from The Arc
“During full day sessions April 23 and 24, you will have the opportunity to hear from leading public policy experts, disability advocates and Congressional staff discussing current key policies important to the disability community. But on Wednesday, April 25, the real work is done when you will meet your Congressional delegation and deliver a unified message, in person with 500+ other advocates, that persons with disabilities must have equal opportunity to participate in our economy and society, and receive the necessary services and supports.”
Priority Topics to be discussed include: Medicaid and Community Living, Federal Funding, Social Security, Employment and Education, Health Care, and Asset Development.
Who Should Attend?
- Parents and family member of an individuals with disabilities;
- Board members, staff, trainees, and volunteers for disability organizations;
- State and local public policy committee members;
- Public policy staff; or
During this crucial election season, The Arc needs YOU in Washington, D.C. to help us build bipartisan support on Capitol Hill for high-priority disability issues. When you attend the Disability Policy Seminar, we’ll arm you with all of the information you need to help educate our Members of Congress and their staff on the priorities of the I/DD community. Then, you can return to your hometowns with the ability to spread the word, educate new advocates and reach out to the candidates to help put the needs of people with I/DD front and center on the campaign trail this year.