Understanding Advocacy through the DD Council Lens

NADD/ITACC, in collaboration with AIDD, and NADD’s Self-Advocacy Committee (SAC) developed a resource designed to enhance the understanding of advocacy from the unique perspective of DD Councils.

Dear Colleague:
To continue our efforts in supporting advocacy across all states and territories, NADD/ITACC has, in collaboration with !IDD, and N!DD’s Self-Advocacy Committee (SAC) developed a resource designed to enhance the understanding of advocacy from the unique perspective of DD Councils. The “Understanding Advocacy through the DD ouncil Lens” provides
Councils with clear guidance on the three mandated self-advocacy requirements in the DD Act, outlines examples of the many ways that Councils impact advocacy, and offers a complimentary glossary and resources list.

Each individual best defines advocacy/self-advocacy and to that end; this is not a “definition” of self-advocacy but rather is a resource that can be used in collaboration with state self-advocacy organizations to develop work plans, new Council member orientation, and so much more. The resource is being offered in an editable format as well to accommodate each individual state and territory with regard to accessibility, formatting and diversity.

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