Self-Advocacy

Self-Advocacy

  • Current issues of The Riot a news letter for self-advocates can be found through this link Self-advocates are people with disabilities who speak up for themselves and others. Self-advocates speak up with spoken words, sign language, letter boards or in ways unique to each person.  The Riot is about self-advocacy. We offer a newsletter, a blog where self-advocates can share opinions, an online art gallery, toolkits, games and services to help individuals become stronger self-advocates.  We cover topics that are important to self-advocates.  And we really don’t like silly rules that just keep people down.  We are serious about self-advocacy issues, but we also want to make you laugh and feel good about life.  Join us to celebrate the strengths of self-advocates. Help take on the barriers that stand in the way. Most of all, let’s work together to help people live the life they want with the support they need.
  • ADDPC purpose is to engage in advocacy, capacity building and systemic change to increase inclusion and involvement in the community.  In following the established mission and purpose, the ADDPC strives to achieve the essence of the Developmental Disabilities Act by promoting self-determination, independence, productivity and integration to support persons with developmental disabilities and their families in all facets of community life.
  • Creating a “Picture of a Life” for transiting youth with DDD in foster care is a statr-wide project that focuses on training experienced person-centeres planning facilitators in using Essential Lifestyle Planning (ELP) and “picture of Life” (POL) tools to develop life plans with community involvement for foster youth with Developmental Disabilities ages 16-17 to plan and mobilize services to meet individual needs. For more information, contact Jacy Frakas, MA ucedd@email.arizona.edu  520-626-0442 PO Box 245052, Tucson, AZ  85724
  • Project Insight is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing quality services to individuals with special needs.  Founded in 1997, we are a company comprised of passionate people with extensive experience in community based support.  We currently provide home care to people with developmental disabilities, job placement through the Social Security Administration, after-school supports for at-risk youth, and respite services through the Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority
  • The National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP), a Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS) training and technical assistance provider, is here to meet all of your training and technical assistance needs on the inclusion of individuals with disabilities as active participants in your national service program.
  • National Down Syndrome Congress Self Advocates The NDSC is partnering with the National Service Inclusion Project to promote and increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in national service. Every day, people with Down syndrome are demonstrating what they can do to contribute to their communities. With appropriate supports, opportunities are available through AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps Vista, and Learn and Serve America. The opportunities vary widely depending on where you live. The NDSC wants to work with you to find meaningful service experiences through this special initiative of the Corporation for National and Community  Service.
  • Founded in 1995, Arizona MENTOR offers home and community-based services to  children and adults throughout the state with developmental disabilities or behavioral health needs as well as individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries or other neurological conditions.  We offer a range of services – including our innovative Host  program – as well as other residential living options, in-home support, day programs, and behavioral health services.
  • Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) is the self-advocacy organization of the United States.  Founded in 1990, we have been working hard for the full inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in the community throughout the 50 states and the world for 21 years. Our non-profit advocacy organization is run by a board of self-advocates representing 9 regions of the country.
  • Self-advocates  Newsletter Self-advocates are people with disabilities who speak up for themselves and others. Self-advocates speak up with spoken words, sign language, letter boards or in ways unique to each person.
  • People with Disabilities: Living Healthy If you are living with a disability or provide services for people with disabilities, learn about health care and health programs to support the overall well-being of people with disabilities

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