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

Massachusetts Partnership for Youth in Employment

MPYE conducts resource mapping to identify employment and transition services.

  1. Assess gaps, overlaps, and places where resources can be aligned
  2. Develop a plan to fill gaps and remove duplications
  3. Blend and braid resources to improve the efficiency of youth services
  4. Evaluate the impact of these efforts on improving education and employment outcomes for youth

Products include a cross-agency leadership team, state plan, state policy, resource mapping, strategic planning across the state, and aligned resources statewide.

http://www.communityinclusion.org/mpye/

Massachusetts YouthWorks Employment Program

YouthWorks is a state-funded youth jobs program that provides funds to pay wages to youth for summer jobs in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. The primary component of the YouthWorks program is subsidized employment for eligible youth. Participants are typically employed part-time during the summer or year round.

https://www.massyouthemployment.org/

 

School Days to Pay Days

This publication was written by staff from the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services and the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston. It is informed and enriched by the experiences of individuals with intellectual disabilities, family members, school personnel, employment providers and others, who are all committed to creating a workforce that includes individuals with intellectual disabilities. As part of Work Without Limits, this publication is one of many tools designed to provide individuals and family members with the information and resources they need to achieve their employment goals.

http://www.communityinclusion.org/schooldays/

ServiceSource – Youth Transition Services

ServiceSource assists youth with disabilities transition from school to work through a number of different programs. Programs provide internship experiences, job skills training, career planning and other customized supports to assist transitioning youth with disabilities to reach their goals of integrated employment in competitive industries.

http://www.servicesource.org/rehabilitation-employment/youth-transition-services