The Governor’s Conference on Developmental Disabilities is the oldest and largest conference of its kind in the United States. Oklahoma Governor George Nigh encouraged the development of this conference. It now anticipates an annual attendance of 800 self-advocates, family members, service providers and policymakers. The conference is held each spring in either Oklahoma City or Tulsa. Conference speakers are nationally-respected leaders in the field of developmental disabilities and advocacy leaders in Oklahoma. Previous keynote speakers have included Temple Grandin, John Hockenberry, Dennis Harkins, Norman Kunc, John O’Brien, Sue Swenson, Al Condeluci and Denise Bissonette.
Watch this site beginning in January of each year for more information about the upcoming conference.
For more information on the Governor’s Conference on Developmental Disabilities contact the Council Office.