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!

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