Join us for Disability Advocacy Day, January 30, 2020
REGISTRATION IS FREE, BUT SEATING IS LIMITED.
Featured Speakers include Lance Robertson
U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging and Chief Administrator of the Administration on Community Living
Disability Advocacy Day is an opportunity to highlight the issues and concerns facing people with disabilities in Utah. Disability Advocacy Day includes workshops, speakers, informational exhibits, and networking opportunities with legislators and other advocates. This event will provide opportunities for self-advocates and families to learn about the legislative process, and will give them opportunities to make their voices heard by legislators about policy and budget issues that affect their services and supports.
To register for the free Disability Advocacy Day events or
to request an accommodation to participate,
Susana Canton at 1-800-662-9080
All requests for accommodations, including ASL or Spanish language interpreters, must be made by Monday, January 27, 2020.
LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Self-Advocate Training from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Utah State Capitol East Senate Building, Copper Room
Are you a person with a disability that would like to learn how to work with legislators to make Utah a better place to live? Together we will talk about ways to tell your story and share your ideas to make life better for people with disabilities living in Utah. Join us to speak up about what you want and need!
To register for the legislative advocacy training or to request an accommodation to participate, please contact UDDC at 1-801-245-7350 or email@example.com. All requests for accommodations,including ASL or Spanish language interpreters, must be made by Monday, January 27, 2020.
DISABILITY ADVOCACY DAY AGENDA
|Self-advocate training (see registration information above; separate registration for this event is required.)|
|12:30 pm||Welcome and Introductions, Matthew Wappett, USU Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD)|
|12:40 pm||Adina Zahradnikova, Disability Law Center|
|12:50 pm||Libby Oseguera, Utah Developmental Disabilities Council|
|1:00 pm||Sachin Pavithran, USU CPD Policy Director introduces Kristen Cox|
|1:05 pm||Kristen Cox, Executive Director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB)|
|1:20 pm||Nels Holmgren, Division Director, Aging and Adult Services, Department of Human Services introduces Lance Robertson|
|1:25 pm||Lance Robertson, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging and Chief Administrator of the Administration on Community Living|
|1:45 pm||Representative Val Potter, Utah District 3|
|1:55 pm||Lisa Wade, Utah Developmental Disabilities Council & Utah Parent Center|
||Stephanie Burdick, TBI survivor, advocate, and DLC Board member|
|2:15 pm||Representative Robert Spendlove, Utah District 49|
Staci Christiansen, Utah Developmental Disabilities Council member and named plaintiff in DLC vs. Miner
|2:40 pm||Stacy Stanford, Utah Health Policy Project|
|2:50 pm||Suzie St. Pierre, Utah Parent Center|
|3:00 pm||Jared Stewart, Utah Developmental Disabilities Council|
|3:10 pm||Tracy Johnson, Utah Developmental Disabilities Council|
|3:20 pm||Joey Hanna, Concluding Remarks & transition to LCPD Reception|
Disability Advocacy Day is sponsored by the
Center for Persons with Disabilities,
the Disability Law Center,
the Utah Parent Center, and
the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council.