2020 Dates TBA


A weekend for caregivers to refresh, learn, connect. Hosted by Joey Razzano.

This workshop is about disability – and it’s not. Not a specific one anyway. One thing disability world has in common is that caregivers need a break.  This weekend is about restoring you so you can go back to caring for your loved one with a renewed sense of purpose and connection. It’s some time away where you can just be a human being with needs things like sleep, respite, fun, socialization; a real break. Maybe even some quiet time to reflect on your life and its blessings and burdens.

What does the weekend look like?
Friday – great dinner and fun icebreaker
Saturday – some content that will benefit you such as nutrition and strengthening your core in case you need to do some heavy lifting, great food, free time, fun stuff and activities that can help restore your mental health
Sunday – great breakfast, reflection and wrap up

What’s the content on Saturday?

Stefanie Krupp, a certified chiropractor, nutritionist and functional medicine practitioner. She currently works at the Public Health Division.

Wendy Polulech from the Public Health Division joining us to teach about aromatherapy and essential oils in wellness.











Program Fee* $120 per person
Lodging and 5 meals $125 per person
Total Retreat Cost $245 per person


If you are registering and paying both parts (Program Fee and Meals & Lodging) begin with the “Pay Program Fee” button. After the form into which payment information is entered, another page will come up where a link to pay for meals & lodging is available. You will need to enter payment information again.


*Program Fee:

If you are the parent of a child with “family training” in your ISP, read on. This fee can be paid separately by your childs’ K-Plan case manager or CIIS service coordinator under FAMILY TRAINING OAR-411-435-0030.  This means you must obtain K-Plan case manager or CIIS service coordinator prior approval to attend if you want them to pay the registration fee. All weekend workshops will provide direct training to increase the knowledge and skills of the family to care for the individual receiving services.  This workshop provides instruction about use of equipment specified in the ISP. MAKE SURE FAMILY TRAINING IS IN YOUR CHILD’S ISP. The maximum amount allowed per family for each event is $240 per event. Here is the relevant excerpt from OAR 411-435:


(a) To be eligible to access family training, an individual must meet the general eligibility criteria in OAR 411-435-0030 and not be enrolled in a residential program.
(b) Family training services include the following:
(A) Instruction about treatment regimens and use of equipment specified in an ISP.
(B) Information, education, and training about the disability, medical, and behavioral conditions of an individual.
(C) Registration fees for organized conferences and workshops specifically related to the intellectual or developmental disability of the individual or the identified, specialized, medical, or behavioral support needs of the individual.

(i) Conferences and workshops must be prior authorized by a case manager, directly relate to the intellectual or developmental disability of the individual, and increase the knowledge and skills of the family to care for and maintain the individual in the home of the individual.
(ii) Conference and workshop costs exclude the following:
(I) Travel, food, and lodging expenses.
(II) Services otherwise provided under OHP or available through other resources.
(III) Costs for individual family members who are employed to care for the individual.

(D) Prior authorization by the case manager is required for attendance by family members at organized conferences and workshops funded with Department funds.

4:00 – 6:00 pm Welcome and Check-in
7:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Ice Breaker Activity
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 am Program: Nutrition and Wellness
10:30 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 – 11:45 am Program: Core/Back Strength
12:00 noon Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 pm Program: Mental Health
3:00 – 6:00 pm Free Time
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 pm Hosted Activity
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 am Program: Yoga
10:30 – 11:50 am Lessons Learned + Evaluation + Pack Up