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MYM! Conference 2021: “Be a Game Changer!”

Thursday, July 22, 2021


Registration is OPEN! This year will mark the seventh annual Iowans with Disabilities in Action Make Your Mark! Conference. The last six conferences brought together Iowans with disabilities, direct care support professionals, parents and family members and other disability advocates to develop skills and find resources to live their best lives.


This year’s conference will be held at the West Des Moines Marriott in West Des Moines, Iowa, on September 15-16, 2021. The first 150 people to register will receive a FREE conference T-shirt — so don’t wait! Please look for more details on registration for this event here: This year’s conference will feature sessions focused on how you can be a game changer in your community and in everyday life.


We are excited to announce our keynote speaker for this year, Michael Kutcher. Throughout his childhood, Michael’s innate desire to thrive helped him overcome issues with eyesight, speech and motor skill development. Michael grew up in a loving and supportive family that taught him the value of the health he did have and to make the best of his circumstances. A second close brush with death at a very young age helped open Michael’s eyes to the fragility of life and inspired him to take control of the future he once thought he’d never have.


Michael’s story is profound. He has lived the successes and reached life milestones that many didn’t think he ever could. His experiences with and perspective on cerebral palsy have led him to work directly with Reaching for the Stars, A Foundation of Hope for Children with Cerebral Palsy as an advocate and public speaker.


Michael’s message is one of inspiration, hope and appreciation. Having overcome unthinkable challenges against extraordinary odds, Michael is living proof that perseverance and unwavering positivity can surmount even the most seemingly impossible of obstacles.


We will also be joined by Adaptive Sports Iowa, who will facilitate group interactive games on Wednesday evening. You don’t want to miss this conference! Reach out to Iowans with Disabilities in Action at for help getting registered.