Thursdays at 6:30 pm, on the following days: September 30. October 7,14,21,28 and November 4
DSANV is launching a new Advocacy program in 2021 led by self-advocate, and DSANV Board Member, Charlotte Woodward. The goal of the program is to help educate members on why advocacy is important and to introduce the many organizations engaged in disability advocacy in the National Capital Region.
Quarterly meetings are scheduled for Jan 21, 2021, April 22, 2021, July 22, 2021 and October 28, 2021.
Register for Advocacy Group Here
The first Advocacy Meeting took place on January 21.The guest speaker was Tonya Milling, the Executive Director of the Arc of Virginia and Director of the Arc’s Virginia Self-Advocacy Alliance. Here is a recording of the meeting.
Also, Tonya also provided a link that lets you join in on an online meeting with your state delegate.
Recording from the April 22 Advocacy Meeting.
Ashley Helsing, Director of Government Relations, and Nicole Patton, Manager of Grassroots Advocacy from NDSS, National Down Syndrome Society spoke about advocacy. Here is a link
Other items discussed during the meeting include:
Recording of Charlotte Woodward’s testimony before the VA State Senate.