COMEDY PERFORMANCE by Kirsten Michelle Cills

Tuesday, October 10 • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Room: Red Ballroom
Kirsten Michelle Cills is a Philly native comedian, actor, upcoming docuseries subject, and podcast host & creator. With a passion for avoiding her problems and a refusal to open a savings account, Kirsten considers herself truly blessed to be navigating her 20s as a terminally ill comic who will not live to see any consequences to her actions (though she doesn’t want to brag). Having over ten years of acting & writing for both the screen and the stage, Kirsten is driven entirely by her addiction to topics we aren’t supposed to talk about. When not correcting people’s pronunciation of her name or talking about the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2018 Super Bowl LII win, Kirsten has committed her life to creating work that provides audiences with a poignant yet macabre catharsis. Thank you to Bronze Entertainment Sponsor Community Behavioral Health!


Tuesday, October 10 • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Room: White Ballroom
You are invited to join the RCPA Board of Directors, staff, and your colleagues for the Welcome Reception. Please help us thank member and Bronze sponsor Elwyn for support of this event. The reception features hors d’oeuvres and beverages and offers a valuable first networking opportunity with colleagues, speakers, and other guests. Conference Committee members and RCPA staff are on hand to answer questions, make introductions, and provide directions and tips for an enjoyable week.



Wednesday, October 11 • 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Room: Red Ballroom

Please join us for lunch and hear about the association’s highlights of the year and recognition of our special guests being honored:

  • Legislator of the Year Award, presented to House Majority Leader, Representative Matt Bradford.
  • Distinguished Service Award, presented to Nancy Murray for dedicated advocacy for individuals with IDD and their families.

The awards luncheon includes commentary by RCPA President/CEO Richard S. Edley, PhD. Special thanks to our Awards Luncheon Sponsors: Netsmart, UnitedHealthcare, and enkompas Technology Solutions.


Tuesday, October 10 & Wednesday, October 11 • 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thursday, October 12 • 7:30 pm – 12:00 am
Room: Hospitality Suite
Relax and unwind, catch up with colleagues, and enjoy some social time at the RCPA Hospitality Suite! Live music by singer/acoustic guitarist Rich Fehle on Tuesday night, DJ and photo booth on Wednesday evening, and live band 3PH on Thursday night!