Thank you to everyone who made the 2022 CP State Annual Conference a success!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 2022 CP State Annual Conference. We hope you found it educational and refreshing.

On Monday, the first day of the event, Commissioner of OPWDD Kerri Neifeld updated attendees on the many changes her administration is looking to implement to partner with providers and make the system more responsive to people’s needs.

Afterward, the commissioner cut the ribbon on our first NY State of Expression art museum, highlighting the works of artists with disabilities. There were 45 works on display, each created by an artist who receives services at a CP Affiliate. Commissioner Neifeld stressed the importance of our art programs, as they offer a means of communication and connection that sometimes aren’t available for people with I/DD.

On Tuesday night more than 400 people joined us to celebrate staff at our Affiliates. Nearly 100 people – from DSPs, to social workers, to maintenance staff and more – took the stage to receive a staff appreciation award.

We couldn’t have asked for a better night.

If you attended this year’s conference, we ask that you fill out a brief survey and let us know how we did. CP State uses this feedback to guide future sessions, activities, and awards programs so that we can hold an event that’s valuable and enjoyable.

If you weren’t at this year’s conference, you can take part in the festivities as we highlight award winners from our Affiliates on CP social media throughout the month of November.