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The CoAct Project is a national executive symposium to discuss best care practices, industry challenges, and build relationships to better care for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Each year professionals from around the country discuss challenges, establish best practices, and strengthen relationships so that we may better serve these individuals and their families. We are building a productive and engaging agenda.

The CoAct Project Symposium returns April 20-22, 2022 on the Marbridge campus in Manchaca, Texas. 

The 2022 CoAct Symposium Keynote Speaker will be Emma Broyles, Miss America 2022. Emma has spent over half of her life advocating for people with intellectual disabilities through her work with Special Olympics Alaska. Her older brother, Brendan, has Down syndrome and is a source of inspiration for her.

6:30 p.m. – Welcome: Vaqueros Café and Cantina, 1801 S. Cap. of TX Hwy, Austin 78746

7:30 a.m. – Registration and Full Breakfast provided by Marbridge
8:30 a.m. – Welcome and Introduction
9:00 a.m.Keynote Speaker – Emma Broyles, Miss America 2022
10:30 a.m. – Break
10:45 a.m.Liam Fry, MD | Michael Krol, MD | Michelle Coffey, Marbridge
Topic: COVID 19 Pandemic Response           
11:30 a.m. – Networking; Lunch provided by Marbridge
12:30 p.m. – Tour of Marbridge campus
1:00 p.m.Laura Brackin, Brackin and Associates
Topic: CMS Settings Rule Update and Compliance
2:30 p.m. – Break
2:45 p.m.Ashley Kim Weiss and Scott Mendel, Together for Choice
Topic: Key Highlights of State and Federal Advocacy Activities/Q & A
4:00 p.m. – Break: Taking Care of Business
4:45 p.m. – Depart Marbridge for networking dinner (transportation provided)
5:30 p.m. – Networking Dinner: Coopers BBQ, 217 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

8:00 a.m. – Check In and Full Breakfast provided by Marbridge
9:00 a.m.Erik Carter Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education
Topic: Creating Communities of Belonging
10:30 a.m. – Break
10:45 a.m.Denise Resnik, Founder and CEO of FirstPlace Arizona | Desiree Kameka Galloway, Director Autism Housing Network, Lead Consultant, Neuro-Inclusive Housing Solutions
Topic: Housing:  A Place in the World-sister study to 2009’s groundbreaking “Opening Doors” report provides the foundational nomenclature for housing and service delivery models with the goal to further define market segments, establish best practices and guiding principles, and helps drive crucial partnerships that address pressing needs resulting from the current housing crises in the intellectual disability world.
11:45 a.m. – Networking; Lunch provided by Marbridge
12:30 p.m. – Tour of Marbridge campus
1:00 p.m.A Place in the World (Cont.)
2:30 p.m. – Adjourn

*Transportation from designated hotel and all meals provide

Sponsorships for the 2022 CoAct Project Leadership Symposium, April 20-22, are full. 

RSVPs are full. We can't wait to see everyone at the 2022 CoAct Symposium.

The 2022 CoAct Symposium is proudly sponsored by:
Orange Sponsor
Red Sponsor
Green Sponsors