Every other year Advocating Change Together and the Conference Planning Committee organizations put on a two-day state self-advocacy conference. Typically 400-500 self-advocates and allies attend to make friends, learn about self-advocacy issues, and become connected to the larger self-advocacy movement.
What makes this conference unique is its “nothing about us without us” approach. Two-thirds of the sessions will be led or co-led by self-advocates and all voting members of the conference planning committee are self-advocates. They select the workshops, entertainment, food, decorations, theme and make sure it will be a great time. This year the committee has selected “Celebrating Life” as the theme. A picture is worth a thousand words, check out some photos from the 2015 MN State Self-Advocacy Conference to get a feel for what it’s all about.
The conference will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Bloomington, 7800 Normandale Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55439 on May 12th and 13th
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