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2022 CPAO Annual Conference

13 - 14 | September

Aldersgate Resort | Turner, OR

In-Person and Online

Together Again!

We are thrilled to announce that for the 2022 CPAO Annual Conference we will once again be able to gather as a group. Can’t attend in-person? We will also present the conference online. You decide what works for you – either way CPAO has you covered!

With two days packed with outstanding presenters and exceptional breakout sessions, you won’t want to miss this year’s conference. Regulations, funding and other issues are becoming more complex. This conference will provide you with the resources, tools and strategies to provide outstanding support and services. Bigger and better than ever! 

Four Tracks

Watch for session schedule coming soon!

Direct Support Professionals

Executive & Managers

Nursing Services

Continuing Education

Four conference tracks and dozens of breakout sessions.  We are featuring sessions for DSPs, administrators, managers, nursing, employment and supported living providers and more.

Continuing education credits will be offered to further your professional development.

a life meant to be lived

Karen Gaffney is the President of the Karen Gaffney Foundation. Her non-profit, funded entirely by her speaking engagements, workshops, and donations, is dedicated to championing the journey to full inclusion in families, schools, the workplace, and the community for people with intellectual disabilities. 

Karen has many critical messages to deliver especially with respect to employment for people living with an intellectual disability. She shares “lessons learned” in the working world that resonate with Employers, Hiring Managers, Job Seekers and Job Developers.

Karen is the first person with Down syndrome to deliver a TED talk to one of the largest TEDX venues in the world, right in her home town of Portland, Oregon.  She describes her life as a “Journey of Hope” while she calls attention to the tremendous accomplishments of people living with Down syndrome all over the world.  

2022 CPAO Conference Speakers

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Outstanding Speakers

Our experienced and knowledgeable speakers will offer new ideas, insights and strategies to inspire and challenge you. Take home tactics and procedures that you can implement immediately.

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Award Banquet

Above and Beyond

Join us in a wonderful evening celebrating outstanding Direct Support Professionals and others for their contributions and the tremendous difference they make in the lives of the people we serve.

Our Sponsors

2022 Sponsorship Opportunities

Showcase your business. Learn more about the 2022 sponsorship opportunities available for you to share your information. 

Aldersgate Retreat

7790 Marion Rd. SE, Turner, OR 97392

Aldersgate Camps and Retreats encompasses 40 scenic acres in a beautiful forest setting with a wide variety of lodging.

RECOVER. RECONNECT. REINVENT.

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