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Life Skills for Independent Living Symposium

Learning to live well at home and in the community 

Join us for a full day of activities and educational workshops about living independently in the community with person-centered supports. Learn from trusted leaders and innovators in the field of human services and education as you:

  • Explore ways to find and use resources for yourself, your family member, your programs
  • Discover programs and activities available within the community
  • Learn about budget planning, health and wellness, recreation, cooking and personal safety
  • Consider a variety of areas of support available and how to access services
  • Gain insight into self-direction, self-determination and supported decision making
  • Hear from self-advocates and family-advocates about speaking up, asking for what is needed, making choices, and rights and responsibilities
  • Create networking opportunities that will advance personal life and career goals

All attendees must register for this event.  Self-advocates may attend at no cost along with one support staff/family member (subsidized by the NY State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council). Registration fee for all other attendees is $30. Advanced registration is required. 


If you are interested in supporting this conference and connecting with the members of this community are invited to become a sponsor or vendor



Featured Speaker

John Maltby





John Maltby , Co-Chair of the NY Housing Resource Center

John will discuss new housing options, how to navigate current systems and advocacy issues arising from system change. 
>More About John


The symposium schedule at a glance.




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Thank you to the following sponsors for making this program possible.
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