Each year nearly 2,000 people — including individuals living with OCD and related disorders, their family members, treatment providers, and others — join the leading experts in OCD and related disorders at the IOCDF’s Annual OCD Conference, this year taking place July 19-21, 2019 in Austin, TX. In an effort to make the Annual OCD Conference as accessible as possible, the IOCDF offers scholarships to attend the Conference to individuals who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend due to financial hardship. The scholarships provided are a direct result of the generous gifts to our Conference Scholarship Fund.
If you have been able to attend the Annual OCD Conference yourself, or have a family member or friend who has attended, you understand what an amazing experience it can be for someone affected by OCD or a related disorder or accessing resources to support a family member. For many attendees, the Conference is often the first time they are ever able to connect with others who are experiencing the same struggles as they are, which often serves as a powerful turning point in their journey towards symptom reduction.
Your gift to the Conference Scholarship Fund goes 100% towards providing a scholarship for someone to attend the Conference who otherwise would not be able to access the 200+ presentations, 30+ support groups, and opportunities to connect with other individuals impacted by OCD and related disorders.
Each year, scholarship recipients tell us what a life-changing experience the Conference was for them:
“No words can describe how amazing this experience was. After suffering alone for about fourteen years, I finally got to participate in support groups, to connect with other OCD sufferers, and to talk to the most elite experts in the field. I was living my dream, and every day there felt like a miracle. Thank you for your ongoing support.” – Yulia, Conference Scholarship Recipient
Please help us reach our goal of raising $10,000, allowing us to offer 50 scholarships for this summer’s Annual OCD Conference. Your gift will directly help an individual living with OCD or related disorders fulfill their desire to attend and access valuable resources and a community unlike any other.
Donate to the Conference Scholarship Fund today
…to ensure that more individuals like Yulia can experience the benefits of the Annual OCD Conference.
A scholarship fund has also been established in the memory of Riley Sisson. Learn more about Riley and his experience at the Annual OCD Conference and to make a donation in his memory here.
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