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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

Please be prepared with your payment information prior to starting registration. Click here to view the accepted payment methods.

If you are a personal care assistant to a DPS attendee and need access to the virtual platform, please send an email to [email protected].

Please include the name and email address of the person you are supporting.

Please answer all questions. If you need any help, please email [email protected].

On the last page, you must hit the Complete Registration button. You should receive an email that confirms your registration.

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

What to Expect at the Virtual DPS

In this webinar, we will walk you through the logistics of the conference and how to prepare for the event before it starts.

You will also learn more about the sessions offered at the conference and what you can expect during your virtual visits to Capitol Hill at the end of the event.

This is a recorded webinar and is open to everyone planning to attend the DPS.

Access Note: This webinar will be captioned and interpreted in American Sign Language.

This is an AAIDD and NACDD webinar in coordination with the Disability Policy Seminar partners: The Arc, ASA, AUCD, NDSC, SABE, UCP, and TASH.

Here’s a glimpse of this exciting event

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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

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Video: Virtual Event Access & Inclusion Guidance for Presenters
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