APRIL Logo with the words, "The United Voice  of Independent Living in Rural America."

APRIL Logo v2

"Team Work Makes the Dream Work"

Youth Conference October 20th

"Back to Basics: IL Skills Training"

Preconference October 20th

"Indivisible with Liberty and Justice for All" October 21-23 

See this year's photos at:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonwick/sets/72157688312135843

Conference Materials

Program Rich Text Format
Program PDF


Election Assistance Commision

Resources for Voters: https://www.eac.gov/voters/resourcesforvoters/

Transcript from APRIL Town Hall

Video on What is the EAC

Welcoming Video From Bob Williams
Keynote: A View from The Inside Sarah Triano
Keynote: APRIL Advocacy
Keynote: Disability Solidarity Nobody's Free Until Everybody's Free Dustin Gibson and Vilissa Thompson


Workshop Block 1:

Social Media An Audience with Youth: Vicki Leeper and Sharon Fuller

Social Media an Audience with youth RTF handout

IL in Indian Country: John Nousaine, Doug Defoe, Sunshine Lemieux
IL in Indian Country PowerpointIL in Indian Country Powerpoint
IL in Indian Country RTF
Accessible Healthcare RIghts and Responsibilities Under the ADA: Michael Richardson

Accessible Healthcare and the ADA Powerpoint

Accessible Healthcare Rich Text Format

Online Resources Accessible Healthcare rights and responsibilitiess

Accessible Health Care


Accessible Medical Diagnostic Equipment


Accessible Medical Examination Tables and Chairs


Standards for Accessible Medical Diagnostic Equipment


CIL Services for Parents with Disabilities: Kimberly Tissot

CIL Services For Parents with Disabilities Powerpoint

CIL Services for Parents with Disabilities RTF

ABA Final Ruling CIL Services for Parents with Disabilities

Online Resources for CIL Services Parents with Disabilities

 SC’s Persons with Disabilities Right to Parent Act: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/3538.htm

Rocking the Cradle Report: https://www.ncd.gov/publications/2012/Sep272012

Technical Assistance from HHS & DOJ: https://www.ada.gov/doj_hhs_ta/child_welfare_ta.html

Advocacy Through Social Media: Rooted in Rights

Rooted in Rights powerpoint

Workshop Block 2:
Home Alone or Out and About: Enhancing Usability and Community Participation for All: Glen White, LIllie Greiman, Hayley Burghart, Crag Ravesloot

Home Alone or Out and About Powerpoint

Opportunities and Barriers for Agricultural Workers with Disabilities A Discussion: Sierra Royster, Paul Jones, Tom Younkman

AgrAbility Web Survey Report

APRIL SILC to SILC YLF Style: Melissa Ann-Santora, Jamie Davis, Bill Wood


Identifying Technical Assistance Needs: Paula McElwee and the IL-NET
Identifying Technical Assistance Powerpoint 
Identifying Technical Assistance Needs RTF
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation: Shannon O'Conner
 Christopher and Dana Reeve Standard Deck Powerpoint
Workshop Block 3
Health Policy Reform: Jae Kennedy Liz Wood

Health Policy Forum Powerpoint

Health Policy Forum RTF

Fun with Funding Formulas: AOCIL

Fun with Funding Formulas Powerpoint

Building Financial Independence and Funding AT: Danny Housley

Funding AT Powerpoint

Funding AT RTF

Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE): Chris Gagnon

ABLE Account Powerpoint

Preserving Access and Independence: Understanding Alternatives to Guardian Ship: Charlie Walters
Alternatives to Guardianship Powerpoint
Aternatives to Guardianship Rich Text Format
 Be Loud Be Proud: Youth Making a Difference: Joan LaBelle and Ian Engle
 Be Loud Be Proud Powerpoint

Be Loud Be Proud Agenda

Be Loud Be Proud Example

Be Loud Be Proud Why Systems Advocacy Powerpoint

Workshop Block 4
Disability Integration: How to Get Involved in the Emergency World: Jerry Reiner

Disability Integration Powerpoint

Bluepath.org: Good Access is Good Business: Mark Leeper

Bluepath.org Quick Look Survey RTF

Asking Questions Leads to Solutions: Tools for Today and Tomorrow: RTC: Rural

Tools for today and tomorrow powerpoint

 Taking Charge Increasing Functional Independence Through Understanding and Empowerment: Heather Bahme
Be a Friend Festival: Lillian Burch


It's My Right Under the ADA: Rene Cummins and Becky Williams

ADA in the Community Powerpoint

Workshop Block 5
 Finding and Using your Strengths to Forward the Independent Living Movement: Diane Groff

Finding and Using your strengths powerpoint

Finding and Using your Strengths Word document

Social Media: Reaching Farther, Working Better: Rayna Sage and Justice Ender

Reaching Farther Working Better PDF

Reaching Farther Working Better RTF

The Impossible Journey is the One You Don't Begin: Successful Transitions: Denise Wardle and Dora Warman

The Impossible Journey is the One you Do Not Begin Powerpoint

State Disability Advisory Groups; Who They Are, What They Do, and How They Can Help: Alexandrea Hatcher

Disability Advisor Groups Who they Are What They Do and How they Help Powerpoint

Charter on Coalition for Inclusive Disaster Strategies

Emergency Shelter Communication Card PDF

Getting Accommodations in College: Emily Robinson and Molly Spence

Getting Accommodations in College Powerpoint




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