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For Immediate Release

15th Annual "Virtual" Developmental Disabilities Public Policy Conference!

March 28, 2022

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Don't miss the 15th Annual "Virtual" Developmental Disabilities Public Policy Conference, the premier three-day event for the disability community presented by Easterseals, The Arc of California, and United Cerebral Palsy from Tuesday, April 26 to Thursday, April 28.

The conference inspires, educates, and empowers attendees to become advocates for Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and features thought leaders and advocates from across the fields of developmental disabilities and public policy who will explore the theme: "BACK TO OUR FUTURE: Keys to Unlocking a Future of Opportunity and Inclusion."

We have an incredible line-up of nationally-known guest speakers confirmed for this year's conference 

Headshots of speakers Max Barrows, Rebecca Cokley, Shirley Weber and Nic NovickiHeadshots of speakers Connie Garner, Sparsh Shah, Marty Omoto, and Maysoon Zayid

Attendees include advocates, families/caregivers, direct support professionals, service provider and regional center staff, educators and leaders within the IDD community.  This year, every attendee who registers before the Early Bird ticket deadline of March 22will receive a program and welcome box mailed to them in advance of the conference and is automatically entered into daily drawings for prizes. We hope each attendee 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. Thought leaders and advocates from across the fields of developmental disabilities and public policy will explore the theme:

"BACK TO OUR FUTURE: Keys to Unlocking a Future of Opportunity and Inclusion."

DATE: Tuesday, April 26 to Thursday, April 28, 2022

TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Daily

COST: Get your EARLY BIRD ticket by midnight on March 31 to receive the discounted ticket price of $45 for all three days, and receive a WELCOME BOX with some exciting surprises mailed to your home before the Conference.

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Scholarships are available for individuals with IDD at only $5 a ticket.  To apply for a scholarship visit:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5YRMW72

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