Where I Go Is My Decision to Make

Where I Go Is My Decision to Make

From April 06, 2017 8:30 am until April 06, 2017 12:30 pm

At 1200 Edgewood Ave, Rochester, NY 14618, USA



Categories: Series

Tags: advocacy , self-direction

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Join us for the first event in our 2017 series — Building A Vibrant Community: A Series on Self-Direction, Inclusion and Belonging

Self-advocacy is a starting point to living a self-directed life. When every person’s skills, abilities, and visions are included, then our communities can thrive.

Photo of Emily LadauEmily Ladau is an emerging leader among national disability activists and is passionate about disability rights and social justice. Emily manages communications for several disability-related organizations and agencies, and is the Editor in Chief of the Rooted in Rights blog.

Starbridge is pleased to welcome Emily to Rochester to share her wisdom and deliberate practices to support people in expressing themselves.

A panel of local advocates and activists will also share their experiences and strategies, and help us debunk myths around self-advocacy and self-direction:

  • Jensen Caraballo, Advocate
  • Jeiri Flores, Advocate
  • Carrie Burkin, Parent
  • Susan Hetherington, Co-Director, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities


Fee: $59/person, includes continental breakfast

A limited number of scholarships are available for people with OPWDD eligibility, or their family members. Email events@starbridgeinc.org or call (585) 224-7248.

Registration is required. To register for this workshop and pay online, use the Register button above.

To register and pay by mail, print the event flyer, complete, and mail to Starbridge, attn: Jean Sciacchitano.


Presented in collaboration with Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities at URMC and NYSACRA

Thank you to our sponsors for underwriting the 2017 Conference Series –



 Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.



 Burke Group

 Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co, LLP


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