National Children's Advocacy Center

Logistics for Interviewing Child Victims with Disabilities Training

October 3-4, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each day

Trainees are required to attend and be on time for all course sessions (note above start and end times of training).  Participants who miss any portion of a course session will not receive a certificate of completion for the course.

The National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC)
NCAC Training Center
210 Pratt Avenue
Huntsville, Alabama 35801

Trainees will receive training materials through a combination of electronic files and printed copy. Each trainee will receive a printed manual in outline format, making the need for note-taking minimal.  Supporting documents and reference material will be made available online to all participants of this training.


Holiday Inn Research Park

5903 University Drive, Huntsville, Alabama 35806
Phone: (256) 830-0600 • Fax: (256) 830-9576
Toll Free: (800) 845-7275
NCAC lodging rate:$89/night+tax: $101.57/night

Register online via the link below or call and ask for the NCAC rate

We recommend that trainees stay at the host hotel which provides shuttle service to and from the training center:  In addition, complimentary airport shuttle service as well as a location convenient to dining and shopping make a rental car unnecessary for trainees.  (See additional amenities listed below)

If you choose to stay at another hotel in the area, you may do so; however, transportation to and from the training center will not be provided for those who choose to stay elsewhere.

To reserve a room at this rate, we recommend that you contact the hotel at least three weeks prior to the beginning of the training, and be sure to ask for the block of rooms reserved for “NCAC”

Holiday Inn Research Park Online Registration

Note:  There are several Holiday Inns in the Huntsville area.  Be sure to select the Research Park location at the above address.

Hotel Amenities:

Complimentary services provided for NCAC guests only:

  • Shuttle service to and from training center
  • One breakfast voucher per room per day for a full service country breakfast (which includes lighter fare, such as fresh fruit, etc.)
  • 2 drink coupons per NCAC guest

Complimentary transportation services provided for all Holiday Inn Research Park Guests:

  • Airport Shuttle available: To request shuttle service upon arrival in Huntsville:  a direct line phone to hotel is available in baggage claim at Huntsville International Airport.
  • Shuttle within a 10-mile radius of hotel on an availability basis during non-training hours 

Additional Amenities:

  • Indoor/Outdoor pool and hot tub
  • On-Site and Off-Site fitness center access
  • Hopper’s Bar and Grill featuring live entertainment and karaoke
  • Within minutes of many restaurants including: Longhorn Steakhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chipotle, Cheddars, Rosie’s Mexican Cantina, Logan’s, Macaroni Grill, Ol’Heidelberg and many more. 
  • Within 5 miles of Street Shopping Center, U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Huntsville Botanical Gardens.
Flight arrangements should be scheduled so that the trainee arrives the day before training begins, since training begins at 9:00 a.m. on the first day. It is also recommended that departure flights be scheduled 6:30 p.m. or later on the last day of training to allow adequate transportation time to the airport.

Trainees are responsible for all expenses incurred in traveling to and from Huntsville, Alabama, where the training will be held.

Airport Shuttle Service
The host hotel provides a complimentary airport shuttle between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. A direct telephone line to the hotel is available at Huntsville International Airport in the baggage claim area. If your arrival or departure times are outside of the hotel shuttle hours, you can arrange for a shuttle through Executive Connection, Inc. (256-772-0186), or you can call for a taxi. Attendees are responsible for any expenses incurred in traveling between the airport to the hotel.

Shuttle Service to Training Center
The Holiday Inn will provide complimentary transportation by van between the hotel and the training site. It is recommended that trainees take advantage of the hotel van transportation, because parking at the training site is limited.
• The vans will depart from the Holiday Inn approximately 8:30 a.m. each morning. The training is scheduled to end by 4:30 p.m. each day.
• At the end of training, the hotel vans will leave the NCAC Training Center at 4:30 p.m. to take participants to the airport. If your flight is scheduled to depart at or after 6:30 p.m., you may choose to take a van either to the airport or back to the hotel.
• For early departure flights, trainees are responsible for making arrangements (taxicab, etc) to the airport. (Please note that trainees are expected to remain for the entire training in order to earn a training certificate)

Rental Car
Since the Holiday Inn has a full-service restaurant, and is in close proximity to restaurants and shopping, most attendees will find it unnecessary to rent a car. The hotel also provides complimentary shuttle service on an availability basis to transport guests within a 10 mile radius of the hotel.

One Breakfast voucher per day is provided for each room, free of charge, by the hotel for their full-service restaurant at the Holiday Inn Research Park
• Catered lunches will be provided on-site by the NCAC each training day.
• Attendees will be responsible for evening meals.

Important Note:
Training classes are subject to cancellation in the event of insufficient registrations. Therefore, DO NOT make non-refundable travel arrangements until you receive both a “Preliminary Registration” e-mail AND a “Final Confirmation” e-mail from NCAC that the training will take place (approximately 4 to 6 weeks before the training). In the event of cancellation due to insufficient registrations, 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.

Trainees are responsible for all expenses incurred in traveling to and from Huntsville, Alabama, where the training will be held.

Business Casual is suggested.  We recommend that you bring a sweater or jacket since room temperature tends to vary.

Firearms are not permitted in class.  Please be sure to find a secure place for your firearm before arriving at the NCAC Training Center.


Space & Rocket Center:  If you would like to visit the U.S. Space and Rocket Center while you are in town, we suggest that you plan to arrive early on Sunday or stay in town Friday afternoon if you are interested in visiting Huntsville's most popular tourist attraction!

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