Synergy Ohio

Conference Details

Synergy is PAR and OSDA coming together again to become one. This year’s conference will bring together a cross section of all stakeholders – people with developmental disabilities, their family members, professionals and staff of county boards of DD and providers of residential and day service settings. We will  learn, socialize, network and have fun!

Synergy Ohio 2017 will be held at the Embassy Suites Columbus-Dublin October 4 thru October 6, 2017.

Registration Cost*

Total DaysProfessional RatesIndividual/Family Rates
1 Day$155.00$60.00
2 Days$240.00$110.00
Full Conference$310.00$150.00
Friday ONLY$85.00$50.00

Professional Rates Apply to people employed in the field of developmental disabilities. This includes degreed and non-degreed professionals in direct support organizational support and management.

Individual/Family Rates Apply to an individual served by the developmental disabilities field or family member who is not employed in the field of developmental disabilities.

Registration rates apply per individual person.

Note: Everyone must be registered. No special rates will be offered for staff that supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to attend the conference. The person should talk to their team and determine who will take them and how it will be funded.

*  Registration includes morning coffee/tea, lunch each day, games Wednesday evening, SYNERGY networking party Thursday evening, and conference materials.


Please read our cancellation, refund and replacement policies:

Group Registrations

People to be billed on the same invoice and under the same purchase order must register as a group.

No member rates or group discounts are available.

Additional Details

Special Lunches

We will offer the following special lunch choices: vegetarian, vegan, gluten, diabetic, and food allergy. They must be noted & specified in advance or a regular meal will be ordered for you.

Credit Card as Payment

Credit cards accepted online for registration. (Visa & MasterCard)


There are no stipends available for this conference.

Certification/CE Units

DODD and Social Work Certification will be offered for the approved sessions.

Nursing certification  is not offered

Max & Erma’s Fundraiser

Pick up a flyer from the SYNERGY registration desk for Max & Erma’s fundraiser, with 20% of sales to support the SYNERGY Conference. The 20% fundraiser ticket will be honored all day on Tuesday upon arrival, and Thursday of the conference.


Any photos from the Synergy conference may be used on our Synergy, PAR and OSDA websites or in future print. If there is an image appearing on the website that you wish to be removed, contact us at and it will be removed immediately.


Click here to register for the 2017 Synergy Conference

Thank you to our sponsors, advertisers, vendors, and friends who continue to support our conference.


2017 Advertisers

McElvain Homes
Midwest Health Services
Portage County Board of DD
Primary Solutions

2017 “Friends”

Steve Beha
Emma Cornell
Lisa Fuller-Grippi
Lyn Kelley
Anna Markley
Steve Oster
Jennifer Rousculp-Miller

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