Speak Up and Speak OUt Summit

November 16 - 18, 2021
Virtual using Zoom Webinar

Speak Up and Speak Out Summit (SUSO)

is a 3 day conference of speakers that will show people with disabilities that they have a voice, they have choices in what they do with their life. We are committed to empowering persons with disabilities to reach their highest potential in education, employment and community living. 

SUSO 2021: Building a New World that includes Independence, Belonging, Inclusiveness and Respect

 

Agenda

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

9:45 - 10:45 AM

Keynote Speaker

Noor Pervez: "How do you build a new world"

11:00 - 11:15 AM

Update from Director Allison Stark, Division of Developmental Disabilities, DHS

9:30 - 9:45 AM

Housekeeping and Welcome to SUSO!

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Session

"I Got This! Living My Best Life with Epilepsy (a disability)"

12:00 - 12:30 PM

Lunch Break and Open Mic

12:30 - 1:15 PM

Session

"Alternatives to Calling Police and Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training"

1:30 - 2:15 PM

"Living a Life in the Community: New Funding and Policies That Can Support You"

Meg Cooch, Deputy Director of the Ligas Consent Decree, Division of Developmental Disabilities

2:15 - 2:30 PM

ELECTED OFFICIAL INVITED

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

12:30 - 1:15 PM

Session

"Take This Job and LOVE It!"

9:30 - 9:35 AM

Housekeeping and Welcome to Day Two!

9:35 - 10:45 AM

Keynote Speaker

Ashley Degroot, Katherine Hamann, Tia Nelis, Barb Pritchard, Vincent Smith: "What to Expect When You're Expecting a Legislative Meeting!"

11:00 - 11:45 AM

Session

"Envision Members Bring Their Fashions to a Screen Near You"

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch Break and Open Mic 

1:30 - 2:15 PM

Session

"#HearOurVoices"

2:15 - 2:30 PM

ELECTED OFFICIAL INVITED

9:35 - 10:45 AM

Keynote Speaker

A Conversation With: Emily Ladau and Amie Lulinski

11:00 - 11:45 AM

Session

"It Starts by Saying Hi!"

1:45 - 2:30 PM

Session

"Supportive Housing"

Thursday, November 18, 2021

9:30 - 9:35 AM

Housekeeping and Welcome to Day Three!

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Lunch Break and Open Mic 

12:15 - 12:45 PM

Update from Director Rahnee Patrick, Division of Rehabilitation Services, DRS

12:45 - 1:30 PM

Session

"Healthy Relationships & Sexuality"

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Keynote Speakers

Noor Pervez

"How do you build a new world"

Ashley Degroot, Katherine Hamann, Tia Nelis, Barb Pritchard, and Vincent Smith

"What to Expect When You're Expecting a Legislative Meeting!"

Emily Ladau

A Conversation with Amie Lulinski

How to Get There?

This year's SUSO Summit will be held VIRTUALLY using Zoom Webinar. 

You will receive one Zoom Webinar link to join for all 3 days. 

Connect to the VIRTUAL Zoom Webinar using your phone, laptop, or tablet, wherever you can access the internet.