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Looking back at 2020’s impact on the IDD community and preparing for what’s ahead in 2021

The 14th Annual “VIRTUAL” Developmental Disabilities Public Policy Conference inspires, educates, and empowers attendees to become advocates for Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The conference, co-sponsored by The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy California Collaboration, features nationally known speakers who have been trailblazers for promoting policies that improve the disability system — enabling people with IDD to live inclusively in their communities.  Attendees include governmental officials, and leaders within the IDD community, including self-advocates, family members, support professionals, and academicians.  This year, every attendee will receive a program mailed to them in advance of the Conference with a raffle number to automatically enter a drawing each day to win big prizes. We hope you will walk away with a deeper understanding of the current public policy reality for the disability system, and a renewed sense of empowerment to design a future together where every person has an opportunity to live their best life.

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ARE $45 FOR ALL FOUR DAYS. REGISTRATION CLOSES MARCH 12!

VIEW THE FULL AGENDA AND SPEAKERS!

DATE:
March 15 to March 18

TIME:
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily

PLACE:
Zoom, Online

FEATURED SPEAKERS

“HUMOR IS THE BEST MEDICINE”
Zach Anner, Comedian, Show Host Author

“MOVING MOUNTAINS: THE POWER OF ADVOCACY”
Isabel Bueso, Disability Rights Advocate

“POLITICS & DISABILITY: WHAT ARE WE DOING, WHAT ARE WE MISSING?”
Rusty Hicks, Chair, California Democratic Party 

“POLITICS & DISABILITY: WHAT ARE WE DOING, WHAT ARE WE MISSING?”
Kristin Olsen, Vice-Chair, California Republican Party

“LANDSCAPE AND PRIORITY POLICIES FOR THE NATIONAL IDD MOVEMENT”
Peter Berns, CEO, The Arc of the United States

“MOVING MOUNTAINS: THE POWER OF ADVOCACY”
Mark DeSaulnier, U.S. Congressman (CA-11)

“THE ROAD TO FULL POTENTIAL”
Chris Nikic, Athlete, Advocate and Ironman

“AGING IN PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES: Are Current Policies Adequate to Meet the Challenges?”
Nicole Jorwic, Senior Director of Public Policy, The Arc of the United States

CONFERENCE TOPICS AT-A-GLANCE

  • Moving Mountains – The Power of Advocacy
  • Political Parties and the Disability Community
  • Aging in People with Disabilities & California’s Master Plan on Aging
  • A High and Awful Price-Lessons Learned from the Camp Fire
  • Planting the Seeds of Inclusive Higher Ed
  • Federal Political Landscape and Policy Priorities for the National Disability Movement
  • California State Budget Overview, Impacts and Goals

** Additional keynote speakers and topics to be announced soon!

APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, scholarships are available.

To see if you qualify, complete the application before March 5, 2021

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MINIMUM CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION CREDITS FOR

ATTORNEYS AND FIDUCIARIES

If you are an attorney or fiduciary, we are offering Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Credit for attending the 14th Annual IDD Public Policy Conference on March 17 and March 18 as approved by the State Bar of California and the North Bay Housing Coalition (Provider number 14598).

  • Wednesday, March 17 has been approved for 2.5 Units of MCLE Credit
  • Thursday, March 18 has been Approved for 1.5 Units of MCLE Credit

To receive credit for each day, you need to attend the entire three-hour program for that day: Partial attendance will not qualify for credit.

To receive the full instructions and the MCLE application form, please email amy@gspt.org

The MCLE Credit is made possible by the Golden State Pooled Trust, a program of the North Bay Housing Coalition.

TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS ATTENDEES

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THANK YOU TO OUR
SPONSORS:
Champions

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Supporters

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Friends

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CONTACT US

For questions about registration, accessibility, or scholarships
please contact Jaime Vargas Jaime@TheArcCA.org
510-287-6157