Reap What You Sow Curriculum and Trainings

This project explores the life stories of thirteen leaders in the self-advocacy movement and their perspectives on key issues and leadership challenges. Part of the broader disability rights movement, the self-advocacy movement is unique in that it has been led and informed by the individual and collective experiences of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Despite its widespread existence nationwide and internationally, few works have explored the rich history, culture, and significance of the self-advocacy movement.

This website will provide links to obtaining the curriculum in addition to providing information on training.

http://www.nyln.org/resources-3/reap-what-you-sow-curriculum/

Leaders with Developmental Disabilities in the
Self-Advocacy Movement

This project explores the life stories of thirteen leaders in the self-advocacy movement and their perspectives on key issues and leadership challenges. Part of the broader disability rights movement, the self-advocacy movement is unique in that it has been led and informed by the individual and collective experiences of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Despite its widespread existence nationwide and internationally, few works have explored the rich history, culture, and significance of the self-advocacy movement.

http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/ROHO/collections/subjectarea/ics_movements/self_advocacy.html

Self Advocates United as 1

The Mission of SAU1 is: To Support Self Advocacy of People with Disabilities for Positive Impact in Their Communities and in People’s Lives. We help each other and any people with disabilities and their families across PA. We hold letter-writing, e-mail, and phone workshops to help others learn how to advocate for change. We speak to anyone who will listen about people’s right to live the life they want and fight so everyone has that right.

SAU1 teaches people at many levels about full inclusion and rights for all people. How do we do this? Let us tell you!

http://www.sau1.org/

The Riot!

The Riot is about self-advocacy. We offer a newsletter, a blog where self-advocates can share opinions, an online art gallery, toolkits, games and services to help individuals become stronger self-advocates. We cover topics that are important to self-advocates. And we really don’t like silly rules that just keep people down.

We are serious about self-advocacy issues, but we also want to make you laugh and feel good about life. Join us to celebrate the strengths of self-advocates. Help take on the barriers that stand in the way. Most of all, let’s work together to help people live the life they want with the support they need.

http://www.theriotrocks.org/

Self-Advocacy Online

Self-Advocacy Online in an educational and networking website for those involved in making change for people with disabilities. Through our online Learning Center, you can build your skills in many areas of self-advocacy. And the national self-advocacy map will connect you with other across the country working on similar issues.

http://www.selfadvocacyonline.org/

Kansas Personal Assistance Supports and Services (K-PASS) Self- Direction Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Assist Individuals in Self-Direction

The Kansas Self-Direction Toolkit provides individuals with disabilities the information and tools needed to self-direct any component of their personal assistance services.

Consumers, case managers, service coordinators, family members and others will like the Toolkit’s step-by-step format with a mix and match option that puts you in control of the information you want and need to self-direct your personal assistant (PA) supports and services.

http://www.sackonline.org/uploads/K-PASS_Toolkit-2006_All_Sections.pdf

SABE (Self Advocates Becoming Empowered)

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) is the self-advocacy organization of the United States.  Founded in 1990, we have been working hard for the full inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in the community throughout the 50 states and the world for 21 years. Our non-profit advocacy organization is run by a board of self-advocates representing 9 regions of the country.

http://www.sabeusa.org

College is Possible for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Article from February 19, 2009 U.S. News highlighting one young woman with Down Syndrome’s pursuit of her Associate’s Degree and the push for further research in the field of postsecondary education for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

http://www.transitiontocollege.net/percpubs/CollegeIsPossible.pdf

Website: Shelby County Transition Services

Link

http://www.thearcofshelby.org

Description

Participating students and their families receive a broad spectrum of services and opportunities designed to increase the probability of greater success following school completion. The core component of the project is informed choice by students and families. Students must have the opportunity to participate in their own future planning and decision-making to be based on their own unique dreams and goals. Teachers, families, and support groups must promote opportunities for students to gain knowledge and skills in decision making and in knowledge of what their communities offer. The project includes teacher training, an emphasis on self-determination within the classroom and in the community, employment and work experiences, transition planning, and family training. Through workshops and trainings, transition teachers and job coaches from high schools in Shelby County offered a focus on teaching strategies and how to promote and encourage self-determination in their students as well as why self-determination impacts successful transition from school to community and how to bring attention to these skills. Students their families participating in the intensive education and support program are assisted by a Family Advocate to focus on futures planning, family values, and self-determination, choice making, personal advocacy, and utilization of community resources and supports.

Source

Submitted by The Arc of Shelby County, Inc.