Workshops are designed to answer the most pressing questions for parents with children of all ages. Topics will include speech and language, genetics, early intervention and other education services, a guide to managing healthcare information, how to best interface with your insurance company, family and couples relationships, and more.
Sessions will focus on issues important to adults with facial differences, such as secondary surgery and treatment, tackling insurance hurdles, social and behavioral skills, and employment and ADA law. Focus groups for those interested in outreach are scheduled.
Teens (Ages 14-17)
With a focus on goal-setting and developing social and behavioral skills, get ready for fun-filled workshops that will help you communicate with parents, siblings, peers, and adults like doctors and teachers. Great information for students in high school as well as recent graduates who will be going to college or entering the workforce. Siblings are included in all activities.
Pre-Teens (Ages 11-13)
The middle school years are a time of transition. Workshops are designed to help pre-teens recognize and maximize their potential in school and the community, and learn how to best communicate their ideas and opinions about friends, family, school and their healthcare. Siblings are included in all activities.
Explorers' Club (Ages 7-10)
Games and activities with both education and fun in mind! Sessions will help children understand their trip to the doctor and develop their social skills so they can answer questions about their facial difference when parents aren’t around. Siblings are included in all activities.
Kids' Camp (Ages 0-6)
Childcare for the little ones will be provided for your convenience. Plenty of fun close-by so parents can benefit from workshop activities, and know their little ones are safe and sound. Activities, games, videos, and more! Siblings are included in all activities.
Pathfinder Outreach Workshop
Whether your interest is one-to-one family support, or you seek to establish an extensive local/regional support organization, the Pathfinder Outreach Workshop will provide the tools you need to launch and maintain your own outreach program. If you’ve ever imagined reaching out to the parents of a newborn, sharing your experiences with other individuals with facial differences, or helping the medical and educational communities understand what families need, join us for tips and training, outreach materials and ideas, and interaction with other Pathfinders from around the country.
The Pathfinder Outreach Workshop will begin at 1:00 PM on Sunday, July 19; childcare will be provided. This workshop will include interaction in focus groups.
Team coordinators, social workers and other interested professionals are encouraged to attend.
Kids’ Camp childcare will be provided free of charge for your convenience. Services are available only for those attending conference events and parents/guardians must remain on hotel property while children are in childcare. A signed permission slip/waiver is required.
AmeriFace Family Fun Day (optional)
Of course, we would love for you to stay over for the optional Family Fun Day on Thursday, July 23. Although there are no formal conference activities scheduled, you might consider visiting area attractions (Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Circus-Circus Adventuredome theme park, area museums and more) or just hang out at the pool with new-found friends. Hotel group rate applies three days before and three days after our event.
AmeriFace and its affiliated programs are dedicated to the support of individuals with facial differences and their families. In partnership with our conference sponsors, we will bring you the very best in educational resources, and the very best in fun! The NACFC will offer valuable information, as well as social opportunities to enhance the conference experience.
What is the registration fee?
Your registration fee INCLUDES a four-night stay at the Tuscany! Register early and save! Program registration is just $250 per individual or $300 per family (immediate family members only, please. Extended family members pay the per person registration fee). Late registration (after June 22, 2009), add $50 to each package.
This fee includes entry to all joint sessions and workshops, including the Pathfinder Outreach Workshop, Sunday night's Welcome Reception (July 19), Monday's breakfast and dinner; Tuesday's breakfast and Celebration Dinner; Wednesday's lunch buffet and Farewell Reception; breaks are also included!
Travel and Accommodations
Airline reservations and/or other travel arrangements are the responsibility of conference attendees.
Your registration fee INCLUDES a four-night stay at the Tuscany! Register early and save! Special group rates are extended for the days immediately before and after our event, so extend your stay and enjoy! Rates for additional nights are outlined on the NACFC payment page.
Hotel nights outside the NACFC contract timeframe (nights of July 17-25, 2009) must be booked directly with the hotel. Contact the Tuscany Suites & Casino Reservations Department at (877) 887-2261.
When you register for the NACFC and pay your registration fees, AmeriFace will make your hotel reservations for you! Oversized Suites! Take the Virtual Tour at www.tuscanylv.com!
Your registration fee INCLUDES a four-night stay at the Tuscany! You'll love these 650 sq. ft. family-friendly hotel rooms just ¼ mile off the Strip! Rates are net, single or double occupancy, maximum occupancy of four (4) persons per room; package price includes Clark County room tax which is currently 9%. **Additional guests are $20 each per night and children 12 years and under stay free when sharing accommodations with an adult (maximum of four people per room, you must notify us at time of booking if more than four guests per room).