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Legislative Advocacy by Self-Advocates in Washington State

These 3 self-advocacy groups work together to educate policymakers on why it is important to self-advocates to eliminate sub-minimum wages for people with disabilities and to close institutions. Here are examples of handouts they created to describe their legislative advocacy.

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History of the Self-Advocacy Civil Rights Movement

The information in this PowerPoint is from the booklet “Our Common History: Fighting for the Rights of People.” This resource was created by SARTAC as a plain language history of minority groups advocating for their human and civil rights. This session describes the history of the Self-Advocacy Movement.

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History of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement

The information in this PowerPoint is from the booklet “Our Common History: Fighting for the Rights of People.” This resource was created by SARTAC as a plain language history of minority groups advocating for their human and civil rights. This session describes the history of the LGBTQ Movement.

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What is a position statement and how do you write one?

In December 2020, the SARTAC Advisory Committee did a presentation about position statements and how to write one.  They discussed guidelines for 1) identifying the Issue 2) Gathering Information and Facts 3) supporting your self-advocacy group to write an official statement, and 4) sharing your paper

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A Self-Advocate’s Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network created an easy to read toolkit explaining the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is a federal law passed in 1990 that protects the rights of people with disabilities. SARTAC is excited to share this one-of-a-kind resource.  This toolkit includes: To Start (Introduction) Part 1: What is the ADA and…

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