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2024 MACS DSP & Frontline Supervision Conference

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Ignite your Spark at the 2024 MACS DSP & Frontline Supervision Conference

Get fired up and ready to join us May 8-10 at the Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort.


The Frontline Supervisor’s Role in Supporting LTSS will highlight the big picture; how the transition to LTSS changed the way providers are paid, why accurate documentation is important, the role of the quality improvement organization, the importance of training and the person-centered planning process. Staff will engage in activities on documentation to support efficient billing and enhance implementation of the person-centered plan.

Three Powerhouse Plenaries:

Opening Plenary: Reconnecting with Values: Why You Chose this Work with John Raffaele, NASDP

JUST ANNOUNCEDMid-day plenary on Ableism featuring Mat Rice and Tracy Wright from People on the Go 

Closing PlenaryShowing Up as Your Best Self – Dr. Monica McCall

Conference workshop sessions include:

Frontline Supervision Track:  A supervisory track specifically for frontline supervisors – how the FLS can support retention, supervising staff who are off-site, evaluating staff that promotes professional development and building and engaging with your team.

Conference Workshops (for DSPs and Frontline Supervisors): 

Understanding the Why – Leslie Thompson, DDA Acting Director of Programs will shed light on why the regional office, OHCQ and Liberty keep showing up at our door.

Person-Centered Thinking – the shifting role of the DSP from caregiver to supporter and the important language that supports that shift.

Equity in Action – dignity of risk and supporting choice presented by Nick Burton.

It Starts with the DSP – the important role of the DSP in the planning process, Teara Winmond shares why after the person, the next step is engaging the DSP.

Work Life BalanceHow to Stay in the Job You Love– what burnout looks like for you and those around you, and how to shift to a healthier path with the always engaging Dr. Karyn Harvey.

Adaptive Solutions for Independence – Adjusting the environment and making creative adaptations with the Maryland Department of Disabilities Deputy Secretary Lisa Belcastro.

Best Practices in LTSS Documentation – in addition to sharing tips, Sophia Lawson makes sense of this topic and why it’s so important, she even makes it interesting.

Assumption and a Second Story – thinking and responding beyond our initial, sometimes knee jerk, reactions, what if we expanded our options?

Are you working with someone with a developmental disability and mental health diagnosis? DDA wants to hear from you. Join Dr. Monica McCall and Dr. Meg DePasquale for a listening session at lunch at the conference on Thursday, May 9th. Come prepared to share your experiences, tips, concerns, and opinions regarding supporting people with a dual diagnosis.

Click here to register for the conference before April 8th to avoid the late registration fee. 

Call the Princess Royale hotel at 1-800-476-9253use block code: 24MACS to make your reservations.