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Self-Advocacy Resources from Advocates in Action RI

Information is Power!

On this page, you'll find some of the different resource materials we've created to help inform and empower people who have a developmental disability to speak-up for themselves and others.

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We believe that information is power and we're happy to share our power, however we ask that you please credit Advocates in Action RI when using our materials. We'd also love to hear from you about the different ways you're able to use them, as well as suggestion, or corrections you may have.

This is also just a small sample of the resource materials we've created over the years. CLICK HERE to send us an email. If you're looking for resources on a specific topic.


A cardboard box with the words, "It's all about me!:

How to Make an Updated About Me Box for Leaders, 2022 revised version (PDF)

How to Make an About Me Box (PDF)


 

person in center or circles with red map marker icon aove that says: "you are here"

PERSON CENTERED THINKING (link to new page)


Think First - Names Hurt!

CLICK HERE to download our PowerPoint Show "About that R-Word" (PPS)


CLICK HERE to download our PowerPoint Show from RI's 2016 Statewide Meeting: "MythBusters" (PPS)

(note: this is a LARGE FILE which contains the video skits created by the Leadership Series Class of 2016. It may take longer to download, but it's worth the wait!


RESOURCE MATERIALS BY TOPIC


 

Self-Advocacy

WHAT IS SELF-ADVOCACY? (PPS)

What is Self-Advocacy 1 page PDF file

What is Self-Advocacy? (1 page PDF)


Personal Introduction Skills
PERSONAL INTRODUCTION SKILLS
(PDF)


Disability Awareness

DISABILITY AWARENESS (link to new page)


Making Decisions

DECISION MAKING (link to new page)


Ways to Advocate

WAYS TO ADVOCATE (link to new page)


Government and Voting

GOVERNMENT and VOTING (link to new page)


Public Speaking

PUBLIC SPEAKING


All About Meetings

ALL ABOUT MEETINGS
(PPS)


plans and more plans

PLANS AND MORE PLANS (link to new page)


Rights and Responsibilities

RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES


leadership


THE EAGLE OR THE GOOSE?
(PPS)


Laugh and remember it more!
Don't forget the
FUN STUFF! (PPS)


This page was updated on Monday, June 6, 2022