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The following stories are real examples of Self-Determination in New York State. Nineteen people with disabilities tell how went from getting services from an agency to being in charge of their own services. They developed supports based on their needs and dreams. These people are changing the way people get services. They tell you how…Read More
This handout is written by self advocates for teachers and service providers. It includes quotes from people with developmental disabilities who are LGBTQ. They describe how allies can be supportive.Read More
If you are having sexual thoughts or feelings, do not be ashamed. Do not keep them inside. Find a healthy way to let those feelings out and talk about them. Here is some advice about “coming out” written by a person with autism. You may also was to check out What the Words Mean –…Read More
As an advocate it is important to get familiar with words used by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) communities. This list was written in plain language. We want you to know: There are many ways to describe these words. Some people may use a different definition. There are many words not on this list. We…Read More
Supported Decision-Making is a way to get help making choices. Supported Decision-Making means that you make your own choices. You can choose family, friends, or staff who you want to help you make your choices. The people who will help you understand and make your choices are called “supporters”. Supporters are there to help you.…Read More