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A Path to Power: Self Advocates Community Organizing

Marie Malinowski is a self-advocate from New York and is a 2017-2018 SARTAC Fellow. Marie’s project was to teach self-advocates about community organizing using videos, handouts, and presentations. Marie worked in partnership with the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State and VOICE Buffalo in Buffalo, NY. Marie developed the following resources as part of her fellowship: Two…

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Toolkit for Serving on a Human Rights Committee

Steven Powe is a self-advocate from Washington D.C. and is a 2017-2018 SARTAC Fellow. Steven’s project was creating a Toolkit for Serving on a Human Rights Committee. Steven worked in partnership with Project ACTION! in Washington, DC.. Steven created a Series of six (6) PowerPoints to train self-advocates and others to effectively serve on Human Rights Committees…

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Environmental Checklist (See How Self-Advocates are Involved in an Agency)

The Environmental Checklist can help identify gaps in self-advocate involvement in the life of an agency or disability organization. People can fill out the checklist as a group or alone. It can be used by staff with different levels of responsibility. We have found that self-advocates often have different views than agency directors. The Environmental…

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Songwriting with a Message

Learn how to write songs about some of the “themes of Self-Advocacy” that Self-Advocates and Allies want to share with others. Advocates in Action has been leading a self-advocacy project about songwriting in self-advocacy. Advocates in Action produced a video that demonstrates the “how to” behind the scenes that goes into writing a song. This…

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