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Your one-stop resource for organizing and supporting self advocacy groups How can we help your self advocacy group? FEATURED RESOURCES The mission of Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) is to strengthen the self-advocacy movement by supporting self advocacy organizations to grow in diversity and leadership. Source: Home – Self Advocacy Info The …

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Self-Directed Care May Help People with Serious Mental Illness Take an Active Role in Their Recovery

Source: National Rehabilitation Information Center | Information for Independence Serious mental illnesses (SMI) are conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or depression. People with serious mental illness often receive traditional mental health services funded by Medicaid, such as medications or psychotherapy. These services may help reduce SMI symptoms, but they may not be effective enough to …

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Civic Engagement Toolbox For Self-Advocates | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Right now, many people are getting involved in political advocacy for the first time. People are going to town hall meetings and making phone calls to their members of Congress. They’re writing letters and using social media to organize advocacy groups.This new wave of political advocacy is incredible. And people with disabilities need to be …

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Disability Stigma and Your Patients | Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging With Physical Disabilities

Source: Disability Stigma and Your Patients | Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging With Physical Disabilities For people with disabilities, stigma can be a major barrier to participation. Stigmatizing attitudes about disabilities can also affect relationships between patients and providers. However, health care providers can be allies with their patients and help reduce the impact …

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National Goals Conference: Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy Strand

National Goals in Research, Practice and Policy for and with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Setting a National Agenda for Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy Research, Practice, and Policy In August 2015, a National Goals in Research, Policy, and Practice working meeting was held in Washington, DC to summarize the current state of knowledge and identify …

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Getting Involved in Research and Training: A Guide for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

Heller, T., Nelis, T., Collins, S. & Pederson, E.L. (2012) This guide explains to people with disabilities how they can participate in research and training projects, describes what research and training is, and what a participant can do. It also provides examples of projects and of ways to address problems others have had when working …

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