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Advocating Change Together’s OLMSTEAD Academy

Advocating Change Together has responded to Minnesota’s recent push for more integration by launching the Olmstead Academy. The Academy is a 12-month program of classroom and fieldwork through which self-advocates, working in teams, are positioned to help lead the state’s Olmstead Plan, and its goal of greater community integration for people with disabilities. Classroom sessions cover…

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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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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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Raising the Heat Self-Advocate Style: Using the principles of the Kansas Leadership Center to provide self-advocates with leadership tools

Cole Browne is a self-advocate from Kansas and is a 2017-2018 SARTAC Fellow. Cole’s project was creating materials about Raising the Heat Self-Advocate Style: Using the principles of the Kansas Leadership Center to provide self-advocates with leadership tools. Cole worked in partnership with the Self-Advocate Coalition of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. Here are the materials Cole…

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Advocating for More Flexible Self-Directed Services and Hosts to Promote Employment

Robert Peterson is a self-advocate from Illinois and is a 2017-2018 SARTAC Fellow. Bob’s project was creating materials about Advocating for More Flexible Self-Directed Services and Hosts to Promote Employment. Bob worked in partnership with the University of Illinois Chicago UCEDD (Institute on Disability and Human Development) in Chicago, Illinois. Bob developed the following resources as…

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