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NYAIL News: Conference Preview Edition
Ask ACL, Closing Keynote with John Robinson, and Session Preview
It's not too late to register or sponsor our 2021 conference.
Ask ACL's Jennifer Johnson
A picture of Jennifer Johnson A white woman with short brown hair
Deputy Commissioner, Administration on Disabilities and Director, Office of Disability Service Innovations at the Administration for Community Living (ACL). Jennifer works with states, communities, and partners in the disability networks to increase the independence, productivity, and community integration of individuals with disabilities.

Closing Keynote:
John Robinson
Our Ability's President and CEO, John Robinson is dedicated to connecting individuals with disabilities towards education and employment through mentoring, workshops, public speaking as well as job placement. Our Ability is the only disability owned and operated business dedicated to building employment opportunities through our job platforms, employment webinars, digital profile system and personal empowerment.

In 2018, John Robinson presented with the Chamber Champion Award in recognition of actions that have advanced the mission of the Capital Region (NY) Chamber. In 2014, named one of ten national White House Champions of Change for Disability Employment.

John Robinson is the subject of "Get Off Your Knees: The John Robinson Story" a public television documentary seen around the United States and other countries. Autobiography of the same title published by Syracuse University Press in 2009.
Conference Preview

This year's conference features speakers from several independent living centers and from organizations connected to independent living.

  • Hand in Hand
  • Hunger Solutions NY
  • NYS Department of Health
  • Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program
  • Aprosae Marketing
  • Young Leaders and Advocates Network
  • Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS)
  • ILRU
  • Not Dead Yet
  • Second Thoughts Massachusetts
  • NYS Homes and Community Renewal
  • Mobilization for Justice, Inc.
  • Long Term Care Community Coalition
  • New York Association Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
  • Mental Health Association of New York State
  • Disability Rights Advocates
  • National Disability Rights Network
  • Public Research and Evaluation Services
  • Fala Technologies
The New York Association on Independent Living administers several statewide and regional programs in collaboration with its member ILCs, all of which are focused on helping people with disabilities live independently in the community.

Learn more about NYAIL programs by visiting: ilny.us/programs 
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