2022 DSANV Advocacy Events

The dates for the online: 2022 Advocacy Meetings are March 16, April 21, July 21, October 20. Here are the scheduled speakers:


March 16 – Heather Sachs, Policy & Advocacy Director of the National Down Syndrome    Congress

April 21 – Lindsay Kubatzky, Director of Policy and Advocacy at the National Center for Learning Disabilities (along with two members of their Self-Advocacy Council)

July 21 – Rob Targos, member and Treasurer of the Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council

Register for 2022 Advocacy Meetings:

Below are recordings from the 2021 Advocacy Meetings:

Recording from the January 21 Advocacy Meeting

Tonya Milling, Executive Director of the Arc of Northern Virginia spoke about 2021 District Constituent Meetings. Here is a link to her presentation.

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.

Jill Egle’s Presentation

NDSS Press Release for David Egan’s book, More Alike Than Different

Register for 2021 Advocacy Meetings on

July 22 and October 21