Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Call for Workshop Proposals for the 2018 Regional Self Advocacy Conference- Please share!

Hello everyone! 

We are looking for self advocates or self advocacy groups to present workshops at this year's Regional Conference in Batavia, NY.  The conference is a two day event held on June 28thand 29th, 2018 with workshops offered on June 29th. The theme is "Self Advocates SOARING – Our Dreams with Wings". We are looking for qualified presenters, especially self advocacy groups to present workshops. I have attached this as a form you can print out and share.

Here are some examples of workshop topics we are looking for: 

Yoga                                                  Internet Safety                                  Managed Care

Conflict Resolution                            Community Inclusion                        Self Advocacy 101

Employment                                      Self Determination                            Relationships/ Boundaries

Personal Stories                                SSI and Marriage                             Life with Autism

Creativity and the Arts                       Medicare/Medicaid                           Healthy Eating

LGBTQ                                              Advocacy in High School                 Meditation

Skits and Roleplays


Please fill out this form and send it by February 20, 2018. You can send it to: 

Gwen Squire by email:, by mail ATTN: Gwen Squire c/o SANYS 1200 East and West Rd. Bldg 16, West Seneca, NY 14224 

OR Kim Henchen/Allen Fontaine by email:, by mail: Kim Henchen c/o SANYS 620 Westfall Rd., Rochester, NY 14620


Name of Presenter(s)/Group Name:


Contact Person:


Contact Phone Number:


Workshop title:


Workshop description:


Needs: (please circle)       TV/VCR     Flipchart/Markers     Screen    Overhead Projector


Please note: If you are doing a Power Point presentation, you will need to bring your own laptop and speakers.


We will contact you to confirm your presentation. Please call Gwen Squire @ 716-517-3598  if you have any questions.


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