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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

USICD President Offers Webinar on Engaging Politicians on March 22, 2016 ; High Impact Strategies for Individuals with Disabilities & Their Advocates"

Join United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) President, author and former Commissioner of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Dr. Patricia Morrissey, for her Webinar, "Engaging Politicians: High Impact Strategies for Individuals with Disabilities & Their Advocates"  

In this one-hour web-based lecture, she offers strategies for exercising your civic-minded muscles -- what to do, how to do it, and how to judge your success. The webinar will take you through key points. It focuses on goal setting, messaging, organizing, and becoming a force for disability rights, not only here but around the world. The webinar will be held at 3:00 pm East Coast time on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.
Pat Morrissey's career includes stints in both the public and private sector. She worked for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions for five years prior to joining Booz Allen and also worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor. During this time, she played a central role in the drafting of major disability legislation ranging from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997, to the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, to the Ticket to Work and Work Incentive Improvement Act of 1999, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and more. 
She has served as a consultant to Fortune 200 companies on ADA compliance. Morrissey also was a member of the U.S. Delegation to a United Nations Committee while it drafted the Convention on Civil Rights for Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

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