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2020 Disability Policy Seminar Canceled

In response to information and guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) which declared a global pandemic of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Washington, D.C. Health Department, the Disability Policy Seminar sponsoring partners announce it is necessary to cancel the 2020 Disability Policy Seminar.

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Why You Should Attend

The Disability Policy Seminar offers the opportunity for passionate advocates, self-advocates, experts, and professionals in the field to come together and learn about key issues that affect them most. After two days of training and learning, attendees head to Capitol Hill for a day of meetings with their Members of Congress. The Arc co-hosts this conference with seven other national disability organizations.

Please note: scholarships are not currently available for this event.

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The most important day

Hill Visits

The Disability Policy Seminar culminates with a full day of in-person visits to congressional leaders and staff on Capitol Hill. The purpose of the visits is to speak directly with state’s Congressional delegation about the high-priority issues that affect people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

The challenges and realities facing the I/DD community demand our continued focus and diligent advocacy. Critical programs like Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, Supplemental Security Income, and Social Security are constantly threatened, yet these federal programs provide the key to community living and inclusion for people with I/DD across the nation. Any cuts to these vital programs would be devastating.

Through visits with congressional leaders, seminar participants can help ensure that critical programs for and the civil rights of all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are protected.

See what is happening

Schedule at a Glance

March 23, 2020

MONDAY

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Networking Breakfast

9:30 am – 9:45 am

Welcome

9:45 am – 11:00 am

Opening General Session

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Networking Break

11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions (4)

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Lunch on your own

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions (4)

March 24, 2020

TUESDAY

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Networking Breakfast

9:00 am - 10:30 am

General Session

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Networking Break

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions (4)

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

State Caucus Lunch

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions (4)

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Networking Break

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Closing General Session

March 25, 2020

WEDNESDAY

All day–Hill Visits scheduled by the attendees
Here’s a glimpse of this exciting event

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Registration Fees

Note: One-day registration includes access to one day of sessions and advertised meals for that day.

Attendee

Full Registration
$ 500
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Self-Advocate

Full Registration
$ 365
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Student/ Trainee/ Fellow

Full Registration
$ 365
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Direct Support Professional/ Personal Care Attendant

Full Registration
$ 200
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Attendee One Day

Monday or Tuesday
$ 425
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Self-Advocate One Day

Monday or Tuesday
$ 187.50
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Student/ Trainee/ Fellow One Day

Monday or Tuesday
$ 187.50
  • Monday
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Direct Support Professional/ Personal Care Attendant One Day

Monday or Tuesday
$ 105
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