Advocates Gather For The 38th Annual Disability Policy Seminar

The 38th annual Disability Policy Seminar (DPS), held last week, proved to be the largest one ever with more than 700 registered participants. The opening plenary featured special guest former Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM) and an engaging panel of staff leaders from the Bipartisan Policy Center, moderated by former Congressman Tony Coelho (D-CA). In the evening, attendees were inspired by a speech by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) that included a rousing call to advocate for ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The Seminar included a packed two days of panels on issues affecting people with disabilities, concluding with the all-important hill visits with Members of Congress.   This annual event is co-sponsored by The Arc, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered, and United Cerebral Palsy. The co-sponsors were also joined by the Sibling Leadership Network as a promotional partner. Next year, DPS will take place on April 13-15 and the hope is to increase advocacy and set a new attendance record.

Book Hotel Rooms Now for the 2014 Disability Policy Seminar

Now is the time to book your hotel rooms for the 2014 Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C., April 7-9 before our room block at the Grand Hyatt closes on March 7.  And take advantage of special early registration rates until March 14.  Back for a second year in a row, AAIDD will showcase its catalogue of publications and tools for professionals, caregivers, and advocates.  And, if you’re new to the Seminar, AUCD and AAIDD are offering an orientation to the policy issues and current legislation on Tuesday, March 11 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.  Get more information, book your room, and register now at www.disabilitypolicyseminar.org.

Hosted by: The Arc, Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), and United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)

Promotional Support Provided by: Sibling Leadership Network

Book Rooms Now for the 2014 Disability Policy Seminar

Now is the time to book your rooms for the 2014 Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C. April 7-9 before our room block at the Grand Hyatt closes on March 4. And take advantage of special early registration rates until March 7. Back for a second year in a row, AAIDD will showcase its catalogue of publications and tools for disability professionals, caregivers, and advocates. And, if you’re new to the Seminar, on Tuesday, March 11 at 3:00 p.m. EST, AUCD and AAIDD will be offering an orientation to the policy issues and current legislation you will be hearing about during the seminar. Get more information, book your room and register now at www.disabilitypolicyseminar.org.

Hosted by: The Arc, Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), and United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)

Promotional Support Provided by: Sibling Leadership Network

Book Rooms Now for the 2014 Disability Policy Seminar

Now is the time to book your rooms for the 2014 Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C., April 7-9, before our room block at the Grand Hyatt closes on March 4. And take advantage of special early seminar registration rates until March 7. Back for a second year in a row, AAIDD will showcase its catalogue of publications and tools for disability professionals, caregivers, and advocates. And, if you’re new to the Seminar, AUCD and AAIDD are offering an orientation to the policy issues and current legislation on Tuesday, March 11 at 3:00 p.m. EST. Get more information, book your room, and register now at www.disabilitypolicyseminar.org.

Hosted by: The Arc, Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), and United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)

Promotional Support Provided by: Sibling Leadership Network

Disability Policy Seminar Early Registration Now Open

Make your plans to attend the 2014 Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, DC April 7-9. This event is the biggest and best opportunity for advocates to advance the grassroots movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Register now and book your room at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Washington D.C. for a special early registration rate at www.disabilitypolicyseminar.org and find out more details about the stimulating program on tap for this year’s event. But act soon –  the special rate on rooms ends March 4.

Hosted by: The Arc, Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), and United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)

Promotional Support Provided by: Sibling Leadership Network

Disability Policy Seminar – Early Registration Now Open

Make your plans to attend the 2014 Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, DC April 7-9. This event is the biggest and best opportunity for advocates to advance the grassroots movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Register now and book your room at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Washington D.C. for a special early registration rate at www.disabilitypolicyseminar.org and find out more details about the stimulating program on tap for this year’s event. But act soon – special rates on rooms ends March 4.

Hosted by: The Arc, Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), and United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)

Promotional Support Provided by: Sibling Leadership Network

Disability Policy Seminar Early Registration Now Open

Make your plans to attend the 2014 Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, DC April 7-9. This event is the biggest and best opportunity for advocates to advance the grassroots movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Register now and book your room at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Washington D.C. for a special early registration rate at www.disabilitypolicyseminar.org and find out more details about the stimulating program on tap for this year’s event. But act soon – special rates on rooms ends March 4.

Hosted by: The Arc, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), and Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

Promotional Support Provided by: Sibling Leadership Network

 

Disability Policy Seminar Early Registration Now Open

Make your plans to attend the 2014 Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, DC April 7-9. This event is the biggest and best opportunity for advocates to advance the grassroots movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Register now and book your room at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Washington D.C. for a special early registration rate at www.disabilitypolicyseminar.org and find out more details about the stimulating program on tap for this year’s event. But act soon – special rates on rooms ends March 4.

Hosted by: The ArcUnited Cerebral Palsy (UCP)Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), and Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

Promotional Support Provided by: Sibling Leadership Network

700 Advocates Descend on Washington to Share Their Story

This year’s Disability Policy Seminar was a huge success, with 700 advocates traveling to Washington, DC to learn about the latest in federal public policy relating to people with I/DD, and then fanning out across Capitol Hill to meet with their Members of Congress. The first two days were jam-packed with informative briefings from leaders in the disability field, including staff members for key Members of Congress, and advocates engaged in questions and networking with their fellow attendees. The final morning began with a coffee kick-off in a U.S. Senate hearing room, where Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) spoke to the crowd before a full day of advocates’ meetings with Members of Congress on issues including Medicaid, Social Security, the ABLE Act, and more. Join us next year, April 6-9, 2014 in Washington, DC!

Disability Policy Seminar – Time is Running Out, Register Today!

This is your last chance to register to attend the Disability Policy Seminar this April 15-17 in Washington, D.C. at special early registration rates. Hurry! Hotel rooms are booking fast and after March 12, rates will go up. Each attendee will receive a FREE copy of the special AAIDD journal Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The latest edition of the State of the States in Developmental Disabilities from the University of Colorado and the University of Illinois at Chicago will also be available. Register now at www.disabilitypolicyseminar.org.