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Your health and safety are important to us. While the CDC and the District of Columbia have relaxed masking and vaccine requirements, the Disability Policy Seminar partners have decided to continue to require proof of vaccination and masking requirements in order to ensure the safest environment for our in-person attendees. We recognize that people attending or their family members may be at higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19 and chose to continue the public health measures that reduce the risk of exposure and serious illness. Therefore, in-person attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) and wear masks. A virtual option is available to those who are not vaccinated or are unable to travel to Washington, DC.

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Why You Should Attend

This year, we’re taking the Disability Policy Seminar to a new level by showcasing the many avenues that advocates could take to engage with their members of Congress! From online meetings to in-person actions, our Day of Action will prepare you with an assortment of tools to choose from when you advocate for issues that matter to you at the local, state, or federal level. These skills will be invaluable as you walk away from the seminar and organize your community to take action toward an equitable future for people with disabilities.

Please note: scholarships are not currently available for this event. We also do not accept requests to speak at this event. The sponsoring partner organizations identify Congressional staff, policy experts, advocates, and others to speak.

Schedule at a Glance

Schedule is tentative and subject to change. Check back for updates!

All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time.

March 28, 2022

MONDAY

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Breakfast (provided)

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Networking Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Opening General Session

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions:

What’s Next for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

Advancing Employment Opportunities

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions:

Education for All: Education Priorities for Students with Disabilities

Developments in Promoting Affordable and Accessible Housing

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Networking Break

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

General Session:

Financial Security Challenges for People with Disabilities

March 29, 2022

TUESDAY

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Breakfast (provided)

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

General Session:

Investing in Home and Community-Based Services

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions:

Disability Funding Priorities

Why Voting Matters

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions:

Updates on Emergency Response Strategies

Criminal Justice and Crisis Response

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Networking Break

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

General Session:

Elections are Coming: Why Voting Is Critical

March 30, 2022

WEDNESDAY

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Show Your Support for Disability Rights

Join us on Capitol Hill to speak up for disability rights.

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Registration Fees

Please Note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend the Disability Policy Seminar. A virtual option is available to those who are not vaccinated or are unable to travel to Washington, DC. For more information, please visit the Safety & Protocol page.

The cutoff date for online registration is Wednesday, March 23. Virtual attendees must register by Wednesday, March 23. In-person attendees can register onsite from March 27-29.

Attendee Self-Advocate, LEND Trainee/Student Personal Care Attendant*
Early Bird (on or before March 13) $415 $275 $210
Late (after March 13) $515 $375 $310

 

*This rate is for personal care attendants supporting an attendee at the event.

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