Check out the highlights in store at the 2017 CP of NYS Annual Conference.
September 15, 2017 - CONFERENCE NEWS!
We are just a little more than six weeks away from the 57th CP of NYS Annual Conference. If you haven't made hotel reservations, please do so, because today is the deadline. Also, don't forget to register for the conference itself HERE.  Call our office at (518) 436-0178 with any questions.
We have a lot planned, and a little bit of something for everyone. You will want to see:
NEW:  Monday Night Celebration . . .

The celebration begins early this year with a 4:30 p.m. start of our Annual Awards Reception, during which we honor individuals and organizations for outstanding achievements or support of CP of NYS and its Affiliates. We also will have a short dance demonstration and performance by two dancers from the NYC Ballet and a group of children from Affiliates.  
There will be ample food and drinks and time to mingle with friends and colleagues; and it all ends by 7:30. Following the reception you can remain in the hotel, or venture out and experience the restaurants and bars of historic and beautiful Saratoga Springs. Click HERE for a list of our recommended restaurants.
Join us from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. as we honor some very special people!

In The Spotlight . . . Sessions for Direct Support and Other Staff!

You won't want to miss Elaine's two sessions:  Navigating the Multi-Generational Workplace & Exploring Your Emotional Intelligence.
Consideration of Others is the topic of this session by Center for Disability Services.
Peg will present two sessions:  Retaining Employees & Creative Solutions to Build Staff Competencies. 
Robert Schonhorn Direct Support Professional of the Year Award
2017 Recipient
Phillipa Hartwell
Queens Centers for Progress
This award recognizes a direct support professional working at a Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State Affiliate whose dedication and effort reflects an exemplary standard of excellence and who has made significant contributions to the quality of life of the people with disabilities they support.
A former CP of NYS Executive Director who led the organization at the beginning of deinstitutionalization in NYS, Robert Schonhorn was a firm believer in the importance of direct care professionals in the lives of people with disabilities and their families. In 1972, Governor Carey designated Mr. Schonhorn and others to examine the conditions of the Willowbrook State School on Staten Island and make recommendations. As a result, the State Association became a provider of services under Mr. Schonhorn's leadership as Willowbrook residents began to move into the community.
 Congratulations, Phillipa! 
Let's Rock the Hilton!
The Audiostars will be back to rock the Hilton on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31 following the CP of NYS Staff Recognition Dinner.  Dance until you drop, sing along with all your favorite songs, or just sit and enjoy this high-energy band that had everyone moving last year.

There's Plenty For Everyone. . .
Check our conference web page regularly and watch your email each week for more news about the 57th CP of NYS Annual Conference.
Important Deadlines...
Please be aware that you must register for the CP of NYS Annual Conference by October 13 to avoid a late charge. To register for the conference, click HERE
The deadline for hotel reservations is TODAY. Individual CP of NYS Affiliate staff should NOT register with the Hilton Hotel directly.  All Affiliate staff MUST register through their Affiliate. If you are not associated with a CP of NYS Affiliate, please call (518) 436-0178 for assistance in making hotel reservations in conjunction with the Conference.