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ADVOCACY
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Self-Advocates Want (from staff and agencies):

  • Help publicizing SA activities in mailings and newsletters.
  • Help transporting people to and from meetings.
  • Help securing meeting space, in-kind support and supplies.
  • Help by providing personal assistance for those self-advocates who need it to attend meetings.

Agencies Need To:

  • Share information with local SA groups.
  • Have an affirmative organizational statement supporting self-advacocy.
  • Really listen to what self-advocates are saying.
  • Ensure that the staff assigned to advise or support a group understands the principles behind self-advocacy and that the staff member understands his or her role.
  • Develop a sense of openness and encourage self-advocates to express their opinions and respond to suggestions, complaints, and comments on the provider’s services.
  • Recognize the value of self-advocacy.


 
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