DD Advocacy Day

DD Advocacy Day

January 31, 2017

Virginia General Assembly Building
201 North 9th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219



Advocacy Materials:
DD Advocacy Day Toolkit
DD Coalition 2017  Legislative Agenda
2017 DD Advocacy Day Flyer


About DD Advocacy Day:  Each year, individuals with developmental disabilities, family members, and advocates come together on DD Advocacy Day to have a united message to our legislators: make DD issues a priority for the Commonwealth.


9-10:30 a.m.
Meetings with State Legislators*
General Assembly Building

10:45 a.m.
Bell Tower in Capitol Square (Corner of 9th and Bank Streets)


11:30 a.m.
Lunch Rotation 1 (FULL)
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (next to Capitol Square)
Free, registration required


12:00 p.m.
Watch Session From Capitol Gallery.
1000 Bank Street Richmond, VA 23219

*Those who wish to watch the Session From the Capitol Gallery may reserve a “Grab Bag” lunch. These lunches will be available for pick up during the Rally. Grab Bag lunches will only be provided to those who have registered under the ticket specifically for the Grab Bag lunches.*


12:30 p.m.
Lunch Rotation 2
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (next to Capitol Square)
Free, registration required


You may register for any of the lunch options listed above here

If you have already registered for one lunch option and wish to switch to a different lunch option please contact Katherine Burke at kburke@thearcofva.org or (804) 649-8481, ext. 102


For more information on DD Advocacy Day, please contact Lucy Cantrell at lcantrell@thearcofva.org or
(804) 649-8481, ext. 104



Hosted by the DD Coalition: a group of self-advocate and family organizations dedicated to advocating for inclusion and full community participation across the lifespan of the DD community.

Virginia Affiliates of the Autism Society

Virginia  Down Syndrome Alliance

Voices of Virginia

The Arc of Virginia


*One of the most effective things you can do is meet with your legislators to share your story! We suggest scheduling appointments as soon as possible. Find your legislators.
Interested in carpooling? Call your local Arc chapter, DD group, provider or CSB to link up with families in your area.