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Building a Self Advocacy Group How to Start and Support Groups to Empower Self Advocates in Support of Community Rehabilitation Program and AbilityOne Program Goals


Self Advocacy Training What will we learn in this training? • Why are self advocates important to the AbilityOne Program • How to start a self advocacy group • Learning self advocacy and systems advocacy • Determining skills assessments • Identifying opportunities to exercise self empowerment • Identifying vehicles to empowerment • Hearing about ‘success’ stories


Self Advocacy Training It’s about building relationships, solidifying constituencies, and influencing key decision-makers in Washington, DC.


Self Advocacy Training


Self Advocacy Training • NISH Self Advocacy Handbook – – – – –

Self Advocates and Self Advocacy Groups Self and Systems Advocacy Self Advocate Skills Assessment Opportunities to Exercise Empowerment Skills Vehicles to Empowerment

– For more information, please contact the NISH Government Affairs Team at aepstein@nish.org


Session Evaluation Information

SESSION TITLE: Advocacy SESSION CODE: GA-T130

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