14th Annual Conference: Freedom Through Independence – October 27 & 28, 2016

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CDPAANYS’ 14th Annual Conference Registration has SOLD OUT. Please send an email to info@cdpaanys.org if you wish to be added to the waitlist.

New York’s premier educational event on Consumer Directed Personal Assistance, the self-directed model that enables consumers to choose freedom through self-direction and independence.

Stay ahead of the competition and learn from the foremost experts in the state about how providers, plans, advocates, consumers and workers can work together to expand and protect this valuable service.





CDPAANYS thanks FreedomCare for their generous support as this year’s Champion of Independence Sponsor.

Interested in sponsoring the conference or securing exhibitor space?
Click here to view our list of sponsor and exhibitor opportunities.


**REGISTRATION IS FULL.** We apologize for any inconvenience.

Register today for the best rates and secure your space. Not a member? Click here to join and save on registration. Member discounts apply to Provider and Individual Members.

In addition to expanded breakout sessions and keynote addresses from experts in the field, your registration fee covers lunch on day 1, coffee and beverage breaks, cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, a full-service dinner, and a breakfast buffet on day 2.


Thursday, October 27
Noon to 1:00 PM – Registration and Lunch
1:00 to  2:00 PM – Opening Plenary
2:15 to 3:30 PM – Breakout Sessions A
3:45 to 5:00 PM – Breakout Sessions B
5:00 to 6:00 PM – Networking Reception with Exhibitors and Raffle/Auction
6:00 to 8:00 PM – Awards Dinner

Friday, October 28
8:00 to 9:30 AM – Breakfast Buffet
9:30 – 10:30 AM – Breakfast Keynote Address
10:45 to 12:00 PM – Breakout Sessions C
12:15 to 1:30 PM – Breakout Sessions D


CDPAANYS has blocked a section of hotel rooms for $121/night at the Hilton Garden Inn Troy.  The hotel block sells out every year, so book your room in advance.  To reserve a room, call the Reservations Line at 1-877-782-9444 and use group code “CDPA.”  Accessible rooms and suites are available in the group block.

For specific questions regarding the event venue or accommodations, you are encouraged to contact the hotel directly at (518) 272-1700.

***UPDATE – The Hilton Garden Inn is sold out. A secondary room block is available at the Best Western Franklin Square Inn, about one mile from the Hilton Garden Inn, which will honor the $121/night group rate.***


CDPAANYS is very proud to honor Doris Behan, whose consistent and dedicated work resulted in the ability of parents to be paid personal assistants for their adult children, with the Sally Johnston Award for Advocacy.  Click here for more information on Doris Behan’s advocacy achievements!


Sponsoring CDPAANYS’ Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to showcase what your business offers to a diverse audience from all areas of New York.

If you are interested in an exhibitor table, program advertisement or sponsorship of the conference, click here to view our list of opportunities or give us a call at (518) 813-9537.



freedomcarelogoFreedomCare – Champion of Independence


Independence Care System – Advocate for Independence


Center for Disability Rights – Friend of Independence

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Sandata Technologies – Friend of Independence 

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Consumer Directed Choices – Tote Bag Sponsor

Bond, Schoeneck & King Attorneys – USB Flash Drive Sponsor

edison_logoEdison Home Health Care * CDPAP Department of Edison HHC * Homecare Planning Solutions

Thank you to our 2015 Annual Conference Sponsors, whose generosity and support of Consumer Directed Personal Assistance benefits program users and the workers that enable them to live at home in the community statewide.


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