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					SOLIDARITY ‘11
Ohio’s Largest Conference for and about People with Disabilities



 One Common Voice…
 One Common Cause!
                                                       Employment
                                                      


                                                   Legislative Visits
                                                     Independent
                                                          Living
                                                    Transportation
                                                         Housing
                                                           


                                                    Personal Care
                                                        Assistance




 Hyatt Regency Columbus
 Columbus, Ohio
                                  April 26-28, 2011
       Project of Disability Network of Ohio — Solidarity, Inc.
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                             One Common Voice…
                             One Common Cause!
                            The theme for this year’s convention is “One Common
                            Voice, One Common Cause!” This is the 11th Bi-annual
                            Solidarity Conference in Ohio. The focus of this year’s
 conference will be on Employment. With funding being cut at state and federal levels,
 it is important for people with disabilities to assess their skills and see how and where
 they might consider employment.

 Several workshops at SOLIDARITY ‘11 will focus on employment. Also, there will be
 a Job Fair on Wednesday, April 27, from 10:00AM-2:00PM at the Hyatt Regency,
 where conference attendees will be able to talk with employers first-hand about job
 opportunities with their companies or organizations.

 Also, conference participants are encouraged to contact their state legislators to
 make appointments with them for Wednesday morning, April 27. If you don’t know
 who your legislators are, go to www.dnos.org and click on “Find Your Elected
 Legislators.” These legislators need to hear from you, so try to make an appointment
 with them or one of their staff members. On Tuesday, April 26, there will be a
 Workshop held entitled “Legislative Update: Getting Ready for Your Statehouse
 Visits.” You will want to attend that workshop to be better equipped for your legislative
 visit on Wednesday.




     Be sure to fill out the Legislative Visits Form and return it to The Meeting
               Connection, Inc. along with your Registration Form.




                                                   This meeting will be held during
                                               SOLIDARITY ‘11. Be sure to attend to
                                               interact with the RSC Commissioners!
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    SCHEDULE of EVENTS
                                              Tuesday, April 26
9:00AM-5:00PM                                     Registration                                         The Landing, Hyatt
10:30AM-11:30AM                                   Workshop Timeslot A                                    4 to choose from
12:15PM-1:30PM                                    Luncheon/Opening Ceremonies                           Regency Ballroom
2:00PM-3:00PM                                     Workshop Timeslot B                                    3 to choose from
3:30PM-4:30PM                                     Workshop Timeslot C                                    3 to choose from
6:00PM-8:00PM                                     Dinner on Your Own
8:15PM-9:30PM                                     Social Gathering                            Second Floor, Lobby Area

                                              Wednesday, April 27
9:00AM-5:00PM                                     Registration                                         The Landing, Hyatt
9:00AM-5:00PM                                     Exhibit Hall & Displays                                Delaware Room
9:00AM-4:00PM                                     Legislative Visits
10:00AM-2:00PM                                    Job Fair
10:30AM-11:30AM                                   Workshop Timeslot D                                    4 to choose from
12:30PM-2:00PM                                    Lunch on Your Own
2:30PM-3:30PM                                     Workshop Timeslot E                                    4 to choose from
4:00PM-5:00PM                                     Workshop Timeslot F                                    4 to choose from
8:00PM-10:00PM                                    Fun & Games/Karaoke                                      Fairfield Room
8:00PM-11:00PM                                    Dance                                                  Union ABC Room

                                              Thursday, April 28
9:00AM-10:00AM                                    Workshop Timeslot G                                    4 to choose from
10:30AM-11:30AM                                   Workshop Timeslot H                                    4 to choose from
12:30PM-2:00PM                                    Closing Luncheon/Keynote Speaker/
                                                         Closing Ceremonies                            Regency Ballroom


   SOLIDARITY ‘11 is a project of the Disability Network of Ohio—Solidarity, Inc. (DNOS). DNOS is a statewide organization
developed to promote an ongoing spirit of advocacy on behalf of people with all types of disabilities. DNOS works to increase
 awareness of issues, policies, and concerns impacting Ohioans with disabilities and their families. DNOS also advocates for
  the empowerment of people with disabilities. For more information regarding DNOS, call toll free at (800) 863-0344, or
                                         e-mail Tom Fogarty at dnosoffice@aol.com.

 Disability Network of Ohio—Solidarity is looking for new trustees! If you are interested in serving on the DNOS Board, then
                               please contact Tom at the DNOS Office at (800) 863-0344.
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KEYNOTE PRESENTERS


Due to change in Ohio
government, at this time
Keynote Speakers are not
confirmed. Check www.dnos.org
for regular updates as they
become available!


Transportation in Columbus


    If you are ADA eligible for para-transit services in your community and need
transportation while in Columbus, please call William Stepp at (614) 272-3027 with
COTA (Central Ohio Transit Authority). They will provide you with instructions to obtain
   transportation while you are in Columbus for the SOLIDARITY ‘11 Conference.
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                                                       millions of Americans and will require many
                                                       changes to health insurance products and their
     Workshops                                         regulations that govern them. Learn more about
                                                       how this law impacts people with disabilities.


       Workshop Timeslot A                                    Workshop Timeslot B
        Tuesday, April 26                                      Tuesday, April 26
        10:30AM-11:30AM                                          2:00PM-3:00PM
W-01 T.E.A.M.     (Together   Everyone    Achieves     W-05 Legislative Update: Getting Ready for Your
     More)                                                  Statehouse Visits
Presenter(s): Sadie Hunter — People First              Presenter(s): Paul Jarvis — Ohio Developmental
Description: People First Advocates will discuss       Disabilities Council
how we can all work together. People First wants       Description: This workshop will provide
to make sure everyone gets the services they           information to prepare you for your visits to
need to be the best person they can be!                senators and representatives on Wednesday. The
                                                       Ohio Legislature will be working on the State
W-02 Disability in the Workplace — Wheelin’ &          Budget during and after the days of Solidarity—
     Dealin’                                           making this a great time for policymakers to hear
Presenter(s): Elizabeth Sammons — Ohio                 from you. Huge cuts are expected in programs
Rehabilitation Services Commission                     and services. It is vitally important for the
Description: This panel invites listeners to tune in   legislators to hear how cuts will affect your lives.
as several speakers in a diversity of jobs and with    You will receive fact sheets and tips to help make
different disabilities share their struggles and       your visits successful. Hear from professionals
their successes. A question/answer time will be        with well over a combined 20 years of experience
allowed following all presentations.                   in working with legislators. Panel discussions will
                                                       focus on key topics facing lawmakers in the
W-03 Beating the Transportation Blues                  upcoming workshop. The panel will be composed
                                                       of experts from both government and non-profit
Presenter(s): Mary Hiland — American Council of        sectors.
the Blind of Ohio
Description: A panel of individuals who cannot         W-06 How Social Security Can Help: Work
drive a car will share ideas for getting around             Incentives & Ticket to Work
without one. Bring your ideas for solving this
universal problem!                                     Presenter(s): Debi Schwartz — Social Security
                                                       Administration, Batavia Office
W-04 Overview of Federal Health Care Reform            Description: Have you ever wondered: How will
                                                       work affect my Social Security SSI Benefits? Or
Presenter(s): Amy McGee — Health Policy Institute      my Medicare and Medicaid? What is Ticket to
of Ohio                                                Work? Social Security can be a confusing jumble
Description: Health care is an absolute necessity      of programs for individuals with disabilities. Learn
for people with disabilities. In the Spring of 2010,   to navigate this maze of programs so that you
federal health care reform was signed into law by      can achieve your career goals.
President Obama. This law expands coverage to
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W-07 Home Choice: Helping Ohioans Move,                W-09 Waiver 101
     Expanding Choice
                                                       Presenter(s): Kim Donica — Ohio Department of
Presenter(s): Robert Jones & Michelle Hammond          Job and Family Services
— LSW                                                  Description: This workshop will provide an
Description: Home Choice assists older adults          overview of all of Ohio’s Home and Community-
and persons with disabilities to move from long-       Based Waiver Programs. Participants will learn
term services and supports to home and                 about eligibility criteria, referral processes and
community-based settings.                              available services.

W-08 Your Estate and the Law                           W-10 Deep and Wide: Faith Ministry and Special
                                                            Needs
Presenter(s): Dustin Garris, Eric Jones, and Brett
Schmied — Law Office of Eric A. Jones, LLC             Presenter(s): Pastor Laurie Clark — St. Luke’s on
Description: An overview of common legal issues        5th United Methodist Church; and Pastor Edwin
of estate planning options concerning the rights       Bergstresser — Holy Cross Deaf Lutheran Church
of you and your family.                                Description: The presenters will share their
                                                       experience and insights leading faith communities
                                                       focusing on people of different abilities.
       Workshop Timeslot C                             W-11 Personal Budgeting
        Tuesday, April 26
                                                       Presenter(s): Representatives — Ohio Treasurer’s
          3:30PM-4:30PM                                Office
                                                       Description: Budgeting skills are important for
                                                       everyone in life! Learn how to develop a basic
W-05 Legislative Update: Getting Ready for Your
                                                       budget for effective personal planning.
     Statehouse Visits (continuation from last
     time slot)

Presenter(s): Paul Jarvis — Ohio Developmental                Workshop Timeslot D
Disabilities Council
Description: This workshop will provide                       Wednesday, April 27
information to prepare you for your visits to
senators and representatives on Wednesday. The
                                                               10:30AM-11:30AM
Ohio Legislature will be working on the State
Budget during and after the days of Solidarity—        W-12 Yes, You Can Work and Be Successful
making this a great time for policymakers to hear
from you. Huge cuts are expected in programs           Presenter(s): Courtney Jordan — Medina CBMRDD;
and services. It is vitally important for the          Shari Cooper — Goodwill Industries, Dayton; and
legislators to hear how cuts will affect your lives.   Greg Powers — Ohio RSC; and Tom Fogarty —
You will receive fact sheets and tips to help make     DNOS & Solidarity ‘11 Conference Chairman
your visits successful. Hear from professionals        Description: Would you like to hear what it is
with well over a combined 20 years of experience       really like to be employed? Hear all about it from
in working with legislators. Panel discussions will    a panel of individuals who are in different
focus on key topics facing lawmakers in the            situations and are working successfully. This
upcoming workshop. The panel will be composed          workshop will provide insight and helpful advice.
of experts from both government and non-profit
sectors.
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W-13 Hiring/Screening Caregivers                       workshop work on your behalf to improve
                                                       services and programs. The representatives will
Presenter(s): Katherine Foley — LEAP                   describe the goals and activity of each
Description: We will discuss considerations to         organization and how you can get involved. This
make when hiring/managing your aide/personal           may mean becoming a member, joining a task
assistance provider, regardless whether service is     force, reading a newsletter, making phone calls,
provided at home or at your job, or if they are        or attending events. All are parts of what make
agency home health aides or independent                these organizations effective. To improve the
contractors.                                           lives of citizens with disabilities — especially in
                                                       these times of severe budget cuts —
W-14 Actions You Can Take to Increase Housing          organizations like these need your participation.
     Options in Your Community
                                                       W-17 The ABC’s of the            Americans    with
Presenter(s): Darrell Price — The Access Center             Disabilities Act (ADA)
for Independent Living
Description: Mr. Price will present a review of        Presenter(s): James Clinkscale — Ohio
national strategies that disability activists are      Rehabilitation Services Commission
using to increase affordable, accessible,              Description: Acquire Better Knowledge of Your
integrated housing options for people with             Civil Rights. This interactive training will teach
disabilities, including a review of specific action    you about your civil rights and how they impact
steps that YOU can take to help our community          employment opportunities, education (college
get the housing we need.                               and training programs) and community access.

W-15 Disclosing Your Disability: How, When and         W-18 Being a Supportive Loved One
     Why?
                                                       Presenter(s): Parents of Children with Disabilities
Presenter(s): James Clinkscale — Ohio                  Description: This workshop will include several
Rehabilitation Services Commission                     parents who have a disabled son or daughter in
Description: This training is designed to assist you   their family. They will address what it takes to be
with an effective disclosure of your disability        a Supportive Loved One in their family situation.
during pre-employment, employment, and when
asking for a reasonable workplace                      W-19 Home Choice: Helping Ohioans Move,
accommodation. Join us and find out "How, When              Expanding Choice
and Why?”
                                                       Presenter(s): Robert Jones & Michelle Hammond
                                                       — LSW
                                                       Description: Home Choice assists older adults
       Workshop Timeslot E                             and persons with disabilities to move from long-
       Wednesday, April 27                             term services and supports to home and
                                                       community-based settings.
          2:30PM-3:30PM

W-16 Overview of State-Level Advocacy
     Organizations and How to Get Involved

Presenter(s): Representatives — SILC, OLRS,
DNOS & AARP
Description: The advocacy groups presenting this
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                                                        W-23 Introduction to Self-Advocacy
       Workshop Timeslot F
       Wednesday, April 27                              Presenter(s): Christine Brown — Brown Cooley
                                                        Associates in Self-Determination
          4:00PM-5:00PM                                 Description: It was created from scratch, and it
                                                        talks about key pointers in how to advocate for
                                                        yourself and others, where you advocate, levels of
W-20 Mental Health Update
                                                        advocacy, where self-advocacy is useful, and
Presenter(s): Christy Murphy — CFAC; and Terry          trying to forward yourself to be a stronger leader.
Russell — NAMI-Ohio                                     This presentation is approved for CEU's by the
Description: Good mental health is important for        Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.
all citizens! This workshop will explore how we
can keep a good attitude even when things do
not seem so good. It will also give us an                      Workshop Timeslot G
opportunity to hear what is happening on the
mental health front.                                            Thursday, April 28
W-21 Keeping Health and Wealth: Medicaid Buy-                    9:00AM-10:00AM
     In for Workers with Disabilities
                                                        W-24 Housing Panel
Presenter(s): Melissa Day, J.D.
Description: Melissa Day, J.D., a pioneer in            Presenter(s): Mike Corbett — Delaware Creative
establishing Medicaid for Ohioans with                  Housing; and Bill Faith — COHIO
disabilities who need it and also wish to work, will    Description: The key to Accessibility =
lead an informational panel and share history,          Collaboration. This presentation will focus on
information and insights on this Ohio program           projects currently in place that will give you the
established in 2007.                                    tools and tips to make your home accessible, to
                                                        explore the possibility of owning your own home,
W-22 Do You Have an Entrepreneurial Spirit?             and some creative ways to finance it all.

Presenter(s): Julie McComas — Ohio                      W-25 After the Fall: Rebuilding a Statewide
Rehabilitation Services Commission                           Consumer Organization
Description: Ohioans with disabilities have new
opportunities to engage in meaningful work. A           Presenter(s): M. Vanessa Eubanks — Ohio
minimum of 48-60 Ohio job-seekers with most             Empowerment Coalition (OEC)
significant disabilities will be assisted in reaching   Description: When the Ohio Advocates for Mental
their employment goals through the Griffin              Health closed in the summer of 2008, the
Hammis Customized Employment Demonstration              consumers of Ohio temporarily lost their statewide
Project. The objective for this project is to provide   voice. This workshop will describe the OEC journey
job seekers an opportunity to become more               from Interim Planning Team, into a bonafide
engaged in their communities, creating valuable         organization, complete with a Board of Directors.
social capital that will result in employment           Ohio consumers once again have a strong, unified
tailored to utilize each person’s unique mix of         voice. OEC advocates for the rights of mental
talents, abilities, and interests. To learn more        health consumers at all levels. We provide
about the project and these opportunities, attend       technical assistance and information on Ohio's
this workshop.                                          mental health resources to individuals, Ohio's
                                                        Consumer Operated Services and Peer Support
                                                        Centers. We also provide programs around the
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state that enhance and support recovery. We will     sexuality abound. Historically, negative beliefs
discuss some of the barriers and successes we        have included people with disabilities are
experienced, along with suggestions that             asexual, incapable, lack judgment required to
may assist other groups and/or organizations.        behave sexually responsible, and the infamous
                                                     “they” have more important things to worry
W-26 Social Networking                               about. All of these leave individuals with
                                                     disabilities without resources, support and
Presenter(s): Tykiah Wright — Wright Choice, Inc.    opportunities to safely and freely explore their
Description: Texting, Twitter, Facebook —            sexual selves. Worse yet, at times the information
common tools used today to stay in touch with        provided is often limited in scope and does not
each other! This workshop will discuss the latest    pertain to disability-specific needs. More recently,
trends in “social networking” and how we can         however, times are changing and the voices of
best use them to stay connected, social, yet safe.   people with disabilities are being heard and they
                                                     are challenging the sexually-oppressive
W-27 Finding Recreational Opportunities — No         environment. This presentation will provide a
     More Sitting on the Sidelines!                  historical perspective on disability and sexuality,
                                                     specifically the journey from oppression to
Presenter(s): Rae Nutter — Columbus Recreation       liberation.
and Parks
Description: Learn how team sports and               W-30 Increasing Control and Community Access
individual athletic activities can be adapted so          through Personal Assistance (PAS)
YOU can get in the game!                                  Cooperatives

                                                     Presenter(s): Katherine Foley — LEAP; Sheila
      Workshop Timeslot H                            Anderson — Dayton Cooperative; and Nancy
                                                     Palazzo — Parma Cooperative
       Thursday, April 28                            Description: During this workshop we will talk
                                                     about personal assistance (PAS)/care-giving
        10:30AM-11:30AM                              options, including different PAS cooperative
                                                     models. We will also discuss the need for more
W-28 Personal Computing Skills                       community-based PAS and how you can make a
                                                     difference through advocacy.
Presenter(s): Eric Rathburn — AT Ohio; or Amy
Doll — Wright State University                       W-31 A Common Voice Overview
Description: Come and learn about computers
and other assistive technology that helps people     Presenter(s): Conference Planning Committee —
with disabilities to study, work, and live           DNOS-Solidarity
independent lives. Also learn about potential        Description: This is your chance to tell the
funding sources to help people with disabilities     Solidarity Planning Committee about your
obtain these services and skills.                    experience at Solidarity! A panel of committee
                                                     members will be here to gather your input.
W-29 Disability and Sexuality: The Journey from
     Sexual Oppression to Sexual Liberation!

Presenter(s): Dr. Julie Williams — Wright State
University
D es cr ip tion: Negative attitu d es and
misinformation towards and about disability and
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Get Your Voice Heard!
  Be part of legislative visits
  on Wednesday, April 27th!
This year Solidarity is including an opportunity to
have your voice heard in shared public policy. The
budget hearings for the state agencies will be
taking place while we are in Columbus. Programs
and services for people with disabilities are
expected to take huge cuts in the next state
budget. It is important for legislators to hear how
those cuts will affect our lives in 2011!

Here’s how it’s going to work:

*Conference participants are encouraged to make appointments ahead of time so that we
have an organized effort on Wednesday, April 27.

*Solidarity will hold training on Tuesday afternoon during the conference.

*On Wednesday morning, we will make the visits. Presenters from Tuesday’s workshop will
be available to give you guidance.

To participate:

1. Sign up and attend the legislative preparation workshop being held on Tuesday, April 26.

2. Try to make an appointment with your state representative and your state senator for
Wednesday morning of the conference. Do not be nervous about making an appointment!
Legislators need and want to hear what their constituents are thinking! Just call the
legislator’s office and tell them you live in his/or her district. If the legislator cannot
personally meet with you, it may be possible to meet with the staff person most familiar
with your issue. If your legislator does not make appointments this far in advance, then call
back later. If you don’t know who your legislators are, go to www.dnos.org and click on “Find
Your Elected Legislators.”

3. Fill out the Legislative Visits Form and return it to The Meeting Connection, Inc. with your
Registration Form.

4. Attend the workshop on Tuesday, April 26, so you are prepared for the visits.
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  SOLIDARITY ’11 REGISTRATION FORM
Please print. This form may be duplicated. Each person who registers must complete their own form and return the
form with payment. Send your Registration, Workshop & Legislative Forms to: Solidarity ‘11 Conference, c/o The
Meeting Connection, Inc., 6373 Meadow Glen Drive North, Westerville, Ohio 43082-8299.

Name__________________________________________________________________________

Organization____________________________________________________________________

Address________________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip___________________________________________________________________

Home Phone____________________________________________________________________

Work Phone____________________________________________________________________

E-mail_________________________________________________________________________
    □ I am a first-time attendee at the                    I have a developmental disability?
             Solidarity Conference.                                        □ Yes      □ No
Payment
EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION FEES:                              Accommodations
□ $175 Individual if postmarked by April 4, 2011           Please check all that you must have in order to participate in the
                                                           Solidarity Conference:
□ $225 with Attendant if postmarked by April 4, 2011
                                                           Meals:
LATE REGISTRATION FEES:
                                                           □ Vegetarian      □ Low Sodium
□ $225 Individual if postmarked after April 4, 2011        □ Other:__________________________________________
□ $275 with Attendant if postmarked after April 4,
2011                                                       Materials:
NOTE: SOLIDARITY does not assume the responsibility
of Attendant care if you do not bring your PCA. Your       □ Braille         □ Large Print   □ PC Disk
PCA will be required to attend all conference events       □ Other:__________________________________________
and activities with you. Make checks or purchase
orders payable to: SOLIDARITY. Payment must
accompany your Registration Form. No one-day
                                                           Real-Time Captioning?
registrations are available. Agencies sending                                  □ Yes            □ No
consumers may process registrations through an             Sign Language Interpreter?
invoice. There will be no refunds on cancellations.                            □ Yes            □ No
Scholarships                                               Assistive Listening Device?
SOLIDARITY has a limited number of scholarships and                            □ Yes            □ No
accommodation funds available for people with
disabilities. To request any of this funding, please
contact the Conference Manager at (800) 398-2568.          Please list any other accommodations necessary for you
You will be notified if you have received a scholarship.   to participate in the conference: _____________________
_______________________________________________
                Attendant’s Name                           ________________________________________________
_______________________________________________
        Attendant’s Phone & E-Mail Address
                                                           ________________________________________________
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WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
Please write in the workshops you plan to attend (see pages 5-9). Indicate the corresponding workshop number for your
first and second choices in each time slot. Send your Registration, Workshop & Legislative Forms to: Solidarity ‘11
Conference, c/o The Meeting Connection, Inc., 6373 Meadow Glen Drive North, Westerville, Ohio 43082-8299.

Tuesday, April 26 (workshop numbers W-01—W-11)

       10:30AM-11:30AM              ________FIRST CHOICE          ________SECOND CHOICE

       2:00PM-3:00PM                ________FIRST CHOICE          ________SECOND CHOICE

       3:30PM-4:30PM                ________FIRST CHOICE          ________SECOND CHOICE

Wednesday, April 27 (workshop numbers W-12—W-23)

       10:30AM-11:30AM              ________FIRST CHOICE          ________SECOND CHOICE

       2:30PM-3:30PM                ________FIRST CHOICE          ________SECOND CHOICE

       4:00PM-5:00PM                ________FIRST CHOICE          ________SECOND CHOICE

Thursday, April 28 (workshop numbers W-24—W-31)

       9:00AM-10:00AM               ________FIRST CHOICE          ________SECOND CHOICE

       10:30AM-11:30AM              ________FIRST CHOICE          ________SECOND CHOICE


 Legislative Visits For m
My name is____________________________________________________________________________________

Check one:
________ I have made a legislative visit appointment for Wednesday, April 27.
             My appointment is with______________________________________________________________

              My scheduled appointment time is_____________________________________________________

________ I have not made a legislative appointment yet, but am planning on making one. Once I have made
             this appointment, I will contact The Meeting Connection, Inc. to inform them of the details.

Check one:
________ I will walk or roll to the Statehouse and the Riffe Center (5 blocks from the Hyatt)

________ I will use my own transportation

________ I need transportation
                                  ________ I will use COTA or fixed route buses
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Register Today!
Attend Ohio’s largest conference focusing on important issues
   and opportunities for people with disabilities! A variety of
 activities and learning experiences await you at this exciting
                        three-day event!!
*Select from 31 different workshops that will cover a variety of topics! For a complete
list, see pages 5-9 of this booklet.

*Learn the key budget issues facing the state of Ohio in a workshop, then visit your
legislators on Wednesday!

*Visit the Exhibit Hall featuring companies with hands-on demonstrations of technology
and products!

*Collect valuable information from statewide organizations and agency displays on
Tuesday and Wednesday!

*Learn how to join advocacy and volunteer efforts in your community!

*Share in fun and fellowship at the dance, in the game room, during Karaoke, or during
frequent breaks throughout the conference!




Wednesday, April 27                  10:00AM-2:00PM
    Employers from around the State of Ohio looking to
establish a diverse workforce will be on-site to interview and
meet with potential employees who have disabilities. Come
 prepared with an updated resume, well-groomed, dressed
   appropriately, and ready to ask and answer questions.


                    Continuing Education Credits for professionals in the Ohio
                    DODD, Licensed Professional Counselor, Social Work, and
                   Certified Rehabilitation Counselor fields have been applied for
                                           and are pending.
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TO MAKE A HOTEL RESERVATION:                               cancel by 4:00PM on your arrival date, or your credit
                                                           card will be charged. After check-in, a $50 fee will be
√ Conference attendees must make their own hotel           charged for any changes in your departure date, such as
reservations. The cost of overnight hotel                  early departure, etc.
accommodations is not included in the conference
registration fee.                                          CASH/CHECK PAYMENT POLICY:
√ To reserve a room, mail the Hotel Reservation Form       √ Guests paying for their rooms by cash or check (not by
directly to the hotel, or phone in your reservation to     credit card) must include a $99 deposit (the first night’s
(614) 463-1234 stating you are with “SOLIDARITY ‘11”.      fee) for incidentals. Deposits will be returned upon
                                                           check-out, if guests have not incurred additional
LOCATION:                                                  charges during their stay.

                                                           LATE ARRIVAL:
                                                           √ The Hyatt cannot hold a reservation after 6:00PM
                                                           without a guaranteed reservation. To guarantee a
                                                           reservation, you must mail your Hotel Reservation Form
                                                           with your check, money order or credit card
                                                           authorization.




               Hyatt Regency Columbus
                350 North High Street
               Columbus, Ohio 43215                        ACCESSIBILITY:
√ The Hyatt provides a welcoming, accessible                √ Accessible rooms and requested accommodations
atmosphere, where all conference activities are on-site.   will be in high demand during this conference. When
All attendees are encouraged to stay at the Hyatt to       reserving a room, please request an accommodation
ensure you get the most out of the conference.             only if you really need it to stay comfortably at the hotel.
                                                           All furniture in bedroom areas is moveable by hotel
HYATT ROOM RATE:                                           staff, upon request; please allow their staff sufficient
                                                           time to respond to your request.
√ A special room rate of $99 per night plus tax
($115.58 including tax) for all rooms — Single, Double,    PARKING:
Triple, or Quad occupancy — is available to the
SOLIDARITY conference attendees.                           √ Hyatt room costs do not include parking.

HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE:                                √ Valet Parking at the Hyatt: $23/overnight, includes
                                                           in/out privileges. Clearance 6’3”.
√ All reservations must be received by April 4, 2011, to
guarantee the special rates for Monday, Tuesday, and       √ Underground Parking Garage: $14/day, does not
Wednesday, April 25-27. Reservations made after April      include in/out privileges. Overhead clearance of 6’3”
4, 2011, or after the SOLIDARITY block of rooms has        will accommodate most minivans, just not large vans.
been filled, are subject to availability.
                                                           √ Convention Center East Lot: $14/day, does not
CANCELLATION/CHANGES POLICY:                               include in/out privileges.

√ If you need to cancel your reservation, you must
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  SOLIDARITY ’11 Hotel Reservation Form
Please print. Send this Hotel Reservation Form by April 4, 2011 to: Solidarity ‘11 Conference, c/o Hyatt Regency
Columbus, 350 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Name__________________________________________________________________________

Organization____________________________________________________________________

Address________________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip___________________________________________________________________

Home Phone____________________________________________________________________

Work Phone____________________________________________________________________

E-mail_________________________________________________________________________

Arrival Date______________________________Departure Date___________________________

If you will be sharing a sleeping room, list complete names of people who will be sharing with you. Include
names of Personal Assistants sharing the room, as well.

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Payment                                              Accommodations
Please reserve a room for me for SOLIDARITY ‘11. I   Please check all that you must have in order to participate in the
have enclosed payment as follows:                    Solidarity Conference:

□   $99 check or money order amount enclosed made                             Type of Room:
       payable to Hyatt Regency Columbus
                                                          □ Single (1 person) □ Double (2 persons/1 bed)
□   Charge my credit card:                            □ Triple (3 persons/2 beds) □ Quad (4 persons/2 beds)
         □ Visa           □ MasterCard
                                                                        Special Room Requests:
      □ Discover       □ American Express
_______________________________________________         □ At least 34” door opening width □ Raised toilet seat
                  Card Number                             □ Toilet grab bars □ Tub grab bars □ Shower bench
                                                             □ Hand-held shower □ 29” opening under sink
_______________________________________________                  □ 32” door opening width to bathroom
                 Expiration Date
                                                     □ Remove bathroom door completely; replace with a shower
_______________________________________________                              curtain instead
                 Name on Card                                     □ Lower the closet rods in all closets
                                                                    □ Lower the towels and amenities
_______________________________________________      □ Visual alarm □ Tactile alarm □ TTY □ Bed under which
                  Today’s Date
                                                                         a lift can be positioned
SOLIDARITY ‘11
2011 Solidarity Conference
c/o The Meeting Connection, Inc.
6373 Meadow Glen Drive North
Westerville, Ohio 43082-8299
Phone: 614-898-9361
Fax: 614-898-9364
Email: DNOS@the-meeting-connection.com




Ohio RSC Office: 1-800-282-4536 www.rsc.ohio.gov


Disability Network of Ohio — Solidarity would like to thank the
following sponsors for their early support of the conference:

       *Buckeye Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America
       *Law Office of Eric A. Jones, LLC
       *Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
       *Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council
       *Ohio Legal Rights Service
       *Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission
       *Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council
Financial donations help people attend the conference. If you would like
information about becoming a Sponsor, please call Tom Fogarty at (800)
863-0344.

To request materials in large print or on disk, please call us toll free at
(800) 398-2568, or call locally at (614) 898-9361,
or e-mail us at DNOS@the-meeting-connection.com.

				
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