Learn About Self-Advocacy: Getting Organized

A presentation answering questions about how to organize a group of self advocates in your area. Created by the Research and Training Center on Community Living at The University of Minnesota.


Find, Choose & Keep Great DSPs

A toolkit for people with disabilities looking for quality, caring and committed direct support professionals. Designed to provide easy-to-use tips and strategies to help you find, choose, and keep high quality Direct Support Professionals. The tools were created so you can pick and choose what strategies work best for you.Created by the Department of Disability and Human Development at The University of Minnesota.


Youths 4 Advocacy

‘Speak Up Materials’ designed for those who want to learn about self advocacy, practice tools for making choices and decisions about their future, and find support and resources about subjects that interest them. The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) provides services, research, and training relevant to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.


Project EveryBody

Project EveryBody is a collaboration among different community organizations and non-profits, and lead by Open Door Group with a focus on community inclusion for people of all abilities.  The campaign is a series of five events happening from September 2014, leading up to a final celebration on December 3, 2014 at the Yaletown Roundhouse Community Centre which is the designated United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

The goal of Project EveryBody is to celebrate the achievements that people with disabilities – both visible and invisible- have made and to advocate toward creating a thriving community that is diverse and inclusive.


The Autistic Self Advocacy Network( ASAN )

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by and for Autistic people. ASAN was created to serve as a national grassroots disability rights organization for the Autistic community, and does so by advocating for systems change and ensuring that the voices of Autistic people are heard in policy debates and the halls of power while working to educate communities and improve public perceptions of autism. ASAN’s members and supporters include Autistic adults and youth, cross-disability advocates, and non-autistic family members, professionals, educators and friends.


Employment Matters

A documentary series by Brandy Yanchyk about inclusive hiring for people with intellectual disabilities



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