2016 Annual State Self-Advocacy Conference

30 yrs
“30 Years of SPEAKING UP

For Ourselves and Others”
Thursday – Saturday
September 8th – September 10, 2016
Albany Marriott
189 Wolf RoadAlbany, NY 12205


Our SANYS Statewide Conference continues to grow in popularity and we are pleased to say that we are now
SOLD OUT!

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL REGISTRATION PAYMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 31, 2016.

Although we are at capacity, we do have a waiting list for the conference. If your payment for the conference is not received by August 31, 2016, we cannot guarantee that you will be registered for the event. Those people who are on our waiting list may be offered a space at the conference if your payment is not received by the payment deadline date. PLEASE – send in your payment now!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
CONF16@SANYS.ORG
or call
518.382.1454



About the Conference
The State Self-Advocacy Conference is a great opportunity to meet and network with self-advocates from across New York State. Come learn about major issues of the day and the importance of speaking up for yourselves and others. In recent years, we’ve had over 800 people attend this great event, participating in workshops, focus groups and keynote presentations. This year represents 30 Years of Self Advocacy at SANYS. We will be celebrating our rich history and looking into the future to dream about what is to come. 

Agenda
Agenda
Click HERE for more Conference Highlights.


Hotel Accommodations

You will make your own room reservations and payments directly with the hotel.

SANYS Conference – Marriott room rates are as follows:
$136 per room, per night. Up to four guests can share a room and the costs. If you would like a cot in the room, there will be an additional charge of $25 per cot per night.

In order to receive these special room rates, be sure to tell the Marriott that you are attending the Self-Advocacy Conference.

These rates do not include tax. If you are sponsored by an agency, be sure the Marriott has a tax-exempt form from your organization.

Hotel Contacts
ACCESSIBLE ROOMS

Availability of Accessible Rooms Is Very Limited

The Marriott has 19 fully-accessible rooms, including 4 roll-in shower rooms. It also has other rooms with grab bars.

If You Need an Accessible Room:

  1. Call and request a room at the Marriott.
  2. Call SANYS at (518) 382-1454 and tell us specifically what your needs are.
  3. Please make sure you mark on your registration form in the box provided that you need an accessible room.

This will help ensure that everyone gets what they need!

SANYS has reserved the block of accessible rooms at the Marriott and we will distribute them based on need, as at past conferences. We found this is a fair way to ensure everyone gets a room that meets their needs. There are accessible rooms at other hotels and the numbers are listed above for your reference.

TRANSPORTATION

If you need accessible transportation to the hotel from the train station, please contact Shameka Andrews for information on how to schedule the trip with CDTA.
mwny2006@yahoo.com
(518) 898-6583

To contact CDTA directly:
Tanya Tipps – 518-437-8378

Any transportation changes must be done no less than 48 hours in advance.

FUNDS FOR SUPPORT STAFF

Some funding will be available to those who live on their own and who have limited support from organizations to help their support staff attend. Funds for support staff will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so please do not delay! For more information, please call the SA office at (518) 382-1454.


Please make sure you have sent in your registration for the conference as well as made your hotel reservation. These are two separate processes. If you have a hotel room and are not registered for the conference you will not be able to attend.


SANYS STATE CONFERENCE PAYMENT POLICY

The popularity of our State Conference has continued to grow and we must ask that everyone register and pay before the Conference so that we can efficiently accommodate the large number of attendees.

NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE CONFERENCE.

EVERYONE MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED AND PREPAID.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

If you registered online, but did not use PayPal, please send your check or check or purchase order to:

Self-Advocacy Association of NYS, Inc.
500 Balltown Rd, Bldg. 12B Schenectady, NY 12304

Make your check or money order payable to “SANYS” or
“Self-Advocacy Association of NYS, Inc”.

 CANCELLATION POLICY
If you need to cancel your registration, please e-mail CONF16@SANYS.ORG or call our office at (518) 382- 1454. You will receive a cancellation confirmation number.

Refunds will be given up to 8/19/16. A $25 cancellation fee will be charged. No refunds will be issued for those who register but do not attend.