The 2017 Alabama disAbility Conference was held in Montgomery from Feb. 26th-28th. At least 350 people attended the conference that is designed to facilitate learning opportunities for self-advocates, families and professionals in the area of developmental disabilities There were guest speakers such as Dr. Ann Turnbill, Allison Barkoff, Genni Sassnet, and Mike Green as well as numerous break out sessions. The Legacy of Leadership luncheon wrapped up the conferenxce with many lawmakers attending. Organizers made a call to the lawmakers for funding. In Alabama, there are at least 121,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Currently, only 6,000 are being served with more than 3,200 on the waiting list for help.
Find out more information about the speakers and what they are doing in the world of disability advocacy at Alabama disABILITY Conference and https://www.facebook.com/Alabama-Disability-Conference-652139651554433/