6th Annual
Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Support, Inc. Conference

  Kansas City, Missouri

July 6th - 10th 2011

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With a condition so rare that only one in 3000 babies born have this neuromuscular disorder itís easy to comprehend how alienated anyone with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) must feel. Through the hard work of one motherís vision and an army of members, the AMC support group has helped bridge the gap with the power of the internet. It is not only the groupís mission to provide and encourage a greater understanding and awareness of this condition, but also to provide a support system. To help those that have felt all their lives an outcast or alone, meet others who have lived that same life, to meet other families who have the same concerns and to provide a resource of information.

But meeting on-line is not enough. Itís hard to explain to a mom exactly how another mom has taught her child to sit up without the use of his arms, or how one child learned to stand. What so many people take for granted: the ease of walking, typing, eating and breathing those with AMC have had to struggle to adapt to this world. Our conferences solidify that bridge and strengthen the bond of our AMC family. Once a year we come together,  bring professionals, doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, provide workshops and invite people throughout the world to learn, share, laugh, cry and grow

UPDATE May 26th, 2011!!!

The Hyatt Regency Crown Center has added additional rooms to our block! If you were unable to secure a room at the discounted rate at the Crown Center and made alternative reservations, PLEASE call the hotel and book your room now!


UPDATE April 15th, 2011:

AMCSI's room block with the Hyatt Regency Crown Center are filled!
We have secured an additional (20) rooms per night for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Embassy Suites in Kansas City.
This hotel is located 2.8 miles from the Hyatt.
They offer:
King Suites with sofa sleeper at the rate of $109.00 plus tax. Double Bedded Suites would be $129.00 plus tax per night.
$10 self parking and $15 valet parking per day.
They have 2 double bedded ADA accessible suites available at this time.
They offer complimentary cooked to order breakfast and 2 hour complimentary cocktail reception for hotel guests.
To make reservations, Call hotel directly at (816) 756-1720 prior to June 7, 2011 and ask for "AMCSI room block."
Embassy Suites Hotel Kansas City Plaza
220 West 43rd Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

**You may be able to find alternative hotels at various price points near The Crown Center; however, AMCSI cannot verify the quality of rooms or service**

UPDATE: April 6th: AMCSI has reached the limit in our room block with the hotel. We are unsure if we will be able to add any more rooms at this hotel. We are in the process of obtaining an additional room block in another hotel. We will give you this info when it becomes available.

AS OF Feb. 4th, the hotel ONLY has King beds available, We have been advised to inform our attendees to go ahead and book the king bed for now and ask for a rollaway, which the hotel has agreed to supply at no cost to you, and add somewhere in comments that they would prefer a double.

  there are no guarantees, But we are working on getting more doubles and will not know until after the 2nd of April. Please know the Committee and BOD are working hard to get everything work out, sorry for the inconvenience.