Every year, the U.S. government makes a budget. The federal budget decides how much money to spend on important things like Medicaid, roads to drive on, good schools, clean water, services for people with disabilities, and much more. It’s important for self-advocates to understand how the federal budget gets made—so we can advocate for a…

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This toolkit is about Employment First. Employment First means that: people with disabilities should be able to get the same kind of jobs as people without disabilities. workers with disabilities should get paid the same for the same work as workers without disabilities. This toolkit will explain: What Employment First is Why Employment First happened…

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Civic engagement means: learning about how the government works, and making sure that the people we elect to government listen to us. Right now, many people are getting involved in political advocacy for the first time. People are going to town hall meetings and making phone calls to their members of Congress. They’re writing letters…

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Civic engagement means: learning about how the government works, and making sure that the people we elect to government listen to us. Right now, many people are getting involved in political advocacy for the first time. People are going to town hall meetings and making phone calls to their members of Congress. They’re writing letters…

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Everyone wants to be safe and to live independently in their community. Autistic people want this too. However, lots of autistic people and other people with disabilities may have extra challenges when it comes to staying safe. We created this guide to give safety tips to autistic people. This guide gives you tips on: How…

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