Speaking For Ourselves: 40th Anniversary Celebration!

Find your voice! Advocate for your future! Meet great people!


Part 2: 40th Anniversary Conference


Saturday – October 15, 2022


10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Location: Holy Family University Technology Center

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Be sure to register by clicking the button below!


If you are utlizing ParaTransit, please use this address to arrive at Holy Family University & then navigate to the Technology Center on Campus:

9801 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19114
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NOTE: If you are in need of a scholarship to attend, please contact Jessica Stover at jessicas@networksfortraining.org — This will be on a first come, first serve basis.
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Invited speakers:
Chester Finn (Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered)
Max Barrows (Green Mountain Self-Advocates)
Kristen Ahrens (Pennsylvania Office of Disability Programs)
Kleckner Charles (Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services)
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Conference topics sessions will include:
Leadership
Voting
Relationships
Employment
Civil Rights
…and more!
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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (10/15/2022)
9:00 a.m. – Registration Opens
10:00 a.m. – Welcome & Keynote
BREAK OUT SESSIONS
BOX LUNCH
BREAK OUT SESSIONS
CLOSING SPEECH
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. – DANCE PARTY!


Being a member of Speaking for Ourselves is an experience of a lifetime. Celebrate with us and be a part of something big!

Speaking for Ourselves is an independent grassroots, self-help/self-advocacy organization run by people with developmental disabilities.

Our purpose is to help our members run their organizations, develop leadership skills through real-life experiences, learn to work together collectively to address their own issues, and increase their own self-sufficiency and independence.

Speaking for Ourselves began in February 1982 and has been assisting to empower others, pass legislation, and supporting all people to speak for themselves. We are 40 years strong and continue to uphold the beliefs of our founders.

Funding and Support provided by Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services.

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