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2018 Roland Johnson Award honored Jeff Ridgeway and Bill Krebs

Roland Johnson was an outspoken person and leader in our national self advocacy movement. He was one of the founding members of SABE. SABE gives the Roland Johnson Award to honor a self advocate for his or her hard work in the self advocacy movement. The 2018 Award was given to two people.  In memory…

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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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Nancy Ward: Self-Advocacy and Beyond. Interviews with Leaders of the Self-Advocacy Movement

Nancy Ward was a founding chair of Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), a national self-advocacy organization, and is respected nationally as a leader in the people-first movement. She started her self-advocacy work with People First of Nebraska, and now serves in Oklahoma as the Voting Rights Advocate for the Oklahoma Disability Law Center. Ms. Ward…

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Tia Nelis: Self-Advocacy and Beyond. Interviews with Leaders of the Self-Advocacy Movement

Tia Nelis is the new Director of Policy & Advocacy for TASH. She comes to TASH after serving as Self-Advocacy Specialist at the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center within the Institute on Disability and Human Development at University of Illinois at Chicago. She also is one of the past chairperson of the National Organization of…

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