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Disability Advocacy Day 2021





 
Join us on January 28, 2021

Disability Advocacy Day is an opportunity to highlight the issues and concerns facing people with disabilities in Utah. Disability Advocacy Day this year will be completely virtual and will include an advocacy workshop conducted by the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council and the Utah State Independent Living Council. This event will provide opportunities for self-advocates and family members to learn about the legislative process and will provide information on how to get involved in virtual advocacy during the COVID pandemic.  This event will also highlight the policy issues that impact people with disabilities during the 2021 session of the Utah Legislature.

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Disability Advocacy Day 2021 will be held virtually over Zoom.  All sessions will include closed captioning and ASL sign language interpretation.  If you need other accommodations to participate in this meeting please contact Aubrey Snyder (aubrey.snyder@usu.edu)


Agenda

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm- Advocacy Essentials

(sponsored by the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council and the Utah State Independent Living Council)

Learn how to make your voice heard!  This training is for anyone who wants to learn how to become a more effective advocate. This session will cover the essentials of the legislative process in Utah and how to work with policymakers to advocate for the issues that are important to you and your family. This session will also provide information on how to effectively advocate during the virtual 2021 Utah Legislative Session.

 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm- Break

 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm- Keynote Speaker, and Policy Priorities

 Join us for an exciting afternoon of speakers and presentations that highlight the policy priorities and current issues facing people with disabilities in Utah.  We have an exciting agenda planned and will be announcing our keynote and other presenters in the coming weeks.



Logos for sponsoring organizations listed below

Disability Advocacy Day is sponsored by the following organizations:
Utah Disability Law Center
Utah Developmental Disabilities Council
Utah Parent Center
Utah State Independent Living Council
USU Center for Persons with Disabilities