Are you attending the ADARA 2024 Conference? Themed “Recover, Recharge, and Reconnect,” this event runs from May 29 to June 1, 2024, at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at Centennial Park in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s an excellent opportunity for professionals working with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind individuals to enhance their skills, share experiences, and network.

Diverse Workshops and Sessions
The conference features workshops and plenary sessions focused on vocational rehabilitation, behavioral health, independent living, education, and interpreting. Highlights include the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines workshop, led by experts Gabriel Lomas, Holly Miller, and Rebecca Mowell. This workshop will focus on advanced strategies to ensure safety in educational settings.

Emphasis on Networking
Networking is a core element of the ADARA Conference. Recognizing the scarcity of services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind persons, the event emphasizes creating opportunities for attendees to build relationships and exchange resources. By the end of the conference, participants will have formed at least three new professional connections, vital for enhancing their service quality.

Ensuring Communication Access
The conference prioritizes effective communication with ASL, voice interpreting, CART/captioning, and tactile interpreting services available for all sessions. This commitment to accessibility ensures that every participant can fully engage with the content and discussions.

Continuing Education and Professional Growth
ADARA offers a wide range of opportunities for continuing education and professional growth at the 2024 conference. Attendees can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) approved by, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC), and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). These CEUs are required for professionals to maintain their certifications, ensuring they remain compliant with industry standards. Earning these credits helps attendees stay updated with the latest best practices. This enhances their ability to provide top-notch services in their respective fields.

Premier Venue
The ADARA 2024 Conference will be held at the Omni Atlanta Hotel, situated in the heart of downtown Atlanta. This prime location places attendees near major attractions such as the State Farm Arena and the Georgia World Congress Center. While the primary and overflow hotels have reached full capacity, there are still several nearby accommodations available. Options include the Courtyard Marriott Downtown, Ellis Hotel, Candler Hotel, AC Hotel, Hyatt Regency Downtown, and Hotel Indigo. These nearby hotels ensure that all attendees can find suitable lodging for the duration of the conference.

Benefits of In-Person Interaction
Returning to an in-person format, the ADARA 2024 Conference provides richer, more immersive experiences compared to virtual events. Face-to-face interactions, hands-on workshops, and real-time networking opportunities will help professionals recover from the isolation of recent years, recharge their enthusiasm and skills, and reconnect with peers and the broader community.

The ADARA 2024 Conference is set to be a transformative event for professionals dedicated to supporting Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind individuals. With its diverse workshops, networking opportunities, and comprehensive communication access, the ADARA promises to equip attendees with the tools and connections needed for professional excellence. This in-person gathering is a crucial step toward building a stronger, more connected community of professionals making a significant impact.

For more information about the conference agenda and registration, visit the ADARA website.