People with Disabilities Succeed at LIFE!

The 2025 LIFE Conference will be an in person event on January 29, 2025.  

We Are Worthy.

What is the LIFE Conference?

The LIFE Conference is a joint effort of many Delaware organizations.  Together they support persons with disabilities and their families.   More than 500 people with disabilities, families and professionals attend the annual conference.

The mission of the LIFE Conference is to be at the forefront of providing information, educational resources and opportunities for persons with disabilities, their families, caregivers, educators and providers.  The primary goal of the LIFE Conference is to promote and support full community integration by focusing on the four areas of Legislation, Independence, Families, and Education.  The LIFE Conference offers its attendees the opportunity to learn, network, and participate in sessions designed to share information with all participants, including policy makers and the general public.

LIFE Conference Objectives:

  1. People attending the LIFE Conference will learn more about issues and useful information important to the disability community today and in the future.
  1. Ideas for the LIFE Conference sessions come from people with disabilities and their supports. People with disabilities and lived experience direct LIFE Conference planning and information shared during the conference.
  1. The LIFE Conference will provide the opportunity to build relationships and to connect with people to share information and resources that can help participants reach their personal goals.
  1. People participating in the LIFE Conference will be made aware of services and supports that are available to them and how to access those services and supports.
  1. Professionals attending the LIFE Conference will have the opportunity to learn more and get skills to better support the disability community while earning continuing education credits where applicable

Top Reasons Why YOU Should Attend:

    • Networking Opportunities.

    • Sponsors: 50+ agencies and services support the conference as Sponsors each year.

    • Keynote Speakers: renowned speakers bring current updates.

    • Educational Sessions: 9 sessions covering Legislation, Independence, Family, and Education informative topics.

    • Continuing Education Credits: the types of CEU’s offered may include:

✔Nursing.

✔Occupational Therapy.

✔Physical Therapy.

✔Social Work.

✔Speech/Language Pathology.

Testimonials from Past Attendees:

  • The LIFE Conference impacted not only my family, but other families that I will share these resources with too.

  • Fantastic networking.

  • The LIFE Conference is a great conference. I always learn something new and find new information.

  • Advocacy is key and self-advocacy is vital.  The presenters provided personal insight / perspective.

  • Great organization, most numbers of exhibitors at a conference that I’ve ever seen.

  • Wonderful information that is very useful for our non-profit organization.

  • One hundred percent sure I will return next year and I will recommend other professionals / non-professionals attend this conference.

  • This conference has been so valuable for my professional development.

  • I attend for the CEU’s but I love this conference. Interesting topics each year. I learn something new.

  • As a parent advocate of an adult with cognitive disability, I’m always learning.

  • Exceptional, speakers were very knowledgeable, able and well prepared.

  • Education on disabilities rights.

  • It is great conference – consistently high quality, speakers, sessions.

  • Please continue to put the information out there. People should know who to go to when they want to do something about unfairness.

  • Learned more about IEP compliance.

  • As a parent to be able to help my daughter with her transition to post-secondary school.

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