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									     THE ARC OF THE UNITED STATES
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ON INTELLECTUAL
   AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
 ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY CENTERS ON
             DISABILITIES
        UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY
  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNCILS
    ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

               Present:




   NEW CONGRESS, NEW OPPORTUNITIES

            March 4 – 6
    The Hyatt Regency Washington
           on Capitol Hill
     400 New Jersey Avenue NW
          Washington, DC
        Time                                Sunday, March 4                          Room

 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                        Registration                        Regency Foyer
                                                                                     Office

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.    Welcome, Orientation and Keynote Address                 Regency A/
                          Moderator: Stephen Bennett, President and CEO,          Ticonderoga/
  Plenary Session
                          United Cerebral Palsy                                     Yorktown
                          Speaker:
                           John Kemp, Partner, Powers Pyles Sutter &
                             Verville P.C.

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.                          Break                           Regency A Foyer

  10:45 a.m. – Noon       Legislative Advocacy Training                            Regency A/
                          Moderator: Becky Harker, President, National            Ticonderoga/
  Plenary Session
                          Association of Councils on Developmental                  Yorktown
                          Disabilities (NACDD)
                          Presenter:
                           Bobby Silverstein, Partner, Powers Pyles Sutter &
                             Verville P.C.

  Noon – 1:30 p.m.                        Lunch on your own
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.     Policy Update                                            Regency A/
                          Moderator: Robert Bacon, Director, Iowa Center for      Ticonderoga/
  Plenary Session
                          Disabilities and Development                              Yorktown
                          Speakers:
                           Paul Marchand, Staff Director, Disability Policy
                             Collaboration (DPC)
                           Sharon Scribner, Managing Director, Public Law
                             and Strategy, Sonnenschein Nath Rosenthal;
                             Public Policy Consultant, NACDD
                           Liz Savage, Director of Health and Housing
                             Policy, DPC
                           Marty Ford, Director of Legal Advocacy, DPC
                           Joe Caldwell, Policy Analyst, Association of
                             University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
                           Julie Ward, Director of Employment and
                             Transportation Policy, DPC
                           Karen Flippo, Chief Executive Officer, NACDD
                           Kim Musheno, Director of Legislative Affairs,
                             AUCD
                           Janna Starr, Director of Disability Rights, Family
                             and Technology Policy, DPC
       Time                          Sunday, March 4 (cont’d)                    Room

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.                         Break                          Regency A Foyer


4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Budget & Appropriations                                 Yorktown
                        Moderator: Sue Swenson, Executive Director, The
Concurrent Session
                        Arc of the United States
   Number One           Presenters:
                         Donna Meltzer, Senior Director of Government
                           Affairs, Epilepsy Foundation
                         Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director, Coalition
                           on Human Needs
                         Judy Solomon, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget
                           and Policy Priorities

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Autism                                                Capitol Room
                        Moderator: Lucille Zeph, Director, Maine
Concurrent Session
                        Center for Community Inclusion and Disability
   Number Two           Studies
                        Presenters:
                         Ann Gavaghan, Legislative Assistant, Senator
                           Hillary Clinton (D-NY)
                         Tec Chapman, Deputy Director, Division of
                           MR/DD, Missouri
                         Katy Neas, Director of Governmental Affairs,
                           Easter Seals
                         Lee Grossman, President/CEO, Autism Society of
                           America

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Housing                                                Regency A
                        Moderator: Peter Quattromani, Executive Director,
Concurrent Session
                        UCP of Rhode Island
  Number Three          Presenters:
                         Ann O’Hara , Co-Founder, Technical Assistance
                           Collaborative
                         Andrew Sperling, Director, Legislative Advocacy,
                           National Alliance on Mental Illness

     6:30 p.m.          Review of Today’s Presentations and Materials        Congressional A
                        Moderator: NACDD Staff
  Optional Recap
     Session




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        Time                               Monday, March 5                           Room

 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.                         Registration                       Regency A Office

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.    Focus on Medicaid and Social Security                   Regency A/
                          Moderator: Doreen Croser, Executive Director,          Ticonderoga/
  Plenary Session
                          American Association on Intellectual and                 Yorktown
                          Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
                          Presenters:
                           Alice Weiss, Majority Health Counsel, Senate
                             Finance Committee
                           Amy Hall, Majority Staff, House Energy and
                             Commerce Committee
                           Becky Shipp, Health Policy Advisor, Senate
                             Finance Committee Minority Members
                           Tom Klouda, Professional Staff Member, Majority
                             Staff, Senate Finance Committee
                           Kim Hildred, Chief Social Security Advisor for
                             Committee on Ways and Means Minority
                             Members

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.                          Break                          Regency A Foyer


  10:45 a.m. – Noon       Focus on Employment, Education, DD, Family              Regency A/
                          Support, Community Living, Civil Rights and            Ticonderoga/
  Plenary Session
                          Wellness                                                 Yorktown
                          Moderator: Royal Walker, AUCD President;
                          Assistant Director of MS Institute for Disability
                          Studies
                          Presenters:
                           Connie Garner, Disability Policy Director, Senate
                             Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP)
                             Committee
                           Aaron Bishop, Minority Professional Staff
                             Member, Senate HELP Committee
                           Lee Perselay, Disability Counsel, Senator Tom
                             Harkin (D-IA)
                           Theda Zawaiza, Senior Disability Policy Advisor,
                             House Education and Labor Committee
                           Brad Thomas, Professional Staff Member,
                             Minority Staff, House Education and Labor
                             Committee
                           Sherry Kaiman, Professional Staff, Senator Chris
                             Dodd (D-CT)

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        Time                          Monday, March 5 (cont’d)                     Room

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.   The Arc’s Chafee Award                                 Regency A/
                         Moderator: Lorraine Sheehan, Immediate Past           Ticonderoga/
 Award Luncheon
                         President, The Arc of the United States; Co-Chair,      Yorktown
                         DPC Steering Committee (DPCSC)
                         Presenter:
                          Mary A. Jordan, President, The Arc of the United
                            States
                         Recipient:
                          Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND)

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.                           Break                         Regency A. Foyer

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.    Social Security                                         Yorktown
                         Moderator: Steven M. Eidelman, Robert Edelsohn
Concurrent Session
  Number One             Chair and Professor of Developmental Disabilities,
                         University of Delaware
                         Presenters:
                          Kate Thornton, Deputy Staff Director, Social
                            Security Advisory Board
                          Ethel Zelenske, Director of Government Affairs,
                            National Organization of Social Security
                            Claimants’ Representatives
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.    Developmental Disabilities and Family Support         Capitol Room
                         Programs
Concurrent Session
                         Moderator: Karen Flippo, Chief Executive Officer,
  Number Two
                         NACDD
                         Presenters:
                          George Jesien, Executive Director, AUCD
                          Sue Swenson, Executive Director, The Arc of the
                            United States
                          Curt Decker, Executive Director, National
                            Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
                          Betty Williams, Board Member, SABE
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.    Health – Medicare and SCHIP                             Regency A
                         Moderator: Deana Claiborne, Executive Director,
Concurrent Session
  Number Three           UCP of Middle Tennessee
                         Presenters:
                          Mary Andrus, Project Director, State Children’s
                            Health Insurance Program, Easter Seals
                          Julie Venners Yannes, Director of Federal
                            Relations, Epilepsy Foundation
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.                            Break                        Regency A Foyer


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       Time                          Monday, March 5 (cont’d)                      Room

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.   Employment and Education                                Capitol Room
                        Moderator: William Kiernan, Director, Institute for
Concurrent Session
  Number One            Community Inclusion, Boston, MA
                        Presenters:
                         Alexa Posny, Director, Office of Special Education
                           Programs, U.S. Department of Education
                         Laura Kaloi, Public Policy Director, National
                           Center on Learning Disabilities
                         Rita Martin, Assistant Director, Council of State
                           Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation
                         Brad Turner-Little, Assistant Vice President,
                           Government Relations, Easter Seals
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.   Long Term Services and Supports                          Regency A
                        Moderator: Hank Bersani, President, AAIDD
Concurrent Session
                        Presenters:
  Number Two
                         John Lancaster, Executive Director, National
                           Council on Independent Living
                         Jeff Crowley, Senior Research Scholar, Health
                           Policy Institute, Georgetown University
                         Daryn Demeritt, Advocacy Consultant, Field
                           Goals
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.   Civil Rights – ADA, Voting, Genetic Information,          Yorktown
                        Emergency Management and Hate Crimes
Concurrent Session
                        Moderator: Mark Lezotte, Co-Chair, DPCSC
  Number Three
                        Presenters:
                         Sandy Finucane, Vice President, Legal and
                           Government Affairs, Epilepsy Foundation
                         Christina Galindo-Walsh, Senior Staff Attorney,
                           NDRN
                         Anne Sommers, Policy Counsel, American
                           Association of People with Disabilities
                         Curt Decker, Executive Director, NDRN
4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.                           Break                          Regency A Foyer

5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.   Wrap-Up                                                  Regency A/
                        Moderator: Lorraine Sheehan, Co-Chair, DPCSC            Ticonderoga/
  Plenary Session
                        Presenters;                                               Yorktown
                         Disability Policy Seminar Staff
5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.                      State Caucuses                        Regency A/
                                                                                Ticonderoga/
                                                                                  Yorktown



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       Time                          Monday, March 5 (cont’d)                       Room

     6:30 p.m.          Review of Today’s Presentations and Materials           Congressional A
                        Moderator: NACDD Staff
  Optional Recap
     Session


       Time                               Tuesday, March 6                          Room

      All Day                         Capitol Hill Visits
                        Seminar Staff will be available from 10:00 a.m.– 2:00
                        p.m. at the following locations:

                         Longworth House Office Building, Cafeteria
                          (location - basement level)
                         Hart Senate Office Building, The Senate Chef
                          (location - ground floor between the Hart and
                          Dirksen Senate Office Buildings)

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.      The Honorable Steny Hoyer (D-MD)
                                 Majority Leader of the                         Cannon House
 Special Address
                                                                                Office Building
                             U.S. House of Representatives                       Caucus Room
                        OPEN TO ALL SEMINAR PARTICIPANTS                           3rd Floor
                            **Please do not miss appointments scheduled with
                                   Members of Congress for this time.




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