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Speakers

Jeb Ory

CEO, Capitol Canary

Ana Garcia-Ashley

Executive Director, Gamaliel

Sparsh Shah

Musician, Inspirational Speaker, and Philanthropist

Scott Graves

Director of Research, California Budget Center

Dante Allen

Director, CalABLE

Connie Garner

Director of Public Policy, Easterseals

Ryan Niemiller

The Self-Proclaimed Cripple Threat of Commedy

Jordan Lindsey

Executive Director, The Arc / UCP California Collaboration

Rebecca Cokley

Program Officer, U.S. Disability Rights, Ford Foundation

Peter Berns

CEO, The Arc of United States

Robert Espinoza

Executive Vice-President of Policy, PHI

Nicole Adler

Motivational Speaker & Equal Rights Advocate

Jared Ciner

Founder, SPIRIT Club

The Honorable Devon Mathis

The Honorable Toni Atkins

California State Senate Pro Tempore

Julia Ballantyne

Media Advocacy Consultant, The Arc of California

The Honorable Dr. Joaquin Arambula

California State Assemblymember

The Honorable Kevin Mullin

California State Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore

Paul Luelmo

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, San Diego State University

Suzanne Bennet Francisco

President & CEO, Exceptional Rights Advocacy, LLC

Riana Hardin

Self-Advocacy Coordinator, State Council on Developmental Disabilities

Stephen W. Dale

Attorney and Counselor at Law, Dale Law Firm

Max Barrows

Outreach Director, Green Mountain Self-Advocates

Jeffrey Popkin

SVP & Director of Operations, The Arc of Bakersfield

Aaron Carruthers

Director, State Council on Developmental Disabilities

Grace Huerta

Vice-President, The Arc of California Board of Directors

Bryan Neider

CEO, AbilityPath

Pat Hornbecker

Parent and President, The Arc of California Board of Directors

Gabe Cervantes

Research Manager, Institute for the Future

Kristen Pederson

Executive Director, The Arc of San Francisco

Vittoria (Tori) Trentacoste

Direct Support Professional, UCP of the North Bay

Liz Grigsby

The Arc of California and Client Rights Advocate at Golden Gate Regional Center

Cyndi Herendeen

Program Administrator, The Arc of San Diego

Teresa Anderson

Public Policy Director, The Arc / UCP California Collaboration

Nic Novicki

Actor, Comedian and Producer

The Honorable Nancy Skinner

California State Senator

Marty Omoto

Executive Director, California Disability Senior Community Action Network

Christian McMahon

Member, The Arc of California Board of Directors

The Arc of California promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

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