11th Annual Statewide Conference

“Building Relationships…Creating Successful Change”

11th Annual Statewide Conference

May 17, 2017

Sheraton Midwest City Hotel
Reed Conference Center

 

The Oklahoma Parents Center (OPC) would like to announce our upcoming 11th Annual Statewide Conference “Building Relationships…Creating Successful Change” on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center, 5750 Will Rogers Road, Midwest City, Oklahoma.

This conference is designed to educate parents, families and professionals in building partnerships that meet the needs of children and youth with the full range of disabilities ages’ birth to 26. As with every statewide conference, there will be great speakers, much information shared, lunch, and plenty of door prizes.

We expect this year’s conference to be a huge success with expected attendance of 300!


How Can I Register?

The conference is limited to the first 300 people that register. All others will be placed on a waiting list. There is no fee for this year’s conference; however, you must register.

1.  Complete the Registration Form below and mail to:

OPC – Annual Conference
P.O. Box 512
Holdenville, OK 74848

2.  Complete the form and fax to 405-379-2106 or

3.  Submit your Registration online by clicking here.

Please click here for the Registration Form!!! – NOT AVAILABLE YET!  Check back for the form.

Registration Forms must be received before May 1st, 2017.


How Much Does The Conference Cost?

There is no fee for this year’s conference – however, you must register to attend.


Will Childcare Be Provided?

No, unfortunately, the Oklahoma Parents Center will not have any accommodations for children at the conference.  Please make other arrangements for your children.

However, there is a $50 scholarship for parents of children with disabilities to help with the cost of childcare. 


How Can I Apply For A Scholarship?

A limited number of $50 scholarships are available for participants with financial need, with primary consideration given to individuals with disabilities and their families.  The stipends are available on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information or to request an application please call 877-553-4332, email lcoats@oklahomaparentscenter.org, or click here for the online application.

Deadline to apply for a scholarship is May 1, 2017.


How Can I Be An Exhibitor At Your Conference?

An Exhibitor Booth at the Oklahoma Parents Center Conference will introduce your products and/or services to participants from all areas of Oklahoma. Booth Rental is $100.00 per table, which includes registration for 2 and meals provided. The non-profit rate is $50.00 per table – to receive this rate, please send your verification with your Booth Rental Form.

To request a Booth Rental Form, call 877-553-4332, email lcoats@oklahomaparentscenter.org or click here for the online application.

Deadline to apply for a vendor booth is May 1, 2017.


How Can I Nominate Someone For The Sixth Annual “Parent of the Year” Award?

The Oklahoma Parents Center is excited to be able to honor a special parent again this year. This award is for parents of children with disabilities who have demonstrated an ‘above and beyond’ approach for the child, school, and/or community.  The winner and the nominator will both win an iPad and an all expenses paid trip to the Statewide Conference!

Click here for the online Parent Nomination Form!!!

Deadline to nominate a Parent is April 1, 2017.


How Can I Nominate Someone For The Fifth Annual “Educator of the Year” Award?

The Oklahoma Parents Center is thrilled to be honoring a special educator in Oklahoma for the fifth year. This award is for educators who have contributed to their students, school and community and/or served as a positive role model for their students and the community.  The winner and the nominator will both win an iPad and an all expenses paid trip to the Statewide Conference!

Click here for the online Educator Nomination Form!!!

Deadline to nominate an Educator is April 1, 2017.


How Can I Submit Artwork For The “Who Is Your Hero” Fifth Annual Art Contest?

The Oklahoma Parents Center wants to know, “Who is Your Hero?” We are inviting all Oklahoma special education students to submit their original works of art that demonstrates the idea of a hero. Maybe your hero is a relative, a friend, a historical figure or a person from a story. Share your hero with us!!!  The winning students and teacher in each category will both be awarded a gift card.

Click here for Art submission guidelines!!!

Deadline for art submissions is April 1, 2017.


What If I Still Have Questions?

Call us at 877-553-4332 or email us at info@oklahomaparentscenter.org and we can answer any questions that you may have!