7:45 to 9:30 Grab a cup of coffee and a pastry in Room 10. Plan
for an exciting day of advocacy and fun!
8:00 to 9:00 Register outside of Room 10.
9:00 to 9:45 Room 11: Gather for opening remarks by Governor
Phil Scott, staff members of Vermont’s congressional delegation
and VCDR President Sarah Launderville.
10:00 to 10:30 Room 11: Workshop, “Bringing Down the House
and the Senate, Too: How to Talk to Your
Legislator.” Join Green Mountain Self-Advocates
and practice how to pivot and get your message
across when advocating with legislators.
10:30 to 11:00 Room 10: Workshop. Join Action Circles to learn
about Vermont’s budget process and how to
11:00 to 11:30 Room 11: Workshop, “Sports Are for Every Body.”
Join Nate Besio of the Northeast Disabled Athletic
Association and learn about the emotional and
physical benefits of adaptive sports for people with
11:30 to 12:00 Room 11: Workshop, “Deaf Culture and
Communication.” Join Keri Darling of Deaf
Vermonters Advocacy Services and learn about
communication methods, different kinds of hearing
loss and what it’s like to have hearing loss.
12:00 to 1:00 Lunch. Complimentary pizza (regular and gluten
free) will be served in Room 10!
1:00 Disability Awareness Day will be announced on the
House floor. Advocates can take a bow!
1:30 Press conference in Room 11.
2 to 2:30 Room 10: Workshop, “The Quest for Cognitive
Liberty.” Join Calvin Moen of Vermont Psychiatric
Survivors to learn about the right to mental self-determination,
the right to use or reject drugs and
other therapeutic services and what supports
psychiatric survivors are calling for in order to lead
free and fulfilling lives.
2:30 to 3:15 Go on a tour of the State House! Space is limited.
YOU MUST SIGN UP AHEAD OF TIME.
3:00 to 4:00 Room 11: Come cheer on graduates of the
2019 Leadership Series!
4:00 to 4:30 Cafeteria: Evening program. Enjoy appetizers and
mingle. Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman will
stop by to address the group at 4:30.
4:30 to 6:00 Keynote by Patrick Standen and a panel featuring
moderator Deborah Lisi-Baker and graduates of the
Vermont Leadership Series (Anastasia Douglas,
Erika Smith, Candice Price and Kyle Riopel).
Throughout the day, DAD attendees will be testifying on a number of
important issues before various House and Senate committees.
Special thanks to the Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council, the
Vermont Statewide Independent Living Council, the Center on Disability
and Community Inclusion, UVM, and Vermont Care Partners