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Parents Reaching Out invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 18th Annual Family Leadership Conference Providing Real Opportunities to be held on April 13th, 2023 at the Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward Pl NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

This conference will help families and youth improve their advocacy skills so they can impact the systems that affect them. We are looking for workshops that offer an innovative approach to helping families or youth develop their skills as advocates and as leaders in their communities. We also encourage workshops to be delivered in Spanish as an option but not required.

Please make sure to include specific points detailing how your workshop will encourage and develop advocacy skills and parent/youth participation in policy.

Sessions can take the form of a PowerPoint, panel discussion, or activity-based session for up to an hour in length with an additional 15 minutes for questions and answers.

Please contact our Conference Coordinator with any additional questions at conference@parentsreachingout.org

All proposals must be received no later than January 15th, 2023.

Suggested topics:

·       Early Childhood/infancy
·       Parenting children with disabilities or complex medical needs
·       IDEA Part C and/or Part B
·       IEP Strategies
·       Inclusion
·       Family Engagement
·       Literacy
·       Behavior
·       ADA
·       Youth/Young Adults
·       Transitions
·       Advocacy/Self-Advocacy
·       Section 504
·       Self-care, resilience
·       Other topics are welcomed!

Submit your proposal using the form below:

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* 1. Contact Information:

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* 2. List Co-presenters and the organization they represent:

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* 3. Workshop title*

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* 4. Provide a 3-5 sentence description of your workshop* (as it will appear on the program):

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* 5. Provide a 3-5 sentence biography* (as it will appear on the program):

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* 6. Describe your plan to incorporate advocacy and address Proving Real Opportunities in your session:

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* 7. Attach a copy of your presentation:

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* 8. Attach a copy of what handouts you will provide in your session:

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* 9. Can this workshop be presented in Spanish?*

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* 10. Agreement: I understand and agree that my time is valuable and I will not or do not expect any compensation, reimbursement, or honorarium from Parents Reaching Out. I also understand that I will be responsible for making copies of my handouts and/or materials.*

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