Advocating Change Together has responded to Minnesota’s recent push for more integration by launching the Olmstead Academy. The Academy is a 12-month program of classroom and fieldwork through which self-advocates, working in teams, are positioned to help lead the state’s Olmstead Plan, and its goal of greater community integration for people with disabilities. Classroom sessions cover…

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Learn how to write using Plain Language. It saves time and makes it easier for all people to understand what you have to say. Use these resources to learn: to write sentences in a way that most people can understand how to put words and pictures on a page that is easy to read what to…

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We are teaching these classes to help self-advocates become “peer supporters”. Peer supporters gain information and tools during this course that will help them close the gaps between the person who was hurt and the programs that can help them. We don’t want to replace these programs. We just want to make it easier for…

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Peer To Peer: Bridging the Gap through Self-Advocacy Here are two resources to use to teach 4 classes about Sexual Violence. Here is a guide for leaders with disabilities on how to teach the classes. There is also a workbook to be used by people taking the classes. The third resource is a manual that…

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Peer-to-Peer: Bridging the Gap Through Self-Advocacy Here are three resources to use to teach 4 classes about Domestic Violence. Here is a guide for leaders with disabilities on how to teach the classes. There is a workbook to be used by people taking the classes. The third resource is a manual that will help you…

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