We were at the 25th DDNA Conference in Dallas!

Last weekend (Thursday through Sunday) I was fortunate enough to represent Therap at the 25th Annual Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association (DDNA) Educational Conference.  It was held at the downtown Hyatt in Dallas, Texas.  This event was attended by nurses from all over the USA.   I counted somewhere near 300 I/DD nurses!  Obviously, all specialized in supporting individuals in service.   Quite a fun group!

Knowing that Therap was their Signature Sponsor, at the Friday evening Gala Celebration held at Eddie Deen’s Downtown Ranch, I was not aware that a photo booth with a live Texas Longhorn was included!  If you wanted, you could get your picture taken on this majestic animal.  Anyone who had a picture taken, received their picture riding off into the Texas sunset.

At first I thought the steer was a model, as it stood so still.  But, nope.  He was LIVE.  I asked the handler about his “pet” and, indeed, this beautiful animal was a family pet.  He was raised by the family as a companion animal.  Very much like a working dog, he loves to be around people and loves his job in the spotlight.  So much so that there is no need for any unnatural means of keeping him calm.

He lives in an air conditioned barn.  He travels in an air conditioned trailer.  He has a bed…not a bunch of hay….a BED.  And, is fed a top quality diet.  As the owner / handler stated, “His current life sure beats the alternative.”

This photo-op was a show stopper!!





The Past Couple of Weeks: Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin (and 2500 miles!!)

I began last week traveling to the MACMHB conference in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan.  Fall time in Michigan is phenomenal!  Here are a couple of photos I took while there:



And here are more photos from the Grand Traverse Resort, where the conference occurred:





I then had the opportunity to attend the OPRA conference in Columbus, OH.  I talked with many providers throughout the state about solutions Therap can provide.

Headed to the conference!

Headed to the conference!

Here is Ken getting us “booth ready!”


Next I traveled to the Central Illinois DDNA conference to discuss nursing solutions with many providers in the state.  Here is a poster that our awesome Design team put together just for this conference!


Next I head to Waukesha, WI to exhibit at the WADSA conference.  I hope to see you there!  If I have not been in your area recently, give me a call!  I would be happy to stop by and visit with you about how Therap can improve efficiency at your agency!

Have a great weekend!

Michelle :)

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