Educate to Advocate 2021 Public Policy Workshop (VIRTUAL)

Educate to Advocate 2021 Public Policy Workshop (VIRTUAL) from Vanderbilt Kennedy Center On Vimeo.

This Kennedy Center lecture was presented on March 2, 2021.

Whatever our perspective – trainees and students, researchers, health care professionals, service providers, educators, individuals with disabilities or family members, or simply concerned citizens – we see ways that the disability service system can be improved. One dimension of changing service systems is educating legislators and other public policy makers.

This virtual workshop featured stories and strategies from disability professionals who have experience advocating in Tennessee and Washington, D.C. Educate to Advocate will feature the policy expertise of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), the Tennessee Developmental Disabilities Network, and community partners.

This workshop included:

  • A conversation with AUCD Disability Policy Fellow Lauren Blachowiak and University of Tennessee Center of Developmental Disabilities Executive Director Bruce Keisling
  • Current topics in Tennessee Policy with Lauren Pearcy, Director of Public Policy for the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities, and Tennessee DD Council members Roddey Coe and Chrissy Hood
  • Strategies for Advocacy During COVID with Sarah Sampson, Deputy Director of the Tennessee Disability Coalition, and self-advocate Chyna Crockett

Last Updated: 3/5/2021 9:56:28 AM

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