2019 Early On Conference: Learn Big, Care Boldly, Pass It On! - FULL


November 13-14, 2019


Grand Traverse Resort
100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard
Acme, MI 49610

100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard
Acme, MI 49610


Single Day Cost: $120.00


Conference Registration is Closed

We've reached our capacity! There are still openings for the 1 day Pre-Conference that has several wonderful sessions to choose from.

This year's program, Learn Big, Care Boldly, Pass It On!, offers opportunities for early intervention personnel to consider evidence-based and best practices in many areas of early intervention. Topics include: building the capacity of parents to support positive social-emotional outcomes, using a coaching approach, support for roles as providers, strategies to support feeding, understanding infant brains and language acquisition, implementing routines-based intervention, supporting trauma, autism, hearing loss, and much more! Geared toward family members and all personnel, administrators, and faculty whose work supports Michigan's infants and toddlers with delays and disabilities, this year's program provides many opportunities to learn new strategies for supporting families involved in Early On.

Other highlights of the conference include: a full day “Pre-Conference,” Family Leadership and Excellence in Early Intervention Awards, a Silent Auction, a Poster Exhibition, Vendors and Exhibitors, a Faculty Community of Practice session and an Early On Coordinator Breakfast. Also new to this year’s agenda will be a screening of “Intelligent Lives,” a film by Dan Habib. This show stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities - Micah, Naieer, and Naomie - who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. We are excited to showcase how people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships! 

We know that intervening in the earliest years really makes a difference and we are excited to offer opportunities that will renew and expand on practices that support Michigan’s youngest learners!

Learning outcomes are available to participants upon request, please email khungerford@ccresa.org.

2019 <em><em><em><em><em><em><em><em><em><em><em><em><em><em><em><em>Early On</em></em></em></em></em></em></em></em></em></em></em></em></em></em></em></em> Michigan Conference BrochureApplying for Discounted Rates:

Full-time Students who wish to attend and receive the discounted rate must provide documentation on university letterhead indicating their enrollment at the college or university.

Local Interagency Coordinating Council (LICC) parents who wish to attend and receive the discounted rate must provide documentation on ISD/agency letterhead indicating their current involvement as an LICC parent.

Attendees traveling more than 300 miles, one-way, to attend the pre-conference and/or conference are eligible for the discounted rate of half off the pre-conference and/or conference rates.

Please email requests for discounted rates and documentation to Gary Schafer at gschafer@ccresa.org or fax it to (517) 668-0446.

Accessibility Accommodations

Persons needing accommodations for effective participation in the conference should contact CCRESA OIP at (866) 334-5437 at least two (2) weeks in advance to request mobility, visual, hearing, and other assistance. Individuals may also indicate these needs in their online registration form.

Hotel Information

Grand Traverse Resort

100 Grand Traverse Resort Village Blvd, Acme, MI 49610

For conference participants, a block of rooms is reserved at the Grand Traverse Resort at the rate of $85.00, applicable Sunday, November 10, through Thursday, November 14. An assessment tax of 5% for local lodging applies. A daily resort fee of $14.95 will be added to the guest room charge, which includes high-speed internet access in hotel and tower guest rooms, daily newspaper upon request, and use of safe deposit box, free parking, unlimited use of resort fitness center including cardiovascular and strength training equipment, whirlpools, saunas and indoor pools, and on-property shuttle service to Cherry Capital Airport and Turtle Creek Casino. Rooms are equipped with coffee makers, hair dryers, and irons.

The Grand Traverse Resort is happy to honor the Early On discounted group rate for our block of rooms until October 18, 2019, subject to availability. Please remember to bring your tax-exempt ID information with you to supply to hotel staff upon check-in.

Registration can be made by either:


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