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Agency Exchange


Nonprofit professionals from 26 agencies that serve children with developmental disabilities came together for an exciting dialogue and exchange.

Attendee List

Click here to obtain a complete list of the professionals who attended the meeting.  The list contains both contact information and a short description of each agency.

Resource Exchange

Attendees were asked what they could share with other organizations as well as what they need from others.  Click here to see the results of this exchange and take advantage of what is available.

Roundtable Discussions

Attendees had the opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions during the meeting. For each topic participants shared information about their agency services, best practices, and challenges. Click on each topic to see the notes from each group. These notes are informational only and not edited into any particular format. 

Continue the Dialogue

Participants overwhelming requested that an on-line community be developed where professionals will be able to share resources, publicize training opportunities and learn from each other.  We have created a discussion board that meets this need.      



Current forums include:

Resource Exchange

Client Services

Board Development

Volunteer Administration

Training Opportunities

If you would like another forum added send us an email with the name of the forum and its purpose.


Misc. Instructions:

  • Stay informed.  You can have an email sent to you whenever a new post is made within a forum or topic by subscribing to that post or topic (found one blue line at bottom of page).  If you only want to receive notification when someone responds to your post put a check mark next to “notify me when a reply is posted” under Options at bottom of your message.

  • Attachments. This message board is the perfect way to share documents with your colleagues.  To do that scroll down to the bottom of the page after you have typed in your message.  Under the Upload Attachment tab you can add your document.  Each post can have a limit of 3 attachments.  If you want your attachment to be included in the body of your post click on “inline” once the upload is complete.  If not, the link to your attachment will be found at the end of your message.

  • Hyperlinks. You can also include url’s in your post to direct colleagues to other resources or your own website.  To do so hit the “url” button above the message box.  Insert the web address as follows:  [url]web address[/url].

Click on the graphic below to sign up today and join the discussion.

Future Activities

Participants asked that the dialogue continue.  And Special Kids Foundation heartily agrees.  A second agency meeting is in the works.  If you have an idea for a topic or speaker let us know.