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    1. youngjostarkddorg

      Hi, Karmen! We’ll be sharing our theme for this year’s event soon, but here’s some general information about the Gathering from the Sponsorship section of our blog:

      How often do you find a group that doesn’t just focus on their isolated cause? A group that understands that to support one member of a community, we have to first acknowledge that we are all part of the same community? A group that recognizes the value of Person-Centered Practices, Trauma Informed Care, and other promising practices around the state of Ohio? A grassroots group that is not “led” by any organization or agency? The Gathering @ the Grove IS that group and we are looking for sponsors for the 2018 event!

      The Gathering @ the Grove is unique. It is not like any other conference. In fact, we are proud that we are a “non-conference” and strive to provide an atmosphere that is conducive to welcoming all people, sharing of information and life stories, and building interpersonal relationships that create meaningful life connections. Although everyone leaves their job titles at the door, the group is made up of families and people supported, County Board of DD staff, Ohio Department of DD staff, and providers of service. Every year, we gather together for a three-day journey that is created in a way that allows the participant to choose their own learning experience. How many times have you sat in a conference and listened to a speaker talk at you all the while you were thinking about how much value you could add to the conversation? Well, leading your own session is common practice at Gathering @ the Grove. We firmly believe that the topic experts are the people in the audience!!

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