The 11th Annual SAM Southeast Regional Conference was held on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Rochester, MN. We had a wonderful turnout of 93 Self Advocates and their staff. These Self Advocates came together to learn, make new friendships, and have fun. During this conference, they learned about choices, decision making, leadership, legislative topics, housing access, guardianship, and quality interviews. We had workshops, bingo, a sit-down dinner, and a dance.
The highlight of this evening was the Disability Equality Training Series graduation ceremony. 22 Self Advocates marched into the ballroom wearing graduation gowns and caps to receive their DETs diploma.
If you are interested in becoming a member of SAM or would like to participate in the DETS training, please contact Dhanya Delehanty at the Arc MN SE office 507-287-2032