, modeled after Michigan’s Children’s signature KidSpeak® forums, mimics a traditional legislative committee hearing.  Connecting the experiences of families directly with policymakers has provided firsthand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities and has proven to be an effective advocacy strategy.  Their voices have changed the trajectory of policy conversation and have resulted in additional champions for parent-driven solutions in the Legislature, several Departments and other local policymaking bodies.

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Gabrielle Evans

Jessie Finch


Presentation Materials



FamilySpeak 2017

FamilySpeak 2015