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2017 Conference Highlights

The 2017 PAR Solutions Conference set a new record with 670 attendees!

The PAR Solutions Conference is the only conference of its kind in Pennsylvania. Each year, the conference brings together outstanding presenters, policymakers, state officials and experts in the Intellectual Disability/Autism field to provide information, engage in Q&A sessions, and participate in public forums. 

Speaker Presentations | Speaker presentations are available for you to view/download here. If you have any questions or can't find your presentation please email

Conference Photos | Photos from all three days of the conference are now available on PAR's Facebook page! Check out the photos and feel free to tag your organization, your co-workers, etc.

Monday, October 23 Photos

Tuesday, October 24 Photos

Wednesday, October 25 Photos

Thank You Govenor Wolf | Click to see what Governor Wolf said at this year's conference about supporting a living wage for Direct Support Professionals

Remarks from PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro | Check out Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro's remarks to conference attendees on Tuesday, October 24! Below are some highlights:
"When we defend the weakest and most vulnerable in our community and elevate them in this political discourse and in our governmental policies, then we are stronger as a community, as a Commonwealth, and as a country."
"You've done wonderful work advocating to bring a living wage to DSPs and I want to personally commend Governor Wolf who I know has been at the forefront of this effort."
"I'm also aware of the regulatory work that is being done by DHS's Office of Developmental Programs and I'm aware that my office has a role in that process. And I'm here today to commit to you that we take very seriously and we will review those regulations very seriously and ensure that they are in the best interests of all affected, and again let me stress how important I see it is to make sure that a livable wage is part of that process."


2017 Conference Brochure | Click here to view the 2017 Solutions Conference Brochure (To download/print the conference brochure: After clicking the brochure link, click the download button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen)
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