Advocacy for Change

The 2018 advocacy institute will be held on Thursday, April 12, 8:30 – 4:00! Complete the online registration to save your spot!


Advocacy for Change  is a full day advocacy and skills training event for parents and other family members who have children/youth with disabilities or special health care needs.

Participants will:

Learn about the latest policy priorities, including long-term supports, changes to Medicaid and private insurance, special education, mental health and more!

Practice and receive coaching how to tell your family story in ways that can impact changes in programs and policies.

Visit with your elected officials at the State Capitol to educate them about issues important to you and your family.


Cost Categories:

$0 *- Full scholarship ($125 value) – parents/family members and individuals with disabilities only

$50 – partial scholarship – parents/family members/returning participants

$125 – professionals/providers/ teachers/community members

*A limited number of scholarships will be available to pay for a hotel room on Wednesday, April 11 and for travel expenses.

Preparing for your Visit with Legislators:

Want to learn more about building your advocacy skills? See the Advocacy Tools and Resources Page!


Archives: 2017 Advocacy for Change Event Materials