This Leadership Manual is useful to self-advocates as an easy-to-use guide to help start a self-advocacy group and/or strengthen an existing group. The sections make finding information easy, and activities are included throughout.
This Leadership Manual helps support the learning and strengthening of rights, self-determination, choices and decisions through the following sections:
- Spreading the Message
- Recruiting Members
- Your First Meeting!
- Leaders and Leadership
- Finding Your Focus
- Mission and Vision Statements
- Group Structure
- Getting Things Done
This resource was updated in December 2017 with some new tricks and tools for groups as well as questions and activities to help get self-advocates moving toward their advocacy goals. No matter how long a group has been around, there’s something in the Leadership Manual that can be used!