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AUCD - Pre-Conference Workshop 1: We're All In This Together - Self-advocates, Siblings and Families Advancing the Movement for Self-determination

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Sunday, November 17, 2013 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room 14

Session Description

The disability movements of Self-Advocacy, Self-Determination, and Supporting Families are interconnected. Individuals with disabilities and families (parents, siblings, and extended family members) are the key leaders to transform state and local systems to be person-centered and provide person-directed community supports and services. This presentation will highlight UCEDD initiatives to prepare individuals with disabilities, parents, and siblings to be leaders in the movement of Self-Determination, redesigning systems to be supportive to individuals and families. The presentation will emphasize opportunities for fellow UCEDDs and LENDs to participate in these activities. Participants will also receive tools to advance Self-Advocacy, Self-Determination, and Support to Families in their state and at the national level.

Featured Presenter(s)

Katie Arnold, MS
Director of Community Education, Institute on Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago; Chicago, IL

Angela Martin, LMSW
Community Support Specialist, Developmental Disabilities Institute, Wayne State University; Detroit, MI

Tia Nelis
Self-Advocacy Specialist, Instituteon Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago; Chicago, IL

Sheli Reynolds, MOT, PhD
Director of Individual Advocacy and Family Supports, Institute for Human Development, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Kansas City, MO