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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 technologySA Groups Present: short presentations from self advocacy groups. (for example, skits on a topic)Advocating with Direct Support ProfessionalsTransportationLGBTQ and self-advocacyDealing with Landlord issuesSelf-DirectionRelationshipsNetworkingOpening Doors to community livingSupported Decision Making and GuardianshipMedicaid AdvocacyChanges to Group Homes (HCBS Settings)Employment (including changes in Sheltered Workshops)Cultural DiversityLiving a Happy LifeSelf-Advocacy in Rural areasBullying and Abuse PreventionDisability Rights
Please feel free to propose a topic that is not on our list.
We are also looking for proposals for30 minute sessions of Yoga, Meditation, Zumba, or Dance15-30 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.