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					Conference Overview
More than 250 people with disabilities and older New Yorkers will be taking action for independence
at NYAIL’s 2010 Statewide Conference. This year is the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with
Disabilities Act, the foundational civil rights legislation which prohibits discrimination on the basis of
disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities,
transportation, and telecommunications.

While the ADA was passed with great hopes for increased inclusion of people with disabilities of all
ages in society, the promise for justice has been incompletely realized. To advance that promise, now
and in the future, disability advocates and their supporters will need to take action for independence
and justice. NYAIL’s 2010 Conference is an opportunity to create a roadmap to a future in which the
barriers to full community inte-gration for people with disabilities are removed and the promise of
the ADA is fulfilled in New York State.

Who Should Attend
The conference will provide valuable information to people with disabilities and their families, board
members, and staff of Independent Living Centers and other disability rights organizations, vocational
rehabilitation professionals, policy makers, older New Yorkers, youth with disabilities, government
agency representatives, and local business professionals.

Keynote Speaker
Stephen F. Gold is an attorney who specializes in civil rights and represents only persons with
disabilities. Besides representing numerous individuals with disabilities in discrimination lawsuits, he
also represents ADAPT and NOT DEAD YET.

Mr. Gold successfully argued the case, Helen L., that a state discriminates against a person by
requiring them to receive services in a segregated nursing home, rather than providing them services
in the community. This lawsuit established the legal principle that persons with disabilities are
entitled to receive services “in the most integrated setting appropriate” to their needs and the failure
to provide those services was discriminatory. The Supreme Court in the Olmstead decision followed
the legal principle and consequently, “the most integrated setting” is now the law of the land. As a
result of this lawsuit, advocates can help people in nursing homes live in the communities with
personal assistance services.

His Information Bulletins, which have a national circulation of more than 6,000 advocates and persons
with disabilities, have dealt with housing, nursing homes, education, and medical assistance.
Concurrent Workshop Sessions
This is a preliminary listing of workshop sessions to be presented. Many more will be available!

Collaboration:             The Promise of Olmstead for Homeless People with
Disabilities
Independence Care System (ICS) and Barrier Free Living (BFL) operate in New York City separate from
one another, but with a shared mission – to support adults with disabilities to live independently in
their communities.
 Anna Fay, Independence Care System, Inc.
 Paul B. Feuerstein, Barrier Free Living Family of Companies


ILCs and CBVH: Building Stronger Partnerships/Creating Pathways
to Independence
Three ILC directors and a Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped vocational rehabilitation
counselor discuss how their partnerships help CBVH identify unmet needs and enhance IL services to
the blindness community.
 Julie Cardone, NYS Office of Children and Family Services, Commission for the Blind and Visually
   Handicapped
 Doug Hovey, Independent Living, Inc.
 Kathleen Madigan or Glenn Campbell, Suffolk Independent Living Organization
 Christina Curry, M.A., Harlem Independent Living Center

Livable New York—Sustainable, Livable Communities for ALL Ages
and Abilities
This workshop will provide a detailed explanation of what makes a community “livable,” nationwide
trends fueling the “livable communities” movement, and a NY State initiative to help municipalities
use a community-driven, inclusive planning approach that responds to all community sectors and
residents of all ages and abilities.
 Vera Prosper, PhD, New York State Office for the Aging

Making Health Care Reform Work for Us in New York State
Health Care Reform is law, but implementation depends on guidance issued by Federal Department of
Health and Human Services and choices made by New York State policymakers. Learn how to impact
these decisions.
 Heidi Siegfried, Esq., New Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage, Center for Independence of the Disabled

Recent Developments on the Federal Community Choice Act and
Community First Choice Option and Their Impact on NYS
If enacted, the federal Community Choice Act, a top priority for disability advocates nationwide, will
amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act (Medicaid) to require state Medicaid Plan coverage of
community-based attendant services and supports for certain Medicaid-eligible individuals. This
workshop will provide an overview of recent advocacy actions in support of the bill. In addition, the
presentation will address the Community First Choice Option, recently incorporated into the passage
of federal healthcare reform, which advances Medicaid home and community-based services and
supports and lays the foundation for enactment of the Community Choice Act.
 Bruce Darling, Center for Disability Rights
 Diane Coleman, Center for Disability Rights

A Time for Change: Vermont’s Conversion from Sheltered Workshops
to Community Employment
The task of converting sheltered workshops to community-based
employment can be a daunting and challenging task. But once people are included in the workforce,
there is no turning back. The community is the natural state for all of us, including people with
disabilities. Join Bryan Dague as he shows participants how Vermont became the first state to
eliminate sheltered workshops. He will discuss the timeline,
actions taken, and barriers experienced along their journey to full
community employment as a supported service for all!
 Dr. Bryan Dague, Center on Disability & Community Inclusion, University of Vermont

Inside Out: From Institution to Independence
This workshop will include two presentations intended to provide ILC staff and advocates with
technical assistance on assisting people with disabilities to leave institutions. Presentations will
address how to work with institutional staff and structures, with the goal of increasing the presence
of IL staff and the IL philosophy in institutions. Participants will also learn about tools and techniques
to help them begin or improve a program for deinstitutionalization, including strategies for
empowering the individual, making transition plans, increasing advocacy efforts, ILS training,
understanding of legal systems, systems change, and more.
 Marcie Kelly, Western New York Independent Living
 Darlene Dickinson, Southern Tier Independence Center
 Susan Link, Southern Tier Independence Center

Partnering with AmeriCorps to Create Systems Change
AmeriCorps grant projects offer the possibilities of recruiting more people with disabilities into the
Independent Living Movement and investing in people who can be extremely focused on a specific
systems change activity. Learn how you can develop full time volunteers who dedicate their time and
energy to your systems change priorities.
 Jason Wheeler, National Service Inclusion Project
Home of Your Choice: Housing for People with Intellectual and
Developmental Disabilities
This presentation will focus on all of the programs offered by Office for People with Developmental
Disabilities’ Office of Housing Initiatives and Support, varying from special mortgage packages, down
payment assistance, foreclo-sure prevention and match-savings programs.
 Robert Addis, NYS OPWDD Office of Housing Initiatives and Support
 Alexander Brooks, NYS OPWDD Office of Housing Initiatives and Support

Maintaining a Quality Home Environment - Umbrella Program
Umbrella relies on membership dues; fundraising and affordable fee-for-services to deliver high
quality home maintenance and homemaker services that make a critical difference in an individual’s
ability to maintain a quality home environment and life in the community. The workshop will review
the program model, review startup considerations and answer questions on how indepen-dent living
centers across New York might replicate the model.
 Ron Byrne, Umbrella of the Capital Region Inc.
 Michael Peluso, NYS Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabili-ties (VESID)

Building Bridges: Making ILCs More Welcoming to the LGBT
Community
Is your ILC a welcoming and safe space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender staff, consumers,
and visitors? The Center for Disability Rights will share ways of making your Center more welcoming
to all.
 Anita Cameron, Center for Disability Rights

Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia:                         ADA Violations and the Ultimate
Discrimination
Learn about national and state controversies on assisted suicide and involuntary passive euthanasia.
What powers do third parties have to withhold life-sustaining treatment without your consent or
against your will?
 Diane Coleman, Not Dead Yet

Autism’s Emerging Culture: Disability Rights for Everyone
Autism is considered an epidemic and a national health concern. What it truly is, is a reminder the
fight for disability rights is far from over.
 Robert M Deemie, Southern Tier Independence Center

Improving Transportation through Mobility Management Techniques
Improving mobility can improve quality of life. Mobility, as a substitute word for transportation, is
required for all to access daily services and activities. While transportation remains a significant
challenge for many individuals with disabilities, mobility management techniques can reduce this
difficulty through better coordination of services. This presentation will describe approaches to
mobility management, various techniques and highlight best practices from around the nation.
 Kelly M. Dixon, Center for Transportation Excellence
 James J. McLary, Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA)

A Natural Partnership: Literacy Zones and Independent Living
Centers
Literacy Zones and Independent Living Centers share common interests in building pathways out of
poverty for families and individuals. The workshop will focus on one well developed partner-ship and
consider a variety of ways ILCs can partner with Literacy Zones.
 Robert M. Gumson, NYS Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Dis-abilities
  (VESID)
 Dr. Joan O’Gorman, Yonkers Public Schools
 Susan Naber, Yonkers Literacy Zone
 Joseph Bravo, Westchester Independent Living Center

ADA Advocacy with Local Departments of Social Services
The workshop will discuss the broad range of accommodations that local DSSs must provide to clients
with disabilities, how to get accommodations for clients, and policy advocacy to obtain better ADA
policies and/or compliance from DSS. It will also discuss current successful collaborative efforts
between the National Center for Law and Economic Justice and Independent Living Centers around
the state to get improved ADA policies at local DSSs.
 Cary LaCheen, National Center or Law and Economic Justice

Employment First – OPWDD’s Platform for Increasing Community
Employment and Contribution
OPWDD is committed to increasing the number of people with developmental disabilities who have
jobs in their communities. This presentation will describe OPWDD’s Employment First platform for
achieving this goal.
 Robert Noble, NYS OPWDD

Employment, Independent Living & Employment Networks (ENs)
Emerging partnerships between Independent Living Centers, VESID and the Social
Security Administration
The workshop will review the opportunity for centers to enter into contract with the Social Security
Administration and perform as an Employment Network (EN). The pros and cons of participating as
an EN and a range of implementation considerations will be discussed including incentives for
consumer participation, the SSA payment process and how VESID’s services interface with EN and ILC
services.
 Michael Peluso, NYS Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)
 Frank Coco, NYS Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)

New York Makes Work Pay – Employment For People With
Disabilities
This forum will provide an introduction and overview of the New York Makes Work Pay, an initiative
designed to New York’s capacity to support individuals with disabilities with a desire to work.
 Michael Seereiter, NYS Office of Mental Health, Office of Consumer Affairs

Opportunities for Funding Transportation through the New Freedom
Program how to assemble the resources to improve opportunities
for mobility
This workshop will review about funding transportation opportunities for individuals with disabilities
and to engage the audience in articulating the tools needed to more effectively share resources to
bring greater mobility to the NYAIL community.
 Tom Vaughan, NYS Department of Transportation

Collaborative Learning: Practicing Effective Strategies for
Youth Engagement
This unique, interactive workshop will involve EDs/managers and youth in practicing collaborative
planning. Using experiential learning, participants will learn new ways to engage and learn from
youth.
 Renée Blank, AIM Independent Living Center
 Chris Shoemaker, AIM Independent Living Center

For Youth: How to Help Your CIL Serve You Best
Learn more about Independent Living and what it means for you. Explore the leadership qualities that
will help you BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN YOUR CIL (AND COMMUNITY)!
 Renée Blank, AIM Independent Living Center
 Chris Shoemaker, AIM Independent Living Center

Access to Health Care for People with Disabilities
This session will provide an overview of the rights of people with disabilities to access health care,
including an emphasis on self-advocacy skills and collaboration with medical providers.
 Marilyn E. Saviola, Independence Care System, Inc.
 Kelly McAnnany, Esq., New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

The Long Road to a Fundamental Right
The workshop will include a showing of the documentary, “HAVA in New York: The Long Road to a
Fundamental Right.” The presentation and discussion will address the lack of access to voting
machines and polling places, an update on the recent passage of polling site access legislation and
strategies to ensure its implementation, and advocacy with the US Dept of Justice regarding
intervention in NYS.
 Brad Williams, New York State Independent Living Council

Charting a Course to Wellness through Access and Integration
The NYS Departments of Health, Environmental Conservation and the Office of Mental Health share
programs to promote health, quality of life, access and integration for persons of all abilities.
 Theresa Paeglow, NYS Department of Health (DOH), Disability and Health Program

Getting to Know Us… Benefits of partnership with the New York
Council of Nonprofits, Inc
Through our partnership with New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc., your membership with New York
Association on Independent Living provides you with access to all NYCON member benefits, training,
education and information, including sample policy and procedures templates. Attend this
informative session to help you better understand all of the membership benefits now available to
you.
 Valerie Venezia, New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc.

Disability Awareness Education in Schools
This workshop will include two presentations focused on school-based education programs designed
to promote understanding of accommodations, accessibility and independence for people with
disabilities. Participants will hear about the unique partnership of Catskill Center for Independence
and Riverside Elementary School, and ways to create a similar program in their communities.
Workshop attendees will also learn about pending legislation to require disability education in schools
and review disability history sample lesson plans
 Donald Wyckoff, Catskill Center for Independence
 Catherine Herrick, People, Inc.

Facing the Boogeyman: Conquering the Fear of Direct Action
Advocacy
Is your CIL afraid to do advocacy because of what it might entail? Are you worried that your 501 (c) 3
status will be in jeopardy? Do you feel that your image, credibility, or standing in your community will
be negatively affected by engaging in advocacy? The purpose of the proposed session will be to
debunk the myths and fears that CILs may have about doing direct action advocacy. A panel of
advocates will lead the session, and discuss various forms of advocacy, including the “pitchfork
method”, advocacy and non-profit status, and maintaining credibility while engaging in advocacy.
 Anita Cameron, Center for Disability Rights
 Diane Coleman, Center for Disability Rights

“Join the Justice For All Action Network!”
Too often in the past, the most vocal spokespersons on disability issues have been disability service
providers, rather than organizations lead by people with disabilities. But increasingly, national
disability rights organizations run by people with disabilities ourselves are taking the lead on public
policy advocacy in Washington, DC and around the country. The Justice For All Action Network
(JFAAN) was formed to better coordinate and strength our collective efforts. The Steering Committee
of JFAAN is comprised of disability leadership, including NCIL, ADAPT, the American Association of
People with Disabilities, Not Dead Yet, the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network and more. Learn about the
national priorities of JFAAN advocacy and how your CIL can become involved in this groundbreaking
advocacy and leadership development coalition.
 Diane Coleman, Center for Disability Rights
 Bruce Darling, Center for Disability Rights

Additional workshops in development!
 Steve Gold on housing and the ADA
 Social Media: How to Get Started Now
 Education Advocacy tips
 The ADA Amendments Act
 Affordable, Accessible and Integrated Housing advocacy




Conference Program
Monday, October 4, 2010
12:00 – 6:00 pm       Exhibitor Setup: Ferris Foyer
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
6:00 – 9:00am         Exhibitor Setup: Ferris Foyer
7:30am – 5:00pm       Registration Table Open
8:00 – 9:00am         Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:15am        Opening General Session
                      Keynote Speaker: Steve Gold, Disability Rights Attorney
                      Chairperson’s Welcome
10:45am – 12:00pm Concurrent Workshop Sessions
12:00 – 12:30pm       Exhibitor Break
12:30 – 1:45pm        Luncheon
1:45 – 3:00pm         Concurrent Workshop Sessions
3:00 – 3:30pm         Exhibitor Break
3:30 – 5:00pm       Concurrent Workshop Sessions
6:30 – 9:00pm       Dinner & Evening Program

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
7:30am – 5:00pm     Registration Table Open
8:00 – 9:00am       Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:15am      General Session: Keynote Speaker TBA
10:15 – 10:45am     Exhibitor Break
10:45 – 12:00pm     Concurrent Workshop Sessions
12:00 – 12:30pm     Exhibitor Break
12:30 – 1:45pm      Luncheon
1:45 – 3:00pm       Concurrent Workshop Sessions
3:00 – 3:30pm       Exhibitor Break
3:30 – 5:00pm       Concurrent Workshop Sessions


Registration Details
Cost of Registration
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INCLUDES: Tuesday Continental breakfast, lunch, dinner; Wednesday
Continental breakfast, lunch; and all conference breaks.
  The FIRST 200 registrations received by September 14, 2010 will pay only $175. To receive the
    reduced registration fee, you must be one of the first 200 individuals to register no later than
    September 14, 2010.
     All registrations received after September 14, 2010: $275
To register:
  Complete the attached registration form and return to NYAIL no later than September 28, 2010.

Mail the completed registration form to:
       New York Association on Independent Living
       One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Suite 806A
       Albany, NY 12210

Or fax to: (518) 465-4625, or email to: info@ilny.org

Cancellation Policy
To cancel your registration, please notify NYAIL in writing before September 21 to receive a full
refund. After September 21, NYAIL will refund 50% of the registration fee. No refunds will be made
for cancellations after September 30. Substitutions will be allowed if a letter is provided from the
original registrant stating the conditions of the substitution and the name of the replacement.

Conference Accessibility
Auxiliary Aids
Interpreting services will be provided on request for all conference sessions. Additional auxiliary aids
will be available on request as listed on the registration form. Please indicate which auxiliary aids you
request when you register.

If you request interpreting services, we will contact you to identify which workshop sessions you will
attend. Interpreters will be assigned only to those workshop sessions for which a request has been
made.

To ensure availability, you must submit your request for all auxiliary aids no later than August 24. We
will endeavor to meet the needs of those making requests after August 24, but we cannot guarantee
availability.
Environmental/Chemical Sensitivities
For the safety and comfort of those with chemical and environmental sensitivities, please refrain from
using any perfumed grooming products such as scented soaps, deodorants, perfumes, colognes, and
heavily scented fabric softeners.

Scholarships
NYAIL expects to have a limited number of scholarships available for people with disabilities who
would not otherwise be able to attend the conference. Please contact NYAIL to request information
and an application form, no later than August 16 at (518) 465-4650 or info@ilny.org. All conference
registrations for scholarship recipients will be made through NYAIL staff.

Hotel Accommodations and Travel
A block of rooms has been reserved at The Hilton Garden Inn & the Rensselaer Banquet and
Conference Facility. The reduced room rate is $98.00, plus applicable state & local taxes (currently
11%), per room, per night for single, double, triple or quad occupancy. To receive the reduced rate
and ensure availability, you must reserve your room no later than September 6 or until the room
allotment is full, whichever occurs first. After this date, all remaining rooms will be released and
accommodations will be accepted based on availability. Please note: A limited number of accessible
sleeping rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Reservations:
To make a hotel reservation, please contact the Hilton directly at 877-782-9444 or via the hotel
website, http://troy.hgi.com, and be sure to reference the group code: INDA. If your organization is
tax exempt, you must provide the hotel with the appropriate form ST119.1

The hotel will make every effort to honor specific room requests based on availability. Check-in time
is 4:00 PM. Guest room availability and check-in cannot be guaranteed before that time. Check-out
time is 12:00 PM. A room will be provided for luggage storage in the event that functions do not end
prior to check-out.
Nearby Hotels
In the event that all rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn are reserved, the following are hotels in the area:
Best Western Franklin Square Inn
One Fourth Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 274-8800

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Latham
400 Old Loudon Rd
Latham, NY 12110
(518) 783-6161

Holiday Inn Albany
205 Wolf Rd
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 458-7250

The Albany Marriott
189 Wolf Rd
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 458-8444

Red Roof Inn
188 Wolf Rd
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 459-2374

The Desmond Hotel
660 Albany Shaker Rd
Albany, NY 12211
(518) 869-8100

Hilton Garden Inn – Albany Medical Center
62 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 396-3500


Getting Around
Driving directions: For driving directions to the Hilton Garden Inn & the Rensselaer Banquet and
Conference Facility, please go to: http://troy.hgi.com, or call the hotel at (518) 272-1700.

Train service: The Amtrak train station is located in Rensselaer, NY. Call 1-800-USA-RAIL, go to
www.amtrak.com, or visit the station nearest you to make reservations. Passengers who require
wheelchair accessible transportation should call 1-800-USA-RAIL in advance of their travel, to reserve
accessible space. Ask the reservation agent about discounted rates for passengers with disabilities.

Air travel: The Albany International Airport is a short 15 minutes away.

Complimentary shuttle service to and from the hotel and the train station or airport is available to all
attendees staying at the Hilton Garden Inn & Rensselaer Banquet and Conference Facility with an
advance reservation. To make a reservation for shuttle service, please call the Hilton Garden Inn,
(518) 272-1700 at least 48 hours prior to arrival but not less than 24 hours. If you require accessible
shuttle service, please specify when making your reservation. Please be sure to reserve your shuttle
seat for your return at this time.

Inter-city bus service: The Greyhound bus station is located in downtown Albany. To purchase tickets,
call 1-800-231-2222, go to www.greyhound.com, or visit the Greyhound terminal nearest you.
Passengers who require wheelchair accessible transportation should contact the Greyhound
Customers with Disabilities Travel Assistance Line at 1-800-752-4841, at least 48 hours prior to your
departure. If you are traveling with a personal attendant, your attendant may be issued a 50%
discounted ticket to travel with you.

Taxi service: Accessible taxi service is available from the airport and the Amtrak train station by calling
Capitaland Taxi at (518) 438-8080. It is best to call Capitaland ahead to reserve an accessible taxi.
Local bus service: The Capital District Transit Authority (CDTA) provides bus service to the Albany
region. For maps, schedules, fares and other information call (518) 482-2022 or visit www.cdta.org.

Paratransit: If you require wheelchair accessible transportation to and from the hotel, contact STAR
Specialized Transit. STAR is the paratransit service for the Albany area, available through CDTA.
Reservations are required for all STAR trips.. Trip reservations must be made no later than 5PM the
day before your planned trip. Reservations may be made up to 14 days in advance during the
reservation hours of 9AM to 8PM daily, 7 days a week including holidays. Call STAR at (518) 482-2022
for information and an application. The cost is $2.50 per one-way trip, per person.

Scootaround Mobility Solutions         Monroe Wheelchair
1-888-441-7575                         (518) 783-1653
www.scootaround.com                    18 Hemlock Street
                                       Latham, NY 12110
                                       www.monroewheelchair.com


Exhibitors
NYAIL’s 2010 Exhibits will provide vendor and partner organizations with the opportunity to promote
their goods and services to, people with disabilities, Independent Living professionals, service
providers, governmental agencies and all other conference attendees. Reserve space early and save!
The exhibitor fee is $450 through September 14 and $500 after September 14. All exhibitors must
register for the conference by completing the registration form, and will receive one complimentary
conference registration. Additional registrants must pay the conference registration fee.

Organizations and vendors interested in reserving a display table may do so by completing the
attached reservation form and returning it to NYAIL no later than September 21. Exhibits will be set
up throughout the Ferris Foyer at the Hilton. One six foot, skirted table (including a sign with the
company/organization’s name and an electrical outlet) will be in place for each vendor by 12:00 pm
Monday, October 4. Exhibitors must be set up by 8:00 am on Tuesday, October 5. Our first event in
the exhibit area will be the Continental Breakfast from 8:00-9:00 am on Tuesday.

Note: Space is limited and exhibit tables will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.


Sponsorship/Partnership
Opportunities
NYAIL encourages companies and organizations that share our values and goals and who appreciate
the size, scope and potential of the disability community, to demonstrate your support through
sponsorship. Raise your company/organization’s profile by sponsoring the conference and support
NYAIL’s goal of full integration of people with disabilities into all aspects of society.

Not only does your participation in the conference provide valuable monetary support but it also
allows you to market your message toward a targeted audience of 250+ attendees – all involved in
disability issues (people with disabilities, ILC staff, families, vocational rehabilitation specialists, local
business professionals, policy makers and government agency representatives.)

Sponsorship levels start at $550 and can be customized to fit the needs and goals of your marketing
plan.

Title Sponsor Package: $5,000
   Recognition as prime sponsor—logo and company name on all promotional/publicity materials
     including the conference tote bag
   Recognition from the podium during the opening session
   Company/Organization logo and/or company name displayed prominently at the top on a banner
     or signage to be placed near the General Session room
   Complimentary prime exhibit space
   Back cover advertisement on the conference program
   6 complimentary conference registrations
   Opportunity to meet with NYAIL Board of Directors
   Company/Organization logo on NYAIL’s homepage with active link for one year

Presenting Sponsor Package: $2,500
   Recognition as major sponsor—logo and company name on all promotional/publicity materials
     including the conference tote bag
   Recognition from the podium during the opening session
   Company/Organization logo and/or company name displayed prominently on a banner or signage
     to be placed near the General Session room
   Complimentary exhibit space
   Full-page ad in the conference program
   4 conference registrations
   Company logo on NYAIL’s homepage with active link for one year

Key Sponsor Package: $1,000
  Recognition as key sponsor—logo and company name displayed in the conference program
  Recognition from the podium during the opening session
  Company/Organization logo and/or company name displayed on a banner or signage to be placed
    near the General Session room
  Complimentary exhibit space
  Half-page ad in the conference program
  2 conference registrations
  Company logo on NYAIL’s homepage with active link for one year

Individual Event/Break Sponsors: $550
  Company/Organization logo on signage to be placed at each break station
  Company/Organization logo and/or name displayed in the conference program
  Company/Organization logo and/or company name displayed on a banner or signage to be placed
    near the General Session room
  Complimentary Exhibit space
  1 conference registration

To secure your sponsorship opportunity or for more information about sponsorships and conference
program advertising rates, visit NYAIL online at www.ilny.org or contact NYAIL at (518) 465-4650 or
mbarrett@ilny.org by September 17, 2010.


Important Dates and Deadlines
  August 16, 2010 :: Scholarship requests (if available)
  August 24, 2010 :: Auxiliary Aids requests
  September 6, 2010 :: Hotel reservation deadline
  September 14, 2010 :: Early registration deadline
  September 17, 2010 :: Sponsorship committment deadline
  September 21, 2010 :: Cancellation deadline (full refund)
  September 21, 2010 :: Final expo registration deadline
  September 28, 2010 :: Final registration deadline




Conference Registration
2010 NYAIL Conference
The Hilton Garden Inn & The Rensselaer Banquet and Conference Facility
Troy, NY :: October 5 – 6, 2010


HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE: September 6, 2010
EARLY CONFERENCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 14, 2010

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INCLUDES: Tuesday Continental breakfast, lunch, dinner;
Wednesday Continental breakfast, lunch; and all conference breaks.

Please use a separate registration form for each attendee from your organization.


YOUR NAME (PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY)


ORGANIZATION/AFFILIATION


ADDRESS


CITY, STATE, ZIP


PHONE/TTY


FAX


EMAIL


Personal Assistants
The registration fee for personal assistants is a reduced rate of $125.
   I am a personal assistant for: ________________________________



Auxiliary Aid Requests
Requests must be received by August 24 to ensure availability.
   Interpreter Services: ASL Oral Deaf-Blind
   Large Print
   Braille
   Handouts/materials on disk (size ____ format ____)
   Other: __________________________________________________
Dietary Requirements
  Kosher
  Vegetarian/Vegan
  Food Allergy, please specify: ________________________________

Full Conference Registration
     The FIRST 200 registrations received by September 14, 2010 will pay only $175. To receive the
     reduced registration fee, you must be one of the first 200 individuals to register no later than
     September 14, 2010.
     All registrations received after September 14, 2010: $275

Total Amount Enclosed                         $_______________
Payment
Please make all checks payable to the New York Association on Independent Living. All payments
must be received no later than September 28, 2010. Please return the registration form and payment
to NYAIL, One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave, Suite 806A, Albany, NY 12210.

Hotel reservations should be made directly with the Hilton Garden Inn by calling 877-782-9444 or via
the hotel website, http://troy.hgi.com, no later than September 6, or until the room allottment is full,
whichever occurs first, and be sure to reference the group code: INDA.
Questions?
Please contact NYAIL at (518) 465-4650 or info@ilny.org. Visit us online at www.ilny.org for periodic
program updates.


Exhibitor Registration
2010 NYAIL Conference
The Hilton Garden Inn & The Rensselaer Banquet and Conference Facility
Troy, NY :: October 5 – 6, 2010

HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE: September 6, 2010
EARLY CONFERENCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 14, 2010
EXHIBIT TABLE RESERVATION DEADLINE: September 21, 2010

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION INCLUDES: One complimentary conference registration. Each additional
participant must register for the full conference program.
NAME

ORGANIZATION

ADDRESS

CITY, STATE, ZIP

PHONE                                FAX

EMAIL ADDRESS                                WEBSITE

PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION

Exhibit Table Reservation
NOTE: Your reservation includes a 6’ skirted table; electrical outlet; a chair and a wastebasket. If your exhibit
is larger than these dimensions you must reserve two booth spaces.
       Exhibitor Reservations received by September 14, 2010:       $450
       Exhibitor Reservations received after September 14, 2010: $500
Total Amount Enclosed.....................$_______

Special Requests (Additional charges may apply for any special needs noted below.)
Special Needs: _____________________________________________________________
Payment
Make all checks payable to the New York Association on Independent Living. All payments, must be received
no later than September 28, 2010. Please return the attached registration form and payment to NYAIL, One
Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave, Suite 806A, Albany, NY 12210.
Hotel reservations should be made directly with the Hilton Garden Inn by calling 877-782-9444 or via the hotel
website, http://troy.hgi.com, and be sure to reference the group code: INDA.
Please contact NYAIL at (518) 465-4650 or info@ilny.org with any questions.

				
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