The Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Council will host the “Knowledge is Power” Healthy Minds Conference on Aug. 22 at the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided. Topics will include: The Ticket to Work Program, Bullying, Spirituality, Psychiatric Advanced Directives, Tips for Self Care, Restraint and Seclusion in Schools and more.

The Keynote Speaker will be Stephanie Orlando. Orlando has more than 14 years of experience working in Youth Peer Advocacy and Civic Engagement. Building upon her personal experience of having received children’s mental health, special education, and residential services, Orlando has become a strong advocate for youth with disabilities on county, state and national levels. Although a high-school dropout, Orlando received her high school equivalency diploma and was graduated magna cum laude from the University at Buffalo in
2005 with a Bachelor of Arts.

Registration is required by August 18. For more information contact Mirna Stone at 1-800-372-2988 or e-mail her at