Self advocates conference

Self Advocacy Solutions is proud to announce our first annual Self Advocates Conference to be held virtually Saturday, September 25, 2021. The goal of the conference is to unite self advocates from across Arizona. Join us for this free online event where we will have presentations and guest speakers talk about issues that are important to people with disabilities in Arizona as well as throughout the nation.

Topics that may be covered during the virtual conference include:

Basics of Self-AdvocacyRelationships and Abuse Awareness/ Prevention
Advanced Self-Advocacy/Self DeterminationTechnology
Increasing Involvement of Self Advocates in Their Own Social Services PlanningEducation
Managing Life Stages & TransitionsTransportation
Civic EngagementHealthcare
Financial LiteracyHousing
Organizing and Operating a Self Advocacy GroupEmployment
 Community Living

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Registration for this free conference is not yet available. Be sure to keep checking this website for more information and a link to the online registration when it becomes available.

Call for Presenters

Self Advocacy Solutions of Arizona is pleased to announce we are accepting proposals for presentations at our inaugural conference, Uniting Self Advocates Across Arizona, on Saturday, September 25, 2021.

We look forward to hosting an exciting day of learning and sharing for Self Advocates, Family Members/Caregivers, and Professionals serving the Arizona disability community in all its many forms.

Because of the need for safety related to large gatherings during the current health crisis, the 2021 conference will be an online-only event.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

* The theme of this conference is “Uniting Self Advocates Across Arizona”. We are looking for presentations and/or panels that focus on the following topic areas:

Basics of Self-AdvocacyRelationships and Abuse Awareness/ Prevention
Advanced Self-Advocacy/Self DeterminationTechnology
Increasing Involvement of Self Advocates in Their Own Social Services PlanningEducation
Managing Life Stages & TransitionsTransportation
Civic EngagementHealthcare
Financial LiteracyHousing
Organizing and Operating a Self Advocacy GroupEmployment
 Community Living


* Sessions will be 60 minutes long.

* The audience is expected to be a mixture of self advocates, family members and caregivers, and disability professionals, but the emphasis is on building the knowledge and capacity of self advocates. Please plan your presentation accordingly.

* If selected, Presenters will be required to provide all conference materials and presentation tools in accessible formats.

* Presenters who have disabilities or panels including individuals who have disabilities are strongly encouraged and may be given priority consideration.

* A Certificate of Appreciation will be issued to all presenters/panelists upon request.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE:   JULY 23, 2021

SELECTIONS FINALIZED:   AUGUST 6, 2021
Presenters who are selected will be notified no later than Friday, August 13,2021

To submit a presentation proposal, please click on the link to be taken to a presentation form.

Click here to submit your presentation for the self advocacy conference