The 2016 Disability Advocacy Conference had record attendance of more than 200 people.
The Honorable Kristin Booth Glen opened the conference with a challenge to view guardianship in a different light. She asked the audience to consider guardianship as a deprivation of an individual’s basic civil rights, and she urged them to elevate supported decision-making as the preferred method of assisting an individual with a disability.
Judge Glen’s address was followed by breakout sessions. Topics included:
There was also a networking lunch, which allowed participants to speak with members of the staff of Disability Rights NC and other disability advocates about certain topics as they ate.
“This is a conference not to be missed. The staff at Disability Rights North Carolina and expert presenters provide a wealth of information for individuals with disabilities, their families, community advocates and providers.”
“The Disability Rights Advocacy Conference is one of the best in the state. The issues covered are full of facts, not spin, so it is easy to understand the real issues at hand. The information is current, relevant, and important. If you are an advocate at heart, don’t miss this!”
“I have attended all three years and learn something new that is very relevant to my work every year.”
“What a fabulous conference. I will definitely be here every year! Because of the unique expertise that Disability Rights NC staff have, I was able to gain knowledge and information that I couldn’t have received elsewhere.”
Networking Lunch Sponsor
Henson & Fuerst
Cadgewith Farms Ltd.
Adele Foschia Award Sponsor
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys - NC Chapter
ASL Interpreters Sponsor
NC DHHS, Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Keynote Speaker Sponsor
NC Council on Developmental Disabilities
Exhibit Hall Sponsor
Breakout Session Sponsors