Michigan Occupational
Special Populations Association
Giving an Individual’s Needs Special Attention Since 1975


This year's program
May 3-5, 2017
New Location: Boyne Mountain Resort and Conference Center
Boyne Falls, Michigan

We look forward to seeing you!

Key Note:  Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, Best Selling Author,
Certified Professional Coach, Media Personality, 
Keynote Speaker & Teacher:  Authentic GRIT

To register for the conference click here




Each year the state conference committee puts together an event that meets both the expressed wishes and the diverse needs of our members. That means we are trying to make sure that each time slot offers speakers and topics of interest to both secondary and post-secondary conference-goers. We also pore over last year's evaluations to determine whether there is a speaker we could invite back or a recommended speaker or topic someone would like us to bring in. If you find the conference a good fit for you each year, remember that it was designed with you in mind. Wait to see what we have in store for you!

The conference registration contains the opportunity to nominate colleagues. You may nominate an individual or program for Secondary and Post-secondary level in the following categories: Outstanding SPOPS student, Professional, Support Person, Employer and Program. Award recipients and nominating individual(s) will receive notification as to outcome of nominations. Award recipients will be invited to attend the conference and receive their award at that time. Nominations are encouraged. Even though the conference has been held for this year, look in the left column under Awards and Recognition to check out the criteria required for award recipients.

Every year all registered conference participants are invited to the hospitality room for an opportunity to network, socialize, and enjoy refreshments. We will host a door prize drawing on Friday morning at the conference wrap-up.  Please help out by bringing a gift to donate and drop them off at the conference check in table upon your arrival. It sure would be great if everyone received a prize!


For a review of highlights from the 2016 conference, click here