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“It’s About Me” Self-Advocacy Conference

LEXINGTON SELF-ADVOCATES HOST CONFERENCE IN JOHNSTOWN—A group of Self-Advocates from Lexington, Chapter of NYSARC, Inc., is pleased to host their first self-advocacy conference, entitled “It’s About Me.” Self-Advocates are individuals with developmental disabilities who are committed to becoming self-empowered. The conference is scheduled at the Holiday Inn of Johnstown-Gloversville, 308 N. Comrie Avenue, Johnstown. “It’s About Me” is open to self-advocates, parents, staff who support people with disabilities, family members, or anyone with an interest in self-advocacy for people with developmental disabilities. Conference highlights include a keynote speech by Chester Finn, a renowned self-advocate from SANYS (Self Advocacy Association of New York State); a performance by Michelle King, lead singer of FLAME, Lexington’s rock band; a seminar on Internet Safety, presented by Louise Sira, Fulton County District Attorney; and other key topics. There is no charge to attend the conference. Seating is limited to the first 100 registrants with registrations accepted until March 27. To register, contact Vicki Arceri at Lexington via email at or by phone at (518) 736-3817. For more information about the conference, please contact Josephine Gerke at Lexington, (518) 736-3915 or via email at Lexington, a Chapter of NYSARC, Inc., is a private, not-for-profit agency providing a wide range of services to adults and children who are disabled in Fulton and Albany Counties. Created in 1953 by a group of concerned parents, Lexington is recognized as one of the leading agencies of its kind in New York State.