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Thank you to those who contributed their time and expertise to make the 2021 Reinventing Quality conference a success!

 


2021 RQ Planning Committee of Convening Organizations

The conference is organized by a consortium of organizations:

AAIDD

Maria Alfaro
Monica Graziosi
Margaret Nygren
Laura Thorn

ANCOR

Barbara Merrill

 
HSRI

Alixe Bonardi
Valerie J. Bradley

NASDDDS
Mary Sowers

TASH

Michael Brogioli
Serena Lowe


2021 RQ Strand Leaders

Subject matter experts are invited by the conveners to develop sessions that address important issues in a topic area.

Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Supports
David Rotholz, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia (SC)
Tony Thomas, Welcome House, Inc. (OH)

Employment

Rethinking Employment
John Butterworth, University of Massachusetts Boston, ICI (MA)
Kelly Nye-Lengerman, University of New Hampshire, IOD (NH)

Inclusion & Communication

Rebuilding Community Inclusion & Communication
Tauna Szymanski, CommunicationFIRST (DC)
Elisa Velardo, Connecticut DDD (CT)

Person-Centered

Person-Centered Thinking, Planning, & Practice Across the Lifespan
Alixe Bonardi, HSRI (MA)
Bevin Croft, HSRI (MA)

Providers

Re-envisioning the Provider Community
Jenny Lengyel, Total Living Concept (WA)
Lori Sedlezky, Ardmore Enterprises (MD)

Quality

Quality Oversight & Lessons Learned
Val Bradley, HSRI (MA)
Mary Lou Bourne, NASDDDS (DC)

Residential

Rethinking Residential Options
Marian Frattarola-Saulino, Values in Action (PA)
Barbara Merrill, ANCOR (VA)

Rights 

Rights & Supported Decision-Making 
Allison Cohen Hall, University of Massachusetts Boston, ICI (MA)
Cathy Costanzo, Center for Public Representation (MA)

Self-Direction 

Expanding Self-Direction &Self-Advocacy
Alixe Bonardi, HSRI (MA)
Nicole LeBlanc, TASH (DC)
Teresa Moore, SABE (FL)