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Central Texas African American Family Support Conference


Conference a Success!

The 14th annual Central Texas African American Family Support Conference was an outstanding one!  Attendees gathered at the Hilton Austin Hotel February 25 and 26 for two days of sessions and speakers designed around this year’s theme, “Resources to Empower Consumers, Youth and Families.”

Family members learned about local resources available to better assist their loved ones. Professionals expanded their knowledge to provide effective, relevant services. For a conference recap and highlights, click here.

This couldn't be done without the support of attendees, community advocates and sponsors. Thank you to our sponsors for helping us to put on such an extraordinary event.  This year’s sponsors included Austin Travis County Integral Care, the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, the City of Austin, Hilton Austin, the New Milestones Foundation, the Center for the Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities, Seton Healthcare Family, Sendero Health Plans, The Wood Group, and Central Health. Over 30 exhibitors also participated this year from Hospice Austin to the SIMS Foundation to Sam’s Club. 

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To make a donation, please click here to be directed to the New Milestones website and choose the Central Texas African American Conference from the drop-down menu.


Click here to learn about volunteer opportunities for next year's conference.

Gulf Coast of Texas African American Family Support Conference

The 2014 Gulf Coast of Texas African American Family Support Conference is delighted to open its Call for Papers for this year's conference. The submission deadline is Thursday, May 15. We invite scholars, service providers, families, youth, consumers to submit an application to be a workshop presenter. We look forward to welcoming you, and value your contribution to the ongoing success of this annual conference.

The conference will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Houston - Greenway Plaza, 6 East Greenway Plaza, Houston, Texas 77046. The conference theme is Overcoming Stigma Together: Changing Lives, Families and Communities.

20th Annual South Texas Family Support Conference

The South Texas Family Support Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce the 20th annual South Texas Family Support Conference to be held June 3-5, 2014 in Kerrville, Texas.  For more information or to register, click here. 

The STFSC has been highly successful in providing information and education to consumers, families and the Latino community about mental health and developmental disabilities.  The conference mission is to develop successful partnership to enhance the knowledge of mental health to consumers and families, to heighten community awareness of mental illness and developmental disability issues, and to assist consumers and families to identify effective resources and develop supports in their communities.