May 2019 Council News

Council and Staff in front of the Disability Policy Seminar backdrop

Disability Policy Seminar

In April, two Council members and three of the Council staff attended the Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, DC, where they learned about political advocacy and how to help others advocate for change. After the seminar, they visited with representatives from the offices of Senator Romney, Senator Lee, Representative Curtis, and Representative Stewart. We are grateful for the opportunity to advocate for disability issues with lawmakers.

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Introducing the NCBC 2.0 Digital Book Club!

This is a new option for adults with transportation limitations or living in rural areas. Participants only need a love of reading, an interest in learning about self-advocacy, and a phone or web connection. Reading begins soon and will be available through our Facebook group!

Email to join. Reading material will be made available for free to participants.

ILC 5k Fun Run Flyer

Utah Independent Living Center 5k Run and Roll

Join the Utah Independent Living Center in their 29th annual 5k Run and Roll on June 1st, 2019. Registration starts at 8:30am. Race starts at 9:30am.

This race works to enhance the lives of people living with disabilities. Proceeds go to the Independent Living Center in Salt Lake City. Complete the form or register online at (early registration closes May 28). For more information, call Chelsea or Kim at 801-466-5565.

2019 Advocacy Awards


The UDDC Advocacy Award is given to an individual who has made a commitment to improving the lives of Utahns with disabilities. The awardee is recognized for their efforts to help individuals with disabilities lead full, integrated lives and help make their communities inclusive and respectful.

We invite community members to nominate Utahns who have worked toward a better future for Utahns of all abilities. The Utah Developmental Disabilities Council Executive Director will present the awards at Golden Keys Awards event, which is hosted by the Utah Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and its partners.

One award will be given in each category:

Family Member
Utah Legislator

Please visit our website for nomination forms. Nominations are due by noon on July 1, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

Upcoming Events

June 1: Utah Independent Living Center 5k
July 1: Advocate Award Nominations are due
August 13: Executive Committee Meeting
August 21: Golden Key Awards at Disability:IN Summit
September 10: Full Council Meeting

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