2017 April Conference 2

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Join Us October 20th-23rd, 2017 for our

23rd Annual APRIL Conference and Youth Conference

Spokane, Washington: Davenport Grand

"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 


Conference Materials

Draft Workshop at a Glance

Program Rich Text Format

Program PDF

Electronic Evaluations General Session

Electronic Evaluations Workshop Blocks

Electronic Evaluation Preconference

Things to do in Spokane (thanks youth steering committee member Aerius Franklin)

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 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
The Safety Project Partnering with 13 CILS to Develop and Abuse Prevention Program for People with Intellectual Disabilities: Rosemary Hughes
Advocacy Through Social Media: Rooted in Rights
Workshop Block 2:
Home Alone or Out and About: Enhancing Usability and Community Participation for All: Glen White, LIllie Greiman, Hayley Burghart, Crag Ravesloot
Opportunities and Barriers for Agricultural Workers with Disabilities A Discussion: Sierra Royster, Paul Jones, Tom Younkman
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
Been There Done That: Jim Whalen, Scott Burlingame, Kimberly Tissot, Cassie Wick
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation: Shannon O'Conner
Workshop Block 3
Health Policy Reform: Jae Kennedy Liz Wood

Health Policy Forum Powerpoint

Health Policy Forum RTF

Fun with Funding Formulas: AOCIL
Building Financial Independence and Funding AT: Danny Housley
Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE): Chris Gagnon
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
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
Asking Questions Leads to Solutions: Tools for Today and Tomorrow: RTC: Rural
Taking Charge Increasing Functional Indpenednece Through Understanding and Empowerment: Heather Bahme
Be a Friend Festival: Lillian Burch
It's My Right Under the ADA: Rene Cummins and Becky Williams
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
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

SILCS Sharing with SILCS: Facilitated Peer Sharing: Paula McElwee
Getting Accommodations in College: Emily Robinson and Molly Spence



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