Family Conference 2022

Come join us for Variety’s annual Family Conference on Saturday, December 3, 2022! All are invited to attend this free event, featuring engaging educational sessions and time for connection with other attendees. This year’s guest speaker is Major Kim “Rooster” Rossiter with Ainsley’s Angels. He will speak about Caregiver Self-Care, Overcoming Fears, Confidence and Socialization and other topics of interest to caregivers of children with disabilities in the St. Louis community.

Registration is required by November 26, 2022. Children are welcome. Childcare will not be provided. We hope to see you there!

Conference Agenda

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Complimentary hot breakfast and social time

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.  Self-Care, Caregiver Care, and Movement Matters

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Inclusion in All Walks of Life, Overcoming Fears, Confidence and Socialization, Acceptance and Belonging, and What Can Your Future Be?

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Questions and Answers


ABOUT Major Kim “Rooster” Rossiter is a retired US Marine with over two decades of enlisted and officer service and is a combat veteran of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. In addition to serving as the President of the Ainsley’s Angels of America, he is also a special advisor to many other adaptive sports organizations across the country. He and his wife Lori are from Lake Charles, LA and have been married for over 20 years. They are parents to the late Ainsley Rossiter, namesake for Ainsley’s Angels.

This event is powered by the Emerson Resource Center. Emerson provides parents and caregivers of children with disabilities with tools to help them navigate the challenges of caring for someone with unique needs. This includes the ability to communicate directly with advocates who can connect them to help with housing, transportation, education, recreation, funding, and other support. The referral service is supported by books in addition to connections to service providers.

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