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Due to unforeseen circumstances at the venue, we are unable to host the Disability Policy Seminar in its usual format this year.

This year’s Disability Policy Seminar will have two components:


Monday, April 24: Virtual Policy Programming and Training

This day of programming will deepen your knowledge about numerous issues affecting people with disabilities and predictions for the new Congress through experts and panels. You will also receive training about most effective practices to advocate for these priorities during your meetings with members of Congress.

Thursday, April 27: Fly-In Hill Day

Join us on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to meet with your members of Congress to share priorities for people with disabilities.

While we are hoping as many people as possible can join us in person for the fly-in day, virtual meetings can also be made with your members of Congress. Stay tuned for more information about the scheduling process soon!

What Is a “Fly-In”?

A “fly-in” refers to a day organized for advocates to visit their state or federal representatives. The day is an opportunity to educate members and their staff about the issues most affecting people with disabilities. We will have a central location close to Capitol Hill for attendees to gather between meetings.

Please stay tuned for more information!

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Why You Should Attend

2023 is the start of a new Congress, which means many new opportunities to educate and advocate! During the virtual programming day, you will deepen your knowledge about a wide array of policy issues affecting people with disabilities, hear predictions about the upcoming Congress, and gain valuable insights from policy experts and those “in the know.” You will leave the programming day with the knowledge and skills you need to advocate for a more equitable future for people with disabilities at your Hill visits and all year long.

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.

April 24, 2023


11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Opening General Session: New Congress and Disability Funding

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm


12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

General Session: Community Living Updates

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions:

  • Education and Employment
  • Criminal Legal Issues

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm


3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Breakout Sessions:

      • Health and Family Support
      • Housing

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm


4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Closing General Session: Taking Our Message to the Hill

Registration Fees

The rates include the virtual conference and the fly-in Hill Day. The last day to register is Wednesday, April 19.

Attendee Self-Advocate, LEND Trainee/ Student Personal Care Attendant
$350 $235 $180

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