2022 Grassroots Advocacy Conference

Grassroots Advocacy Conference

The Grassroots Advocacy Conference is an annual, invite-only event that brings together employees with disabilities, their families, and employers from our network of nonprofit agencies. During the event, attendees will hear from policy experts, and each other, about the landscape on Capitol Hill that affects employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Afterward, nonprofit leaders and self-advocates attend congressional meetings to help shape those employment policies.

The 2022 Grassroots Advocacy Conference will take place June 13-16 in Washington D.C.

How It Works


Register for Virtual Self-Advocate Training

Each NPA will be asked to select up to 3 self-advocates participate in a virtual self-advocacy training program, exclusive to NPAs participating in the conference. Register up to 3 self-advocates to participate in the two-part training program.


Register to Attend the Conference

Each NPA must register one NPA representative, one self-advocate, and a friend/family member of the self-advocate to attend the conference. Registration for the conference will open in March and must be completed by April 29.


Grassroots Advocacy Conference 2022

Each registered individual will be required to attend the 2022 Grassroots Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C.

Important Dates

  • November 3, 2021 – Call for Interest Deadline
  • January – April 2022 – Virtual Self-Advocacy Training
  • March 28, 2022 – Registration Opens for the 2022 Grassroots Advocacy Conference
  • April 29, 2022 – Final Registration Deadline for the 2022 Grassroots Advocacy Conference
  • May 4, 2022 – Pre-Conference Virtual Session for Registered Self-Advocates
  • June 13-16, 2022 – 2022 Grassroots Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C.