Social workers (Case Managers, Support Coordinators, Intake Workers, Hospital Discharge Planners, etc) often are the guiding role in helping people with developmental disabilities navigate the system and plan for their futures. This conference is focused on issues related to healthcare, social, community, and educational services which are of critical importance to the future of persons with developmental disabilities. Social workers will receive an overview of issues related to the spectrum of services currently available as well as strategies for enhancing these services. Social workers will benefit from the sessions focused on practical application of concepts, ethical issues, attitudes and opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to achieve their optimal potential related to community participation, healthcare, employment, volunteerism, independence, etc. It is essential that we work hard to maintain our conscientious guard against going the wrong direction with regards to supporting people with disabilities. Social workers will benefit greatly from learning more about how they personally can have a positive impact on the future of service delivery for ALL people in need of support.