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Thursday, December 1 • 8:20am - 9:10am
A Place at the Table: Self-Advocates on Boards and Systems'Change Initiatives LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Project ACTION! leaders from DC's self-advocacy coalition serve on over 30 boards, committees, workgroups and systems change initiatives. Join this interactive session to hear about how Project ACTION! members identified places on which they wanted to be represented and gained their place at those tables. Presenters also will share strategies for getting support prior to and at meetings so that they can fully participate; advocacy for accommodations; different ways to get on a board (e.g., being elected, volunteering, being appointed by a Mayor or Governor, etc.); and the roles that advisors and allies can play in supporting membership and participation. Project ACTION! leaders also will engage the audience so that others can share their experiences in finding their own voices and representing the interests of others on community and disability-specific boards, committees and workgroups. Participants will: 1. Learn about the different types of boards, committees and workgroups on which people can serve. 2. Discuss ways to advocate for the accommodations and support you might need to feel prepared and fully participate. 3. Share their experiences on boards, committees, workgroups and systems change initiatives. 4. Identify strategies to find your voice and get a seat at the tables that are important to you, including the use of advisors and allies.

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Rebecca Salon

Project ACTION!
Friend and supporter of Project ACTION! for more than 30 years. Employed at Natio nal Disability Institute on the LEAD Center and a NIDILRR research project. Working as a Contractor for DC's Department on Disabiity Services. Former Executive Director of Kennedy Institute in Washington... Read More →

Thursday December 1, 2016 8:20am - 9:10am CST
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