2017 April Conference

The Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living

strongly condemns the hateful display of racist violence

in Charlottesville, VA and stands in solidarity with

all those who oppose racism, anti-Semitism, and violence of any sort.



Join Us October 20th-23rd, 2017 for our

23rd Annual APRIL Conference and Youth Conference

Spokane, Washington: Davenport Grand

"Team Work Makes the Dream Work"

Youth Conference October 20th

"Back to Basics: IL Skills Training"

Preconference October 20th

"Indivisible with Liberty and Justice for All" October 21-23 


Learn, Network, and Build Community at the APRIL Conference

Conference Registration Form  

This form can be printed, filled, and sent to the APRIL Office c/o Elissa Ellis APRIL 11324 Arcade Drive Suite 9 ~ Little Rock, AR 72212 

Online Conference Registration 

Click here to be directed to our online registration and payment system

Important Hotel, transportation, and other Conference Information

This form has important information on getting to Spokane and to the Davenport Grand, booking your hotel accommodations, and PCA and Durable Medical Equipment rental information

2017 Youth Scholarship Information

We have many different scholarship opportunities for youth with disabilities this year thanks to our many private sponsors and the Christopher Reeves Foundation

APRIL Youth T-Shirt Design Contest

Design this years t-shirt for an opportunity to see your logo on the APRIL youth T-shirt which includes a scholarshop to attend the conference and see your handy work in person

Youth Conference Objectives and Cost Breakdown

This form can be useful if you are trying to get sponsors to come to the youth conference such as VR or other It gives an estimate of the costs to attend a youth conference, as well as skills you will attain while there


Come to Share and Showcase Your Programs 

 2017 Call For Workshops

General Exhibitor Information


Make the Dream Work for Others

Youth Conference Sponsorship Form  and Sponsorship Youth letter

Help one of the many youth around the country experience the magic and join the APRIL family

Supporter Letter

Learn about the many ways you can support the APRIL conference while advertising yourself


Celebrate and Honor our Leaders

Earl Walden Award Nomination

 Nominate an oustanding rural advocate for helping to make our community what it is today

Linda Gonzales Award Nomination

Nominate an outstanding rural youth advocate to be recognized as a leader in our community