Effective Advocacy Strategies for You April 29-30, 2013 Stonewall Jackson Resort Roanoke, WV

A free two-day event designed to provide resources for individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families and community members so they may be effective advocates.


Monday, April 29th

  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Keynote - Elizabeth Weintraub

    Keynote: Self-Determination as a Puzzle - Elizabeth Weintraub Elizabeth Weintraub currently works for Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD), as Self-Advocacy Project Specialist. She also serves as a consultant for the National Children's Center, and for the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL). She represents CQL in a variety of local, state, and national forums regarding quality of life for people with disabilities.

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Removing Barriers - The Self Advocacy Approach Todd Rundle, Program Manager for Family Services, CED
  • 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm: BREAK
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: The Fair Shake Network & Advocacy Tools - Jan Lilly-Stewart - Director, FSN David Stewart, Disability Rights Consultant
  • 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm: How to Appeal Social Security Decisions - Jennifer Tenney, Program Manager, Employment & Community Support Services
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Dinner in Stillwaters
  • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Smores by Fire with music by Eric Yoder, Fine Arts Participant

Tuesday, April 30th

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Effective Advocacy Roles - Why Everyone's Role is Important - Ann McDaniel, Executive Director, WVSILC
  • 10:00 am - 10:15 am: BREAK
  • 10:15 am - 11:15 am: A Hearing Officers Perspective - Erika Young, Director, WV Board of Review
  • 11:15 am - 12:00 pm: Panel Discussion, Greg Bilonick, Debi Lewis (Parent Advocate), Vicki Shaffer (Self-Advocate), Bob Waybright
  • 12:00 pm: Closing Remarks/ Pass Out Boxed Lunches

Registeration is Closed. The conference is at capacity.

Sponsored By:

  • Center for Excellence in Disabilities logo
  • Fairshake Network logo
  • WV SLIC logo
Mission: Providing leadership in the development of services and supports for persons with disabilities
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