12th Annual Statewide Conference

“Building Relationships…Creating Successful Change”

12th Annual Statewide Conference

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Midwest City, Oklahoma

 

The Oklahoma Parents Center (OPC) would like to announce our upcoming 12th Annual Statewide Conference “Building Relationships…Creating Successful Change” on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 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.


There will also be a conference in the Tulsa area
on Thursday, May 24th, 2018.
More information for that conference is located here.
These conferences will replicate each other.


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 400 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 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.

 

Click here for the printable Registration Form!

Registration Forms must be received before May 11th, 2018.  


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. The Oklahoma Parents Center will not have any accommodations for children at the conference. However, there is a $50 scholarship for parents of children with disabilities to help with the cost of childcare. See below for how to apply for a scholarship.


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.  The deadline to apply is May 1st, 2018. For more information or to request an application please call 877-553-4332, email lcoats@oklahomaparentscenter.org, click here for the printable Scholarship Application or click here to submit your Scholarship application online!


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. The deadline for booths is May 1, 2018.

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


How Can I Submit Artwork For The “Who Is Your Hero” Sixth 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!!!

Click here for the Art Contest Flyer!!!

Winning entries will be awarded in each age division!

Teachers of the winning students will also receive a prize.

Deadline to submit artwork is April 1st, 2018.


How Can I Nominate Someone For The Seventh 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.

Click here for the printable Parent of the year Nomination form or Click here to submit your Nomination Online!!!

Deadline to nominate a parent is April 1st, 2018.


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

The Oklahoma Parents Center is thrilled to be honoring a special educator in Oklahoma for the sixth 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.

Click here for the printable Educator of the year Nomination form or Click here to submit your Nomination Online!!!

Deadline to nominate an educator is April 1st, 2018.


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!