Thank You for Another Great Conference!

2023 Annual Conference – Inclusion and Well-Being

Our 2023 Annual Conference “Inclusion and Well-Being” was held on April 11th at the University of Vermont (UVM) Dudley H. Davis Center and attended by 140 parents, professionals, and individuals with disabilities. We offered a livestream option to increase our reach and enable participants for whom physical attendance was not possible.

We are truly grateful to all of you who came out for a fun day of learning and networking. We thank our many exhibitors for their support and for bringing valuable information about their services to our community.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting us to bring Dr. Jacqui Kelleher, who spoke about “Building Inclusive Systems” and Dr. Joelle van Lent, who spoke about “Well-Being and Resilience for Caregivers.” They both shared words of hope and practical steps as we all work together to create inclusive communities while making sure we take time for wellness activities and strategies that can help to fill our buckets as we support others.

We hope you all came away with some new ideas and strategies that you can use and share with others!

Many Thanks to our 2023 VFN CONFERENCE SPONSORS!

  • A special thank you to the University of Vermont – Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI) for partnering with VFN and hosting the free film event with Dan and Samuel Habib which can be conveniently attended by VFN conference attendees.

Platinum Level

  • Children with Special Health Needs at the Vermont Department of Health

Gold Level

  • HireAbility Vermont

Silver Level

  • Office of the Provost, University of Vermont
  • SD Associates

Bronze Level

  • Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council
  • University of Vermont Health Network
  • Stern Center for Language and Learning

Many Thanks to our 2023 EXHIBITORS:

  • Adaptive Sports Partners
  • Autism Care Partners
  • Caffry Law
  • Center for Health and Learning
  • EDD Adaptive Sports (Eric Douglas Dettenrieder memorial Fund)
  • HireAbility VT
  • Kurn Hattin Homes
  • MotherToBaby, CT UConn Health
  • Osher Center for Integrative Health
  • Rare New England
  • SD Associates
  • Stern Center for Language and Learning
  • Stetson School
  • UVM Health Network
  • UVM Center on Disability and Community Inclusion
  • UVMMC Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind Educational Services Program (DHHDB)
  • VT Ambucs
  • VT Department of Libraries – ABLE Library
  • VT Developmental Disabilities Council
  • VT Occupational Therapy Association
  • VT Virtual Learning Cooperative
Thank you to all  for your generosity and commitment to Vermont’s children, youth, and families. We could not make this important event happen without supporters like you!