Self-Direction Conference


We are excited to announce our first-ever Self-Direction Virtual Conference Series this spring! This past year has underscored the critical importance of home and community-based services and self-direction has more momentum than ever before. With national interest in self-direction growing greater every day, we felt we couldn’t wait until our April 2022 in-person conference to meet. 

We will miss meeting in-person this year but look forward to bringing the self-direction community together for collaboration, learning, and fun!


We are thrilled to share that thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to offer the conference series FREE to all attendees! This gives us the opportunity to engage more people than ever before in our conference.

We will share registration information for each session by email and you are welcome to register for any sessions that interest you. We encourage you to forward the conference information to anyone in your network who may be interested in attending. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive the latest conference information. 



Thursday, April 29th: The FUNdamentals of F/EA Forms! 

Wednesday, May 5thSelf-Direction Worldwide: What Can We Learn From Each Other?

Wednesday, May 6thHow Stories Can Influence Change: Making an Impact by Sharing Your Personal Journey with Self-Direction

Wednesday, May 12th: The Administration for Community Living’s Priorities for 2021 and Beyond

Thursday, May 13thInternational Advances in Self-Direction: Themes from a Disability Leadership Exchange

Tuesday, May 18th: VA Update on Veteran-Directed Care

Thursday, May 20th: [Showcase Session] Straightforward EVV Compliance, With Zero Intrusion: Introducing CareAttend

Friday, May 21st: Authentic Stakeholder Engagement: A Discussion with Colorado’s Participant Direction Programs Policy Collaborative

Wednesday, May 26thFrom Snap Bracelets to Smart Watches: Paid Family Caregiving Research Over the Years

Tuesday, June 1st: Person-Centered Practices and Invoicing Strategies for Veteran-Directed Care

Wednesday, June 2nd: Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Practice: A Conversation with Researchers in Self-Direction

Thursday, June 3rd: [Showcase Session] Best Practices for Engaging Self-Directed Caregivers with Education & Training

Wednesday, June 9th: Everything You Wanted to Know About Joint Employment But Were Afraid to Ask

Thursday, June 10th: The Alliance: Growing Self-Direction from the Ground Up

Monday, June 14th: Key Priorities for CMS: Q&A with Ralph Lollar

Monday, June 21st: Paid Family Caregiving: What Does It Look Like in Practice?

Thursday, June 24th: Teaching Public Speaking Skills and Creating Opportunities for Self Advocates

Tuesday, June 29th: Facilitating Greater Independence: The Integral Role of Support Brokers

Wednesday, July 28th: EVV Best Practices by Direct Care Innovations


Don’t miss your chance to reach self-direction program administrators, Financial Management Services providers, managed care organizations, Federal government officials, and other partners at Applied Self-Direction’s Self-Direction Virtual Conference Series.

Click here to download a PDF version of the Self-Direction Virtual Conference Series sponsorship benefits.

Sponsorship Benefits Diamond ($5,000) Emerald ($3,000) Sapphire ($1,500)
Logo on conference webpage Prominent placement
Logo on all conference emails and general mailing list emails Prominent placement
Organization included in conference materials, including all session slides  Prominent placement
Slideshow loop before sessions Your organization will be included on 3 slides during the slideshow loop before each session: a dedicated slide with your logo, a customizable slide with your choice of content, a slide with all Diamond logos. Your organization will be included on 2 slides during the slideshow loop before each session: a dedicated slide with your logo and a slide with all Emerald logos. Your organization will be included on 1 slide during the slideshow loop with other Sapphire Sponsors before each session.
Reserved registration for conference sessions 2 spots reserved for any conference session your team is interested in attending 1 spot reserved for any conference session your team is interested in attending.  
Sponsored post on ASD social media accounts 2 social media posts with your ad and a link to your website.  1 social media post with your ad and a link to your website.  
Contact information for all session registrants    
Inclusion in an email at the conclusion of the series Inclusion in an email to our general mailing list (including all session attendees) at the conclusion of the series. The email will include up to 200 words written by your organization.    

Contact Casey DeLuca with any questions or to select the sponsorship package that is best for your organization.


As an integral part of this conference series, we are offering vendors a chance to show off, explain, and demonstrate their tools or technology with an audience of state Medicaid administrators, Financial Management Services providers, managed care organizations, and other Medicaid stakeholders as a part of our virtual showcase. We encourage anyone with a product or service that supports self-direction to be a part of the showcase.

Organizations who participate in the virtual showcase will receive a 30-minute time slot for their presentation and demonstration, as well as several marketing opportunities throughout the conference. The showcase will be hosted using our Adobe Connect webinar platform. We will encourage attendee participation in the showcase through a variety of advertisements, including prizes for attendance.  

Additional showcase features are listed below:

Virtual Showcase Premier ($5,000) Essential ($3,000)
30-minute showcase time slot
Organization included in conference materials Prominent placement
Sponsored post on ASD social media accounts 2 social media posts with your ad, including a post promoting your demonstration slot 1 social media post with your ad
Spreadsheet of your showcase attendees and contact information  
Your showcase session will be recorded and available on ASD’s website for viewing  

Click here to download a PDF version of the Self-Direction Virtual Conference showcase options. 

Contact Casey DeLuca with any questions or to reserve your showcase session!