26th Annual Education Conference


“DD Nursing… Magic Wands Required”

Orlando, FL     •     March 22 – 25, 2018

with special pre-conference program and 3rd Annual Certification Boot Camp on March 22nd.

*Pre-conference & the Certification Boot Camp are optional add-ons to conference registration,
pre-registration required!

Online Registration Coming Soon
Or to register by fax/mail & pay with a check or money order –
Download the Registration Form (Coming Soon)

2018 Conference Overview

The 2018 conference theme is “DD Nursing… Magic Wands Required.”


Download the tentative 2018 At-A-Glance schedule!


As the premiere resource for practicing I/DD nurses, DDNA is committed to providing quality education programs that include cutting edge content with practical application.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM STRUCTURE – More Information Coming Soon!

Target audience: Health care professionals working in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Overall objectives: The goals and objectives of the conference are:

  • To present cutting-edge education on the most up-to-date practice issues and research regarding the specialty of developmental disabilities nursing.
  • To provide a forum for networking and to facilitate the sharing of information to improve nursing practice in the developmental disabilities field.
  • To bring together leaders and experts in developmental disabilities to engender consensus that improves the health and lives of persons with developmental disabilities.

The Marriott World Center Orlando offers luxurious accommodations just minutes from many major attractions!

Room rates are $159/night – single or double occupancy.

Hotel Reservations – Coming Soon!

Please book your hotel room using DDNA’s hotel reservation site (coming soon), no group code is needed when booking through DDNA’s conference hotel site.

To find more information on Orlando and things to do, please click here.

 Conference information for your employer

Does your employer need more information about the value of supporting your attendance at the upcoming DDNA conference?

DDNA has two letters, both customizable, that you can give to your employer. COMING SOON

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for exceptional education in I/DD nursing – where you can renew old friendships or make new ones, relax at our wonderful conference hotel, or take in the sights and sounds of our lovely host city!

For more information, please email us at: [email protected]

2018 Registration Coming Soon!

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