Conference Reimbursement program gives individuals and family members the opportunity to attend training and seminars

The DDRB values the strengthening of supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Individuals and family members are encouraged to participate in conferences and educational opportunities, which are designed toward enabling an individual with developmental disabilities to progress toward normal living or to develop his or her capacity, performance, or relationships with other persons. The Conference Reimbursement program gives individuals and family members the opportunity to attend training and seminars that they might otherwise not be able to attend.

Program Information Sheet


The applicant must be an individual with a developmental disability as defined in DDRB policies or an immediate family member of an individual with a developmental disability. Agencies requesting reimbursement on behalf of a group of individuals need to contact the DDRB Community Relations Specialist prior to the event.

Event: Conferences must be sponsored by a professional organization and/or be a presentation by a professional recognized in their field and directly related to the individual’s and/or family member’s developmental disability.


The individual pays the first $25.00 for each conference. The DDRB will pay the remaining registration fee, up to the following dollar amounts for the following type of events.

  1. Seminar/Training $150
  2. Local Conference $350
  3. National Conference $500

Individuals are eligible for an annual maximum of $500 per person per fiscal year. Fees related to late registration, travel, lodging and other expenses are not covered.


Approval is based on available funding and compliance with the policy. Waiver of the $25.00 co-pay (based on need) and policy exceptions require DDRB Agency and Community Relations Director approval. Applications are considered on a first-come-first-served basis and available funds. The fiscal year end invoice deadline is not applicable. Requests must be submitted within 60 days of the event conclusion. Late or incomplete applications will not be processed.

Application for Registration Fee

Submit completed applications to the DDRB, Conference Reimbursement Program. A brochure or copy of the brochure from the conference/event and itemized paid receipt(s) must be attached. Application and evaluation forms can be downloaded from DDRB website or call the DDRB office at 636-939-3351 to request forms.


A reimbursement check is sent to the applicant. The applicant is responsible for sending the DDRB copies of the brochure/advertisement, itemized paid receipts from the event organizers along with a completed evaluation of the conference within 60 days of the conference conclusion.

Evaluation follow-up required

Future reimbursements will be contingent upon receipt of evaluation.