Pre-Conference I&R/A Intensives at ADvancing States and n4a Conferences

Not able to make it to the AIRS Conference? There are two more opportunities to attend a full-day I&R/A Intensive. CIRS-A Training, CIRS-A Examination, and our new CIRS-A Train-the-Trainer session will be offered at both conferences:

  • n4a Conference: Sunday, July 28, 8:30a-5p in Louisville, KY
  • HCBS Conference: Monday, September 9, 9:30a-5p in Crystal City, VA just outside of Washington, DC

Description of Pre-Conference I&R/A Intensives:

ADvancing States' Aging and Disability Information and Referral/Assistance (I&R/A) Support Center, funded by the Administration for Community Living/ Administration on Aging, and in collaboration with n4a, is hosting two I&R/A Pre-Conference Intensives which will include important information for I&R/A professionals of various experience levels. The agenda includes a session in which representatives from ACL, ADvancing States and n4a will discuss Aging and Disability I&R/A from the federal perspective, reviewing program and service delivery changes, current trends, and new initiatives in the national policy landscape. Time will be provided for Q&A, guided discussion on timely I&R/A topics, and networking with other state, local and national I&R/A professionals.

The CIRS-A exam training will provide a concentrated review of the key competencies needed for AIRS certification as an aging I&R/A specialist; and the train-the-trainer session will review the background and training needed to administer a prep course for the CIRS-A exam. I&R/A Professionals intending to take the CIRS-A exam at either conference must meet the eligibility requirements and apply for the exam through AIRS. Click here for more information on the CIRS-A Exam.

Click here for more information on ADvancing States' HCBS Conference; Please register for the pre-conference intensive (Mon. 9/9), the CIRS-A Training (Tues. 9/10) or the Train-the-Trainer Session (Wed. 9/11), by emailing Sara Tribe.

Click here for more information on n4a's Annual Conference and to register for the Pre-conference intensive and both trainings. All three will be held on Sunday, July 28.

News date: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013