A Message From Our President

by Kimberly Saviano

In less than 12 weeks, we'll be celebrating our community and fellowship together in Chicago!

If that seems like a long time to wait, it is -- but if you are involved in the planning and coordinating of this massive event, then it is feels like there is a blaring alarm waking you up every morning and you swear you can hear the ticking of a clock everywhere you go!

Okay, okay... that might be a little extreme, but a lot goes into these conferences! We've got a great team of people helping out to secure speakers for our various workshops, plan parties and activities, coordinate with the hotel to ensure the amenities we need are in place and that the food options will work for our group. There are lots of ways to get involved too from helping out with registration, helping out in various workshops, donating items for the silent auction, and more! Write to us with any ideas you have to contribute or volunteer to help out!

Don't forget that our early-bird pricing as well as scholarship application deadline are Saturday, May 12! We want to make sure that everyone is able to attend, so be sure to look into ways of getting there for an unbelievable weekend of support. Use the online forums to arrange room shares to make it more affordable (and it is an awesome way to get to know other people in the community!), check out ways members have started funding projects to obtain help with costs, and share stories if you've been before, or let us know what you hope to find at the conference, as encouragement for yourself and others!

I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Kimberly Saviano
President, AIS-DSD Support Group


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