Longwells attend family event

Disability Action Center program manager Wendy Longwell, son, Derek,  and systems change advocate Dan Murphy recently attended the 17th annual Family Voices of California conference in Sacramento.

The three-day conference was a forum to provide information about policies, legislation, proposals and other efforts affecting health programs for children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities. The Holiday Inn hosted two days of forums and breakout sessions on specific topics like rating California’s health care system, overcoming barriers to treatment, and healthcare in the school setting.

The conference’s third

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Disability Action Center program manager Wendy Longwell and son, Derek Longwell, (right) chat with Sheldon Fort, staff member in state assemblyman Brian Dahle’s office in Sacramento. (Dan Murphy photo)

day featured a morning presentation about how to lobby your state legislator effectively, which was followed by a visit to representatives’ offices in the capitol building.

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