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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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REGISTRATION COSTS

Student & Self Advocates – $135 | Standard Rate – $225

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Schedule at a Glance

We are finalizing programming. Schedule subject to change!
Please Note: All times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time Zone (EDT).

April 19, 2021

MONDAY

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Opening General Session

1:10 pm – 2:10 pm

Concurrent Sessions
Policy updates: Workforce issues
Policy updates: Housing

2:20 pm – 3:20 pm

Concurrent Sessions
Policy Updates: Criminal Justice
Policy Updates: Health Care

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Networking Social Hour

April 20, 2021

TUESDAY

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

General Session: Community Living

1:10 pm – 2:10 pm

General Session: Advocacy Perspectives on Community Living

2:20 pm – 3:20 pm

Concurrent Session
Policy Updates: Employment
Policy Updates: Social Security

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions
Policy Updates: Education
Policy Updates: Civil Rights

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

DPS Town Hall

April 21, 2021

WEDNESDAY

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

General Session

1:10 pm – 2:10 pm

Closing General session

April 22, 2021

THURSDAY

Virtual Hill Meetings
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Accessibility Information

For all sessions, we will provide:

  • Closed captioning
  • American Sign Language interpretation

Want to learn more about what to expect for a virtual Disability Policy Seminar? Check out these resources:
Video: Virtual Event Access & Inclusion Guidance for Participants
Slides: Virtual Event Access & Inclusion Guidance for Participants
Transcript: Virtual Event Access & Inclusion Guidance for Participants

Are you a speaker? Check out these presentation tips on access, equity, and inclusion:
Tips and Best Practices
Access, Equity, and Inclusion Guidelines for Presenters
Video: Virtual Event Access & Inclusion Guidance for Presenters
Transcript: Access, Equity, and Inclusion Guidelines for Presenters

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