October 25th, 2019 Pre-Conference Day

8:00AM Crown Foyer – PreCon and Youth Registration ONLY

1:30PM-5:00PM Crown Foyer Conference Registration Opens

8:00AM Crown Foyer Continental Breakfast for Youth Conference and Pre-Conference attendees

12:00- 1:30PM Provided Lunch Please be back and settled in for your sessions to begin at 1:30
Lunch for registered Pre-Con & Youth Conference attendees ONLY


9:00AM – 4:00PM Vandenberg B: Youth Conference (Youth only) “Reflect, Learn, Act”

Youth Steering Committee

Guest Speakers: Rebecca Cokley, Shelly Loose, and Carrie Greenwood 

“This years youth conference focuses on the cycle of advocacy: Reflect, Learn, Act! Youth attendees will learn where we started in the independent living movement, how it applies to today's movement, and how to keep the movement moving into the future. Youth will leave the conference with a toolbox of skills that can be applied to their own local IL advocacy.”


4:30-5:30 Vandenberg B: Youth Leadership Meeting

For those interested in how they can get more involved in APRIL Youth Programs as leaders and members of one of our many committees.


9:00-2:45 Vandenberg A: Pre-Conference An IL-NET Event presented by ILRU 

Achieving Operational Excellence Through Risk Management

Paula McElwee, Kimberly Tissot, Corinna Stiles

There are some common ways that you can minimize the risk your organization takes on with preparation and knowledge. Gain some tools and tips to learn how to avoid financial pitfalls, manage HR related issues, and document core services appropriately.  

What you will learn:
• Compliance requirements you need to know so your center can avoid related risks.

• Risks for your center related to grants management, non-profit/organization management, and program management.

• Risks for your SILC related to grants management, DSE relationship, and SILC indicators.

• How you can eliminate or at least mitigate risks.

• Tools to take home to develop a Risk Management Plan for your organization.



3:00-5:00PM Vandenberg A: Administration on Community Living Grantee Meeting

Commissioner Hocker, Dr. Corinna Stiles, et al.

Please note that you must register seperately for this event here, This meeting is for Grantee's only:


There is NO additional fees to attend this event. It is free and open to anyone. You must register for the APRIL Conference if you plan on attending the conference events as well.


6:00 – 7:00PM Ambassador Ballroom East: APRIL Annual Membership Meeting & Board Elections

Come hear what we have accomplished in the last year and vote for new members to join our Board of Directors.

7:15pm – 9:00pm Ambassador Ballroom West: APRIL WELCOME Reception 

Light Snacks provided


Return to 2019 Conference


Upcoming Events

Youth Coordinators Connect Call
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019


Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Facilitate verses Lecture

Register by clicking here.


Youth Coordinators Connect Call Tues, April 16th, 2019


IL Conversation
Staff Retention: Investing
in Your Staff for a
Stronger Tomorrow
Wed. - April 17,2019


Youth Coordinators Connect Call Tues, May 7th, 2019


Youth Coordinators Connect Call Tues, May 21st, 2019


Youth Coordinators Connect Call Tues, June 4th, 2019


Wednesday, August 7, 2019
The Transition to Independence

Register by clicking here.


25th Anniversary
Annual Conference
October 25th-28th, 2019


Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019
Community Partnerships for Youth Programming

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11324 Arcade Drive, Suite 9
Little Rock, AR 72212

Phone Contact:
Phone: 501-753-3400
FAX: 501-753-3406