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Learn How to Become a Peer Supporter of a Person who was Abused

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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Classes About Sexual Violence

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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Classes About Domestic Violence

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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Starting the Conversation: A toolkit for self-advocates to talk about sexual violence in their community

Kelsey Cowley is a self-advocate from Indiana and is a 2018-2019 SARTAC Fellow. Kelsey’s project was creating a toolkit for and about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities recognizing and responding to violence. Kelsey worked in partnership with the Self-Advocates of Indiana and Self-Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center to develop these Self-Advocacy Leadership and Policy materials.

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Safety Tips for Self-Advocates

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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