Self Advocacy Conference draws more than 400

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Coffer, Steinberg and Abner at the Self-Advocacy Conference

More than 400  students attended the city-wide Self Advocacy Conference, held at Sacramento State on Tuesday.

The event, hosted by SCUSD, addressed challenges that students with emotional or learning disabilities have when transitioning into adulthood. Keynote speaker Jordana Steinberg, daughter of former Senate pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, shared her story about overcoming a long battle with a childhood mood disorder.

She was joined by Yasmin Abner and Skyla Coffer, two successful young adults who have also dealt with learning disabilities. 

Additionally, students played a lively game of Jeopardy and networked with 30 post-secondary institutions, businesses and agencies.