In 2002, SRSAN held its first conference, titled “Let’s Get Connected.” Advocates told us that holding a conference showed the community what they believed in and gave them the same learning opportunities as anyone else.
Since then, SRSAN has held 10 conferences, each with a different theme based on topics advocates want to learn about. Over the years, the conference’s structure has changed to meet growing interest and demand: the conference was expanded from one day to two, and, in the last seven years, attendance has increased from an average of 50 to 60 people to more than 100, as was the case during SRSAN’s last conference in 2015! All money for the conference is raised by SRSAN.
“The conference is a great way for self-advocates to come together and learn from each other,” say SRSAN members.
Registration packages for the conference will be available spring 2018!