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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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The Sex Education Act For People With Developmental Disabilities

Illinois Self-Advocacy Alliance presentation: “Our Advocacy To Pass A New Law Called The Sex Education Act For People With Developmental Disabilities.” Illinois Public Act 101-0506 grants individuals receiving DD services access to sex education, resources, and treatment planning that supports: The right to sexual health and sexual healthy practices. The right to be free from…

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Marriage Penalty: What is it?

This is a PowerPoint used by Green Mountain Self-Advocates and Speaking Up for Us from Maine to describe how individuals who receive SSI, lose 25% of their benefits when they get married.  Maine self-advocates provided information about a bill introduced in the US Congress in 2021 that is geared to eliminate the marriage penalty.

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Making Your Own Vision Board

A dream board or vision board is a collage of images, pictures, and words of one’s dreams and desires, designed to serve as a source of inspiration and motivation. In this presentation, Shameka Andrews – SANYS Community Outreach Coordinator will describe Making Your Own Vision Board.

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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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