can often feel beaten down and apathetic, our work becomes meaningless, and our lives less full than they are meant to be. There has got to be more for ourselves, for our families, for our places of business, and for the vulnerable individuals entrusted to our care.

But how do we reach it? Join Dr. Joel Nunez as he reveals universal, timeless and proven principles for living our richest lives right now.


  • Elizabeth Connolly, Acting Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Human Services (invited)
  • Elizabeth Shea, Assistant Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities (invited)

Sub Plenary Sessions:

  • What Business Are We In? Mark Davis, Ohio Providers Resource Association
  • Person Centered Thinking for DSPs, Michael Steinbruch, Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities/Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Workshop Topics will Include:

  • Shared Living
  • Smart Home
  • CMS Community Rule
  • Employment
  • Environmental Home Personalization
  • End-of-Life Issues
  • Inspired Stories from DSPs
  • Micro Boards

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Online Registration:

Members: $100
Non-Members: $160
Families & Self Advocates: $60

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