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Real Work For Real Pay: A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Employment Policy

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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Empowering Advocates through Video

Sorretie Jaro is a self-advocate from Washington and is a 2018-2019 SARTAC Fellow. Sorretie created resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities on how to educate legislators. Sorretie worked in partnership with the Washington Office of Developmental Disabilities Ombuds and the Self-Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center to develop these Self-Advocacy Leadership and Policy resources.…

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Invisible No More – Using Strong Relationships to Improve Policy

Kevin Greenstein is a self-advocate from New York and is a 2018-2019 SARTAC Fellow. Kevin created resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities on how to speak up about issues that are important to us when partnering with policymakers. Kevin worked in partnership with the Self Advocacy Association of New York State and the…

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Our Common History: Fighting for the Rights of People

Over time, members of minority groups have joined together to fight for their human and civil rights. This paper describes the history of the African-American Civil Rights Movement, the LGBTQ Movement, and the Self-Advocacy Movement.

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Self Advocacy Start-Up Toolkit: More Power, More Control Over Our Lives!

This is a toolkit where self advocates can learn about how to start a self advocacy group in their area or improve their current group.  You will learn about the history of the self advocacy movement, developing your mission, setting goals, learning leadership skills, describing member roles, and choosing advisors. HANDOUTS Below you can download…

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