Conference Schedule.
Times are subject to change.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

8:00am - 10:00am
Exhibitor Setup

8:00am - 5:00pm
Registration Table Open

8:00am - 9:15am
Continental Breakfast

9:15am - 10:45am
Opening General Session w/
Keynote Panel:  Olmstead at Twenty

  • Susan Jamieson, Esq. - Atlanta Legal Aid, Olmstead Attorney
  • Simeon Goldman, Esq. - Disability Rights New York
  • Bethany Lilly - Director of Income Policy, The Arc of the United States

10:45am - 12:00pm
Concurrent Workshop Sessions

-Executive Decision-Making. How to Educate, Inform and Garner the Support of the Highest Levels of State Government
-Advocating for policies protecting people from medical billing abuses
-Housing Rights for Persons with Disabilities under the New York State Human Rights Law
-Peer Integration Program: ACCES-VR & ILC’s Working Together
-Language Acquisition and Communication Access: The Problems Facing Young Children

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Expo

12:30pm - 1:45pm
Luncheon

1:45pm - 3:00pm 
Concurrent Workshop Sessions

-Systems Advocacy – Creating Systemic Change in the Current Environment
-The Risk of the QALY: Disability Rights and Prescription Drug Coverage
-Integrating Homeless People with Disabilities into Community Living
-Peer Mentoring: A Proven Process for Successfully Transitioning Individuals Out of Institutions
-Disability, Diversity and Intersectionality at CILS: Why Words Matter and Addressing Micro-aggressions Part I

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Expo & Afternoon Break

3:30pm - 4:45pm
Concurrent Workshop Sessions
-Beyond Policy: The Grit Behind Campaigns for Social Change
-Workforce Intergration; past, present, and future
-Services for Those Who Served: Assisting Veterans and Their Families in Your Daily Work 
-Including All People in Health Promotion: Lessons from the Diabetes Prevention Program
-Disability, Diversity and Intersectionality at CILS: Why Words Matter and Addressing Micro-aggressions Part II

6:30pm - 10:00pm
Dinner & Evening Program
David Veatch Award Presentation
Evening Entertainment: TBD

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

8:00am - 10:00am
Exhibitor Setup

8:00am - 9:15am
Continental Breakfast

9:15am - 10:45am
General Session w/
Keynote Speaker: Realizing Systems Change through Legal Action

  • Michelle Caiola, Esq. - Disability Rights Advocates

10:45am - 12:00pm
Concurrent Workshop Sessions
-Strategies for effective Communication with Legislators
-Social Media and Modern Day Advocacy: Steps to Take Today, and What to Plan For
-Using Pooled Trusts to Keep Medicaid or SSI
-WIOA, Pre-ETS, and Students with Disabilities
-From Institutions to Community: Providing Independent Living Behaviroal Health Services

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Expo (Ferris Foyer)

12:30pm - 1:45pm
Luncheon

1:45pm - 3:00pm
Concurrent Workshop Sessions
-Getting Your Story Out on TV, Newspapers and Social Media
-Transition to Medicaid Managed Care for People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
-Medicaid Redesign- A Retrospective Assessment of its Impact on LTC
-BCID’s Community Health Worker Program: A Model for the Disability Community
-Fundraising to Increase Advocacy Activities at Your ILC

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Expo (Ferris Foyer)