Reinventing Quality 2021: Lessons Learned from 2020: Managing and Leveraging Disruption

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Reinventing Quality Conference was held virtually. The recorded webinars are available to view on demand. 

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Plenary Speakers: Emily Hotez, Alison Barkoff, and Tawara Goode.

Reinventing Quality 2020: Committing to Inclusive Communities

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Reinventing Quality Conference was abbreviated as a virtual conference comprising 10 one-hour sessions. The recorded webinars are available to view on demand. 

Invaluable: The Unrecognized Profession of Direct Support Workforce (film)  Viewing information 

Supporting Inclusive Lives: Using Data to Build Expectations and System Capacity  View on Demand

Presenters: Sheryl Larson, PhD, University of Minnesota; John Butterworth, PhD, University of Massachusetts Boston; Amie Lulinski, PhD, FAAIDD, University of Colorado; Nicole Jorwic, JD, The Arc of the United States

Highlighting Current Research on the Direct Support Workforce  View on Demand

Presenters: Amy Hewitt, PhD, FAAIDD, University of Minnesota; Joe Macbeth, NADSP; Jerry Smith, MBA, University of Minnesota

Using Technology to Enhance Data Collection  View on Demand

Presenters: Shea Tanis, PhD, FAAIDD, University of Colorado; Alixe Bonardi, OTR/L, MHA, FAAIDD, Human Services Research Institute

Highlighting Federal and State Initiatives  View on Demand

Presenters: Melissa Harris, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); Jennifer Johnson, EdD, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD); Mary Sowers, NASDDDS

Improving Quality through Community Monitoring  View on Demand

Presenters: Carol Britton Laws, University of Georgia; Jenny Turner, University of Missouri Kansas City; Sally Flaschberger, WI Board for People with Developmental Disabilities

Supporting Families  View on Demand

Presenters: Bevin Croft, PhD, Human Services Research Institute; Michael Smull, Support Development Associates; Mary Mitchell, Retired

Supporting People with IDD who are Aging  View on Demand

Presenters: Roger Stancliffe, PhD, FAAIDD, FIASSIDD, The University of Sydney; Tamar Heller, PhD, University of Illinois Chicago; Val Bradley, MA, FAAIDD, Human Services Research Institute

Direct Support Workforce Panel Discussion  View on Demand

Presenters: Amy Hewitt, PhD, FAAIDD, University of Minnesota; Jerry Smith, MBA, University of Minnesota; Joe Macbeth, NADSP; Ryene Fenner, New Horizons Resources; Jacquie Dillard-Foss, STEPS

Projects of National Significance Panel Discussion  View on Demand

Presenters: Sheryl Larson, PhD, University of Minnesota; John Butterworth, PhD, University of Massachusetts Boston; Amie Lulinski, PhD, FAAIDD, University of Colorado; Nicole Jorwic, JD, The Arc of the United State

Reinventing Quality 2018: Building an Infrastructure that Promotes Equity and Diversity

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Plenary Speakers: Joe Shapiro, James Meadours, Tawara Goode, Daina Autstin, Matthew Wappett, Shawn Aelong, Thelma Greene, Nicole LeBlanc.

Strands: Federal and State Initiatives, Managed Care, Creating and Managing a Culture of Quality, Housing and Overall Support Strategies, Building Inclusive Communities, Person-Centered Practices, Direct Support Workforce, Expanding Self Direction Opportunities, Families, Employment, Rights & Decision Making, Technology, Transitional Issues, Criminal Justice, Behavioral Health Supports, Self-Advocacy, Unaffiliated Sessions.

Reinventing Quality 2016: Assuring Quality Lives for Everyone: Moving from the Why to the How

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Plenary Speakers: Bob Williams, Alison Barkoff, Dan Lusk, Myrta Rosa, Julie Gentile, Karynb Jarvey, Hanns Meisner.

Strands: Federal and State Initiatives, Managed Care, Creating and Managing a Culture of Quality, Housing and Overall Support Strategies, Building Inclusive Communities, Person-Centered Practices, Direct Support Workforce, Expanding Self Direction Opportunities, Families, Employment, Rights & Decision Making, Technology, Transitional Issues, Criminal Justice, Behavioral Health Supports, Self-Advocacy, Cultural Competence, and Unaffiliated Sessions.

Reinventing Quality 2014: Ensuring Quality in Rapidly Changing Times

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Plenary Speakers:  Sharon Lewis, Jessica and Caden Capitani, Vander Cherry, Sara Wolff, Rhonda White, Julie Petty, Amy Hewitt, John Butterworth, Sherri Larson, Rick Hemp, Val Bradley, Mary Lee Fay, Aaron Bishop, Barbara Wheeler.

Strands: Federal and State Initiatives, Managed Care, Creating and Managing a Culture of Quality, Person Centered Practice, Housing and Overall Support Strategies, Building Inclusive Communities, Transition from Traditional to Person-Centered Practices, Direct Support Workforce, Expanding Self Direction Opportunities, Families, Employment, Rights, Technology, Transitional Issues, Criminal Justice, Behavioral Health Supports, Self-Advocacy, Changing Demographics, and Unaffiliated Sessions.

Reinventing Quality 2012: What are We Waiting For? 

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Plenary Speakers: Dale DiLeo, Val Bradley, Thomas Gilhood, Teresa Moore, Beth Mount, John O'Brien, Sharon Lewis, Clarence Sundram, David Hingsburger, Ricardo Thornton.

Strands:  Supporting Communities That Welcome All People – Asset-Based Community Development, Quality Management Challenges & Solutions, Person-Centered Practice, Improving Quality through Managed Care, Housing: The Key to Community Living, Direct Support Workforce Issues, From Traditional Services toPerson-Centered Supports, Supporting Individuals by Strengthening Families, Employment Issues, Technology, Shared Living, Transition Issues, Evolving a Shared Research Agenda, Federal Initiatives, Quality Management Challenges and Solutions, Self Advocacy, Evidence-Based Policy.

Reinventing Quality 2010: Doing Right by People in Challenging Times

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Plenary Speakers: Samual Bagenstos, Barbara Coulter Edwards, Sharon Lewis, Pat Rogan, Annette Downey, Daniel Perry, Ray Schuholz, John Toppi.

Strands: Systematic Quality Improvement: More Important Now than Ever, Promoting Opportunities for Independence and Choice, Funding Crisis: Opportunities for System Reform, Making Paid Work a Priority, Offering Personalized Supports: Evolving and Enduring Lessons, Effective Community Supports for People with Complex and Challenging Needs, Supporting Individuals and Families as They Age and Addressing End-of-Life Issues, Assuring the Best Workforce — Supporting Quality Direct Support Professionals, and Innovation in Individualized Supports: Three States’ Success Stories, 

Reinventing Quality 2008: Embracing Change: New Voices, Vision, and Approaches

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Plenary Speakers: Michael Chapman, Tom Kohler, Jill Egle, Rebecca Hare, Julie Petty.

Strands: People Who Need People, Speaking Up/Speaking Out, ExpandingIndividualized Supports, Systems Change: From Vision to implementation, Unfinished Business: Deconstructing Outmoded Models, and Improving Quality. 

Reinventing Quality 2007: From Good Services to Good Lives

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Plenary Speakers: Valerie Bradley, Michael Smull, Addie Daskam, Sam Jenkins, Charlie Lakin, Eric Emerson, Chris Hatton.

Strands: Outcomes, Person-Centered, Jobs, Community, and Health.

Reinventing Quality 2006: Supporting Valued Lives: Participation, Quality, and Accountability

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Plenary Speakers: Valerie Bradley, Robert Gettings, Charlie Lakin, Terry Kozloff, Nicole Patterson, Sarah Taub, Kristopher Peterson, Susan Babin, Pam Goes, Connie Gomes, Doreen McConaghy.

Themes: Ensuring the Quality of Self-Directed Supports,  Supports for Employment, Supporting Participation, Valued Contributions to Quality Improvement, Forging System Change to Create Valued Lives, 

Reinventing Quality 2004: Developing and Integrating Quality Initiatives to Improve Performance and Enhance Inclusion

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Plenary Speakers: Kevin Casey, Trina Losinno, Ruth Siegfried, Joe Mills, Celia Feinstein, Val Bradley

Themes: Individual and Family Involvement in Quality, Improving the Measurement of Performance, Integration of Data Analysis, Using Quality Information for Change, and Facilitated Discussion Around Specific Topics.

Reinventing Quality 2003: A 21st Century Architecture for Quality: Building for the Future

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Plenary Speakers: Robert Bruininks, Cathy Ficker Terrill, Missy Perrott, Liz Obermeyer, John Jordan, Colleen Wieck, Jeff Skwarek, Deborah Denning, Thomas Hamilton, Robert Gettings, and Rodney Bell.

Reinventing Quality 2002: Balancing Freedom and Safety: Quality Supports Lead to a Quality Life

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Plenary Speakers: Sue Fox, Gail Bottoms, Liz Obermeyer, Sherri Huwe, Glenn Stanton, and Pat Morrissey.