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Friday, July 25 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Breakout Session: Supporting Aging Caregivers of Adults with I/DD: Strategies across the States

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Over 75% of adults with I/DD are supported at home by family members with no other ancillary supports.  Many of these family members are aging and have no plan for the future support of their loved one.  Join us for this informative session about The Arc’s new Center for Future Planning and a panel discussion on strategies being implemented across states to support aging caregivers.


  • Participants will learn more about the issue of aging caregivers of adults with I/DD and the challenges they face
  • Participants will learn about projects/initiatives from chapters of The Arc that are addressing the issues aging caregivers face
  • Participants will learn tips for developing/replicating these projects/initiatives in your state


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Robin Shaffert

Senior Executive Officer, Individual and Family Support, The Arc
Before joining The Arc, Robin was the Policy Director for the Caring Across Generations campaign, which is a coalition of over 200 diverse organizations committed to reforming long term services and supports for seniors and people with disabilities. Robin also served as Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), where she led AAPD’s participation with Workforce... Read More →

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Karen Grady

Executive Director, The Arc of Lehigh & Northampton Counties

Kim Keprios

Chief Executive Officer, The Arc Greater Twin Cities

Lori Ropa

Executive Director, The Arc – Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties
Lori Ropa has served as Executive Director of The Arc Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties in Colorado for just over four years. Becoming a part of The Arc family was the realization of her dream to fully utilize her skills in an organization that embraces and respects every person, and strives to create a world that reflects the values she holds close to her heart. In 2012, she was presented with NCE’s Rising Star Award at The... Read More →

Ellen Stone

Executive Director, The Arc Community Advocates

John Voit

Executive Director, UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago

Friday July 25, 2014 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Olmstead Room The Warwick Allterton Hotel

Attendees (7)