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ROBERT SILVERSTEIN
Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy (CSADP)
1331 H Street, N.W., Suite 301
Washington, DC 20005
202.783.5111 (V/TTY)
202.783.8250 (FAX)
Email: Bobby@csadp.org


EDUCATION

       J.D.   Georgetown University Law Center, 1974
       B.S.   Economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
              (cum laude), 1971


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Current Position

   Director, Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy

       At the Center, Mr. Silverstein conducts action-oriented policy research, conducts
       advocacy training, gives keynote speeches, and assists disability groups, and
       federal, state and local agencies draft disability policy. His areas of focus include
       civil rights, education, work incentives, workforce investment and welfare reform
       from a disability perspective.

Past Positions

The George Washington University Medical Center (November 1997-
June 30, 2000)

   Director, Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy (See above)
   Associate Professor of Health Services Management and Policy
    School of Public Health and Health Services
   Associate Professor of Health Care Sciences
    School of Medicine and Health Sciences




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United States Senate, Committee on Labor and Human Resources

         Senior Counsel (1997)
         Minority Staff Director, Subcommittee on Disability Policy (1995-1997)
         Staff Director and Chief Counsel, Subcommittee on Disability Policy (1987-
          1995)

      Principal advisor to Senator Tom Harkin (D. Iowa), chair of the Subcommittee
      (1987-1995) and ranking member (1995-97). Responsibilities included
      conducting policy analyses and research, negotiating and drafting legislation and
      reports accompanying the legislation, writing policy memoranda and conducting
      briefings for Senators, planning and supervising over forty hearings, speech-
      writing for the chair, making keynote speeches and presentations to audiences of
      up to 5,000 persons, communicating with the press, and supervising staff and
      fellows.

      Responsible for the enactment of 15 bills and numerous disability-related
      amendments to other bills concerning civil rights, education, health and job
      training.

Bills Enacted into Law:

      Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (P.L. 101-336)
      The ADA extends civil rights protections (e.g., restaurants, hotels,
      shopping centers, day care centers, doctors' offices), services provided by state
      and local governments, and telecommunications for those with communication
      impairments. The ADA has been described as the "20th century emancipation
      proclamation for people with disabilities" and "the single most important
      legislation for people with disabilities ever enacted into law."

      Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1992 (P.L. 102-569)
      This legislation provides authorization to support vocational rehabilitation
      and independent living for individuals with disabilities (multi-billion dollar
      programs) and supports a comprehensive and coordinated approach to the
      administration and conduct of research, demonstration projects, and related
      activities concerning the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities.

      Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1990 (IDEA) (P.L.
      101-476) and of 1991 (P.L. 102-119) and of 1997 (P.L. 105-17)
      These bills expand and improve the multi-billion dollar program of support for the
      education of infants and toddlers, and children with disabilities. The legislation
      ensures that all children with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public
      education and that infants and toddlers receive family-centered interdisciplinary
      early intervention services. The program also supports research, demonstration
      projects, and personnel preparation related to the education of children with
      disabilities.



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National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Act (P.L. 100-553)
This legislation established the Institute on Deafness and Other
Communication Disorders within the National Institute on Health.

Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act
of 1988 (P.L. 100-407) and 1993 Amendments (P.L. 103-218)
P.L. 100-407 established P.L. 103-218 strengthens the multi-billion dollar
program to enhance the availability of and support for assistive technology
devices and services for individuals with disabilities.

Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights
Amendments of 1987 (P.L. 100-146); of 1990 (P.L. 101-496); and of 1993
(P.L. 103-230)
These bills strengthen the multi-billion dollar program of support for
University Affiliated Programs, Developmental Disability Councils, and Protection
and Advocacy Systems.

The Television Decoder Circuitry Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-431)
This legislation requires all televisions manufactured for sale in the United
States with screens 13 inches or larger to have low-cost, built-in decoder circuitry
to display closed-captioned television transmissions.

Families of Children with Disabilities Support Act of 1994 (Included
in Improving America’s Schools Act)
This legislation provides support to states to develop or expand and
improve statewide systems of family support for families of children with
disabilities.

Education for the Deaf Act Amendments of 1992 (P.L. 102-421)
This legislation authorizes continued support for Gallaudet University and
the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Disability-Related Amendments to Other Bills Enacted into Law:
 Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987
 Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 (P.L. 100-430)
 Civil Rights Act of 1991
 The Goals 2000: Educate America Act (P.L. 103-227)
 The National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993 (P.L. 103-82)
 The School-to-Work Opportunities Act (P.L. 103-239)
 Improving America's Schools Act




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U.S. House of Representatives (1985-1987)
Counsel, Subcommittee on Select Education
Committee on Education and Labor

      Counsel to chairperson Pat Williams (D. Montana). Responsibilities included
      conducting policy analyses and research, negotiating and drafting legislation,
      writing policy memoranda and conducting briefings for representatives, planning
      and staffing hearings, speech-writing for the chair, and speaking on behalf of the
      chair to audiences.

      Responsible for the enactment of several bills, including P.L. 99-457, establishing
      a new program of early intervention services for infants and toddlers with
      disabilities. This bill has been referred to as the "template for all future social
      policy legislation." Also responsible for numerous amendments to bills
      concerning education, child abuse and neglect, and juvenile justice.

      Bills Enacted into Law:
       Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1986 (P.L. 99-506)
       Handicapped Children's Protection Act (P.L. 99-372)
       The Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1986
          (P.L. 99-457)

Private Practice (1978-1985)
Co-Founder of Long and Silverstein, P.C.

      Areas of focus included public policy research and analysis, and training
      of policymakers Projects included:
       Directing and serving as the principal investigator for a Congressionally-
          mandated policy research study of the Vocational Education Act
       Researching and drafting policies, regulations, manuals, and handbooks for
          states concerning education legislation, including the relationship between
          federal and state laws
       Co-authoring a 300-page policy manual explaining the legal framework of
          section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (a civil rights statute for persons
          with disabilities)
       Training professionals, including staff of the Office for Civil Rights,
          Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, regarding section 504 of the
          Rehabilitation Act of 1973
       Drafting a suggested version of a regulation implementing title I of the
          Elementary Secondary Education Act for the U.S. Office of Education
       Presenting information as keynote speaker and instructor regarding federal
          education and civil rights laws
       Serving as legal counsel for parents of children with disabilities in cases
          relating to the failure of local school districts to provide a free appropriate
          public education to children with disabilities




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         Litigating on behalf of poor children regarding the provision of public
          education

Attorney-Advisor (1978)
Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare

      Drafted policy interpretations concerning three civil rights statutes--
      Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (disability), title VI of the Civil
      Rights Act of 1964 (race and national origin), and title IX of the Education
      Amendments of 1972 (gender).

Director, Legal Standards Project (1975-1978)
National Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

      Served as the director and principal investigator of a Congressionally
      mandated policy research study of title I of the Elementary Secondary Education
      Act. This multi-billion dollar program provides compensatory education for
      educationally disadvantaged children residing in low-income areas. Conducted
      policy research and prepared six comprehensive policy analyses of the title I
      legal framework. At the request of the chairs and ranking members of the House
      and Senate education subcommittees, drafted bills and report language used for
      reauthorizing title I. In addition, invited as expert witness to testify at
      subcommittee hearings regarding the findings, conclusions, and
      recommendations of the research study.

Staff Attorney (1974-1975), Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor

      Drafted regulations implementing the Employee Retirement Income
      Security Act of 1974.




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PUBLICATIONS, PAPERS, AND MANUALS
Silverstein, Robert. Methods and Difficulties of Treatment, Federal Drug Abuse
Programs. Drug Abuse Council, 1972, Chapter 7.

Silverstein, Robert. A Manual for Enforcing the Comparability Provision of Title I of the
Elementary Secondary Education Act. Legal Services Corporation, 1972.

Siverstein, Robert. A Manual for Representing Exceptional Children in Mills v. Board of
Education Hearings. 1973.

Silverstein, Robert and Daniel Schember. An Analysis of the Basis for and Clarity and
Restrictiveness of Program Requirements Applicable to Local School Districts Applying
for Grants Under Title I of the Elementary Secondary Education Act. National Institute
of Education, 1977. (Congressionally-mandated study, 850 pages).

Silverstein, Robert and Michael Gaffney. An Analysis of the Legal Framework for State
Administration of Title I of the Elementary Secondary Education Act of 1965. National
Institute of Education, 1977. (Congressionally-mandated study, 500 pages).

Silverstein, Robert. An Introductory Overview Concerning the Basis for and Clarity and
Restrictiveness of the Program Requirements Applicable to Local School Districts
Applying for Grants Under Title I of the Elementary Secondary Education Act. National
Institute of Education, 1977. (Congressionally-mandated study, 100 pages).

Silverstein, Robert. A Description and Analysis of the Relationship Between Title I and
Selected State Compensatory Education Programs. National Institute of Education,
1977. (Congressionally-mandated study, 300 pages).

Silverstein, Robert. A Description of the Title I, Elementary Secondary Education Act
Legal Framework. National Institute of Education, 1977. (Congressionally-mandated
study, 300 pages).

Silverstein, Robert. A Description and Analysis of H.R. 10891 and H.R. 10931 -- Bills
Reorganizing and Amending Title I of the Elementary Secondary Education Act.
National Institute of Education, 1977. (Congressionally-mandated study).

Silverstein, Robert, et al. Handbook for the Implementation of Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Prepared for the Office for Civil Rights, Department of
Health, Education and Welfare, 1979, Updated 1981.

Silverstein, Robert. A Policy Maker's Guide to Title I of the Elementary Secondary
Education Act and Its Relationship to State and Local Special Programs. Education
Commission of the States, 1979.




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Silverstein, Robert and David Long. A Preliminary Description and Analysis of the
Federal Legal Framework for Vocational Education. National Institute of Education,
1980.

Silverstein, Robert. A History of the Title I Comparability Provision. National Institute of
Education, 1980. (Congressionally-mandated study).

Silverstein, Robert and Stanely Sirotkin. A Comparability of Federal, State and Local
Policies Affecting Education of the Handicapped in Montgomery County Schools.
Montgomery County Public Schools, MD, 1980.
           (Award for excellence in the field of educational evaluation reporting, "Best
           Report of Findings from a Policy Analysis," Division H, American Educational
           Research Association, 1981.)

Silverstein, Robert. A Suggested Version of a Regulation Implementing Part A of Title I
of Elementary Secondary Education Act (Programs Operated by Local Education
Agencies). U.S. Office of Education, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare,
1979.

Silverstein, Robert. Silverstein, Robert. A Suggested Version of a Regulation
Implementing Part C (State Administration) of Title I of Elementary Secondary
Education Act. U.S. Office of Education, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare,
1979.

Silverstein, Robert. Options for Coordinating the Administration of Section 504 and Part
B of Education of the Handicapped Act. U.S. Office of Education, Department of
Health, Education, and Welfare, 1980.

Silverstein, Robert. An Analysis of the 'Thorough and Efficient' Legal Framework in
New Jersey. National Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1980.

Silverstein, Robert and David C. Long. An Analysis of the Fiscal and Equity Provisions
of the Vocational Education Act. National Institute of Education, 1981
(Congressionally-mandated study).

Silverstein, Robert. Federal Approaches for Ensuring Equal Opportunity: Past,
Present, and Future. 1981.

Silverstein, Robert. The Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981: Its
Meaning for State and Local Policymakers and Administrators. National Association of
State Boards of Education, 1981.

Silverstein, Robert. Guides for Analyzing the Proposed Changes to the Public Law 94-
142 Regulations. 1982.




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Silverstein, Robert. User's Guide for Analyzing the Proposed IDEA Regulations.
November 21, 1997.

Silverstein, Robert. Principled Negotiations: A Tool for Getting Yes. October 21, 1998.

Silverstein, Robert. A Congressional Insider's Guide to Influencing Disability Policy:
Developing Organized Coalitions and Strategic Plans. February 12, 1999.

Silverstein, Robert. A Congressional Insider's Guide to Influencing Disability Policy:
Effective Strategies for Interacting with Policymakers. February 12, 1999.

Silverstein, Robert. A Congressional Insider's Guide to Influencing Disability Policy:
General Guidelines for Disability Policy Change Agents. February 12, 1999.

Silverstein, Robert. Policy Brief: Provisions in the Workforce Investment Act Describing
the Interplay between Workforce Investment Systems and Vocational Rehabilitation
Programs. April 1999, Volume 1, Number 1.

Silverstein, Robert. A User's Guide to the 1999 IDEA Regulations. May 7, 1999.

Silverstein, Robert. Overview of the Major Discipline Provisions in the 1999 IDEA
Regulations. May 7, 1999. Further Revised July 25, 2001.

Silverstein, Robert. Policy Brief: Improvements to the SSDI and SSI Work Incentives
and Expanded Availability of Health Care Services to Workers with Disabilities Under
the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999. February 2000,
Volume 2, Number 1. (co-authored with Allen Jensen)

Silverstein, Robert. Policy Brief: The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program and
Established Under the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999.
February 2000, Volume 2, Number 2.

Silverstein, Robert. Policy Brief: Provisions in the Workforce Investment Act Relating to
Nondiscrimination of Disability and the Development by the Governor of a Written
Methods of Administration. March 2000, Volume 2, Number 3.

Silverstein, Robert. Policy Brief: Provisions in the Proposed Regulations Governing the
State VR Program Describing the Interplay with the Workforce Investment System.
June 2000, Volume 2, Number 5.

Silverstein, Robert. Policy Brief: Proposed Regulations Implementing the Ticket to
Work and Self-Sufficiency Program (The Ticket to Work Program) January 2001,
Volume 3, Number 1.




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Silverstein, Robert. Policy Brief: Provisions in the Final Regulations Governing the
State VR Program Describing the Interplay with WIA and TWWIIA. February 2001,
Volume 3, Number 2.

Silverstein, Robert. Policy Brief: Final Regulations Implementing the Ticket to Work
and Self-Sufficiency Program (The Ticket to Work Program). March 2002, Volume 4,
Number 1.

Silverstein, Robert. Policy Brief: One-Stop Career Centers and the New Ticket to Work
and Self-Sufficiency Program. May 2002.

Silverstein, Robert. Policy Brief: The Applicability of the ADA to Personal Assistance
Services in the Workplace. June 2002.

Silverstein, Robert. Policy Brief: Using the Emerging Disability Policy Framework to
Create a Fully Inclusive Twenty-First Century Workforce Investment System. June
2002.

Rosenbaum, Sara and Joel Teitelbaum (Primary Authors);
Silverstein, Robert (Secondary Author). The Americans with Disabilities Act:
Implications for Managed Care for Persons with Mental Illness and Addictions
Disorders. December 1999.

Silverstein, Robert. A Preliminary Analysis of the Relationship Between the Temporary
Assistance for Needy Families and the Federal Disability Policy Framework. January
27, 2000.

Silverstein, Robert. A Preliminary Analysis of the Relationship Between the Workforce
Investment Act and the Federal Disability Policy Framework. January 27, 2000.

Silverstein, Robert. A Description of the Workforce Investment Act From a Disability
Policy Perspective. January 27, 2000.

Silverstein, Robert. Policy Brief: Provisions in the Final Regulations Governing the
State VR Program Describing the Interplay with the Workforce Investment Act and the
Ticket to Work and Work Incentive Improvement Act. February 2001, Volume 3,
Number 2.

Silverstein, Robert. Emerging Disability Policy Framework: A Guidepost for Analyzing
Public Policy. Iowa Law Review, August 2000, Volume 85, Number 5.

Silverstein, Robert. Appendix 1: An Overview of the Emerging Disability Policy
Framework: A Guidepost for Analyzing Public Policy. Iowa Law Review, August 2000,
Volume 85, Number 5.




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Silverstein, Robert. Appendix 2: Major Disability-Related Legislation 1956-2000. Iowa
Law Review, August 2000, Volume 85, Number 5.

Silverstein, Robert. Policy Brief: Final Regulations Implementing the Ticket to Work
and Self-Sufficiency Program (The Ticket to Work Program). March 2002, Volume 4,
Number 1.

Silverstein, Robert. A Congressional Insider's View: How to Be an Effective Disability
Policy Change Agent. (CD-Rom) Spring 2002.

*Jensen, Allen and Robert Silverstein. Program and Fiscal Estimates. Summer, 1999.

*Silverstein, Robert and Jensen, Allen. Model State Work Incentives Improvement
Legislation. February 15, 2000.

*Jensen, Allen and Silverstein. Cross-Disability Community Leadership. April 19, 2000.

*Jensen, Allen and Silverstein, Robert. Comprehensive Person-Centered Executive
Branch Initiatives. April 19, 2000.

*Jensen, Allen and Silverstein, Robert. Legislative Policy Leadership. (April 19, 2000).

*Jensen, Allen and Silverstein, Robert. New Principles Guiding the Development of
Medicaid Buy In and Income Assistance Demonstrations. April 19, 2000.

*Jensen, Allen and Silverstein, Robert. Medicaid Buy In Programs: General Policy
Criteria and Policy Tradeoffs. April 19, 2000.

*Jensen, Allen and Silverstein, Robert. Specific Financial Eligibility and Cost-Sharing
Policies. April 19, 2000.

*Jensen, Allen and Silverstein, Robert. Policy Development for Financial Security and
Independence-Assets and Resources. April 19, 2000.

*Jensen, Allen and Silverstein, Robert. Protections Sought for SSDI and SSI Recipients
Participating in Medicaid Buy In Programs. April 19, 2000.

*Jensen, Allen and Silverstein, Robert. A Framework to Examine the Complementary
Relationships Among States’ Proposed Medicaid Buy In Program Policies and
Proposals for SSI and SSDI Demonstration Projects. April 19, 2000.

*Jensen, Allen and Silverstein, Robert. Information Gathering for Policy Development.
April 21, 2000.

*Jensen, Allen and Silverstein, Robert. Eligibility Criteria for the Optional Medicaid Buy
In Program: Federal Guidelines and Examples of State Responses. May 25, 2000.



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Hoff, David; Varney, Elena; Marrone, Joe; Butterworth, John and Silverstein, Robert.
Tools for Inclusion: The Proposed Ticket to Work Regulations. January 2001, Volume
9, Number 1.

Jensen, Allen; Silverstein, Robert; Folkemer, Donna; Straw, Tara. Policy Frameworks
for Designing Medicaid Buy-In Programs and Related State Work Incentive Initiatives.
May 2002.

Folkemer, Donna; Jensen, Allen; Silverstein, Robert; Straw, Tara. Medicaid Buy-In
Programs: Case Studies of Early Implementer States. May 2002.

Folkemer, Donna; Jensen, Allen; Silverstein, Robert; Straw, Tara. The Medicaid Buy-In
Program: Lessons Learned from Nine Early Implementer States. May 2002.

Jensen, Allen; Silverstein, Robert; Folkemer, Donna. A Summary of the Federal
Income Maintenance and Health Care Programs for Disabled Persons Who Are
Working or Want to Work. May 2002.

Morris, Michael; Silverstein, Robert. WIA Targeting the States - Review of State Plans
for the Workforce Investment Act from a Disability Policy Framework. Summer, 2002.

Silverstein, Robert. Policy Brief: The Applicability of the ADA to Personal Assistance
Services in the Workplace. (February 2003. Issue 3)

The papers, articles, and policy briefs listed immediately below with a (*) can be found
in the Web Site titled “Comprehensive, Person-Centered State Work Incentive
Initiatives: A Resource Center for Developing and Implementing Medicaid Buy In
Programs and Related Employment Initiatives for Persons with Disabilities”
http://www.uiowa.edu/~lhpdc/work/index.html




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            Appointments To National Organizations
   American Bar Association Commission on Mental and Physical Disabilities
   Executive Board, President' s Committee on Employment of People with
    Disabilities (November 1997 - December 2000)
   Board of Directors, American Association of People with Disabilities

                                 Awards
   “Award for excellence in the field of educational evaluation reporting”:
    Silverstein R, Sirotkin S. A Comparison of Federal, State and Local Policies
    Affecting Education of the, Handicapped in Montgomery County Public
    Schools. Montgomery County Public Schools, MD; 1980.

   “Best Report of Findings from a Policy Analysis.” - Division H, American
    Educational Research Association; 1981.

   “The Distinguished Service Award of the President of United States” -The
    President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities; Oct. 1993.

   “The IDEA Hero” - The Arc; Nov. 7, 1997.

   “The Distinguished Services Award” - National Easter Seal Society; Nov. 22,
    1997.

   “Outstanding Child Advocate Award” - Family Voices; Feb. 9, 1998.

   “The Distinguished Service Award” - United Cerebral Palsy Association; May
    15, 1998.

   “Outstanding Public Service” – The Council for Exceptional Children (Note:
    This award is given one time only, and is CEC’s highest award for public
    service on behalf of exceptional children); Nov. 6, 1998.

   “The Distinguished Service Award” – The President’s Committee on Mental
    Retardation; February 1999.

   “Meritorious Achievement Award” – National Down Syndrome Society; March
    1999.

   "Certificate of Appreciation" -- Department of Health and Human Services,
    Administration for Children and Families; Administration on Developmental
    Disabilities; February 10-13, 1999.




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             Comments About Bobby Silverstein’s
Keynote Presentations, Advocacy Trainings, and Training Materials

             “Wonderful training, excellent resources and materials…
      Bobby Silverstein has been brilliant in reducing a lot of complex workings
               into a logical and sensibly organized group of ideas!”
       From Train-the-Trainers in Public Policy Advocacy, The Arc of United States
                   Baltimore-Washington, D.C Area, November 2001

                      “Superb speaker, thinker and communicator!
                      Bobby Silverstein is an extraordinary trainer!
In addition to his extensive knowledge base, he is skilled in the adult education arena.
           His session was by far the highlight of an excellent conference!”
                   From National Conference on Rural Independent Living
             The Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL),
                               Portland, OR, November 2001

“Great Training! Materials and presenter were great! Presenter was a clear thinker and
                   clear presenter…systematic…clear and concise!”
              Participants, Institute for Community Inclusion’s Seminar Series
                                  Boston, MA, February 2001

      “Great presentation and so useful! Great Information, wonderful handouts, lively
                        presentation style, and extremely relevant!”
                              Parents/Advocates, Pacer Center’s
                          Fourth Annual Alliance National Conference
                                Washington, DC, January 2001

          “Amazing individual! Bobby is very knowledgeable! He is great and very
                         positive! Mr. Silverstein was great “10”!”
                                Advocates, SILC Congress’s
                       Fourth Annual SILC Congress 2001 Conference
                                San Diego, CA, January 2001

        “Wonderful handouts, well organized and inspiring! Presentation provided a
     valuable 'how to.’ A complete presentation with an invaluable notebook! Will help
           me in building coalitions/leadership. Awesome! Well worth my time!”
                      Advocates, RESNA’s Public Policy Training Seminar
                                 Washington, DC, August 2000

                    “Excellent, clear, interactive, practical, inspirational!”
                              Maryland Partners in Policymaking
                             Linthicum, Maryland, November 2001




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