2021 Self-Advocacy Conference - Your Voice Your Choice

2021 Self-Advocacy Conference - Your Voice Your Choice

This FREE training is for people served by the regional center and their circle of support.

We look forward to having you join Disability Rights California’s
Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy for our Self-Advocacy Conference

Your Voice
Your Choice Advocacy Starts With You

This FREE virtual training is for people served by the regional center and their circle of support.

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OCRA is having its first Self-Advocacy Conference! Join us daily starting Monday July 26th through July 30th. It is about YOUR VOICE YOUR CHOICE. This is a great opportunity to have fun and build your self-advocacy skills. A different topic will be covered each day. We will also host a Resource Fair with vendors from all over California that offer recreational opportunities you might enjoy. We look forward to your participation!

What You will Learn:

  • History of disability rights movement
  • Different living options
  • How you prepare for an emergency
  • Resources to help you work
  • Ways to stay calm in stressful times
  • Resource fair

When:
July 26 - 30, 2021

Register Today

Space is limited so register as soon as possible.

Those who register by July 16, 2021 will be entered into a raffle for a limited number of prizes.

Webinar Topics

 
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Welcome and History of the Disability Rights Movement Monday, July 26, 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM (PST)

Learn how people with disabilities just like you have been fighting for the right to make choices and independence.

Speaker: Katie Hornberger (OCRA Director), Andy Imparato (Executive Director, DRC)

 
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Where to Live: A Discussion of Living Options Tuesday July 27, 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM (PST)

Explore different living options and decisions you may have to make. Learn how you can use your IPP to meet this goal.

Speakers: Clifford Black (OCRA), Cristina Kinsella (OCRA)

 
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How to Prepare for an Emergency Wednesday, July 28, 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM (PST)

Learn how to put together a first aid kit and make an evacuation plan so you are ready in case of an emergency.

Speakers: Clifford Black (OCRA), Julie Eby-McKenzie (State Council on Developmental Disabilities)

 
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How Department of Rehabilitation and the Client Assistance Program Can help you Thursday, July 29 , 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM (PST)

Learn about your right to work and how the Department of Rehabilitation and the Client Assistance Program can help you.

Speakers: Rebecca Hoyt (DRC), Stephen Peters (DRC)

 
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How to Relax in Stressful Situations Friday, July 30, 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM (PST)

Join a discussion about how stress can impact your life and find ways to relax.

Speakers: Kristen Evans (OCRA), Ana Rivas (OCRA)

 
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Virtual Resource Fair Friday, July 30, 2021
12:30PM - 1:30PM (PST)

This fair will focus on fun activities across the state.

 

Register Today