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New York State Partners in Policymaking® is hosting the Partners 2018 Speaker Series, a sequence of collaborative workshops on the topics being covered by the Partners in Policymaking® course materials. Recognized experts on the core topics of the Partners curriculum will present in person at these sessions around the state.

Partners Graduates and community members interested in the topic are invited to attend the events in person or online.

Anyone is invited to attend the events in person or online. Sessions are offered at no cost to current Partner members and Partner Graduates, and all Partners have an exclusive opportunity to extend the conversation over a light lunch with presenters after the workshop. Others pay a nominal registration fee of $25 for access to all 6 sessions, online or in-person!


Series Schedule



Never Give Up: the Essence of Self-Advocacy & Leadership

Speaker: Diana Braun and Alice Elliot
Location: Long Island and Online

April 21

Inclusive Education: From Benevolence to Justice

Speaker: Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift
Location: Buffalo and Online

May 19

Person-Centered Pathways toward Contribution and Citizenship using Individualized Supports

Speaker: Beth Mount
Location: Albany and Online

June 23

Customized Employment: Equal Opportunity for Real Work, Real Pay in the Real World

Speaker: Connie Ferrell
Location: Syracuse and Online

July 21

Supported Decision Making: Another Tool in the Self-Determination Toolbox

Speaker: Kristin Booth Glen
Location: New York City and Online

August 18

Community Organizing for Inclusion

Speaker: Caitlin Petrakis-Childs
Location: Rochester and Online