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Priority 3: Engaging People with Disabilities in Advocacy

Image of the Future: People who experience disabilities are the experts when it comes to their lives. We believe in the philosophy of “nothing about us without us” and will stand with people who have disabilities to achieve their hopes, dreams, and things not yet imagined.


Goal 3A: Provide people with disabilities opportunities to learn how to be effective advocates and support them in advocating on things that impact their lives.

Objective 3A.1: Work with Developmental Disabilities Network partners to provide advocacy leadership education for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their family members.

Objective 3A.2: Conduct two (2) sessions to educate 24 people with mental illnesses about how to become effective self-advocates.

Objective 3A.3: Provide two (2) opportunities for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and two (2) opportunities for people with mental illness to become engaged in public policy education and advocacy.

Objective 3A.4: Conduct outreach and inform at least 300 people with disabilities about their voting rights.

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