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  • Outreach in Action Working Group: The Outreach in Action Working group is a committee comprised of young leaders of YP!. This group serves as an editorial advisory board for our publications.
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FIND UPCOMING EVENTS:  Statewide | RegionalCounty | #YPInsider Spotlight

For ongoing YP! events, please view our calendar by clicking here.

Statewide Events

NY Institute for Self-Advocacy LogoNYISA Roleplay Game Day for Autism Acceptance Month! Albany, NY

Join us on a disability themed fantasy adventure! Fight ableism with magic and swords! Click here to view the FULL Flyer.

Who? Primarily youth (12+) with developmental or intellectual disabilities (But all are welcome to attend!)

What? Free food and fun at a fantasy Roleplay Game Day hosted by YOUTH POWER!

When? April 27th, 2019 from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.

Where? Albany Public Library – Large Auditorium 161 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210 (1st Floor)

Registration is required to be guaranteed a seat to play the game. Register today at

Questions? Contact Zack Kilmer, NYISA Coordinator zkilmer@YOUTHPOWERNY.ORG or 518-708-3808

Regional Events

Amplify NYAMPLIFY-NY Youth Leadership Forums & Foundations for Leadership Workshops!

YOUTH POWER! of Families Together in New York State is excited to host a FREE opportunity available for youth and parent/caregivers in Central NY, Rochester, NY and Long Island, NY.

Registration is open for the 2019 Central Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) and accompanying Foundations for Leadership Workshop Series! The deadline to register for the YLF is May 1, 2019. For the Foundations for Leadership Workshop, the deadline is May 14th, 2019. Applications and frequently asked questions addressing common concerns have been attached; read below for more information!

**Please note: it is not required that youth and their parent/caregivers both attend the YLF to participate in this opportunity!** 

2019 Youth Leadership Forum Series:

  • Central YLF: May 18-21, 2019 | Holiday Inn Liverpool | Syracuse, NY: Registration Now LIVE! Click here to register for the Central YLF. The deadline to register is May 1, 2019.
  • Western YLF: July 13-16, 2019 | Holiday Inn Downtown | Rochester, NY
  • Long Island YLF: October 12-15, 2019 | Hyatt Regency | Long Island, NY

For more information about AMPLIFY-NY Youth Leadership Forums, click here!

Click here to view the flyer.

Foundations for Leadership: A Parent/Caregiver Workshop Series:

  • NYC – Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | Chatham Square Library | Manhattan, NY
  • Central – Saturday & Tuesday, May 18 & 21, 2019 | Holiday Inn Liverpool  | Syracuse, NY: Registration is Now LIVE! Click here to register!
    The deadline to register is May 14th, 2019.
  • Western – Saturday & Tuesday, July 13 & 16, 2019 | Holiday Inn Downtown | Rochester, NY 

Click here to view the flyer. For more info on AMPLIFY-NY, click here.

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