“Navigating Special Education and Beyond”

15th Annual Statewide Conference

Friday and Saturday, June  28 and  29, 2024

Midwest City, Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Parents Center (OPC) would like to announce our 15th Annual Statewide Conference “Navigating Special Education and Beyond” on Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30am – 3:30pm. The conference will be held at the Reed Conference Center at 5800 Will Rogers Rd, Midwest City, OK 73110. 

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.

It is FREE for attendees, but we do need you to register.

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


How Can I Register?

There is no fee; however, you must register. Here are 3 ways to do so!

To Register for the Conference:

  1. Click here to fill out the online formor
  2. Email info@oklahomaparentscenter.org, or
  3. Call 877-553-4332 to request an application be mailed.
 

Agenda

 
Friday and Saturday agendas listed below. Click image to be taken to full agenda with speakers.
 

Subject to change with no notice.

Speakers

Delta Hotel at the Reed Conference center is offering a block of rooms starting at $110 a night.

Book your hotel now

No.  The Oklahoma Parents Center will not have any accommodations for children at the conference.  However, we are pleased to partner with Sooner SUCCESS to provide Lifespan Respite Grant Vouchers for Educational Events in the amounts of $50 for a half day or $100 for a full day. Since this is a 2 day conference,  you could be eligible for $200. Limited availability. Email respitecare@ouhsc.edu to receive an online application.

 

Some helpful guidelines from Sooner SUCCESS from 

  • Caregivers are full-time, unpaid caregivers providing care 8 or more hours in a 24 hour period;
  • Caregivers and Care Receivers are full-time Oklahoma residents;
  • Care recipients need alternative caregiving during the educational event;
  • Caregivers must be registered for the event; and
  • Caregivers must complete an application prior to the educational event
 

Note: If you receive a Stipend from OPC to attend, you are eligible for a voucher. 

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.  

Call 877-553-4332 to request an application be mailed or fill out this form!

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 $150.00 per table, which includes meals for 2 people.  The non-profit rate is $100.00 per table – to receive this rate, please send your verification with your Booth Rental Form. There will be limited complimentary spaces available for volunteer based organizations – email to inquire. The deadline for booths is June 3, 2024. 

To request a Booth, use one of the following options:

  1. Click here to fill out online form
  2. Email info@oklahomaparentscenter.org or
  3. Call 877-553-4332 to request an form be mailed.

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.