Self Advocacy Association of NYS 2017 Statewide Conference: Call for Workshop Proposals
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Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Statewide Self Advocacy Conference! This year’s conference will be held on September 7-9th in Albany, NY. To reply to the call for workshops, please fill out this form.

Conference proposals are due by July 14, 2017. Acceptance notification will be by the first week of August. All accepted presenters will be required to register by August 15th. If you have any questions, please contact Sophia Roberts at (716) 560-9307. Or via email:

We are looking for workshops on the following topics:
MSC to Care Coordination
Technology- iPads, speaking apps, reading apps, and assisted living- especially from presenters who use assistive technology
SA Groups Present: short presentations from self advocacy groups. (for example, skits on a topic)
Advocating with Direct Support Professionals
LGBTQ and self-advocacy
Dealing with Landlord issues
Opening Doors to community living
Supported Decision Making and Guardianship
Medicaid Advocacy
Changes to Group Homes (HCBS Settings)
Employment (including changes in Sheltered Workshops)
Cultural Diversity
Living a Happy Life
Self-Advocacy in Rural areas
Bullying and Abuse Prevention
Disability Rights

Please feel free to propose a topic that is not on our list.

We are also looking for proposals for
30 minute sessions of Yoga, Meditation, Zumba, or Dance
15-30 minutes sessions of Artist Demonstrations: painting, poetry, music, storytelling. We can accept dance proposals for dance that can be done in small spaces on carpeted floors.

Workshops led or co-led by self-advocates are given preference. If you are a non-disabled professional and would like to present a workshop with a self-advocate who knows the issue, we may be able to connect you with a co-presenter.

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