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PAR announces conference theme

Synergy is the theme for PAR’s Fall Conference, sponsored by PAR and ODSA. The Conference is┬áscheduled for October 2-4 at the Embassy Suites in Dublin. This year’s keynote speaker will be Rob Snow. Rob is the father of a child with a developmental disability. He began using his comedy background to create a show called “We Need A Sign” which talks about the humorous commonalities parents share in raising a child with special needs and the obstacles they overcome in their journeys. He also speaks about the ‘R’ word “How to Play It When They Say It.” He uses humor, awareness and compassion in the ongoing struggles with erasing the ‘R’ word.

Other presenters will be Anderia Trail Riley from the Autism Society of Ohio and Randy Shively. Randy will focus on working with people who have a dual diagnosis of mental illness and challenging behaviors. Presentations and activities are open to professionals, parents/guardians, providers, county board staff and individuals with developmental disabilities.

Registration information is available at