About the Disability Policy Seminar

The Disability Policy Seminar is the premier event that cultivates champions on Capitol Hill and advances the grassroots movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). For over 40 years, this unique seminar has offered the opportunity for passionate advocates, self-advocates, experts, and professionals in the field to come together and learn about key issues.

The event features two days of informative sessions led experts in the field and offers opportunities for participants to discuss key issues with others from their same state. On the third day, armed with valuable information, attendees converge on Capitol Hill to speak directly with their representatives about the high-priority issues that affect them most.

This event is hosted in partnership by The Arc, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), the Autism Society of America (ASA), the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC), Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), and United Cerebral Palsy (UCP).