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Our mission is to teach individuals with disabilities to be their own best self-advocate and to educate them, as well as parents, caregivers, professionals or community resources.

What is Self-Advocacy?

  • Speaking up for yourself.
  • Asking for what you need.
  • Negotiating for yourself.
  • Knowing your rights and responsibilities.
  • Using resources that you may need.

Self-Advocacy Action Group

Would you like to learn more about how to take charge of your life?

My Life/My Self Determination

  1. Choosing where you live and who you want to live with.
  2. Making choices on how to spend your money.
  3. Building relationships and choosing your circle of friends.
  4. Making choices where you want to shop.
  5. Choosing what you want to eat.
  6. Choosing where you want to worship.
  7. Choosing how you want to manage your transportation.
  8. Choosing who you want to work for you.
  9. Taking charge of your health. Remember it’s about taking control of your life, making choices and decisions for yourself.

V.O.I.C.E. Self-Advocacy Group

Meetings are held once every two months (May, July, September and November in 2019). This group includes individuals from Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Those in attendance learn the benefits of self-advocacy through discussion, demonstration, and role play. Contact George Gabriel for details 330-797-2869.

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