Wednesday, September 30, 2015

19th Annual Self-Advocacy Conference

Despite a disappointing lack of support from our state legislature recently, our community continues to strengthen, evolve and advocate around issues important to people with developmental disabilities.
The recent Self-Advocacy Conference in San Francisco drew hundreds of individuals with disabilities, service providers, educators and social workers all united in our goal of creating a more inclusive community. The lack of state support for vital disability services was top of mind for everyone in attendance, while the workshops on Self-Determination, Employment First, HCMS Waivers and Legislative Advocacy were instructive in the many lively breakout sessions.
The James Latin Memorial Award was given to two of our esteemed colleagues: Brett Miller from The Arc San Francisco and James Shorter from the Golden Gate Regional Center.
This year, as we mark the 25th Anniversary of the ADA, it is unifying to come together at an annual conference that does so much to inform and strengthen our commitment to creating a society where people with disabilities can participate fully.

Thank you organizers and participants, and especially our awardees.

Participants from The Arc San Francisco at the 19th Annual Self-Advocacy Conference in San Francisco. 

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